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Windows 7: April 12th 2016 Security Update Release for Windows

13 Apr 2016   #11
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You don`t have to prepare or even research it, Microsoft has done that for us, just highlite the update, then click on more information and the description page pops right up.

I just look at it this way, if we are gonna wait 6 to 8 hours for updates to show up (LOL) what`s another few minutes finding out what each one`s for, I mean there are only multiple updates on Tuesdays anyway, the rest of the week it`s just MSE definitions.

Just my thoughts, everyone has their own system.


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13 Apr 2016   #12
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

An alternative option (assuming you don't want to follow the advice from something like Susan Bradley's Patch Watch at Windows Secrets) is to leave all the updates for a week. If there are any rogue updates that cause problems they will either have been pulled or replaced by then. Research any critical updates before then, but leaving important or recommended ones for a week isn't going to cause any problems.

If you aren't interested in upgrading to Windows 10 you also need to make sure you aren't installing any of the nagware updates, some of which like KB2952664 are constantly being re-offered.
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13 Apr 2016   #13
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

But I think 5583 is the main W10 culprit.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3035583

But yes you have to be diligent with 2664 too.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2952664
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13 Apr 2016   #14
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You don`t have to prepare or even research it, Microsoft has done that for us, just highlite the update, then click on more information and the description page pops right up.
Of course but the information can be vague.
I have installed at least 3 "important" updates in the past few months that have caused system file errors.
So this is why I image before updating even important updates and do an sfc /scannow after. If the sfc fails I revert to the previous image. This has never been a problem until ~ the last 12 months.
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13 Apr 2016   #15
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I hear that

"I have installed at least 3 "important" updates in the past few months that have caused system file errors."

Did you write them down ? So I could look into them, see if they are on my do not install list ?
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13 Apr 2016   #16
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Still pondering why on earth a Russian time zone is a Important update
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3148851
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13 Apr 2016   #17
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Oh forgot Microsoft is asking for issues with this round on win-10
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...8-b5c5a69be530

I guess they could care a less about how win-7 is affected
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13 Apr 2016   #18
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post

The only ones you should truly be concerned with are security updates, and they too must be analyzed 1st.
I accept them outright if stated as important. I'm not prepared to "research" every important update.
If things go south I have a number of system images to revert to. I can go back 6 months+ if needed.
I don't do updates any more for weeks, and my PC is working great. This works for me, perhaps not for you, we all have different set ups
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13 Apr 2016   #19
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Still pondering why on earth a Russian time zone is a Important update
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3148851
I saw that one .
I guess it is important for Russians. I gather they had new time zone changes.
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13 Apr 2016   #20
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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