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Microsoft Releases Windows 7 & 8.1 Cumulative Updates KB4462923 & KB4462926


Microsoft today released new cumulative updates for all supported versions of Windows 10 including the October 2018 Update. Microsoft has also released a new patch for Windows 7 and 8.1 with general security fixes and improvements.

Windows 7

KB4462923 for Windows 7 and KB4462926 for Windows 8.1 is rolling out via Windows Update and you can also install them manually by downloading the package from the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

The patch for Windows 7 addresses the following issues:

  • Security updates to Windows Media Player, Windows Graphics, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Kernel, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

Known issues in this update


Symptom Workaround
After you apply this update, the network interface controller may stop working on some client software configurations. This occurs because of an issue related to a missing file, oem.inf. The exact problematic configurations are currently unknown.
  1. To locate the network device, launch devmgmt.msc. It may appear under Other Devices.
  2. To automatically rediscover the NIC and install drivers, select Scan for Hardware Changes from the Actionmenu.
  • Alternatively, install the drivers for the network device by right-clicking the device and choosing Update. Then choose Search automatically for updated driver software or Browse my computer for driver software.

The patch for Windows 8.1 addresses the following issues:

  • Security updates to Windows Media Player, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Datacenter Networking, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Kernel, and Microsoft JET Database Engine.
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