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Windows 7: Compatibility update for upgrading Windows 7

22 Apr 2014   #1
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 
Compatibility update for upgrading Windows 7

Hi Guys! Are you like me receiving through Windows Update, this automated one??:


Article ID: 2952664 - Last Review: April 22, 2014 - Revision: 1.0
Compatibility update for upgrading Windows 7.

Intro:
This update helps Microsoft make improvements to the current operating system in order to ease the upgrade experience to the latest version of Windows.
Applies to
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Windows 7 Enterprise
    • Windows 7 Home Basic
    • Windows 7 Home Premium
    • Windows 7 Professional
    • Windows 7 Starter
    • Windows 7 Ultimate
Compatibility update for upgrading Windows 7


I do not know if I'll install it right away, today...


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22 Apr 2014   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

I have just checked my today's update list & yes it has been installed. No problems & no restart required.

It is shown in Installed Updates as KB2952664. So you can check if it is installed.
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22 Apr 2014   #3
NoN

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

Humm...thanks for the heads up! I might wait a little more reading around that Kb Article!
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22 Apr 2014   #4
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I don't see that KB in my system, either installed or one to install.
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22 Apr 2014   #5
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I just got notified for New Updates available, and this is the Update.
Sounds like it's for helping with upgrading to Win 8 ?
I'll wait a while on this one ...
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22 Apr 2014   #6
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

fireberd: It only came through this morning here in Australia, as we get most of the Tuesday updates on the Wednesday, owing to the time difference.

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2952664)

Installation date: ‎23/‎04/‎2014 5:41 AM

Installation status: Successful

Update type: Recommended

Install this update to resolve issues in Windows. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article for more information. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

More information:
Compatibility update for upgrading Windows 7



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22 Apr 2014   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Installed KB2952664 about 1/2 hour ago with no problems.
Rebooted just to make sure but it's not required.
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22 Apr 2014   #8
NoN

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
I just got notified for New Updates available, and this is the Update.
Sounds like it's for helping with upgrading to Win 8 ?
I'll wait a while on this one ...
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.
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23 Apr 2014   #9
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

It finally showed up as available this morning on my system.
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23 Apr 2014   #10
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

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.
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