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Windows 7: Has Microsoft permanently damaged Windows 7?

12 Sep 2015   #11
sgage

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
I wonder why MS seems to only be downloading these Win 10 install files to certain machines? I have several Win 7 and Win 8.1 machines, all set to auto update, yet none of them have had the Win 10 install files downloaded. None of them show the multiple Win 10 install failures in Updates History. One of my Win 7 machines is powered on and connected to the 'net 24/7 so MS has had every opportunity to download the files to that machine, yet hasn't done it.
Yes, there is a certain amount of mystery around the way this stuff gets pushed out. It seems to come out in waves. I was in the Insider Program (still am I supposed), and each time there was a new build, some people would get it right away, and some people wouldn't see it for days. So you may get it yet, or maybe there is some other parameter that we don't know about. Who knows!


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12 Sep 2015   #12
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

I read about the GWX thing but when I checked my computer there was no such directory and I've luckily set the Updates options as on the first page.

I thought this thread might be about the sfc problem where it no longer runs w/o error. Does anyone know if THAT little glitch has been fixed in an MS update yet?
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12 Sep 2015   #13
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Apparently the fix for sfc errors was included in this update
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3080149
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12 Sep 2015   #14
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Whats even stranger is that I've set my WU to manual.
But MS is installing updates anyway, checked via events log.
I was merrily playing CandyCrush, ( NO comments please), lost internet thought whats going here.
WU had gone straight into restart mode to install updates

Roy
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12 Sep 2015   #15
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Whats even stranger is that I've set my WU to manual.
But MS is installing updates anyway, checked via events log.
I was merrily playing CandyCrush, ( NO comments please), lost internet thought whats going here.
WU had gone straight into restart mode to install updates

Roy
MS has always reserved the right to install updates without user intervention.
Tough
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12 Sep 2015   #16
sgage

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Whats even stranger is that I've set my WU to manual.
But MS is installing updates anyway, checked via events log.
I was merrily playing CandyCrush, ( NO comments please), lost internet thought whats going here.
WU had gone straight into restart mode to install updates

Roy
MS has always reserved the right to install updates without user intervention.
Tough
This is getting ridiculous. I have always reserved my right to not use Windows, and if MS keeps up this garbage, I will exercise that right. I've been dual-booting with Linux for over 15 years - it would not be a big yank for me to just say good-bye to Windows. As it is, my Windows partition is essentially a data partition. I do like the way Win7 looks and operates for the most part, and I really hope that MS will see the idiocy of gratuitously alienating people who would otherwise cheerfully use their product. Oh well.
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12 Sep 2015   #17
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Apparently the fix for sfc errors was included in this update
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3080149
Which is a shame since that is one of the spyware (telemetry) from MSpy.
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12 Sep 2015   #18
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Im not to worried about the fact they download em its the fact the've gone into auto restart which is more annoying.

Besides ive got 10 on another, why try and cripple me twice

Roy
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12 Sep 2015   #19
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
MS has always reserved the right to install updates without user intervention.
Tough
Software that does things without and specially against user choices is called malware and should NEVER be allowed to perform whatever action it plans to do. If the user choses not to install updates, then updates must never install, for no reason, unless the user explicitly choses to install them, that's simple. Every program must obey its user, no matter what, that's its reason to exists.

Microsoft, or anyone else, has NO right to install whatever they want into our computers, it's the user decision what to do with its computer, plain and simple. The fact that they've decided to deliver malware though Windows Update clearly shows that they don't care at all about its users.
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12 Sep 2015   #20
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Apparently the fix for sfc errors was included in this update
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3080149
Which is a shame since that is one of the spyware (telemetry) from MSpy.
Yes but the update is supposed to correct the sending of info if a user does not participate in CEIP.

But it just shows why early releases of Optional/ Recommended updates should be passed on until they mature and M$ fixes them
Confirming some updates cause more issues than they're supposed to fix.

Bandwidth belongs to me not M$ unless they would like to pay my AT&T U-Verse bill that is
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