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Microsoft's killer Windows 7 patch: Breaks networking, flags legit PCs as 'Not genuine'

Some Windows 7 admins are feeling the pain of Microsoft's latest updates in this week's Patch Tuesday releases. 

Thankfully for Microsoft, hardworking admins continue to spot bugs that it didn't detect during pre-release testing. 

This time they've found that its January security updates are bricking Windows 7 devices with an errant 'Not Genuine' Windows license error, and a bug that blocks administrator access to remote shares on Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.    

The issues stem from the Monthly Rollup update, KB4480970, and the security-only update, KB4480960, for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

Günter Born's Borncity was first to report the Windows 7 Genuine brick and the separate network share issues bundled in these updates. 

READ FULL STORY at the source ->  ZDNET Website

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Interesting, I've got the update but not the issues (though I don't use any network shares as I have all such functions disabled and/or crippled on my own system for security reasons).  Hopefully they get it fixed for the sake of those users who are affected soon though.

Looks like Windows 10 users aren't the only ones feeling the pain of poorly implemented patches these days :(.

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