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Microsoft Releases Windows 7 Monthly Rollup KB5020000

Windows 7 no longer receives support for home users, but on the other hand, companies still running the operating systems can get security patches as part of Microsoft’s ESU program.

In other words, they must pay for extended security updates, and this month, the company shipped a new monthly rollup as part of the November 2022 Patch Tuesday.

The new update is KB5020000, and it can be downloaded right now through the typical channels.

Worth knowing is that this is quite a critical update, as it resolves several security vulnerabilities in the operating system, including some that are already being exploited in the wild. This emphasizes just how important it is for Windows 7 devices to be upgraded to a newer and supported version of Windows, especially if not enrolled in the ESU program.

The following fixes are included in the new monthly rollup:

  • Addresses a Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) authentication hardening issue to automatically raise aut… (read more)

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