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Windows 7: Microsoft update blunders going out of control

17 Dec 2014   #31
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Windows Updater Update?

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Yikes I can't say my update settings have ever changed
I have. I've noticed changes after applying Patch Tuesday packages several times. I found internet options changed, sometimes IE options get reset to something other than what I had,
Okay Internet options might change due to internet explorer security updates,
That little poodle deal for example although ssl 3.0 I thought would be disabled wasn't for me personally
I did disable it manually a while back
I'm not sure what would reset windows update settings or other system preferences I have not seen those before ?
I suspect it happens when MS forces a Windows Updater change.

I've also received a completely silent update earlier this year (no notification at all and my Windows Update settings hadn't changed).
It installed itself without any action on my part.
The first I knew of it, was when I booted my PC and saw the "updates being installed" message!
I have no idea what KBxxxxxxx it was either (I didn't check the "Installed Updates" list).

I've just spent 5 days rebuilding my PC (it should have taken a couple of hours).

I installed Windows, set the Windows Update settings and then I installed SP1 (and all of the updates since).
I eventually installed MS Office and applied a huge list of updates.
The next day, shortly after I had booted into Windows, I noticed a message saying something like, "Updates will be applied when you reboot".
Sure enough my Windows Update settings had been changed to "Automatic".


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17 Dec 2014   #32
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

lehnerus2000,

I have seen that happen but it is usually when windows update updates windows update. It may happen if you choose to clean out windows update files from disk cleanup. I also seen windows update update windows update automatically even when never check for updates is selected.

I hope you got that.
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17 Dec 2014   #33
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
Seems it is time for a service pack 2 final roll up.
You can say that again! If anything, it's past due. Even if all M$ did was roll all the previous updates into a package and did nothing else, that would be hugely welcome!
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17 Dec 2014   #34
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamis View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Yikes I can't say my update settings have ever changed
I have. I've noticed changes after applying Patch Tuesday packages several times. I found internet options changed, sometimes IE options get reset to something other than what I had, and the windows update options were set to automatic update from what I had selected prior to the update. Now, I go to the places they've messed with after every update to make sure the system is configured like I want. PIA, but MS knows better than me what should be done. NOT!
I've been lucky. It happens to me no more than once a year. It's easy enough to check every so often.
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17 Dec 2014   #35
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamis View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Yikes I can't say my update settings have ever changed
I have. I've noticed changes after applying Patch Tuesday packages several times. I found internet options changed, sometimes IE options get reset to something other than what I had,
Okay Internet options might change due to internet explorer security updates,
That little poodle deal for example although ssl 3.0 I thought would be disabled wasn't for me personally
I did disable it manually a while back
I'm not sure what would reset windows update settings or other system preferences I have not seen those before ?
I disabled SSL3 when the issue first became known and, so far, I'm not aware of it causing me any problems. And if I did encounter a website that had a problem with it, I'm not so sure I want to be able to connect to it.
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18 Dec 2014   #36
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

MS published another off cycle patch (KB3025390) yesterday to fix an issue with a Dec 9 Patch Tuesday problem for IE 11.
Some web application modal dialog boxes don't work correctly in Internet Explorer 11 after you install update 3008923
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18 Dec 2014   #37
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by groze View Post
I have seen that happen but it is usually when windows update updates windows update. It may happen if you choose to clean out windows update files from disk cleanup. I also seen windows update update windows update automatically even when never check for updates is selected.
That "tallies up" with my experiences and suspicions.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
Seems it is time for a service pack 2 final roll up.
You can say that again! If anything, it's past due. Even if all M$ did was roll all the previous updates into a package and did nothing else, that would be hugely welcome!
Agreed.
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18 Dec 2014   #38
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
Seems it is time for a service pack 2 final roll up.
You can say that again! If anything, it's past due. Even if all M$ did was roll all the previous updates into a package and did nothing else, that would be hugely welcome!
I wouldn't hold your breath.
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18 Dec 2014   #39
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I really don't believe their will every be a SP-2 for Windows 7. My reasoning.

1. SP's take a lot of time to make and they are free. Microsoft wants to sell things.

2. SP-2 would make Windows 7 even better therefore slowing down sales to Window 8.xx and W-10.
In Microsoft's eyes that would not be a good thing.
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18 Dec 2014   #40
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
Seems it is time for a service pack 2 final roll up.
You can say that again! If anything, it's past due. Even if all M$ did was roll all the previous updates into a package and did nothing else, that would be hugely welcome!
I wouldn't hold your breath.
I'm not.
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