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Windows 7: More on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 servicing changes

10 Oct 2016   #41
Brds7t7

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

spc3rd, hang on until Wednesday. Then, if you have any issues using the software, send me a PM. Once you've used it, you'll see its pretty straightforward to use. I think it might take a few weeks for the software to be updated to take into account the new update options though.


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10 Oct 2016   #42
spc3rd

Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

O.k., Brds7t7.

Just for 'good measure'...I'll wait until say Friday or Saturday, then give it a go.

Much obliged for the follow-up info!
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10 Oct 2016   #43
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

I would certainly never install any updates for at least a week from their release, that gives time for MS to pull or replace any problematic ones.
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10 Oct 2016   #44
spc3rd

Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Sounds good to me, Seffrid.

Thanks for the additional suggestion!
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10 Oct 2016   #45
Brds7t7

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seffrid View Post
I would certainly never install any updates for at least a week from their release, that gives time for MS to pull or replace any problematic ones.
100% agree! especially with some of the "dodgy" patches MS has pushed out the past couple of years!

I just noticed yesterday that the September rollup had borked up my sfc scans again. Getting integrity violations which went away after I uninstalled the update. I'll save that for another thread though.
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10 Oct 2016   #46
Painter

W7Pro/64
 
 

Anyone changing their Windows Update Settings for tomorrow - To what and why?

I am just referring to these options...

- 'Notify, but let me choose'.
- 'Never Update'
- 'Download, but let me choose when to install'
- 'Automatic updates on'

I have 'notify, but let me choose', and I am going to leave it that way even though I am not installing the WU monthly package.
I want to get the .NET and IE updates via WU as they are separate and I want to see the Preview list too. A friend is recommending setting it to 'never update' until patch Tuesday rolls around - then reset it again. He has not convinced me that there is any benefit to doing this.
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10 Oct 2016   #47
Brds7t7

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

I've just read the first official blog again and realised I COMPLETELY missed this about the security only update:

The Security-only update will be available to download and deploy from WSUS, SCCM, and the Microsoft Update Catalog.

The fact it will be available from the Windows Update Catalog actually makes it a lot easier to get than using WSUS. You just have to keep an eye out for the KB number of the security patch that month and download it from the site. Makes things a LOT easier!

Now, MS needs to hurry up and remove the ActiveX requirement so we can access it with any browser!
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10 Oct 2016   #48
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Painter View Post
Anyone changing their Windows Update Settings for tomorrow - To what and why?

I am just referring to these options...

- 'Notify, but let me choose'.
- 'Never Update'
- 'Download, but let me choose when to install'
- 'Automatic updates on'

I have 'notify, but let me choose', and I am going to leave it that way even though I am not installing the WU monthly package.
I want to get the .NET and IE updates via WU as they are separate and I want to see the Preview list too. A friend is recommending setting it to 'never update' until patch Tuesday rolls around - then reset it again. He has not convinced me that there is any benefit to doing this.
I'm leaving my second computer on "Notify, but let me choose" so that I can see what is being offered, but I've tonight changed my main computer to "Never update" primarily because I want to see if that prevents a constant updating search process taking 25% of resources coupled with a failure of the MSE definition updating process during the period in which WU is running as has been the case in recent months. I'll keep both decisions under review.
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11 Oct 2016   #49
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Painter View Post
Anyone changing their Windows Update Settings for tomorrow - To what and why?
I've always had it set to Notify, but let me choose, I was especially glad i had it that way when the Get 10 debacle reared it's ugly head.

As far as I'm concerned, I always wait a few days before d/l ing the patches to see which ones are causing problems. Not like their record has been stellar concerning those for a bit now.

It looks like I'll be using WSUS from this point to update the various 7 & 8 OS's I have. I have no desire to allow MS to put whatever they want on my system. I saw another one of those patches issued a few days ago where they wanted to check out your system for upgrade compatibility. I also occasionally see the telemetry patches come up.

I came across this item while perusing some documents on WSUS Offline, anyone heard or used this program? Looks interesting.

Quote:
Portable Update is a windows-base tool for updating a Microsoft Windows computer in a isolated environment.
Portable Update: Update Windows in an isolated environment. The first. The best.
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11 Oct 2016   #50
Brds7t7

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
Portable Update is a windows-base tool for updating a Microsoft Windows computer in a isolated environment.
Haven't heard of that software before. The only ones I have heard of and tried are WSUSOffline, Simplix and the Dr. Windows Update Pack, which I have used on a couple of new installs.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Painter View Post
Anyone changing their Windows Update Settings for tomorrow - To what and why?

I am just referring to these options...

- 'Notify, but let me choose'.
- 'Never Update'
- 'Download, but let me choose when to install'
- 'Automatic updates on'

I have 'notify, but let me choose', and I am going to leave it that way even though I am not installing the WU monthly package.
I want to get the .NET and IE updates via WU as they are separate and I want to see the Preview list too. A friend is recommending setting it to 'never update' until patch Tuesday rolls around - then reset it again. He has not convinced me that there is any benefit to doing this.
Painter, I too will be leaving my WU settings on "Check for updates but let me choose"
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