Microsoft Announces Major Change for Windows 7 Monthly Updates

Microsoft has announced a new change for the way Windows 7 devices receive monthly updates, as the company pulls the PciClearStaleCache.exe component from the rollups.

The April 2019 monthly rollup for Windows 7 no longer includes this tool, and Microsoft says that beginning with this release, no other update would ship with it built-in.

Instead, what Windows 7 users and system admins need to do is install the updates released between April 2018 and March 2019, which included the aforementioned components as part of every update cycle.

The April 2019 monthly rollup for Windows 7 (and the first one that ships without PciClearStaleCache.exe) is KB4493472.

“Administrators should ensure that any one or more of the Monthly rollups released between April 10, 2018 (KB 4093118) and March 12, 2019 (KB 4489878) have been installed prior to installing April 2019 and later updates. Each of these rollup updates in… (read more)

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.