Windows 7 KB4074598 and Windows 8.1 KB4074594 are now available for the supported devices. Despite the fact Microsoft’s focus and priority is Windows 10 these days, the supported versions of Windows operating system will still receive monthly cumulative updates on second Tuesday.
These cumulative updates make sure that the outdated Windows operating system stays fully up-to-date and secure against the vulnerabilities. Apart from security updates, you can download Windows 7 KB4074598 and Windows 8.1 KB4074594 to improve the performance of your system.
In January 2018, Windows 7 and 8.1 also received patches for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in a cumulative update. The update resulted in an error affecting specific AMD system that was causing computers to be pushed into an unbootable state.
In case you’re planning to upgrade multiple systems, direct download links for Windows 7 KB4074598 is available on Microsoft’s Update Catalog web pages.
KB4074598 Download Links for Windows 7 SP1
Windows 7 KB4074598 Direct Download Links: 64-bit (x64) and 32-bit (x86).
KB4074598 Windows 7 SP1 Full Changelog
Since Windows 7 is no longer Microsoft’s focus, no new features have been added with today’s release. The company has however fixed a number of bugs including an issue with editing input fields in some applications in Internet Explorer. Another bug with Internet Explorer has been addressed that caused the browser to stop working in some cases, Microsoft says that it was a script-related issue.
Microsoft is releasing security updates to Internet Explorer, Common Log File System driver, Microsoft Windows Search component, Windows Graphics, Windows Kernel, and Windows storage and file systems.
Direct Download links for Windows 8.1 KB4074594 is also available. The update has been released for all supported devices, and just like the sibling Windows 7, this release also includes similar or more bug fixes.
KB4074594 Download Links for Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1 KB4074594 Direct Download Links: 64-bit (x64) and 32-bit (x86).
KB4074594 Windows 8.1 Full Changelog
Today’s update for Windows 8.1 fixes an issue with Internet Explorer scripts. It also addresses an issue with SharePoint where it may fail or execute very slowly. Security updates have been released to Common Log File System driver, Windows storage and file systems, Internet Explorer, Windows Kernel, Windows SMB Server and the Microsoft Windows Search component.