Microsoft re-releases withdrawn updates

Summary:Three non-security updates that were withdrawn shortly after release in August have been re-released. Unexplained changes made to over 100 x64 Windows 7 updates.

Microsoft has re-released the remaining August updates that the company had withdrawn. All three were non-security updates. They had already  re-released one security update  last week.

The three updates are:

All are available on Windows Update, WSUS (where it is an optional update), and the Microsoft Download Center.

After the updates were withdrawn, the KB articles for each listed severe known issues with them. Today in the Windows IT for Pros blog, Microsoft's Michael Niehaus says in an update that the re-release of KB2975719 fixes those issues. Microsoft has told ZDNet that the other two updates also address the known issues and that the KB articles for them will soon be updated.

Microsoft's Description of Software Update Services and Windows Server Update Services changes in content for 2014 page, which lists all updates and modifications to updates, lists all three of the re-released updates. It has another set of entries for today listing 115 security and non-security updates for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems which have been changed in some unspecified way. These updates were released between 2010 and 2014.

We have asked Microsoft for more information on the nature of the changes and will update this story when we have that information.

Topics: Microsoft, Security, Windows

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