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Today is Patch Tuesday, and while that means that all supported versions of Windows 10 get updates, older versions of Windows get patches as well. The includes Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2.

If you’re on Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, you’ll get KB4493472 as the monthly rollup. You can manually download it here, and it contains the following fixes:

  • Provides protections against Spectre Variant 2 (CVE-2017-5715) and Meltdown (CVE-2017-5754) for VIA-based computers. These protections are enabled by default for the Windows Client, but disabled by default for Windows Server. For Windows Client (IT Pro) guidance, follow the instructions in KB4073119. For Windows Server guidance, follow the instructions in KB4072698. Use these guidance documents to enable or disable these mitigations for VIA-based computers.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the error “0x3B_c0000005_win32k!vSetPointer” when the kernel mode driver, win32k.sys, accesses an invalid memory location.
  • Addresses an issue in which netdom.exe fails to run, and the error, “The command failed to complete successfully” appears.
  • Addresses an issue that may prevent Custom URI Schemes for Application Protocol handlers from starting the corresponding application for local intranet and trusted sites on Internet Explorer.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause authentication issues for Internet Explorer 11 and other applications that use WININET.DLL. This occurs when two or more people use the same user account for multiple, concurrent login sessions on the same Windows Server machine, including Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and Terminal Server logons.
  • Security updates to Windows Kernel, Windows Server, Graphics Component, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Datacenter Networking, Windows MSXML, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

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