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Windows 7: Windows users face massive update bloat, tough choices

25 Oct 2016   #31
Brds7t7

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

Haha thanks, the amount of VM's I've tested over the past few years I should be working on the Virtualbox team!

No need for reps though mate, doesn't mean a great deal to me. So long as it's helping to clear up some confusion for users then it's all good to me!


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25 Oct 2016   #32
Brds7t7

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 3Colors View Post
What are you thinking to do Brds7t7 ? Support for W7 ends in 2019. I can tolerate as everyone here have a list of patches are not installed but they are all as optional or recommended. But see the Windows update that is pending to download the "security package" (plus extras) is another matter. As to no longer sleep peacefully, like right now XP

I do not know. I think give in to this change because right now my mind is on other things that added to all this is already a lot. Some here have already installed packages and so far so good. Except a user who had to uninstall it by finding certain problems :

Anything undesirable in KB3185330 or KB3188740?
At the moment I'm sticking with the security-only packages and will consider my options for later down the road. I won't be installing these fully cumulative updates though. And I've kept all past patches in a pack for future installs.

I have no intention of moving to Windows 10 at the moment. I'll continue to use 7 until 2020 then carry on with 8.1 for a while.
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25 Oct 2016   #33
3Colors

64-bit Windows 7 Professional
 
 

These patches are not for security included in the package are the "recommended" ? If it were so, even changing the option of "not receiving the recommended along with importants" would not help prevent that. That option would no longer have any function.
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25 Oct 2016   #34
Brds7t7

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 3Colors View Post
These patches are not for security included in the package are the "recommended" ? If it were so, even changing the option of "not receiving the recommended along with importants" would not help prevent that. That option would no longer have any function.
According to MS there will still be some separate updates which MS classes as "out-of-band" updates, so the option could still have some function. This will only really apply to people who have their updates set to automatic install anyway. It won't really make any difference to users who have their updates set to "check but don't download".
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25 Oct 2016   #35
marsmimar

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
No need for reps though mate, doesn't mean a great deal to me. So long as it's helping to clear up some confusion for users then it's all good to me!
Just wanted to add my thanks for all your help. Very much appreciated!
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25 Oct 2016   #36
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
No need for reps though mate, doesn't mean a great deal to me. So long as it's helping to clear up some confusion for users then it's all good to me!
Just wanted to add my thanks for all your help. Very much appreciated!
No problem Marsmimar.
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25 Oct 2016   #37
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
We might need to send you a keg of brew instead wonder if there are any virtual kegs around
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25 Oct 2016   #38
MeOnMine

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MeOnMine View Post
I can't find a "September Security only update".
Was there one ?
No, I was just using it as an example. The Security-only rollups only started this month.
Thanks Brds7t7 I'll start a collection from October.

I have just finished building a USB installer for Win7x64 with slipstreamed all (relevant) updates till September. Including Xhci and Ehci with Nvme drivers.
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26 Oct 2016   #39
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

If I am understanding this thread correctly. How far back do the Monthly roll-ups that you get through windows update go back?

On a side note, it also makes belarc advisor useless at least for updates.
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26 Oct 2016   #40
Painter

W7Pro/64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by groze View Post
If I am understanding this thread correctly. How far back do the Monthly roll-ups that you get through windows update go back?

On a side note, it also makes belarc advisor useless at least for updates.
For Windows 7, I think the first one was the May 2016 Rollup. The October rollup was the first one under the new windows update policy.
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