Microsoft has also released cumulative updates for users on
Windows 7 and 8.1. If you’re a tech savvy or if you would like
to upgrade your PCs manually, direct download links for Windows
7 KB4343900 and Windows 8.1 KB4343898 are also available.
Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 are receiving
KB4343900 which fixes some bugs reported by users and
enterprises. There are not too many changes in this patch but
Microsoft has fixed several vulnerabilities with Patch
Windows 7 is still quite popular but Windows 10 is likely to
overtake the 9 years old operating system by end of this year
to claim the title of the most popular desktop OS.
Microsoft is supporting Windows 7 until January 2020 and
users are always recommended to keep their systems up to
These patches are supposed to help keep your system up to date
and safe. You can learn more about the patch in detail
KB4343900 Download Links for Windows 7
Windows 7 KB4343900 Direct Download Links: 32-bit (x86) and
KB4343900 for Windows 7 Changelog
Just like any update for Windows 7, August 2018 patch is also
aimed at enterprises and businesses. If you’re running Windows
7, you should install today’s patch as it addressed the
execution side-channel vulnerability known as L1 Terminal Fault
(L1TF). According to the reports, this vulnerability only
affects Intel Core processors and Intel Xeon processors
(CVE-2018-3620 and CVE-2018-3646).
You’re still supposed to use registry settings to protect the
systems against Spectre Variant 2 and Meltdown vulnerabilities.
This patch also addresses a performance related issue that
causes high CPU usage on some systems. Microsoft has also
included additional changes to protect the systems against a
vulnerability known as Lazy Floating Point (FP) State
KB4343898 Download Links for Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1 KB4343898 Direct Download Links: 32-bit (x86) and
KB4343898 for Windows 8.1 Changelog
The patch for Windows 8.1 has also addressed the L1 Terminal
Fault (L1TF) vulnerability. It also ensures that Internet
Explorer and Microsoft Edge support the preload=”none” tag.
Last but not the least, this patch has also addressed an issue
that may prevent your device from starting up properly.
According to the
report from StatCounter, analytics firm, Windows 10
has already managed to beat Windows 7 and it has become the
most popular desktop OS to browse the web worldwide.
The NetMarketShare report, on the other hand,
suggests that Windows 10 could overtake Windows 7 by the
end of 2018.