Tag Archives: Windows 7

WannaCry: Decrypting with WanaKiwi also for Windows 7

Partially good news for Window 7 users hidden by WannaCrypt ransomware. A decryptor for encrypted files, that can obtain the required key is available for Windows XP and Windows 7.

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Windows 7/8.1/Server: Updates KB4019217, KB4019218, KB4019265 and .NET Framework-Update KB4019290 etc.

[German]Microsoft has released on May 16, 2017 a couple of ‘Preview of Monthly Rollup’ updates for Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server variants. Also packages for .NET Framework are available.

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Updates May 2017 for Windows 7/8.1

[German]Microsoft has released a couple of (security-) updates for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 (and the corresponding Server versions on May 9, 2017. Here is an overview.

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Internet Explorer 11 Update KB3008923 (May 2017) is back

[German]A strange thing happened today: Windows 7 machines are receiving Internet Explorer 11 security update KB3008923 via Windows Update. This update is dated from December 2014. Here are a few details and observations.

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Windows 7/8.1: Preview Rollups KB4015552 and KB4015553

Microsoft has released the monthly preview rollups KB4015552 and KB4015553 for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 on April 18, 2017. Here are a few details.

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Microsoft blocks Windows 7/8.1 updates for Kaby Lake and Ryzen

[German]Microsoft has released last week some code for Windows 7 SP1 (and Windows 8.1) that blocks updates in Windows, if the operating system runs on Kaby Lake (Intel) or Ryzen (AMD) CPUs.

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Windows 7/8.1: March 2017 Updates KB2952664 / KB2976978 pulled

[German]Microsoft has pulled yesterday the two March 2017 updates KB2952664 for Windows 7 SP1 and KB2976978 for Windows 8.1 and its corresponding Server versions.

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Windows 7: Building images with SCCM

How can we can deploy Windows 7 in a business environment to several hundred machines in an optimal way? Microsoft has answered recently this question.

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Windows 7/8.1: Update KB2952664 / KB2976978 re-released

[German]Microsoft has re-released optional update KB2952664 for Windows 7 SP1 and optional update KB2976978 for Windows 8.1. Both are “snooping” updates for telemetry.

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Microsoft announces Windows 7 EOL, recommends Windows 10

[German]Windows 10 is now released since 1,5 years, but Windows 7 still runs on a majority of desktop systems. Now Microsoft Germany announced in a press release “the end of life” for Windows 7 in three years (January 14, 2020) … Continue reading

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