Download Windows 7 KB4074598, KB4074587 to fix browser crashes

Madalina Dinita
by Madalina Dinita
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Windows 7 patch tuesday february 2018

It’s Patch Tuesday, folks! If you haven’t updated your Windows 7 computers yet, it’s time to check for updates and install the latest patches available for the OS.

Windows 7 Monthly Roll-up KB4074598 and KB4074587 focus mainly on security, addressing a series of issues that could affect the following Microsoft components: Windows Graphics, Windows Kernel, Common Log File System driver, Microsoft Windows Search component, and Windows storage and file systems.

Monthly rollup KB4074598  also fixes some bugs that could cause input issues in Internet Explorer and prevent users from properly using their browser.

Also, if you often experience crashes on Internet Explorer, this update will fix them. Microsoft addressed a script-related issue that caused Internet Explorer to stop working. Thanks to this update, IE freezes and crashes should now be history.

Speaking of this browser, it is worth mentioning that Microsoft also fixed the issue with launching a new page in Internet Explorer. Sometimes, when users tried to launch a new page nothing happened or the respective page would quickly close.

Download KB4074598, KB4074587

You can automatically download and install Windows 7 KB4074598 and KB4074587 throughWindows Update.  You can also download the standalone package from the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

As a quick reminder, Microsoft warns Windows 7 users that these patches won’t install on computers on which the antivirus ISV have not updated the ALLOW REGKEY.

You should contact your antivirus manufacturer to verify that they set the following REGKEY: Key=”HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE"Subkey="SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionQualityCompat"Value Name="cadca5fe-87d3-4b96-b7fb-a231484277cc
Type=”REG_DWORD”
Data=”0x00000000”

KB4074598 issues

KB4074598 issues

Some users reported that KB4074598 fails to install due to error 80073701. However, it seems that this error is not related to the antivirus ALLOW REGKEY requirement that we mentioned above.

My computer is running Windows 7. Recently, I received a bunch of updates to Windows and Office which I have installed, except for KB4074598. Whenever I tried to install it, either automatically or manually, it returned error 80073701. I have tried to reset Windows Update components but it didn’t solve my problem.

If you’re also experiencing this error, try running the Windows Update Troubleshooter and then rename the SoftwareDistribution folder.

Go to Start, search for cmd and launch Command Prompt as administrator. Run the following command: Ren %systemroot%SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.bak

When this command completes, enter a new one: Ren %systemroot%system32catroot2 catroot2.bak
Restart your computer and check for Windows Updates again.

Have you installed KB4074598 and KB4074587 on your Windows 7 computer? Tell us more about your update experience in the comments below.

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  • Have had issues over MANY, MANY attempts to install KB4074598.

    I FINALLY SOLVED IT – by uninstalling update KB4054518.

    Please keep in mind that this fix worked on MY COMPUTER and may or may
    not work for you. I AM NOT a computer expert by any means, so if you
    decide to follow this suggestion, do so at your own risk.

    I recently did a factory reset using the 4 restore CD’s from HP on my HP8300 i5 3570; running Win 7 64. My AV program is compatible (per the mfr.) & I’m not running an AMD chipset. I spent hours searching online for a solution to this update failure.

    I thought I had found the answer in a post where someone had tried all of the troubleshooters, clearing cache, etc. Finally another user had reviewed that person’s CBS.log file after a failed update and suggested deleting one of the previously installed KB updates. This person had spent “over 30 hours” (I believe was stated) trying to fix the problem and finally uninstalling this particular update had solved the problem. So, I raced to my installed updates, confident this would solve my misery, too. After scrolling thru ~20 entries, trying to match the KB number, I remembered the search box and started typing. When I entered the 4th digit, there were no matches. I confirmed that I copied the number correctly and checked again, to no avail. So, I kept searching.

    I finally found a similar post where a different KB update was suggested to be removed to solve it and it was also successful for that user. Again, I went to my installed updates. This time, I found a match. BINGO!!

      • Max,
        Glad you found it helpful. I wish it would have only taken me 3 hours!
        After about 6 or 7 hrs worth of searching, I promised myself that when I found the answer, I’d post it.

  • I can’t install KB4074598 on my Windows 7 computer, which has all other updates installed. I’ve tried several times, and every time I end up with a blue screen and have to run restore from repair disc. I finally gave up and hid the update.

  • I’m having the above issue installing this KB, I’ve also got the reg key so it’s not down to this. I deploy my patches via SCCM all other patches installed apart from this one. Currently copying over the file manually and running it from the CMD line, will update with any error messages once tested.