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Windows 7: Microsoft: here's the new reality of Windows patches

17 Oct 2015   #11
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Indianatone,
You might have to roll back the entire thing or there might be an option to remove the offending part of a bundled patch. However, I would guess that subsequnet updates would not install until the issue was resolved.



ThrashZone,
The time that it takes to download a large patch is not as big of a problem as the time that it takes to install it. Downloading can be done in tiny increments. We don't know if the installation be done a little at a time too. Probably not.



There should be an option to turn off peer to peer sharing of the patches for those that don't want to do that and/or those that have data usage limits.


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17 Oct 2015   #12
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep peer to peer is a weird concept
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17 Oct 2015   #13
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
There should be an option to turn off peer to peer sharing of the patches for those that don't want to do that and/or those that have data usage limits.
What OS(s) does the peer to peer (P2P) sharing refer to - W7, W10, W8.x ?

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17 Oct 2015   #14
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

10 but I would guess it's going to be migrated to 7 updates too :/
Might be why delays are happening lately ?
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17 Oct 2015   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If I remember correctly; Microsoft intruduced P2P for W-10 updates.
Their are many sites with this information, here are a couple.

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/201...read-the-love/

How to Stop Windows 10 From Uploading Updates to Other PCs Over the Internet
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17 Oct 2015   #16
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
There should be an option to turn off peer to peer sharing of the patches for those that don't want to do that and/or those that have data usage limits.
What OS(s) does the peer to peer (P2P) sharing refer to - W7, W10, W8.x ?


Windows Update - Choose how you Download in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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17 Oct 2015   #17
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Thanks ThrashZone, Layback Bear, and derekimo.

Yea, i found the p2p settings in W10, and turned it off.
I wasn't sure if i missed something and needed to check/adjust my W7 and W8.1 settings.
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17 Oct 2015   #18
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I couldn't find the tutorial on the 10 forum or I would of posted it.
I still don't know my way around the 10 forum very well.

Why would anybody trust a W-10 update using P2P. How would one know if the P2P update was tampered with? As far as I'm concerned P2P and Torrents are NOT to be trusted. Many infection are passed around the world using P2P and Torrents.
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17 Oct 2015   #19
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I agree, i don't use P2P.
I have read there are legitimate uses for it such as Linux updates, and some programs use it to distribute downloads/updates.
If i can download something legitimate once and share it with all my home PC's/OS's/Users once, I'm for that.
Does it really work this way...I don't know for sure...

Anyway, here is the settings in W10 i found for this

Microsoft: here's the new reality of Windows patches-w10p2p.png


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17 Oct 2015   #20
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I turned it off too. But, it may be a bad explanation by Microsoft. It may just mean other computers on your network. I know that is a function. A computer on your home network can get updates from any other computer on your network running the same OS. It keeps your internet from having to download the same update over and over for every computer. So, it's possible that Microsoft is not talking about P2P, but other computers on your home network. Just an assumption on my part because like others here, I can't believe Microsoft would do real P2P for Windows Updates.
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