Microsoft recently released two new Patch Tuesday updates to Windows 7 users: security update KB4463104, and monthly roll-up KB4462923. Both these patches focus on improving the overall security level of the OS. More specifically, they add a series of security improvements to various Windows components, including the Windows Media Player, and more.
For more information about the complete changelog, you can check out Microsoft’s support page:
Microsoft hasn’t offered detailed information about the specific security improvements that the Windows 10 October 2018 Patch Tuesday updates bring. The company only said that these patches feature:
Security updates to Windows Media Player, Windows Graphics, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Kernel, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.
Windows 7 KB4463104 also fixes an issue in which all guest virtual machines running Unicast NLB fail to respond to NLB requests after the virtual machines restart.
Download links for Windows 7 Patch Tuesday October 2018 updates
KB4462923 reported bugs
As far the KB4462923 issues are concerned, we identified only two problems: the first one concerns the update install process itself, while the second one is related to Office 2013.
Windows 7 update error 80073701
Here’s how one user describes this issue on Microsoft’s forum:
I’m getting Error Code 80073701 when installing KB4462923 as part of the October 2018 update on Windows 7 x64 (AMD): “Windows encountered an unknown error”
Any ideas on how to resolve this.
If you’re also getting this error code, you can use this troubleshooting guide to fix it. Hopefully, you’ll be able to install the update after following the instructions available in our guide.
Windows 7 KB4462923 breaks Office
Again, this is how one Windows 7 user describes his update experience:
After the updates were successfully installed, and the computer rebooted, I could not open Office 2013 Excel, Word or PowerPoint. I could however open Office 2013 Publisher and Access.
I would get the message: “The operating system is not presently configured to run this application.”
And sometimes depending on how I tried to open the application, would also get the message: “There was a problem sending the command to the program.”
In order to fix Office 2013 issues, you can try to repair the package by going to Control Panel > Programs & Features. Right-click on Office 2013 and then select the Repair option.
How has your Windows 7 Patch Tuesday experience been so far? Let us know in the comments below.
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