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Microsoft Releases Updates KB4503292 and KB4503276 for Windows 7 and 8.1 

Windows 7 will be retired in January 2020


Microsoft has shipped the typical monthly rollups for Windows 7 and 8.1 devices as the company fixes security and non-security bugs on the two platforms.

First off, there’s monthly rollup KB4503292 and security-only update KB4503269 for Windows 7.

With Windows 7 reaching the end-of-support in January 2020, this is one of the last Patch Tuesday rollouts for the 2009 operating system, and Microsoft obviously recommends users to switch to Windows 10 as soon as possible.

The aforementioned rollup comes to resolve an issue hitting Internet Explorer and breaking down HTTP and HTTPS string character limit for URLs. In terms of security, Microsoft resolves issues in the Windows App Platform and Frameworks, the Microsoft Graphics Component, and the Windows Shell.

There are two known issues, one of which affects McAfee security products that could lead to the system no longer capable of booting. The second causes IE11 to stop working when loading Power BI reports.
Windows 8.1 improvements
As far as Windows 8.1 devices are concerned, they are provided with monthly rollup KB4503276 and security-only update KB4503290,

In addition to the fixes that are included in the Windows 7 monthly rollup, the Windows 8.1 release also brings fixes for an issue hitting the Preboot Execution Environment (PXE), while also resolving a vulnerability hitting Bluetooth connections.

“Addresses a security vulnerability by intentionally preventing connections between Windows and Bluetooth devices that are not secure and use well-known keys to encrypt connections, including security fobs. If BTHUSB Event 22 in the Event Viewer states, “Your Bluetooth device attempted to establish a debug connection….”, then your system is affected. Contact your Bluetooth device manufacturer to determine if a device update exists,” Microsoft explains.

There are three issues in these updates, two of which also exist in the Windows 7 monthly rollup. The third blocks certain operations on files or folders on a Cluster Shared Volume (CSV).

Because security vulnerabilities are resolved, users are recommended to patch their devices as soon as possible.
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Windows 7 KB4503269 and KB4503292 trigger slow startup issues

Download KB4503269 and KB4503292

Microsoft just pushed security-only update KB4503269 and monthly rollup KB4503292 to all Windows 7 users. These updates patched a series of security and non-security issues that affected the OS.


A quick reminder, the end of support deadline for Windows 7 falls in January 2020. Microsoft already announced it would stop releasing security and feature updates to the OS beyond that date.


Therefore, you need to upgrade your system to Windows 10 as soon as possible to keep your system protected. If you choose to stick to Windows 7, Microsoft will charge you a handsome amount for Extended Security Updates.

KB4503269 and KB4503292 changelog

IE bug fixes

Microsoft released KB4503292 to fix a bug that targetted Internet Explorer in Windows 7. The issue was related to the HTTP and HTTPS string character limit for URLs. You need to install KB4503292 to fix this bug.

Important security updates

Microsoft released some important security updates for almost all the important Windows components, including Windows Server, Windows Virtualization, Windows Authentication, Windows Shell, and more.

KB4503292 known issues

Luckily KB4503269 didn’t bring any known issues for Windows 7 users. However, Microsoft acknowledged two bugs in KB4503292.


The first issue is affecting systems that are running McAfee security solutions including McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (VSE) 8.8 or McAfee Endpoint Security (ENS) Threat Prevention 10.x or McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention (Host IPS) 8.0.


Microsoft says that after the installation of KB4503292, you may experience unresponsive device issues or slow startup problems. 


The second issue is affecting Internet Explorer 11 users. Microsoft confirms that the browser may stop working when loading or interacting with Power BI reports. 




Source: Windows 7 KB4503269 and KB4503292 trigger slow startup issues (WindowsReport)

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