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Windows 7: [what]Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB976902)

27 Oct 2010   #11
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Bill2

I installed it also after making a restore point for good measure.
It is MS or it wouldn't be there.
I always check them before installing.
Seemed legit to me.
Mike


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27 Oct 2010   #12
Borg 386

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

I like to see/read the documentation. The fact that there was none raised some flags. I Googled this and found some speculation on what it was, but so far, no facts. Apparently it's raised a lot of questions since it's risen to #73 on items researched on Google in the past hour.

My general practice is to wait a couple days before I install any update to see if it causes any widespread problems. I am choosing not to install this patch until MS verifies it in some way.

I've found some articles today concerning this update. But nothing concrete.

Cubic: KB976902 - "Black Hole" update

Windows 7 Update to enable future updates.

Most of the people on the Microsoft Social forum are choosing not to install it until they too, can find some documentation.

Undocumented Windows 7 Update (KB976902) - Norton Community
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27 Oct 2010   #13
Jo6Pak

7 Ultimate
 
 

so, now i need an update that will allow me to get updates? i've just about had with all the damn updates and am on the verge of shutting them off completely. this just might be the one that causes me to do it...
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27 Oct 2010   #14
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I phoned my boy to warn about possible consequences installing this but he had already installed it nothing went wrong but he hasn't restarted his PC yet.
Personally I am going to pass on this for a couple of weeks before installing.
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27 Oct 2010   #15
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NICK ADSL UK View Post
I would not install this update at this time and will bring you further news on it when i get it
you should only ever install updates when there are officially posted on the Microsoft official websites only
I'll volunteer to be the guinea-pig here


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27 Oct 2010   #16
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Read.

Tech ARP - ED#123 : Yet Another Anti-Piracy Update For Windows 7?

Anybody know how respectable this techarp site is?
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27 Oct 2010   #17
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Tech Arp seems OK it's all speculation for now but i was thinking the same thing as soon as i saw the update.
When Microsoft had the WAT update earlier in the year it was easy to remove it by googling for info.
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27 Oct 2010   #18
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Read.

Tech ARP - ED#123 : Yet Another Anti-Piracy Update For Windows 7?

Anybody know how respectable this techarp site is?
Seems ok nut untill we have someone with a (god forbid), pirate copy then we wont know for sure
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27 Oct 2010   #19
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Relax, it's the servicing stack update. We've seen it all before in Vista.

That said, I don't think it was supposed to be released today. Looked around Microsoft Download Center, it's nowhere to be seen. Perhaps someone clicked the wrong button?

There are some new, official!, federated search connectors though, right fom the cow's udder.
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27 Oct 2010   #20
camp115158

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It's SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NICK ADSL UK View Post
I would not install this update at this time and will bring you further news on it when i get it
you should only ever install updates when there are officially posted on the Microsoft official websites only
It comes via automatic updates. I just installed it and it hasnt wrought any havoc.
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