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Windows 7: August 2016 update rollup for Windows 7 SP1

24 Aug 2016   #11
Bertison

Windows 7/64 HPremium.
 
 

Installed KB3179573 on the 17th, no problems. I always check for "More Information" on the MS site, so I rejected and hid KB3177723, the Egyptian DST update. That's how I found and dealt with, the Azerbaijan update ages ago.

Now, I didn't need either of those, they are irrelevant and inapplicable to my situation, as have been many more over the years. But they are applicable to other people on the planet, and that's who MS serve: all users of their services, wherever they may live. I think some here should remember that.


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24 Aug 2016   #12
TheLovleyGuy

Windows 8 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TechnoMage2016 View Post
I am forced to ask WHY?
After doing a forced RE-Install of Windows 7 Ultimate SP1, last night, Auto Update fired up and began downloading 229 updates, so being a dutiful MS user, I let it finish.
But it was going slowly and so I went on to bed and let it run.
This morning I went back to that PC and it was OFF. So, I tried to boot it up, and it went right into a FIX mode and then went into a Boot, Fix, reboot, repeat loop. Arggggg!
Restoring a Ghost Image made before the updates, fixed it. Now Auto Updates is shut OFF.
Scream, yell and stomp your feet all you want, but I've found that Windows 7 is on the downhill slide, like XP was just a few years ago, and it runs just fine without the dang MS Updates. So now, on all of my 20 PC's, Microsoft Updates is shut OFF.
It will stay that way.
Well, that's my opinion anyway.

Cheers Mates,
TechnoMage
Will i never make updates beacuase it makes my computer = Slow in booting + Too Many Updates
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25 Aug 2016   #13
LevelBest

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
I quit. No more updates. Something fishy is going on.
I did not install the August roll up and am unsure whether to install future updates in this way. I feel very uncomfortable installing updates that I can't see / am unaware of what's being installed on my computer. Why would MS start to do single roll ups like this?

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25 Aug 2016   #14
Bertison

Windows 7/64 HPremium.
 
 

Think this has been said, at least by me:

Access "Change Settings" from Control Panel. Set Updates to "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them."
When each update is listed, RIGHT click first. Select "More Information." Take a close look at what it is and what it does. Accept or reject it by leaving the check mark in the box, move on to next, repeat for all listed updates.

After this is completed, right click the ones unchecked, one by one, choose "Hide Update."

Download and install only the ones you want. It takes a little work, and a little thought.
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25 Aug 2016   #15
LevelBest

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bertison View Post
Think this has been said, at least by me:

Access "Change Settings" from Control Panel. Set Updates to "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them."
When each update is listed, RIGHT click first. Select "More Information." Take a close look at what it is and what it does. Accept or reject it by leaving the check mark in the box, move on to next, repeat for all listed updates.

After this is completed, right click the ones unchecked, one by one, choose "Hide Update."

Download and install only the ones you want. It takes a little work, and a little thought.

Yes, I already do this. Unless I've misunderstood MS are now going to (from October I believe) issue one update a month which will contain a number of updates which you won't be able to see. The usual MS blurb via 'information' is that an update will resolve a number of issues - it's usually very vague. At least when I can see 'update for IE11' I know that's what I'm getting.

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25 Aug 2016   #16
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Nothing a system image can't cure if issues are found
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25 Aug 2016   #17
LevelBest

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Nothing a system image can't cure if issues are found
I create a system image every month and weekly / fortnightly system restore points.

Any views though on why MS would start to do single monthly roll ups instead of individual updates?

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25 Aug 2016   #18
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
So far I don't really have an issue with bundling important updates
Seems more straight forward to do that
They did say net frameworks will also be bundled and will not automatically switch to the newest version so that too is a good thing imo

The issue is the Optional or recommended updates being bundled for me anyway
Some are just purely unnecessary refer bach to all the win-10 upgrade stuff misclassified as Recommended
Not to mention all the telemetry stuff of which there are still 3 lingering in the optional section still.
So as far as installing anything in the Optional section I'll be passing on that tour for now anyway.
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25 Aug 2016   #19
LevelBest

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

It seems to be that optional and important updates can be switched from month to month as MS see fit. The point is you really don't know what you're getting. We could be installing windows 10 updates in some fashion and have it installed on computers whether you like it or not, as some have reported happening.

As for telemetry: this also concerns me. I tried to post a question the other day to see if anyone knew exactly what information MS are gaining by telemetry but I think it was removed. If it's something like 6,000 people downloaded Adele's latest album, I couldn't care but if it's banking details then that's concerning.

I've also recently discovered that Office also sends telemetry to MS, for instance the list of recently worked on documents and the actual document you're working on should you get an error message at that time. This has made me review all the documents on my computer and I have removed several, including my personal journal and I've put it on my Vaio which has never been connected to the internet.

I just find it concerning and I find myself logging on less and less.

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25 Aug 2016   #20
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Well as long as the updates abide by CEIP preferences it's nothing really new
And yes a lot of Micro... software have separate setting to share usage so one does have to review all settings if they have issues with sending that stuff.

I wouldn't say I'm worried too much about it I have more issues with betaware being forced than anything through the optional section
So for now it's only Important section updates and system images well before downloading and installing them.
I have quite a archive of system images now
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