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Patch Management / Patch Tuesday / Windows 7 / Windows Server

Windows 7 SP1 August Rollup Forces Monitor Order and Crashes WordPad

Understanding the known issues for any patch is important and can minimize the time for testing and help customers make quicker decisions whether or not to deploy a specific update.

The rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 comes with a couple interesting gotchas:


Problem: If a machine has more than one monitor connected and the screen numbering is not in sequence, some applications will experience rendering issues.

Fix: Enable Desktop Composition (needs graphics card support) and then make sure that the main monitor is on the top left in the monitor layout.


Problem: The WordPad application can sometimes crash on launch after installing KB4025341.

Fix: None yet.


Microsoft apparently believed these known issues are most likely for a minor subset of customers, but there are a growing number of reported instances where these actually matter.


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