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Windows 7: March 8th 2016 Security Update Release Summary

11 Mar 2016   #51
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
Clear message in pcworld
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packaging Windows 10 upgrade prompts in a security update is a terrible idea and a breach of user trust
Microsoft slips Windows 10 upgrade ads into Internet Explorer security patch | PCWorld
No, actually there's nothing at all clear about that article. The author hasn't even bothered to try it himself, and even the people he quotes can't get the "supposed" blue banners to appear. So there is zero hard/useful information there.

It is truly alarming what is passing for "journalism" these days...


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11 Mar 2016   #52
4wd

W7, W8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxseven View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
Clear message in pcworld
Quote:
packaging Windows 10 upgrade prompts in a security update is a terrible idea and a breach of user trust
Microsoft slips Windows 10 upgrade ads into Internet Explorer security patch | PCWorld
No, actually there's nothing at all clear about that article.
And MS not clear either? They may back off, but original intent is very clear.

Quote:
Updated Internet Explorer 11 capabilities to upgrade Windows 8.1 and Windows 7
Quote:
adds functionality to Internet Explorer 11 on some computers that lets users learn about Windows 10 or start an upgrade to Windows 10
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12 Mar 2016   #53
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

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At least some of the grumbling may be attributable to a patch Microsoft pushed to a number of users this week as part of Patch Tuesday (KB3146449, which is buried inside Internet Explorer security patch KB3139929) which "adds functionality to Internet Explorer 11 on some computers that lets users learn about Windows 10 or start an upgrade to Windows 10." (This update seems only to create a "Get Windows 10" banner, and clicking the cancel button on it seems to remove it permanently, from what I can tell.)
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12 Mar 2016   #54
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I haven't seen any banners to upgrade at all
I did notice one browser add-on for windows update
But that might be tied to auto updating ie11 more that to 10 ?
Could be either one
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12 Mar 2016   #55
Painter

W7Pro/64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
I haven't seen any banners to upgrade at all
I did notice one browser add-on for windows update
But that might be tied to auto updating ie11 more that to 10 ?
Could be either one
You have Pro so you are not supposed to see the banner. See this thread from post #41 on, it explains why...

Beware KB3139929
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12 Mar 2016   #56
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Reading that article make me wonder what are some users doing who complain that "they got up this morning to find windows 10 on their system", do they just ignore the banner completely more than once and then believe it's someone else's fault.

Many years ago in the days of DOS I had a sales manager who managed to format his C: drive not his A: drive Floppy because he typed Format and not Format A: (a known issue at the time was that Format if not qualified would clear the active drive). this user managed this dispite windows throwing up multiple warnings of increasing severity until finally formatting his system and all his work. OK DOS warnings were not that impressive but todays warnings should tell any one looking at the screen to the fact that something is going on
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12 Mar 2016   #57
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Painter View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
I haven't seen any banners to upgrade at all
I did notice one browser add-on for windows update
But that might be tied to auto updating ie11 more that to 10 ?
Could be either one
You have Pro so you are not supposed to see the banner. See this thread from post #41 on, it explains why...

Beware KB3139929
Hi,
Only 1 of my installs is pro
2 are home premiums all 3 have the update and none are showing any banners unless I go to a M$ website and they have always had a large banner on them and most will produce a popup that they recommend upgrading to win-10
That has been going on for a while pretty much every since win-10 was released

There could be a delay
But then again I rarely use ie11 anymore I use pale moon x64 now primarily
But on pro I do have it as default browser mostly for Origin gaming since I don't want to download Chrome
Firefox is a tad to bloated imho :/

Otherwise gaming wise I'll probably just stick with Steam gaming darn thing just works without messing with browsers and defaults
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12 Mar 2016   #58
Painter

W7Pro/64
 
 

I would also add that I think the MS spokeswoman released the standard Myerson boilerplate as her response. It was not an answer in the slightest to the questions posed by The Register. It is unfortunate that MS customers are not afforded a direct response to the intent of the nested KBs. If MS is going to introduce advertising (in general) to W7, they should say so. If they are just using the code to push W10 until July 29, 2016, then OK, say so.
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12 Mar 2016   #59
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Reading that article make me wonder what are some users doing who complain that "they got up this morning to find windows 10 on their system", do they just ignore the banner completely more than once and then believe it's someone else's fault.
You might want to read this:-

Windows 10 upgrade starting automatically ? and it happened to me @ ********
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17 Mar 2016   #60
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seffrid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Reading that article make me wonder what are some users doing who complain that "they got up this morning to find windows 10 on their system", do they just ignore the banner completely more than once and then believe it's someone else's fault.
You might want to read this:-

Windows 10 upgrade starting automatically ? and it happened to me @ ********

While that link does not work, I have read quite a few articles recently about Windows 10 installing itself on some people's machines.

I have two Windows 7 machines and none of that happened to me. I have not even seen the specific update that all those articles are talking about. However, after this bunch of updates a GWX key did show up in my registry (some reservation or something). Mind you, I did not have GWX on my machine, I've never installed any of the W10-related updates, and I have the Group Policy setting against the upgrading enabled.

What I can't understand, is why is MS so insistent that people upgrade their existing machines? I actually do have a W10 installation and not the free upgrade at that. But apparently that's not enough for them, they want ALL my machines to be W10 regardless of whether I want it or not. Now that's real annoying.
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