Tag Archives: Windows 7

Windows 7: The ‘Zombie’ GWX sighted again

[German]Another little conspiracy theory about the forced upgrade from Windows 7 systems to Windows 10. I just read a report that someone found GWX on a Windows 7 system. GWX doesn’t upgrade this time, but some old GWX tasks are … Continue reading

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Fix for the Windows 7 SMB network bug caused by Update KB4480970/KB4480960

[German]On January 12, 2019, Microsoft released a fix for affected Windows 7 systems to fix the issue caused by the January 2019 update when accessing network shares. 

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Microsoft explains the Windows 7 KMS activation issue

[German]On January 8, 2019, some administrators in enterprise environments observed KMS activation errors on Windows 7 clients. Windows 7 was reported as ‘not genuine’ (error code 0xC004F200). Now Microsoft has provided some explanation.

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Update KB971033/KB4480960/KB4480970 bricks Windows 7 Genuine (0xc004f200)

[German]New day, new problem: Microsoft probably released the old update KB971033 again the night before. As it looks, Windows 7 is no longer activated after installing the update and is reported as not genuine. Addendum: It’s related to Windows 7 … Continue reading

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Network issues with updates KB4480970 and KB4480960

[German]The KB4480970 (Monthly Rollup) and KB4480960 (Security only) updates were released by Microsoft on January 8, 2018 for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. The updates seem to cause serious network issues for some people. Network shares … Continue reading

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Patchday: Updates for Windows 7/8.1/Server Jan. 8, 2019

[German]On January 8, 2019, Microsoft released various (security) updates for Windows 7 SP1 and other updates for Windows 8.1 as well as the corresponding server versions. Here is an overview of these updates.

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FYI: End of Support for Windows 7, SQL-Server 2008 and more

At the end of the year, a brief outlook on various Microsoft products that will be dropped from support in 2019 or January 2020. This leaves a few months to plan the migration to successor products.

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Patchday: Updates for Windows 7/8.1/Server Dec. 11, 2018

[German]On December 11, 2018, Microsoft released various (security) updates for Windows 7 SP1 and other updates for Windows 8.1 as well as the corresponding server versions. Here is an overview of these updates.

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Preview Updates for Windows 7/8.1/Server Nov. 27, 2018

[German]On November 27, 2018, Microsoft released the (security) preview update KB4467108 for Windows 7 SP1 and the update KB4467695 for Windows 8.1 as well as the corresponding server versions. Here is an overview of these updates.

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Windows 7: From April 2019 ‘SHA-2-Support’ is required

[German]Users of Windows 7 SP1 (and its server counterparts) and WSUS will need a special update from April 2019, which will enable the machine to handle SHA2 code signatures. Without this update, these machines can no longer process updates.

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