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Windows 7: Further simplifying servicing models for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

16 Aug 2016   #11
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

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Hi,
Imaging is for everyone or at least should be it's so freaking easy to do now days
I've looked at various guides here and elsewhere over the last year or two and have found it incomprehensible really. If I recall correctly they started by saying I had to have a certain type of format and I don't have a clue whether I do or don't! I have two home computers with nothing that needs backing up other than the system files which aren't separately partitioned. At least being retired I have sufficient time available but a lot of ordinary computer users don't simply share my lack of knowledge, they don't have the time to make it a priority either.


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16 Aug 2016   #12
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

It's no wonder I refer to MS' CEO (Crazy Exasperating Officer) as Sadist Nutella. I'm so fed up with MS screwing around with Win 7. It's like if MS can't make us want Win 10, it will try to sneak it onto us. Since that failed, now the misbegotten lowlifes are trying to screw up Win 7 to make it more like Win 10. A pox on the control freaks of questionable parentage running the show (this post is the cleaned up version of my true feelings).
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16 Aug 2016   #13
Brds7t7

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

Exactly what I was thinking Lady F.

Seems like they couldn't get enough users on to Windows 10 during the free year, so now they're bringing "Windows as a service" to users of 7 & 8.1 too.

I'm not feeling overly excited about this!

What I don't understand is the part where it says: "Based on your feedback".

Who are they getting this feedback from? Windows 10 insiders?
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16 Aug 2016   #14
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
...What I don't understand is the part where it says: "Based on your feedback".

Who are they getting this feedback from? Windows 10 insiders?
I suspect they may be referring to the lack of feed back due to people blocking telemetry updates, thus the lack of feedback occurring and they are putting spin on it to make it look like we requested through feedback the combined updates.
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16 Aug 2016   #15
Brds7t7

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

I wonder if Windows Update will look like this in 6 months time:

Further simplifying servicing models for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1-2068.040513_1952_updatesandm8.png



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16 Aug 2016   #16
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
Exactly what I was thinking Lady F.

Seems like they couldn't get enough users on to Windows 10 during the free year, so now they're bringing "Windows as a service" to users of 7 & 8.1 too.

I'm not feeling overly excited about this!

What I don't understand is the part where it says: "Based on your feedback".

Who are they getting this feedback from? Windows 10 insiders?
The trouble is that if a lot of people post on forums that they hate the update system that requires them to vet every single update before installing it because malware from MS has become a bigger threat than malware from any other source, so why do they have to go through this monthly rigmarole, MS can legitimately say that simplifying the update system so we only need to install one update each month is merely responding to the feedback they've received !
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16 Aug 2016   #17
Brds7t7

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

Depends on the user, personally, I like to pick and choose what goes on each of my systems. But then again, I'm not running in a huge enterprise environment.

I just don't like the idea of all updates being lumped into one. And even less so when it's both Security and Recommended updates.

The one upside is that at least we're not having to endure the forced automatic updates. That's one of the big reasons a lot of people chose not to move to 10. Forcing that on people might lead to a few shaky fists in MS direction!

In all honesty though, I can live without the recommended updates anyway and my systems all run fine with a lot of them skipped. I can happily just stick to installing Security Update rollups, after a delay of a week or two.
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16 Aug 2016   #18
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Brds7t7

I really cant see Microsoft making windows 7 sp1 & 8.x forced automatic update the reason extended supports ends for both windows 7 & 8.x in a few years.
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16 Aug 2016   #19
Brds7t7

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

No, I know the forced updates won't happen. I was being sarcastic about that.

I don't think it would be possible anyway, as they would have to make significant changes to the update system within the OS.
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16 Aug 2016   #20
Holmes177

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
It's no wonder I refer to MS' CEO (Crazy Exasperating Officer) as Sadist Nutella. I'm so fed up with MS screwing around with Win 7. It's like if MS can't make us want Win 10, it will try to sneak it onto us. Since that failed, now the misbegotten lowlifes are trying to screw up Win 7 to make it more like Win 10. A pox on the control freaks of questionable parentage running the show (this post is the cleaned up version of my true feelings).
Agree 100% I have turned off automatic updates on all three of my computers running W7, and telling all my friends to do the same. MS is just screwing with W7 users. Why give W10 for free? Must be a lot more $ in it for MS. I seriously believe that there is intent on the part of MS to make W7 users' life pure Hell, in hopes that they will jump on W10. Thank you, NO, not now, not ever!
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