Windows 7 Update KB4100480 Reportedly Hitting Installation Issues

Microsoft rolled out Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 update KB4100480 in late March in order to address a vulnerability that was discovered in the original Meltdown patch shipped in January, but it turns out some customers can’t install it either.

KB4100480 resolved an elevation of privilege vulnerability in the said operating systems, but there are reports right now claiming that this update can’t be installed on a number of computers, leaving them vulnerable to the bug.

First of all, a report from The Reg indicates that KB4100480 is being listed as “not applicable” on some Windows 7 machines, despite the update clearly being compatible with these computers.

“The problem is that they’re showing as ‘not applicable’ for all but … (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.