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Windows 7: Microsoft update blunders going out of control

15 Dec 2014   #11
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theveterans View Post
This is the reason I choose to manually update a week from the update release date.
Same here. I always wait until Saturday to update.


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16 Dec 2014   #12
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

All,
One of the commenter's, said to do a clean install of Linux for each new release. I am going to have to disagree on that one. Once, you got your system like you want it regardless of what operating system you have---you don't want to change it ever 5 minutes. On ubuntu and other flavors the software updater downloads new version automatically. So no point in doing a clean install of those.

Microsoft doesn't rush things unless it is an out of bounds patch. They do a security release at the minimum on a certain Tuesday or Wednesday each month. That not really the cause of the problem, they may have laid off people that possibly checks the updates.
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16 Dec 2014   #13
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Slowly killing win-7 one month at a time
I think you may be right about that one sadly Thrash. Unfortunately; lately the the updates from Microsoft have much more harm than good for us end users. What gives? I mean is it really that hard to put out updates without doing something to harm a user's system? What next?
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16 Dec 2014   #14
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

If you research allot of them they have more to do with upgrading to 8 than serving 7
Recommended and Optional updates should be avoided at all costs or at the very least looked at much closer to see what the heck they are for,
Most are a waste of space.
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17 Dec 2014   #15
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matts6887 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Slowly killing win-7 one month at a time
I think you may be right about that one sadly Thrash. Unfortunately; lately the the updates from Microsoft have much more harm than good for us end users. What gives? I mean is it really that hard to put out updates without doing something to harm a user's system? What next?
Actually, if you consider how many combinations of software and hardware that can exist, it's a bloody miracle M$ doesn't have far more problems with updates than they do.And when they do have a problem, even though a large number of people are affected, those affected are a small to tiny percentage of the total number of people receiving the updates. Also keep in mind that M$ operating systems are huge, complicated programs.
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17 Dec 2014   #16
Gokat

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Updates?!? Surely you jest!

That's it for me. No more auto updates. Just spent most of my night fixing their mess again. Update leaves my laptop in such a mess it won't even reopen Windows! Nice going, Microsoft!
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17 Dec 2014   #17
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep well you have to wonder how long it will take before something like that happens to you/ me...
I personally hate surprises on either Tuesday mornings or Wednesday mornings neither are a good time
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17 Dec 2014   #18
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I don't get surprises. I have my updates set to notify me when they are available, then wait until Saturday morning to download and install them. That way, M$ has had plenty of time to identify a problem and pull the offending update.
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17 Dec 2014   #19
4wd

W7, W8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Actually, if you consider how many combinations of software and hardware that can exist, it's a bloody miracle M$ doesn't have far more problems with updates than they do.And when they do have a problem, even though a large number of people are affected, those affected are a small to tiny percentage of the total number of people receiving the updates. Also keep in mind that M$ operating systems are huge, complicated programs.
Very good+++ points.

Updates always working fine here on my machines, both 7 & 8. But am making a os partition image before applying anything, safety comes first after reading about the real problems some experience, but can't remember ever having to revert to a previous image due to any MS update.
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17 Dec 2014   #20
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Check the setting regularly

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I don't get surprises. I have my updates set to notify me when they are available, then wait until Saturday morning to download and install them. That way, M$ has had plenty of time to identify a problem and pull the offending update.
You need to check that setting after every month's updates.

Every so often, an update changes my update settings to "Automatic".
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