Just as anticipated, the July 2019 Patch Tuesday cycle introduced new month-to-month rollups to Windows 7 and 8.1, together with security-only updates that customers can set up proper now manually.
First of all, it’s Windows 7, the working system that’s projected to go darkish in January 2020 however which nonetheless stays the second most-used desktop working system worldwide.
Windows 7 units are supplied with month-to-month rollup KB4507449 and security-only replace KB4507456.
Both updates include a single repair and level to safety enhancements geared toward Windows 7 and the opposite built-in modules. The change log reads:
“Security updates to Windows Server, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Shell, Windows Input and Composition, and Windows Kernel.”
Critical safety fixes included this month
In the case of Windows 8.1, customers can obtain month-to-month rollup KB4507448 and security-only replace KB4507457.
This time, along with the identical safety enhancements as within the case of the Windows 7 month-to-month rollup, Microsoft additionally included a BitLocker patch as defined under:
“Addresses an issue that may cause BitLocker to go into recovery mode if BitLocker is being provisioned at the same time as updates are being installed.”
Just like Windows 10 cumulative updates, month-to-month rollups embrace all of the previously-released fixes, and putting in the latest model brings a tool totally up-to-date. Security-only updates are particularly geared toward customers who don’t need to obtain the complete month-to-month rollups, however solely the safety patches, thus addressing the vulnerabilities that Microsoft resolved.
Users can head over to Windows Update to obtain the month-to-month rollups or manually obtain the security-only patches utilizing the hyperlinks above. Given that important safety fixes are a part of this patching cycle, putting in a minimum of the security-only updates ought to be a precedence for IT professionals whatever the platform they run of their community.