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Windows 7: Windows 7 updates suddenly starts happening

26 Oct 2009   #1

Windows7 RC
 
 
Windows 7 updates suddenly starts happening

I am not sure if this have been discussed before but I have never been able to do any updates with my Windows 7 Rc I never thought it is a problem as it is Beta software

Yesterday I downloaded Zonealarm Beta for windows 7 and in the process of installing it disabled Windows firewall

Well all hell broke loose and I have since downloaded over 50(over 400meg) of updates from Microsoft website

I thought that maybe something else happened that caused the updates to happen so I went to one of my other PC's running 7 Rc and well after disabling the windows firewall the PC started updating from Microsoft update as well

So my verdict is that Windows firewall have been preventing my PC from doing any updates

It will be interesting to hear if someone else has experienced this

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26 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I do not yet use Windows 7, but using Zone Alarm for Windows Vista Home Premium x86, resulted in unexpected interupts from the Internet.

Maybe Uninstall ZoneAlarm, and try a different firewall/antispyware add-on.

Have a nice day!

zx81
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26 Oct 2009   #3

Windows7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zx81 View Post
I do not yet use Windows 7, but using Zone Alarm for Windows Vista Home Premium x86, resulted in unexpected interupts from the Internet.

Maybe Uninstall ZoneAlarm, and try a different firewall/antispyware add-on.

Have a nice day!

zx81
The new Beta release of Zone alarm is build for windows 7 and so far it is running very well

But back to topic:
Windows firewall have been preventing my PC from doing any updates
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26 Oct 2009   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pieterblackie View Post
I am not sure if this have been discussed before but I have never been able to do any updates with my Windows 7 Rc I never thought it is a problem as it is Beta software

Yesterday I downloaded Zonealarm Beta for windows 7 and in the process of installing it disabled Windows firewall

Well all hell broke loose and I have since downloaded over 50(over 400meg) of updates from Microsoft website

I thought that maybe something else happened that caused the updates to happen so I went to one of my other PC's running 7 Rc and well after disabling the windows firewall the PC started updating from Microsoft update as well

So my verdict is that Windows firewall have been preventing my PC from doing any updates

It will be interesting to hear if someone else has experienced this
Another good reason Not to use the win 7 firewall.

ken
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26 Oct 2009   #5

Windows7 RC
 
 

I have another P4 running windows 7 so tommorrow I will do the same with it and see what happens I will do some screenshots to show what happens
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26 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Another good reason Not to use the win 7 firewall.

ken
A miss-configured firewall (BY THE USER) does not make it a good reason not use it.

The default configuration of Windows Firewall would not have blocked Windows Update from working. This would have only happened if the user has gone in and alter the configuration.
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26 Oct 2009   #7

Windows7 RC
 
 

I would not know what to configure It has been the default settings since instalation
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26 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pieterblackie View Post
I would not know what to configure It has been the default settings since instalation
Those updates worked fine for me and I never touched the Windows firewall. The only way that the firewall can be changed is by the user or by the Antivirus they installed.

The user did something to cause this otherwise everyone with Windows 7 would have seen the same problem with the Windows updates.
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27 Oct 2009   #9

Windows7 RC
 
 

Ok so I got home today from work and disabled the windows firewall on my son's computer and the same happened

The moment I disabled the firewall and went to Update manager it told me that there atre updates available
I will piost some screenshots tommorow or so

I did not change any of the firewall settings on Windows firewall and this spesific PC have been running with Windows 7 since July
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