Microsoft Releases KB4507437 and KB4507463 Windows Monthly Rollup Previews

Microsoft has released the normal previews from the Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 monthly rollups which will go live for all users included in the next Patch Tuesday cycle.

The Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 monthly rollup preview is KB4507437, while the Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 sibling is KB4507463.

These new updates don’t include too many changes, and the Windows 7 update, for instance, only brings updated time zone information for Brazil.

A similar improvement belongs to the Windows 8.1 monthly rollup preview as well, but this time, the patch also fixes a problem with the Workflow definition cache and increases the go through the Window-Eyes screen reader application.

No new known issues

There aren’t any new known issues during these updates, albeit those that haven’t been fixed in the previous monthly rollups are still there. The most notable is a problem affecting McAfee security products and causing some devices to become unresponsive after installing the updates.

“Microsoft and McAfee have identified an issue on devices with McAfee Endpoint Security (ENS) Threat Prevention 10.x or McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention (Host IPS) 8.0 or McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (VSE) 8.8 installed. You can get the machine to have slow startup or become unresponsive at restart after installing this update,” Microsoft explains.

These previews are available on Windows Update, the Microsoft Update Catalog, and also the Windows Server Update Services. However, when it comes to Windows Update, they’re only offered as optional and need to be manually selected for install.

As the monthly rollup previews are meant to help IT pros and administrators test the updates prior to the public release, individuals are recommended to hang about until Microsoft ships them via Windows Update as an automatic patch. This is projected to happen around the August Patch Tuesday.

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