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.