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Windows 7: OK here we go again- MS Security Updates so?

15 Oct 2014   #1
robinb9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 
OK here we go again- MS Security Updates so?

Do you think Microsoft will ever give us a month without security updates?
Anyway, has anyone had any problems installing them?
thanks


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15 Oct 2014   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

At the rate security holes are being found, I hope M$ doesn't give us a month without security updates. They really aren't that big of a deal for me. I just wait until the Saturday after Update Tuesday to download and install the updates to make sure there are no reports of problems updates. I also do my weekly reboot of my computer (it runs 24/7 otherwise) around then so rebooting after downloading and installing the updates isn't an inconvenience. So far, any problem updates have been recalled by M$ before Saturday.
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15 Oct 2014   #3
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
At the rate security holes are being found, I hope M$ doesn't give us a month without security updates. They really aren't that big of a deal for me. I just wait until the Saturday after Update Tuesday to download and install the updates to make sure there are no reports of problems updates. I also do my weekly reboot of my computer (it runs 24/7 otherwise) around then so rebooting after downloading and installing the updates isn't an inconvenience. So far, any problem updates have been recalled by M$ before Saturday.

That makes two of us - I got 21 updates this morning, which required 3 reboots before they were properly installed (one because of the way I install the updates anyhow - the second was a minor surprise)
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15 Oct 2014   #4
techtitan100

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

all updates installed fine except for the one for IE10, but it was because I was also going to give IE11 another swing, didn't like it and uninstalled it and there were no other updates after that there were 30 and 2 reboots were required
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15 Oct 2014   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

As long as the bad guys keep attacking Windows Microsoft will keep giving updates.
Many updates are just to make Windows 7 work better. That is also a good thing.

I can't think of another product that once a month sends you little goodies that help you work better and safer.
I do my updates different than most but I do take everything except Bing. Plus I investigate all driver updates before installing. I rebooted about 5 times installing the last batch. All reboots were not required by Windows Updates; it is just the way I do them and it has always worked before.

I'm no expert but when I'm doing updates I do nothing else on the computer.
I break another expert rule; I download and install net framework first. Some or all at the same time. It all depends on the size of them and if they are related to each other.
Please understand I'm no expert; this is just my method that has always worked for me.
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15 Oct 2014   #6
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
13 updates - 1 reboot

I get 13 updates and only 1 reboot needed.

In see 24232 registry changes on boot.

Attachment 336934

I see 100% CPU usage yet again but it's reported that seeing 100% CPU usage is normal and doesn't mean that 100% CPU usage is actually taking place.

See:

What is mscorsvw.exe and why is it eating up my CPU? What is this new CLR Optimization Service?

Also I have software installed that monitors executable file changes in watched folders and it drives me mad with Windows Update/ .NET Framework related file changes - sometimes for a couple of days following .NET Framework updates so in order to keep the machine usable I have to disable monitoring until it settles down.
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15 Oct 2014   #7
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
...Please understand I'm no expert...
Hmmm... three medals and pips out the wazoo and you say you are no expert? Suuuure.
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17 Oct 2014   #8
Scottyboy99

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I am a bit with the OP. I wish MS would lay off the relentless updates. I always dread patch Tuesday. I know you need to be secure but I fear MS will send something down the pipe that causes carnage. I wonder if they are a little over the top. I remember certain updates in the past that caused much grief. I think hybrid gpu laptops paid heavy price for an update that was preparing machines for IE10. But I have been reasonably ok on updates though it gets me in lots of trouble with the wife each patch Tuesday for excessive time on the computer as I spend ages testing loads of stuff post updates. So I wish they would give us a break. Personally I don't like them much and I don't like changes but unfortunately it's the way it is. Apple are just as bad with constant ios and itunes updates and could argue they are worse as they break stuff all the time these days.
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17 Oct 2014   #9
oneeyed

Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Scottyboy99 View Post
I wish MS would lay off the relentless updates.
Won't happen... And it's good news. Microsoft HAS TO patch vulnerabilities, they don't have a choice.

You on the other hand always have the choice to disable automatic updates and update manually whenever you want. You could do it on the weekend if it's your home PC, or delay a bit more to see if users report any Windows breakage.
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17 Oct 2014   #10
Scottyboy99

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I do see what you are saying but I think they also throw an awful lot of non security stuff down the pipe which seems excessive. Just get fed up with them. I have seen countless machines (not my own) come to grief from the updates too albeit at the hands of less informed users. Between Microsoft, apple, steam, various games, drivers, Java, flash, PS3, wii etc etc all I seem to be doing is uodates, updates, updates all the time instead of actually using the stuff. When a busy life only allows people limited time to use these kind of things we don't want to be constantly updating. That's just my feeling towards it. But one is compelled to be updated because your either insecure or things won't work unless your on the latest versions etc

Maybe the software companies should do better in covering all their holes in beta testing.
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