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

17 Oct 2015   #1
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 
Microsoft: here's the new reality of Windows patches

I really hope they don't start doing this on 7 & 8 patches. I prefer to have a choice on what patches I apply. And MS isn't doing themselves any favors by being so secretive about nature of the updates and not revealing details.
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'You cannot install a subset of a Windows 10 update,' says Microsoft. Hope you don't mind cumulative updates.
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"In order to improve release quality and simplify deployments, all new releases that Microsoft publishes for Windows 10 will be cumulative," the document, last refreshed three weeks ago, stated. "This means new feature upgrades and servicing updates will contain the payloads of all previous releases, and installing the release on a device will bring it completely up to date."

The most recent example of a Windows 10 cumulative update shipped Tuesday. The update included the contents of four different security bulletins, Microsoft's term for the patches it distributes to older editions; an update to revoke digital certificates issued by router maker D-Link; and, as per its policy, an unknown number of "functionality improvements" that the firm won't reveal in any detail.
Microsoft: here's the new reality of Windows patches | PCWorld


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17 Oct 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Wickedly large updates is all I see
Feel sorry for limited or slow internet data plans :/
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17 Oct 2015   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Microsoft has gone off the deep end.
Many home user will not even know this new method of updating.
To expect Enterprise and knowledgeable computer users to go for this type of updating is some where in the loony world.
People need to be able to choose what updates are installed.
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17 Oct 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea I know I saw a lot of windows updates waiting to install towards the end of my win-10 tour
Not sure what they were waiting for I hit install now so many times it got really boring and still did not work

Just sit back and relax oh wait I have to work
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17 Oct 2015   #5
Loki

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Microsoft: We have lots of square pegs, we want them in the new round holes.
MS Solution: use a Sledge Hammer!

Loki
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17 Oct 2015   #6
scr

1. Windows 7 Home Premium sp1 - 64bit 2. Windows 7 Pro sp1 - 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Loki View Post
Microsoft: We have lots of square pegs, we want them in the new round holes.
MS Solution: use a Sledge Hammer!

Loki
They also subscribe to the "If it Don't fit.. Force It!" policy of doing things.
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17 Oct 2015   #7
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

It amazes me that MS has allowed users to pick and choose updates. It might be better* to have an OS where all parts of the code are installed.


*simpler, more stable, less chance of regression errors, simpler prerequisite checking, more secure.....
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17 Oct 2015   #8
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
It amazes me that MS has allowed users to pick and choose updates. It might be better* to have an OS where all parts of the code are installed.


*simpler, more stable, less chance of regression errors, simpler prerequisite checking, more secure.....
As long as the patch or patches do not break the software that you have installed on your computer. What do you do then? Roll back the huge patch (several 100Mb)or in the case of Windows 7 the 2 Mb file which is the culprit in the set of updates? So then if you want to use your software (Can even be an M$ program that gets bricked) you are more unprotected. This has escalated into complete madness on Microsoft's part. I for one can see the iceberg ahead and I have got my lifeboat downloaded and instead of running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit I'll be running Linux Mint Mate 64 bit with 32GB ram and using Windows Virtual machines to tinker with. By the time Windows 7 is EOL Microsoft will be sunk with no way back. I have used Windows since 1995 and built my own machines since 2000 so I have finally come to my senses. I have to learn a new system it may as well be a Linux based one rather than M$ walled garden.
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17 Oct 2015   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
It amazes me that MS has allowed users to pick and choose updates. It might be better* to have an OS where all parts of the code are installed.


*simpler, more stable, less chance of regression errors, simpler prerequisite checking, more secure.....
Yep my concern is kb size and time it takes to download and install
I personally do not leave my stuff on all the time especially at night
10's update deal sounds pretty long in the tooth including everything associated with a security update
In 7 just checking for updates can and has been an long ordeal with a lot of people lately.
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17 Oct 2015   #10
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Loki View Post
Microsoft: We have lots of square pegs, we want them in the new round holes.
MS Solution: use a Sledge Hammer!

Loki
They also subscribe to the "If it Don't fit.. Force It!" policy of doing things.
I always heard as, "If it don't fit, get a bigger hammer." MSpy just prefaces it with "bend over".
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