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Windows 7 KB4486563 and Windows 8.1 KB4487000 Released


Windows 7

The February 2019 patches are also rolling out to PCs with Windows 7 and 8.1. The new monthly rollups for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 comes with general security fixes and improvements.

In the changelog, Microsoft revealed that the patch for Windows 7 addresses an issue that may prevent applications that use a Microsoft Jet database with the Microsoft Access 97 file format from opening and resulted in error “Unrecognized Database Format”.

Microsoft added HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) to Internet Explorer in 2015 and today’s cumulative update adds top-level domain support to HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) Preload list in Internet Explorer 11.

You can download and install the latest patches by checking for updates in Control Panel. Alternatively,  you can also install them manually by downloading the package from the Microsoft Update website.

KB4486563 for Windows 7 comes with the following fixes:

  • Addresses an issue that may prevent applications that use a Microsoft Jet database with the Microsoft Access 97 file format from opening. This issue occurs if the database has column names greater than 32 characters. The database fails to open with the error, “Unrecognized Database Format”.
  • Adds top-level domain support to HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) Preload for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11.
  • Security updates to Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Graphics, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Wireless Networking, Windows Server, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

Known issues in this update


Symptom Workaround

After installing this update, virtual machines (VM) may fail to restore successfully if the VM has been saved and restored once before. The error message is, “Failed to restore the virtual machine state: Cannot restore this virtual machine because the saved state data cannot be read. Delete the saved state data and then try to start the virtual machine. (0xC0370027).”

This affects AMD Bulldozer Family 15h, AMD Jaguar Family 16h, and AMD Puma Family 16h (second generation) microarchitectures.

 

After installing this update, shut down the virtual machines before restarting the host.

Microsoft is working on a resolution and estimates a solution will be available by mid-February 2019.

KB4487000 for Windows 8.1 comes with the following fixes:

  • Addresses an issue that may prevent applications that use a Microsoft Jet database with the Microsoft Access 97 file format from opening. This issue occurs if the database has column names greater than 32 characters. The database fails to open with the error, “Unrecognized Database Format”.
  • Adds top-level domain support to HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) Preload for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11.
  • Security updates to Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Graphics, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Wireless Networking, Internet Explorer, Windows Server, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

Known issues in this update


Symptom Workaround

 

 

After installing this update, virtual machines (VM) may fail to restore successfully if the VM has been saved and restored once before. The error message is, “Failed to restore the virtual machine state: Cannot restore this virtual machine because the saved state data cannot be read. Delete the saved state data and then try to start the virtual machine. (0xC0370027).”

This affects AMD Bulldozer Family 15h, AMD Jaguar Family 16h, and AMD Puma Family 16h (second generation) microarchitectures.

 

After installing this update, shut down the virtual machines before restarting the host.

Microsoft is working on a resolution and estimates a solution will be available by mid-February 2019.

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