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

21 Jun 2016   #211
itconcerned

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit / Linux Mint 18 MATE-VM
 
 

Hi,
First of all, thanks to Brds7t7.
Well, I went into KB3161608 install, run never10 and GWX Control Panel, got GWX search on my machine and found nothing so far.
Apparently nothing has been changed in terms of stability. I will call back on any news.
Regards,
itconcerned

Side note:
After all, that is what I have got:
"Update for Windows (KB3161608)
Installation date: ‎6/‎21/‎2016 2:44 PM
Installation status: Successful
Update type: Important
Fix for KB3161608
More information:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=3161608
Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com"
And the system is still stable with a normal WU use time.


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22 Jun 2016   #212
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I checked and 3161647 is on my "Optional" list in Windows Update, but I haven't downloaded it yet.
But just to throw some further confusion into the mix, when I downloaded the "Important" updates a couple days ago, I was extremely surprised when it downloaded everything perfectly normal!! I mean just a few minutes and it was done! I downloaded the updates in 3 separate groups and each group downloaded quickly and easily like they used to do. I have not seen that happen for months!

Like I said, I don't even have 3161647 or 3161608 in my machine yet and I double checked, so I don't know what created the difference or whether it's permanent or temporary. I'm waiting to see if anyone else has had that same experience.
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22 Jun 2016   #213
Painter

W7Pro/64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dallas 7 View Post
I checked and 3161647 is on my "Optional" list in Windows Update, but I haven't downloaded it yet.
But just to throw some further confusion into the mix, when I downloaded the "Important" updates a couple days ago, I was extremely surprised when it downloaded everything perfectly normal!! I mean just a few minutes and it was done! I downloaded the updates in 3 separate groups and each group downloaded quickly and easily like they used to do. I have not seen that happen for months!

Like I said, I don't even have 3161647 or 3161608 in my machine yet and I double checked, so I don't know what created the difference or whether it's permanent or temporary. I'm waiting to see if anyone else has had that same experience.
Same here.

Two W7 systems searching and downloading very quickly without 3161608 installed. I did install 3161664 (also recommended as a fix for slow scans) when it was made available the last time around, so maybe it was still doing its thing.

How long has MS been sitting on this fix for slow scans? They could not have just come up with the magic bullet all of a sudden.
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22 Jun 2016   #214
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I loaded it
2 out 3 machines found it shortly after startup but I said what the hell and loaded it on all three
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22 Jun 2016   #215
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

I'm assuming there is nothing W10-ish in this latest update, then?
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22 Jun 2016   #216
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

The only thing relating to Windows 10 is the wu.upgrade.ps.dll file, that's been included in all the WU Client updates though.
Harmless if you have the reg setting or GPO in place.
Only seems to be an issue if you have GWX and KB2952664 installed too.
I've had the WU Client updates installed on all my systems and VM'S and never once been offered the 10 upgrade.
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22 Jun 2016   #217
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
I'm assuming there is nothing W10-ish in this latest update, then?
I second prof's inquiry.

Additionally:

What's the incentive to get any of these "roll-ups" other than to possibly save time by not having to download a bunch of updates individually?

What's the premise of these things? Good maybe if you just did a new build and want to get a bunch of stuff in one lick--a poor man's Service Pack?

Do any of them contain anything even semi-important that would not be offered in individual KBs?

I'm just very reluctant to say yes to something that I can't easily evaluate and whose contents are not clearly stated.
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22 Jun 2016   #218
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Unless they are going to reissue them after the 29th of next month, there is no point including any GWX patches in them. The GWX app is constantly updated anyway, issueing it separately seems a better way to go. Microsoft seems intent on dropping the term service pack from its vocabulary. If it looks like a service pack, and smells like a service pack,.... be careful you don't step in it,
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22 Jun 2016   #219
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Well, I can't say that MS has sped up anything. I've had WU downloading the latest updates for over an hour and it's still at 0%.

Getting a little tired of this...
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22 Jun 2016   #220
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

The update system does know if a system image was created before installing updates
If not it will usually hang
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