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Windows 7: August 2016 update rollup for Windows 7 SP1

27 Aug 2016   #51
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
So did my Acer got a free upgrade to 7 dvd with key for the computer purchase 30 days before 7 was released
Fortunately it had some upgrade options but still not compatible with win-10 fast start but otherwise functions well on 10 and 8.1


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28 Aug 2016   #52
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

It was when I went to reserve the upgrade to 10 on that machine that it went through the check and came back with the message it couldn't be done. It left the icon showing on the taskbar as if you'd get it and whereas on hubbys desktop and laptop clicking on that icon would give you the message that it was reserved and would be upgraded when available, or words to that effect, on my desktop you'd just get the same message that it couldn't be upgraded because the CPU wasn't compatible.

It doesn't worry me as 7 is supported till 2020 and that machine would be ready for replacing probably well before that.
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28 Aug 2016   #53
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bertison View Post
LevelBest, I'm sorry but I can always find all the relevant info I need in "More Information". There is also usually a link on that page which can access further info.
I doubt that is always the case.
MS used define updates this way:

"Updates are classified as Important, Recommended, Optional, and Featured. Here's what they mean:
  • Important updates offer significant benefits, such as improved security, privacy, and reliability. They should be installed as they become available, and can be installed automatically with Windows Update.
  • Recommended updates address non-critical problems or help enhance your computing experience. While these updates do not address fundamental issues with your computer or Windows software, they can offer meaningful improvements. These can be installed automatically.
  • Optional updates can include updates, drivers, or new software from Microsoft to enhance your computing experience. You can only install these manually."
I think things may have changed.
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29 Aug 2016   #54
Mega7User

Win 7
 
 
October this year, win 7 will start looking like 10

Here it comes, soon most windows 7 machines WILL look like and be forced to accept, updates (like win 10 GUI). Read this article, and I cringed ( Forbes Welcome ).

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29 Aug 2016   #55
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yea I did install the optional rollup on one machine and it did install net framework 4.6.1 when I had 4.5.2 installed
So when they said the rollups will just install the patches for your existing net framework that is not true
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3179573
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29 Aug 2016   #56
lehnerus2000

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mega7User View Post
Here it comes, soon most windows 7 machines WILL look like and be forced to accept, updates (like win 10 GUI). Read this article, and I cringed ( Forbes Welcome ).
Just as I suspected.

I guess Windows Update will have to be permanently disabled.

Still there is a chance this will be changed.
MS' success rate on Windows updates is so low now, they are likely to wipe out a bunch of (big) businesses who will no doubt cause a big stink when it happens (i.e. cost MS money).

We may have to wait for the EU and a few class action lawsuits to put MS back in its place.

The gap between MS and "Legitimate Businessmen" is shrinking everyday.
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30 Aug 2016   #57
LevelBest

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mega7User View Post
Here it comes, soon most windows 7 machines WILL look like and be forced to accept, updates (like win 10 GUI). Read this article, and I cringed ( Forbes Welcome ).

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Thanks for posting this. It was disappointing but not entirely unexpected. Just too much of a coincidence that the single roll up was announced so soon after the Win10 free upgrade.

I did not install the August roll up and I think for me, if I can't control what is and isn't installed on MY computer, then it will be the end of any updates for me.

If so many computer users have not upgraded to Win10 when it was free, doesn't this tell MS something? Why don't they post on their website a questionnaire asking people why they want to remain with the operating system they use currently. Why don't they simply just ask people instead of trying to ram Win10 onto everyone any which way they can?

LevelBest
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30 Aug 2016   #58
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Forbes what a strange website
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