A brief information for Windows 7 users. Update KB4462923 (Monthly Rollup for October 2018) has been re-released on November 1, 2018 . It’s available again via Windows Update as an important update and is provided in Microsoft Update Catalog.
Update KB4462923 for Windows 7 SP1
Update KB4462923 is the Monthly Rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, which was released by Microsoft on October 9, 2018. The update addresses the following:
Security updates to Windows Media Player, Windows Graphics, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Kernel, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.
I’ve addressed this update within my blog post Patchday: Updates for Windows 7/8.1/Server (10/09/2018). Some people experienced install issues with this update, and there are reports, that the update has been pulled and re-released (see Windows: Update issues and –re-releases October 2018).
Update KB4462923 re-released at November 1, 2018
There was already a German blog reader who has posted a comment, asking, why update KB4462923 has been re-released in the Microsoft Update Catalog:
Update KB4462923 is listed with the Last Updated date of Nov. 1, 2018 for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Microsoft might have re-released the update again. At askwoody.com reader @PKCano reported the following:
KB4462923 2018-10 Security Monthly Quality Rollup showed up CHECKED in the “important updates” on my Win7 today 11/1/18.
On a test machine, I installed it along with the 2018-10 .NET Rollup and MSRT without an error (Note: the SSU KB3177467 v1 was installed on my machine in 2016)
AFTER the reboot, KB3177467 v2, the Servicing Stack released 10/9/2018 appeared and installed without requiring a reboot. The hash is the same and the file size is the same. Must be a metadata change to let it install without an error before KB3177467 v2 (the SSU).
Update KB4462923 was offered as an important update in Windows Update and the install checkbox was checked. After a restart the Servicing Stack Update (SSU) KB3177467 v2 was offered and could be installed successfully. Woody Leonhard has amended his blog post – it seems that there are still issues with this update.
I’ve amended my blog post. Yep, it looks like MS screwed it up again — after re-releasing the Win7 Monthly Rollup yesterday. Those who hit an error need to manually install the latest SSU.
— Woody Leonhard (@woodyleonhard) 2. November 2018
I did not find an official documentation from Microsoft for the re-release of the update.