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Windows 7: Simplifying updates for Windows 7 and 8.1

17 May 2016   #11
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
Just installed in a VM. No GWX Woohoo!
Just doing a check for updates (might take a while) to see what it omits.

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Another EDIT:

Here's what Windows Update picked up after installation:

Attachment 386804

Odd that it still misses a few security updates, I would have thought all of these would have been installed.
Well, then I can consider this a step forward, having a roll up package is better than instaling security patches one by one...
DIE GWX!


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17 May 2016   #12
Brds7t7

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FerchogtX View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
Just installed in a VM. No GWX Woohoo!
Just doing a check for updates (might take a while) to see what it omits.

...

Another EDIT:

Here's what Windows Update picked up after installation:

Attachment 386804

Odd that it still misses a few security updates, I would have thought all of these would have been installed.
Well, then I can consider this a step forward, having a roll up package is better than instaling security patches one by one...
DIE GWX!
The rollup packages are only for the recommended updates though, the Security updates are still coming separately.
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17 May 2016   #13
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
The rollup packages are only for the recommended updates though, the Security updates are still coming separately.
Which is still rather nice, security patches is the only thing you need for a secure system. It's well known tat optional or "reccomended" patches break Windows if Redmond people is not careful enough... XD
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17 May 2016   #14
Sarah M

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
5 years of updates in official "convenience rollup"

See this: Windows 7 now has a Service Pack 2 (but don?t call it that) | Ars Technica

The question is. Will we be able to uninstall or disable the telemetry crap if it's included?
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17 May 2016   #15
Blackink

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 

What I am wondering is, does this mean that if I do a clean install of Windows 7 on a 64 bit PC, I can download the "Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3125574)" and instead of waiting for 1, or several hours, to download the Windows Updates, this file will download and install ALL updates up to April of 2016, in a short amount of time??!!??

Could someone please verify this? I am just not sure so I would like a second opinion.

Thanks.....
Steve
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17 May 2016   #16
Brds7t7

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Blackink View Post
What I am wondering is, does this mean that if I do a clean install of Windows 7 on a 64 bit PC, I can download the "Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3125574)" and instead of waiting for 1, or several hours, to download the Windows Updates, this file will download and install ALL updates up to April of 2016, in a short amount of time??!!??

Could someone please verify this? I am just not sure so I would like a second opinion.

Thanks.....
Steve
It installs most of the security updates and some recommended update up until April 2016, you'll then only have a few more to install. It definitely saves time.
So if you kept this on a flash drive or CD you can install those updates quickly. It didn't take long to install for me when I tested it.
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17 May 2016   #17
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
How do you get it?

How do you get this "update pack"?
On my PC, the site doesn't work in IE10 or Pale Moon 26.

Am I going to have to start up a VM and use Google Chrome (shudder)?
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17 May 2016   #18
Brds7t7

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
How do you get this "update pack"?
On my PC, the site doesn't work in IE10 or Pale Moon 26.

Am I going to have to start up a VM and use Google Chrome (shudder)?
It won't work in Chrome, it should work fine on any IE version 6 or above. I had no issue accessing it in IE11.
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17 May 2016   #19
Brds7t7

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sarah M View Post
See this: Windows 7 now has a Service Pack 2 (but don?t call it that) | Ars Technica

The question is. Will we be able to uninstall or disable the telemetry crap if it's included?
They're not included. I ran Windows update after and all the telemetry updates and ones in my skip list were waiting to be installed.
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17 May 2016   #20
lehnerus2000

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
on my pc, the site doesn't work in ie10 ...
Simplifying updates for Windows 7 and 8.1-ms-update-catalog-issue.png
Can it be downloaded from the "Microsoft Download Center"?
What is the update pack called?


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