Note about the Convenience rollup update KB3125574 on Windows 7

If you don’t know yet what is the Convenience rollup update KB3125574 for Windows 7 that hit the headlines, I’d encourage you to read the following blog post:

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/windowsitpro/2016/05/17/simplifying-updates-for-windows-7-and-8-1/

If you plan to do anything with it, please also read its related KB page: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3125574 . There are more info about known issues, the list of files changed (stored in a CSV file attached).

I’ve quickly tested it on some Windows 7 computers.
If you already have WMF 5.0, there’s no change to the $PSVersionTable.
But, if you’ve a vanilla Windows 7 installation and apply the “SP2”, you’ll shift from
PS2-W7-sp1
to
PS2-W7-sp2
Did you notice that both the BuildVersion and the CLRVersion increased respectively from 6.1.7601.17514 to 6.1.7601.23403 and from 2.0.50727.5485 to 2.0.50727.8669?

If you’ve some code testing the values in the $PSVersionTable, you should consider revising your code and verifying the way your code handles theses values.

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