Just updated Windows 7? Can’t access network shares? It isn’t just you

Microsoft’s workaround: Stop using local admin accounts, dammit!

Microsoft has doubled down on efforts to persuade users to migrate to Windows 10 by breaking Windows 7 networking for some.

Windows Server 2008 R2 is also affected.

While the last few monthly updates for the soon-to-be-obsolete OSes featured a known issue affecting an “unknown” number of “problematic configurations” that require manual reinstalls of network drivers, January’s monthly update seems to have upped the ante somewhat.

Source: Just updated Windows 7? Can’t access network shares? It isn’t just you

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