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Windows 7: Compatibility update for upgrading Windows 7

24 Apr 2014   #11
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post

I don't see any situation where I'm ever going to downgrade W7 to W8.
Likewise, I'll give it a day or two in case any other points arise and then I'll hide this particular update as I simply don't see the point in running it.


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25 Apr 2014   #12
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
BTW, the file version 6.3.9600.17057 seems to be from Windows 8.1.
I've hide this update...i will certainly not upgrade my retail Dvd Windows 7 OS to Windows 8.1 through an upgrade. I'll do clean install of new OS.
Agreed.
I've hidden it too (I always do clean installs of new OS versions).

I don't see any situation where I'm ever going to downgrade W7 to W8.
That's an update made for pre-installed Windows 7 OS....no need for retail versions or one dying urgently of an OS upgrade through a download...!
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26 Apr 2014   #13
cripple9

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 
Win7 SP2?

I could be wrong, but this seems more likely to be indicative of a soon-to-be Windows 7 SP2 (Service Pack 2). I vaguely remember similar language for an update not long before SP1. And a similar update my sister refused to install before XP's SP3, the results of which were disastrous. I would assume that the upgrade disc/installer for Windows 8 or 8.1 would include any necessary precursors for the upgrade or at least download them itself at the time of install.
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27 Apr 2014   #14
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cripple9 View Post
I could be wrong, but this seems more likely to be indicative of a soon-to-be Windows 7 SP2 (Service Pack 2). I vaguely remember similar language for an update not long before SP1. And a similar update my sister refused to install before XP's SP3, the results of which were disastrous. I would assume that the upgrade disc/installer for Windows 8 or 8.1 would include any necessary precursors for the upgrade or at least download them itself at the time of install.

Just to clarify re your sister, was the update disastrous hence her refusing to install it, or was it her refusal to install it that turned out to be disastrous?

EDIT: Just seen a Support Engineer's clarification of this update on the Microsoft forums:-

"I appreciate your concern about KB2952664 update.

This update is only related to ease the upgrade from Windows 7 to newer operating system like Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

Please refer this article:
Compatibility update for upgrading Windows 7
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2952664

However, Microsoft recommends installing all the important updates as it keeps your computer up to date and prevents it from being vulnerable to any security issues. It also helps in various bug fixes."

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...8-0420a24f28d5
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27 Apr 2014   #15
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
BTW, the file version 6.3.9600.17057 seems to be from Windows 8.1.
I've hide this update...i will certainly not upgrade my retail Dvd Windows 7 OS to Windows 8.1 through an upgrade. I'll do clean install of new OS.
Agreed.
I've hidden it too (I always do clean installs of new OS versions).

I don't see any situation where I'm ever going to downgrade W7 to W8.
That's an update made for pre-installed Windows 7 OS....no need for retail versions or one dying urgently of an OS upgrade through a download...!
Thaere will be NO SP 2 for Win 7.
It's that simple.
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28 Apr 2014   #16
cripple9

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seffrid View Post
Just to clarify re your sister, was the update disastrous hence her refusing to install it, or was it her refusal to install it that turned out to be disastrous?
I may be assuming more than I should, but she and I had nearly identical setups & her SP3 failed, but mine didn't. The only difference I recall being that I installed the precursory update, but not her. That was a VERY long time ago though, so who knows.

Thanks for pointing us to that Microsoft thread BTW. Nice to have clarification. I've installed the update with no apparent problems so far.
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28 Apr 2014   #17
NoelDP

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SP3 CANNOT refer to either Vista or Win 7 .
It may refer to Office (many versions)
Please start a new thread of your own.
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28 Apr 2014   #18
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
SP3 CANNOT refer to either Vista or Win 7 .
It may refer to Office (many versions)
Please start a new thread of your own.
If you re-read post #13 you'll understand why SP3 was referred to in this thread, it was in relation to XP as a precedent to the kind of wording used in relation to this latest update for Windows 7.
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13 May 2014   #19
UserNam

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I tried to download the iso from there program to download only with prodoct key. It was somewhat working but it kept failing to connect but now it just won't pop-up. I'm going to try the update.

I just extracted the files from the installer, and it seems to be updating aeinv.dll, aepdu.dll, devint.dll, wica.dll(Windows Install Compability Advisor). It seems real...
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