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

27 Oct 2010   #1
Blick

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

what does "it cannot be removed." mean? and what the hell is that?
what can I do with that? Install or hide?

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Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB976902)

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Install this update to enable future updates to install successfully on all editions of Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. This update may be required before selected future updates can be installed. After you install this item, it cannot be removed.

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27 Oct 2010   #2
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Pretty much, I would wait before installing lets find out EXACTLY what it does.
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27 Oct 2010   #3
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Its called the "Black Hole Update"
MS is very very vague on what it does.
What its for.
And how it spies on you.
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27 Oct 2010   #4
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi,

It could be something to do with the upcoming SP1 for Windows 7. The fact it cannot be removed says that it is going to be required if you wish to recieve & install further updates.

If your copy of Windows 7 is legit (purchased/pre-installed on new machine) then you shouldn't have anything to worry about


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27 Oct 2010   #5
Orbital Shark

 
 

It could also be a new WGA update to counter piracy which corrects any tampered files directly affecting the Windows Activation technology...
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27 Oct 2010   #6
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
It could also be a new WGA update to counter piracy which corrects any tampered files directly affecting the Windows Activation technology...
Normally wouldn't windows just say hey i'm part of windows genuine advantage?
If you dont install me when GA checks in you will not be genuine and none of your MS products wont work anymore?
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27 Oct 2010   #7
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 8.1/8.1 Pro/Windows 10 TP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
Its called the "Black Hole Update"
MS is very very vague on what it does.
What its for.
And how it spies on you.
Until the MIB show up at your door...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Hi,

It could be something to do with the upcoming SP1 for Windows 7. The fact it cannot be removed says that it is going to be required if you wish to recieve & install further updates.

If your copy of Windows 7 is legit (purchased/pre-installed on new machine) then you shouldn't have anything to worry about
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Also thought it was for upcoming SP 1 or IE 9 beta, didn't pay attention to the cannot be uninstalled part.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
It could also be a new WGA update to counter piracy which corrects any tampered files directly affecting the Windows Activation technology...
But hey if were headed towards the cloud anyway our OS is only as good as the money in our wallet on a month to month basis anyway
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27 Oct 2010   #8
Bill2

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

MS needs to be more transparent Jeez! You dont release an uninstallable update without proper documentation, a lot of people will hold this update off till the notes are available. Though if someone wants to get rid of this, i think system restore would be the way out.

Or image your win7 install before installing this update.

Edit: I believe this update is included in the leaked sp1, its required to install sp1.
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27 Oct 2010   #9
NICK ADSL UK
Microsoft MVP

 
 

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
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27 Oct 2010   #10
Bill2

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

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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