Microsoft has issued yet more Windows 7 updates to plug some holes in its operating system, including games and Media Centre patches.
There are a host of minor non-security updates for the client and server operating systems but the biggest release is to plug incorrectly installed games or applications.
The first games fix is KB 976264 and the Vole has links to a Windows 7 32-bit patch and a Windows 7 64-bit patch amongst others. The problems stem from certain incorrectly installed legacy games, applications or firmware updates in Windows 7 and Microsoft lists all problem games here. MS expects that installations on a huge list of games will cause system instability. It also states that the primary functions of the game, application or firmware will not work correctly.
Microsoft tackles Windows 7 Media Centre issues with the KB 977863 fix. This is a February 2010 Cumulative Update for Windows Media Centre for Windows 7 and comes in two options for Windows 7 32-bit and Windows 7 64-bit. These patches should improve the overall experience for systems that are configured by using digital cable card tuners, resolve backward compatibility issues for some legacy Windows Media Center extensibility applications, resolve an issue with how recorded TV shows are managed when switching to a user locale that is based on the Hijri calendar, and improve the overall experience when you use Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting (ISDB) tuners. ISDB is a Japanese standard for digital television and digital radio.
Windows 7 has already received more bandages than an Egyptian mummy so this slew of updates isn't much of a surprise. At least these problems are being addressed now and this issue isn't specific to Windows 7. Not that this should make you feel any better, given that most of Micrsoft's currently deployed operating systems are suffering from the same problems.