Modifications in version 10.8.1

- NOTE: This version is supposed to be the last one containing the Linux download scripts
- C++ 2010 Redistributable Runtime Libraries updated to v. 10.0.40219.473 (Thanks to "harry")
- Microsoft Silverlight updated to v. 5.1.50901.0 (Thanks to "harry")
- Aria2 download utility updated to v. 1.29.0
- Improved autorun.inf file (Thanks to "dsca", "psj" and "aker")
- Exclude definitions for download and update may be updated while downloading (Thanks to "aker")
- Replaced superseded August 2016 Servicing stack update (kb3176936) by October 2016 Servicing stack update (kb3199986) for Windows 10 Version 1607 (Thanks to "aker")
- Fix: Revised list of scan prerequisite updates for Windows Vista and Server 2008 (x86/x64) (Thanks to "lmacri", "Dalai", "boco", "harry" and the community)
- Fix: Excluded outdated initial revision of kb3167679 for Windows Vista and Server 2008 (x86/x64)
- Fix: Replaced superseded Skype for Business 2015 Security Update kb3115431 (MS16-097) by kb3118348 (MS16-120) (Thanks to "Gerby")
- Fix: Replaced superseded Skype for Business 2016 Security Update kb3115408 (MS16-097) by kb3118327 (MS16-120)
- Fix: ISO and USB images for Windows Vista and Server 2008 (x86/x64) contained unused installation packages for .NET Framework 4.6.2

Modifications in version 10.8

- Support removed for Windows Essentials 2012 (see https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17779/download-windows-essentials and https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/13785/windows-essentials-2012-release-notes)
- Replaced superseded scan prerequisite update kb3177725 (MS16-098) by kb3185911 (MS16-106) for Windows Vista and Server 2008 (x86/x64) (Thanks to "Dalai")
- Replaced superseded scan prerequisite servicing stack update kb3020369 by kb3177467 for Windows 7 (x86/x64) and Server 2008 R2 (Thanks to "aker")
- Replaced superseded July 2016 Servicing stack update (kb3173428) by September 2016 Servicing stack update (kb3181403) for Windows 10 Version 1511
- Added static download and installation definitions for August 2016 Servicing stack update for Windows 10 Version 1607 (kb3176936)
- Service 'Windows Update' (wuauserv) will now also be adjusted before installing Windows Update scan prerequisites
- C++ 2015 Redistributable Runtime Libraries updated to v. 14.0.24215.1 (Thanks to "Denniss")
- Aria2 download utility updated to v. 1.27.1 (Thanks to "harry")
- Default value for 'Include C++ Runtime Libraries and .NET Frameworks' download option changed to 'enabled'
- Removed GUI option 'Install Office File Validation' from UpdateInstaller script (only relevant for legacy Office 2007)
- Additional reboot/recall entered after installation of Windows Management Framework in order to get properly installed July 2016 update rollup (kb3172605)
- Fix: Microsoft renewed July 2016 update rollup (kb3172605) for Windows 7 (x86/x64) and Server 2012 R2 (Thanks to "harry")
- Fix: Custom language removals weren't preserved during dynamic updating of static download definitions (Thanks to "hbuhrmester")
- Fix: Download part erroneously excluded security update for Windows authentication methods kb3167679 (MS16-101) for Windows 7 / 8.1 (x86/x64) and Server 2008/2012 R2

Modifications in version 10.7.4

- NOTE: This version will be the last one supporting Windows Essentials 2012 (see https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17779/download-windows-essentials and https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/13785/windows-essentials-2012-release-notes)
- C++ 2015 Redistributable Runtime Libraries updated to v. 14.0.24212.0 (Thanks to "jamielightfoot", "danahis" and "boco")
- Microsoft Silverlight updated to v. 5.1.50709.0 (Thanks to "harry")
- Aria2 download utility updated to v. 1.26.1 (Thanks to "harry")
- Removed scan prerequisite updates kb3078601, kb3109094, kb3145739, kb3164033, kb3168965 and kb3177725 for Windows 7 (x86/x64) and Server 2008 R2 (Thanks to M. zu Klampen)
- Removed Windows Update Client March 2016 (kb3138612/kb3138615) from update scan prerequisites for Windows 7 / 8.1 (x86/x64) and Server 2008/2012 R2
- Static installation definitions for Windows 10 (x86/x64) and Server 2016 systems will now distinguish between OS build numbers (Thanks to "aker")
- DoUpdate.cmd script will now support "/skipdefs" switch to avoid mandatory installation of most recent Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials definition files
- UpdateInstaller.ini file will now support "skipdefs" setting in [Installation] to control "/skipdefs" switch for DoUpdate.cmd script
- Self update will now preserve custom language removals (Thanks to "negg")
- DoUpdate.cmd script will now install custom static definitions before built-in ones
- UpdateGenerator script will now show release info (modifications) when found a new version (Thanks to L. Opitz)
- Fix: Added static installation definition for July 2016 Servicing stack update for Windows 10 (kb3173427/kb3173428) to avoid repeated installation attempts of kb3172729 (Security update for Secure Boot) (Thanks to "Moopere" and "aker")
- Fix: Removed redundant static download definitions for July 2016 servicing stack update for Windows 8.1 / Server 2012(R2) (kb3173424/kb3173426)
- Fix: Excluded updates for Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5 (kb3172989/kb3174060) from download (Thanks to "aker")
- Fix: Replaced superseded Outlook 2010 Security Update kb3115474 (MS16-099) by kb3118313 (MS16-107)