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Windows 7: It's time for Microsoft to fix the Windows 7 update slowdowns

09 May 2016   #101
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

It will depend on sales of W-10.

If sales are low Microsoft will start attacking Windows 7 and 8 users in some sort of fashion. Probable using Updates to slip little reminders in.
Slowing down Windows 7 Update even more and who know what else.


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10 May 2016   #102
Vocalpoint

Windows 7 Professional SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
It will depend on sales of W-10. If sales are low Microsoft will start attacking Windows 7 and 8 users in some sort of fashion. Probable using Updates to slip little reminders in.
Slowing down Windows 7 Update even more and who know what else.
I fail to see any logic whatsoever in "attacking" Win7/8 users. As if that's going to make any user upgrade any quicker.

Not sure about anyone else out there - but if I see even the slightest threat to my current stable Win 7 environment - I view that as an immediate reason to strike back. With the wallet, tech, reg hacks - whatever it takes.

This type of BS will simply drive me further and further away from any Win 10 upgrade or whatever comes next. I cannot believe that MS fails to realize what this type of behavior is going to do to sales.

Or understand that some (Many?) of us - are currently happy with what we have and have no interest in total OS upheaval - at this moment.

That is not to say we won't come around later - but let us decide when that time is.

VP
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10 May 2016   #103
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
It will depend on sales of W-10. If sales are low Microsoft will start attacking Windows 7 and 8 users in some sort of fashion. Probable using Updates to slip little reminders in.
Slowing down Windows 7 Update even more and who know what else.
I fail to see any logic whatsoever in "attacking" Win7/8 users. As if that's going to make any user upgrade any quicker.
If a user needs to use MS software and W7/W8 won't run properly, what other choice does a user have?
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10 May 2016   #104
other

Win7 x64
 
 

Being one who is always running 3 to 5 years sometimes even more, behind the newest technological shinny thing I see no reson to move off an operating system that's still new to me. I have no desire or need to go to Windows 10 so I won't. Maybe in 3 to 5 years but who knows. This is how I've always been. Those that have the need will change those that don't want to won't unless MS decides to nuke every system not on Windows 10.

I get the idea that MS wants to get everyone on 10 but you can't always get everything you want no matter who or what you are.
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11 May 2016   #105
Vocalpoint

Windows 7 Professional SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
If a user needs to use MS software and W7/W8 won't run properly, what other choice does a user have?
What exactly does this mean? Why wouldn't W7 be running properly?

VP
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11 May 2016   #106
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Simple.
If Windows 7 doesn't run properly I just fix it.
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11 May 2016   #107
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Yep This computer I am typing this on started locking up when a USB was plugged in. Tried lots of things, drivers, repair install. Then went back to an image from 4 months ago. Was very careful when I updated it to stop X and data mining files. Also installed Spybot Anti Beacon and GWX Control Panel Monitor, the registry hacks and the group policy settings. Microsoft need to get it into perspective they may have 200 million on 10 (I find that hard to believe) but there are probably 20 Billion on 7.
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11 May 2016   #108
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

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If a user needs to use MS software and W7/W8 won't run properly, what other choice does a user have?
What exactly does this mean? Why wouldn't W7 be running properly?
Because MS broke Windows Update.
There have been quite a few reports of Windows Update using 50%+ CPU and multiple GBs of RAM for hours.

I spent a day and a half trying to get a W7 VM to update.
My main desktop takes ~30 minutes to update.
My media desktop takes several hours to update.

MS has either deliberately broken W7 and/or crippled the update servers.
How can users fix that?
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11 May 2016   #109
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Something to remember.

Most of the time, at least with my computer when doing Windows 7 updates most of the time is spent Searching.
The system is looking for a Microsoft Server that is available to use for Windows 7 updates.

Sometime is takes many minutes and sometimes it takes many hours.
Who would control Microsoft Servers allocation other than Microsoft?

In my opinion Microsoft has put Upgrading and updating to W-10 to a higher priority of their Server allocation.
Therefore putting Windows 7 updates on hind nipple.

No I can't prove it but that is my thought.
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11 May 2016   #110
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I believe it

Heck I reset updates with Shawn's option 3 all in one bat
Took an hour to search for updates
Deleted everything in my downloads folder I suppose it was way too bloated nearly 5gb's
Along with reverting back to net 4.5.2 and running TFC

Installing now finally
So I'll see if I get another frozen black screen on restart for my trouble
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