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Windows 7: TaDA! Windows updates again- So? How bad was it?

11 Jun 2014   #11
4wd

W7, W8.1
 
 

All well here (as usual), w 7 & w 8.


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11 Jun 2014   #12
ausgumbie

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

14 updates. Two reboots for me too. But I'm here. All must be well.

ausgumbie
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11 Jun 2014   #13
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

There's an interesting security issue in relation to this month's updates raised here:-

6/11/2014 Updates introduce one of Microsoft's worst - Microsoft Community

What's also interesting, apart from this security issue and the need for most of you to reboot twice when installing the updates, is that I haven't yet been offered them on my work machine. Normally by this time on a Wednesday afternoon in the UK I've been offered them, even tho' I don't install them for a day or two until I have seen whether they raise any issues. I'm beginning to wonder whether they've been temporarily withdrawn, although I'll have my gaming machine on shortly and will see whether they're offered on that one.

Update: My gaming machine was offered 8 updates as soon as it was switched on. I assume the work machine will be offered them next time I have it on, probably tomorrow.
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11 Jun 2014   #14
robinb9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

when I did the graphic one I found after reboot the desktop gallery icon I have for weather has only the words in it and graphics are gone. I know there was a way to fix this but I do not remember it. I have the dpi set to custom at 115% but it still effected all the desktop gallery icons.
anyone see this too and know how to fix it?
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11 Jun 2014   #15
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Seffrid maybe the IT dept at work runs its own update server for all machines?

Robin, what do you mean "graphics one" and "desktop gallery icon?"
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11 Jun 2014   #16
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Seffrid maybe the IT dept at work runs its own update server for all machines?

No, I work from home (semi-retired) and use one of my own machines for my work independently of the company's IT support for their office-based machines, with my other one being used for gaming.

Since my earlier post I have installed the 8 updates on my gaming machine, seemingly without problems. They included KB2952664 which I've previously hidden a couple of times as it relates to future OS upgrades which I don't envisage wanting, but having it come up for the third time I thought I'd give in and install it!
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11 Jun 2014   #17
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
when I did the graphic one I found after reboot the desktop gallery icon I have for weather has only the words in it and graphics are gone. I know there was a way to fix this but I do not remember it. I have the dpi set to custom at 115% but it still effected all the desktop gallery icons.
anyone see this too and know how to fix it?
Have you tried a cold reboot? I've found that sometimes fixes update issues that arise when the machine auto-reboots to complete the installation.
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11 Jun 2014   #18
robinb9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

yes I did, this happened on every windows 7 that had Windows desktop gadgets on it. I know Microsoft pulled off Windows gadgets because it has a security leak but on this one test machine I wanted to keep it.
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11 Jun 2014   #19
robinb9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Seffrid maybe the IT dept at work runs its own update server for all machines?

Robin, what do you mean "graphics one" and "desktop gallery icon?"
windows 7 has desktop gadgets. I know Microsoft pulled them because they have a security leak, but I wanted to keep it on this particular machine. I had one for weather on it and now it looks like what you see in the picture I attached
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11 Jun 2014   #20
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Two boots at 30% each time - some security changes require registering the service

I recently restored an image, so the following might not apply to WU

IE 11 was slower
Search with Google add-on arrow is gone. I can still right click on highlighted text and pick search with Google.

That's about it. Any other anomalies, I'm chalking up to IE 11 (Enhanced Protection works a bit differently: the prompt is not as intuitive)
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