Windows 7 KB4503269 and KB4503292 trigger slow startup issues


Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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Download KB4503269 and KB4503292

Microsoft just pushed security-only update KB4503269 and monthly rollup KB4503292 to all Windows 7 users. These updates patched a series of security and non-security issues that affected the OS.

A quick reminder, the end of support deadline for Windows 7 falls in January 2020. Microsoft already announced it would stop releasing security and feature updates to the OS beyond that date.

Therefore, you need to upgrade your system to Windows 10 as soon as possible to keep your system protected. If you choose to stick to Windows 7, Microsoft will charge you a handsome amount for Extended Security Updates.

KB4503269 and KB4503292 changelog

IE bug fixes

Microsoft released KB4503292 to fix a bug that targetted Internet Explorer in Windows 7. The issue was related to the HTTP and HTTPS string character limit for URLs. You need to install KB4503292 to fix this bug.

Important security updates

Microsoft released some important security updates for almost all the important Windows components, including Windows Server, Windows Virtualization, Windows Authentication, Windows Shell, and more.

KB4503292 known issues

Luckily KB4503269 didn’t bring any known issues for Windows 7 users. However, Microsoft acknowledged two bugs in KB4503292.

The first issue is affecting systems that are running McAfee security solutions including McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (VSE) 8.8 or McAfee Endpoint Security (ENS) Threat Prevention 10.x or McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention (Host IPS) 8.0.

Microsoft says that after the installation of KB4503292, you may experience unresponsive device issues or slow startup problems. 

The second issue is affecting Internet Explorer 11 users. Microsoft confirms that the browser may stop working when loading or interacting with Power BI reports. 

Have you encountered other KB4503269 or KB4503292 issues? Let us know in the comments below.

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