Windows 7 KB4480970 triggers way too many bugs, skip it

by Madalina Dinita
Madalina Dinita
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KB4480970 issues

Windows updates are supposed to improve the system’s stability, patch security vulnerabilities, fix bugs and add new features to the table. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Oftentimes, Windows updates brings their fair share of issues.

Windows 7 KB4480970 is the first Patch Tuesday of 2019 and is all about security. The update brings a series of very useful security improvements that you can read more about in this report.

At the same time, KB4480970 also causes severe network issues and Windows 2008 server problems. As we already reported in a previous post, this patch also triggers invalid handle errors. Actually, this was the first major issue that users complained about.

Windows 7 KB4480970 bugs

As much as we hate to break the news, we scoured the forums and found additional KB4480970 issues reported by users.

Error 0x80070035

For example, the network drive doesn’t work and many users are getting error 0x80070035.

we encountered a problem to connect the network drive to a share in the network and this during the installation of the latest windows update 09/01/2018 (security update KB4480970…. ). everything works after when I uninstalled the 03 update of 09/01/2019.

SMBv2 sharing does not work

Here’s how one Redditor describes this problem:

After installing KB4480970 on a Windows 7 PC hosting a SMBv2 share it could not be connected to anymore. After deinstalling the update it was working again.

As you can see, in both cases, uninstalling the patch fixed the problem.

Database errors

If you regularly work with databases, you might want to skip this update.

After installing in Windows 10 the KB4480116, our application ( developed in VS2010 with Microsoft Access 97 database MDB ) detects an error “unknown database format” […] The same problem we have on Windows 7 after the KB4480970 installation of January 8th

These are some of the most common issues affecting the latest Windows 7 Patch Tuesday updates.

If you encountered other bugs after installing the updates, do let us know in the comments below.

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