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    An April Patch Watch special-edition report


    PATCH WATCH




    PATCH WATCH

    An April Patch Watch special-edition report


    By Susan Bradley

    As if the list of April's Patch Tuesday nonsecurity fixes wasn't long enough, Microsoft has just released another downpour of patches. These are, for the most part, operating-system updates, primarily for Windows 8.1. None are critical.

    The full text of this column is posted at windowssecrets.com/patch-watch/an-april-patch-watch-special-edition-report/ (opens in a new window/tab).

    Columnists typically cannot reply to comments here, but do incorporate the best tips into future columns.


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    I also got this one on Windows 7:

    3048761
    Information or messages are not updated automatically in an application
    (This issue occurs because memory leak occurs in Desktop Window Manager (DWM.exe) when a window changes its parent window in an application.)

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    I haven't been offered any new updates since this month's main patch day on my Windows 7 machines. The ones from then that I am holding onto for the moment are 3037574 and 3037581, plus 2952664 (which I have previously hidden but which has been re-offered this month) and 2990214 as I believe they are both what I call "Windows 10 marketing tools" and I have no interest in upgrading from Windows 7. The machine with Office on it also has 2965299 outstanding.

    The only update in the main batch that I had problems with was 304682 which failed to install with the others on one of my two machines (error code 80F0902), prior to which the usual Malicious Software Removal Tool had been offered and withdrawn. After the main batch installed I was offered the MSRT which installed ok but took a few minutes longer than usual, and then the problem update 304682 installed ok on its own.

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    Is there a cumulative & constantly updated Patch Watch Report so that I would not have to go to every Patch Watch report when trying to determine which patches I want to install?

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    Blocking Search Providers and MORE

    I have been unable to add search providers to IE10 or IE11 on multiple PCs in multiple locations after installation of KB3038314. After creating a new ID, the only search provider available in IE is BING. (Watch BING's market share soar!!) This is consistent with the Project Spartan browser in Windows 10 Tech Preview. Seems MS is pushing down Win10 changes in KB297698/KB3044374 (Win8) and KB2952664/KB2990214 (Win7) ahead of time so when the unsuspecting User says "YES" to the KB3035583 GWX (Get Windows 10) popup offering an "Update" for free through Win Update, they get a whole new Operating System and one %$#@*% of a surprise!

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    I would like to know this too. Susan writes to check the lounge, but I can find nothing more than the same list that she publishes in the newsletter, not yet updated.

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    There are still issues with updating Search engines in IE, see here: http://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...earch+provider

    and here: http://www.infoworld.com/article/291...-80092004.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6rtury View Post
    I would like to know this too. Susan writes to check the lounge, but I can find nothing more than the same list that she publishes in the newsletter, not yet updated.
    Apparently it has NOT been updated since February - See this separate thread http://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...ch+Watch+Chart

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    Goodness gracious, not only did we get updates on the Third Tuesday, but we got more on the Fourth Tuesday and now on the Fourth Wednesday.

    Issues I'm still tracking -

    3038314 - cannot add search providers in IE.
    3049576 [master KB] actual KB is 3045999 3045685 - Issues with Virtual box, McAfee, Romax

    Released 4/28/2015
    3054169 Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 Update to add more information to minidump files that helps OCA servers categorize failures correctly in Windows
    3047276 Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows RT Update APN database entry for Cubic Mobile (Liechtenstein) and Verizon Wireless (US) in Windows 8.1 and Windows 8
    Released 4/29/2015
    3003729 Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Server 2012 April 2015 servicing stack update for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
    3020369 Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Update 2819745 installation fails on a read-only domain controller (RODC) in Windows Server 2008 R2
    3021910 Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 Update APN database entry for Cubic Mobile (Liechtenstein) and Verizon Wireless (US) in Windows 8.1 and Windows 8
    3045645 Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2 Update to force a UAC prompt when a customized .sdb file is created in Windows
    3046480 Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 Update helps to determine whether to migrate the .NET Framework 1.1 when you upgrade Windows 8.1 or Windows 7
    3048043 Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 Screen flickers or becomes blank when you drag tiles on the Start screen in Windows
    3048097 Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 Compatibility update for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2: April 2015

    It's too early yet to know if there are issues with those updates.

    I have a rough scratch pad listing of the updates from November to April at www.patchchart.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenXXXX View Post
    Apparently it has NOT been updated since February - See this separate thread http://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...ch+Watch+Chart
    Unlike most of the columnists, Susan does not write books or newspaper columns. Also, tax time is horrendously busy for accountants such as Susan.

    Hopefully, we'll see an updated Patch Watch in May.

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    Perhaps I missed them, but I can't find KB 3037574 and KB 3037581. Please tell me where to find updated information on these after April 16, 2015.

    Thanks.

    Charles

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    Both are .NET Framework updates that Susan recommended not installing at this time in the April Patch Watch column (which is her "standard" position on new .NET updates).

    She posted a link to her OneDrive list until the master Patch Watch chart is updated...

    www.patchchart.com

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    When I was checking my updates today, an old one popped up and I cannot find anything on it. The number is 2538243 from 4/2012. It is the C++ SP1. Any ideas on installing this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP View Post
    When I was checking my updates today, an old one popped up and I cannot find anything on it. The number is 2538243 from 4/2012. It is the C++ SP1. Any ideas on installing this?
    If you checked through Control Panel > Programs and Features, clicked on View Installed Updates and didn't find it, I would go ahead and install it (since it is a security update).

    You might also open Disk Cleanup and uncheck Windows Update Cleanup. There have been verified issues that WUC will cause updates to be re-offered after they have already been installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwoods View Post
    Both are .NET Framework updates that Susan recommended not installing at this time in the April Patch Watch column (which is her "standard" position on new .NET updates).

    She posted a link to her OneDrive list until the master Patch Watch chart is updated...

    www.patchchart.com
    Thanks for your reply; however, I'm unable to find any mention of KB 3037574 or KB 3037581 in this link.

    Is additional information available on these .NET updates?

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