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Windows 7: Why won't Microsoft publish Windows 10 update release notes?

18 Sep 2015   #1
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 
Why won't Microsoft publish Windows 10 update release notes?

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The lack of official documentation means either having to rely on unofficial (and quite possibly incomplete) leaked documentation such as those published by Russian leaker WZor (you can see examples here, here, and here), or taking the slower, more cautious Long Term Servicing Branch (LTSB). LTSB is meant for mission-critical systems, but I'm hearing from a lot of administrators who feel they're going to be happier taking things at a more reserved pace.

Whatever the reason for the lack of documentation, the idea of downloading operating system updates that have no documentation beyond "improvements to enhance the functionality of Windows 10" feels very unnerving. After years of being able to make informed decisions as to what changes were being made to an operating system, Microsoft is now asking Windows 10 users to download and install black box mystery meat updates, something which goes against common sense IT practices.
Why won't Microsoft publish Windows 10 update release notes? | ZDNet


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18 Sep 2015   #2
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

After all we've heard about user privacy being violated with Win10, I'd be surprised if M$ did publish release notes.
I get the distinct impression that M$ wants users in the dark. Most users just don't care so long as they reliably can get on Facebook, watch cute cat videos on YouTube, and buy stuff on Amazon.
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18 Sep 2015   #3
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Because they don't want you to hide updates that could potentially hurt usability or features that you rely on and could be posibly removed in a future.
MS, if you don't change your mind, you lost another customer for 2020, I'm not installing Windows 10 and cooperating on you closing the ecosystem just to get all my budget. I'm switching to Linux Mint KDE and forget about this nonsense...

Yes, I found a sucsessor for Windows 7, it's pretty, fast, reliable and easy, and is darn close to the real thing right now, imagine it in 5 years!
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18 Sep 2015   #4
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I'm actually considering Linux as my main OS now.
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18 Sep 2015   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

First off most users don't know and don't care what Microsoft or anybody else sneaks into their computers. They are not going to investigate to find out.

For those of us that do want to know such information they are going to make it as difficult as possible for us to find out the complete information.
I can't speak for Microsoft but I get the impression Microsoft thinks the less we know the better chance they have sneaking things into our system.
I don't think that Microsoft agrees with a old saying.

**Honesty is the best policy.**
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19 Sep 2015   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I hate ZDNet's java script popup on exit more
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19 Sep 2015   #7
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
First off most users don't know and don't care what Microsoft or anybody else sneaks into their computers. They are not going to investigate to find out.

For those of us that do want to know such information they are going to make it as difficult as possible for us to find out the complete information.
I can't speak for Microsoft but I get the impression Microsoft thinks the less we know the better chance they have sneaking things into our system.
I don't think that Microsoft agrees with a old saying.

**Honesty is the best policy.**
I couldn't agree more Bear. I think everything MS has done starting with W8 has been geared precisely to the end you've described. MS used to be much more dedicated to their customer base, but they have changed directions and have become more agenda driven, customer base be damned.
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19 Sep 2015   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

The only terms anyone might have to a hard time finding apply to using local accounts.
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23 Sep 2015   #9
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Which is why I am staying on 7 and only letting 10 lose on virtual machines. Frankly I have a bunch of stuff that runs on Windows so may have have a virtual machine around or a box that is air walled from the network. Also Mint is great and there is Codeweavers Software Crossover https://www.codeweavers.com/products/ which may answer a large numbers of issues with must run software.
Microsoft have jumped the shark and if they do not change their ways soon they will sink and become irrelevant.
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23 Sep 2015   #10
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
Which is why I am staying on 7 and only letting 10 lose on virtual machines. Frankly I have a bunch of stuff that runs on Windows so may have have a virtual machine around or a box that is air walled from the network. Also Mint is great and there is Codeweavers Software Crossover https://www.codeweavers.com/products/ which may answer a large numbers of issues with must run software.
Microsoft have jumped the shark and if they do not change their ways soon they will sink and become irrelevant.
I keep getting an error 403 Access Denied message when trying to go to that link. I suspect it may be because I blocked their cookie. If so, I have no faith in their software if they can't design a website that will put up a proper error message for blocked cookies nor can I trust a site that requires its cookie to be accepted just to lurk on the site.
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