- Need to continue using Windows 7? You have to install KB4474419, KB4490628, and KB448407.
- These updates were first released during the March 2019 Patch Tuesday updates.
- All 3 cumulative updates will provide your Windows 7 system with SHA-2 code sign support.
If you want to continue receiving security patches on your Windows 7 machines, you need to install KB4474419, KB4490628, and KB4484071 before you hit the Update button.
All of these updates support SHA-2 and they have been around since the March 2019 Patch Tuesday updates.
In this guide, we’ll give you a quick overview of these updates and show you how to properly install them.
What are KB4474419 prerequisites?
This update doesn’t have any prerequisites, and it can be installed independently of other updates.
As a result, you can install this update right away by following the instructions from this guide.
What should I know about KB4474419, KB4490628, and KB4484071?
The roll out is targeting the users of Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 and Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and encourages them to install the three updates.
What does each of these updates do?
Those users who currently have Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 will receive SHA-2 code sign support by installing Windows security update KB4474419. This pack is also useful for users who encounter OpenVPN TAP driver error.
Secondly, you can resolve the hash algorithm issue by installing the KB4490628 servicing stack update. You will get SHA-2 signed Windows Updates on your system.
Finally, addresses the issues that are faced by the users with Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 (WSUS).
Microsoft has made it clear that WSUS update tasks cant be performed by the WSUS 3.0 SP2 generally known as WSUS 3.2 without installing the SHA-2 update.
The updates are scheduled to be released in July 2019. If you are still using WSUS 3.0 SP2, this update is critical for you.
Microsoft recommends its users update to the latest version 10.0 of WSUS.
How to download these updates?
- Open Control Panel.
- Select Windows Update.
- Now click the Check for updates button.
- Windows will look for available updates and download them automatically.
The easiest way to download KB4474419 is with Windows Update, so we encourage you to try it.
How do I manually install KB4474419?
- Visit Windows Update Catalog.
- Enter the KB number in the search field and click on Search.
- Locate the update that matches your system, in our case it was Windows 7 and click on Download. If you’re using 32-bit operating system, select the KB4474419 32-bit version instead.
- A new window will appear. Click the link to download the update.
- Once the file is downloaded, run it and follow the instructions on the screen to install the update.
As you can see, this is an easy way to download and install KB4474419 without having to use Windows Update.
How to uninstall KB4474419?
- Open Control Panel.
- Navigate to Uninstall a program.
- Now select View installed updates.
- Double-click the KB4474419 and follow the instructions on the screen to remove it.
If you have any issues with KB4474419, then you can remove it easily by following the instructions above.
All of the Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 machines have received all of these updates via Windows Update as a part of Patch Tuesday.
Don’t forget that Microsoft has retired Windows 7 back in January 2020, and those that still wanted to continue receiving updates needed to purchase an EOS package.
For more information on how to get this, check out our detailed article on how to get Windows 7 Extended Support.
If you are one of those users who has yet not decided to upgrade to Windows 10, grab these updates as soon as possible to secure your OS.