Microsoft today released new cumulative updates for all supported versions of Windows 10 including the October 2018 Update. Microsoft has also released a new patch for Windows 7 and 8.1 with general security fixes and improvements.

Windows 7

KB4462923 for Windows 7 and KB4462926 for Windows 8.1 is rolling out via Windows Update and you can also install them manually by downloading the package from the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

The patch for Windows 7 addresses the following issues:

  • Security updates to Windows Media Player, Windows Graphics, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Kernel, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

Known issues in this update


Symptom Workaround
After you apply this update, the network interface controller may stop working on some client software configurations. This occurs because of an issue related to a missing file, oem.inf. The exact problematic configurations are currently unknown.
  1. To locate the network device, launch devmgmt.msc. It may appear under Other Devices.
  2. To automatically rediscover the NIC and install drivers, select Scan for Hardware Changes from the Actionmenu.
  • Alternatively, install the drivers for the network device by right-clicking the device and choosing Update. Then choose Search automatically for updated driver software or Browse my computer for driver software.

Install the latest servicing stack update (SSU) before installing the patch

In the support document, Microsoft notes that you would need to install the latest servicing stack update (SSU) before installing the patches for Windows 7. This would help you mitigate potential issues while installing the patch. The latest SSU is KB3177467 and it will be offered to you if you are using Windows Update. You can also manually install the SSU from Microsoft Update Catalog.

Windows 8.1 gets a new cumulative update

The patch for Windows 8.1 addresses the following issues:

  • Security updates to Windows Media Player, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Datacenter Networking, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Kernel, and Microsoft JET Database Engine.

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