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

12 Oct 2016   #81
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
Yeah, interesting is not the word I would use, but I can't use that word here.....
Hellish?


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12 Oct 2016   #82
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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So, how to avoid telemetry, spyware and other so called "updates" ?
Once the updates become fully cumulative, you won't be able to, unless you go for the security only update option. Or unless MS does leave some updates separate. But according to their articles they want to incorporate all past patches.
Going for the security only update is the route I'm going to take...later (I want to wait awhile before downloading and installing it in case something goes pear shaped).

I found the security only update by highlighting the "Quality" (what a lie!) Rollup and clicking on the More information link. On the webpage that pops up, I scrolled down to More information and a link for the Security Only "Quality" update, then clicked on that link. On the next page that comes up, just scroll down to the appropriate update, then download and install it.
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12 Oct 2016   #83
Brds7t7

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

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A question concerning the Security Monthly Rollup, (199.4MB) as well. Lets just say one update fails to install for whatever reason, will the remaining continue to install?
Do you mean the stupidly titled "security quality update rollup"?

I would think as they're going to be cumulative MS would fix it in the next update and you would get both months fixes in that update.
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12 Oct 2016   #84
Brds7t7

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rdl View Post
So, how to avoid telemetry, spyware and other so called "updates" ?
Once the updates become fully cumulative, you won't be able to, unless you go for the security only update option. Or unless MS does leave some updates separate. But according to their articles they want to incorporate all past patches.
Going for the security only update is the route I'm going to take...later (I want to wait awhile before downloading and installing it in case something goes pear shaped).
Unless things change over the future months, this is my plan for any new installs & VM's:

1) Turn off Windows update during setup and keep Internet disconnected.

2) After setup and I've done my tweaks, run the Dr. Windows Update Pack (excluding the updates I have on my current ignore list). This will get me up to date both Security wise and with fixes up until September 2016.

3) Scratch my head and wonder what the hell I'm going to do next.

I could keep all the security only update rollups from now until EOL. But that's going to be a lot of work installing the remaining individual security only rollups for both 7 and 8.1. Especially when I'm going to have to keep all the patches for 8.1 until 2023....


Anybody got any headache pills?
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12 Oct 2016   #85
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
...Anybody got any headache pills?
Yeah, they look like this.



You apply them at high velocity to the source of the headache.

Btw, where does one find this Dr. Windows Update pack?
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12 Oct 2016   #86
Brds7t7

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

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
...Anybody got any headache pills?
Yeah, they look like this.



You apply them at high velocity to the source of the headache.

Btw, where does one find this Dr. Windows Update pack?
At least it's less painful!

You have to Google it LF, otherwise I get my wrist slapped! Posted some info on previous page about it.
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12 Oct 2016   #87
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Once again, I find myself contemplating saying the hell with updating, just install good AV and take your chances. Easy for me, as I now live on Planet Linux. Unfortunately, my wife hasn't yet made the crossing, and I am responsible for keeping her computer both safe and Windows 10-resistant until she does. So, I will have to continue reading these painful threads. trying to sift out the kernels of wisdom among the confusion. Keep those kernels coming, you have no idea how much they are appreciated.
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12 Oct 2016   #88
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
...Btw, where does one find this Dr. Windows Update pack?
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..You have to Google it LF, otherwise I get my wrist slapped! Posted some info on previous page about it.
Got it. Thank you very much!
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12 Oct 2016   #89
Swizz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Swizz View Post
A question concerning the Security Monthly Rollup, (199.4MB) as well. Lets just say one update fails to install for whatever reason, will the remaining continue to install?
Do you mean the stupidly titled "security quality update rollup"?

I would think as they're going to be cumulative MS would fix it in the next update and you would get both months fixes in that update.
No not exactly..

For example, the all in one package download titled "Security Monthly Rollup" Prior to October's layout if one individual update fails, it acknowledges you with an error code. This is out of curiosity, but if one did fail, will that cause the others to abort as well? Or will it simply carry on, only to leave the one at fault behind?
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12 Oct 2016   #90
Brds7t7

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

One individual update won't fail as their won't be any individuals. It'll be the whole security rollup that will fail. The rollups have all the files in one update, not several separate ones that can be separated. If the whole rollup fails then that's something MS would have to address. I'm sure they'll get enough reports back about it.
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