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Windows 7: Part 2: Microsoft silently preparing your PC for Win 10

14 Apr 2015   #81
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

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Why are you guys all avoiding these updates?

Are you serious ?
Is that another rhetorical question
As it is when I set up a PC I bought at Best Buy I have to spend a day or two cleaning off the crapware. Then learning where MS hid all the settings if it's a new flavor of Windows. First thing I do before going online is disable the Windows Update Service. Otherwise I'd waste another day downloading and installing hundreds of updates.

If I install Visual Studio the installer knows enough to change the Windows Update to Manual and start it up.


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14 Apr 2015   #82
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Darn good policy Miles
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14 Apr 2015   #83
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

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Darn good policy Miles
I wish I had all the answers. Come to find out since day one the problem with this Laptop doing Restore Points has some jazz to do with failure to start COM+ Services Application. The thing is it usually comes up and says the restore failed, but it shows a Restore Operation restore point. Doesn't that mean it did the restore?

No matter what I do it fails even using Start in the Services Applet.

Stuff is too complicated now. Used to be I at least knew if something succeeded or failed. Now it's all nebulous. I wasted the whole day messing with it. Arrgghh!
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14 Apr 2015   #84
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

I've been looking through the files of the KB2990214 update and to be honest these actually look pretty harmless. Just updates to the Windows update agent files mostly.
I've looked through and the .exe and .dll files I already have on my machine, just lower versions. Obviously it's to prepare for updating to Windows 10, but compared to KB3035583 (which is clearly meant to push ads for W10), I think this might be okay to install. Haven't installed it yet, but I've hidden KB3035583 as that just seems like junk.

What do you guys think?
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15 Apr 2015   #85
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

This gets more interesting every cycle
April 14th 2015 Windows Updates Details

KB2990214 was originally optional after being set to hide disappears from the hide list and now comes back as important that's bazar
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15 Apr 2015   #86
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
This gets more interesting every cycle
April 14th 2015 Windows Updates Details

KB2990214 was originally optional after being set to hide disappears from the hide list and now comes back as important that's bazar
Heh heh heh. The thought plickens.
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15 Apr 2015   #87
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

By the way I've look quickly to windows 8 forums...didn't saw much talks about Kb3035583, KB2990214, KB29952664 for Windows 8.1.

I've uninstall from my girlfriend hybrid tablet the Kb3035583 and saw that on April patch Tuesday two others took place in WU so i took the decision to uninstall them too in the same minded thought to wait for the next OS to be fully release as RTM.

Kb2976978 and Kb3044374 were at the party.

Those are related to this thread "Microsoft silently preparing your PC for Win 10" too.
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15 Apr 2015   #88
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Just a mischievous thought, but as MS are no longer supporting non-security updates for Windows 7, should they even be releasing updates designed solely to facilitate a future system upgrade ?
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15 Apr 2015   #89
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Why are you guys all avoiding these updates?

Are you serious ?
Is that another rhetorical question
As it is when I set up a PC I bought at Best Buy I have to spend a day or two cleaning off the crapware. Then learning where MS hid all the settings if it's a new flavor of Windows. First thing I do before going online is disable the Windows Update Service. Otherwise I'd waste another day downloading and installing hundreds of updates.

If I install Visual Studio the installer knows enough to change the Windows Update to Manual and start it up.
Sometimes this little tutorial by Brink can help.
It gives you all the Windows 7 default settings for Windows 7 Services.
I like most don't really know all the interconnection that Services have with other Services.

Services - Restore Default Services in Windows 7
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15 Apr 2015   #90
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seffrid View Post
Just a mischievous thought, but as MS are no longer supporting non-security updates for Windows 7, should they even be releasing updates designed solely to facilitate a future system upgrade ?
I think Windows 7 is still a young OS and supported till 2020 mostly, and its line codes could help the upgrade. MS have high interest to prepare people to his next OS for commercial purposes and re-evolution, which i can understand.
They could find in Windows 7 a solid based system that have done its proof and expect the actual end-users of being a little bored and harassed by so many updates/hotfixes that had been through since SP1 came out. Tired in case of a reinstall/Clean install to go all the process again. They tried with Windows 8.1, now 10 and next "Redstone"?

Their main problem is that it sorted out MS have done a beauty of Windows 7 and the lovers will not gave up that easily!
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