Many Windows 7 users wish they hadn’t installed KB4480970. This update brought more issues than fixes. If you want to learn more about the bugs and errors triggered by KB4480970, you can read our in-depth report.
Following user complaints, Microsoft rolled out a new update (KB4487345) aimed at fixing some of the issues triggered by KB4480970. More specifically, KB4487345 fixes the bug that’s preventing users from accessing shares on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2018 remotely.
Here’s the official changelog:
This update resolves the issue where local users who are part of the local “Administrators“ group may not be able to remotely access shares on Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 machines after installing the January 8th, 2019 security updates. This does not affect domain accounts in the local “Administrators” group.
If you go to Windows Update and hit the ‘Check for updates‘ button, you won’t find this update. You can only download it manually from the Microsoft Update Catalog website.
If you’re wondering whether or not you should download KB4487345, the answer is ‘Yes’. This hotfix is safe to download. There have been no issue reports after users installed it. This means that the download and install processes should go smoothly and you should not encounter any bugs afterwards.
Microsoft will release new hotfixes for KB4480970
Regarding the ‘Unrecognized Database Format’ errors on Microsoft Access triggered by the same problematic update, the company promised to deliver a hotfix early February. So, if you’re affected by this problem, you can use the workarounds provided by Microsoft on this support page.
Of course, the quickest way to solve all the problems caused by KB4480970 is to simply uninstall the update.
How has your KB4480970 experience been so far? Let us know in the comments below.
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