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Windows 7: Avoiding the Windows 10 Update Bully with Windows 7 Updates

13 Dec 2015   #21
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

I reckon they are going to get us all in the end - we seem to be spending as much time avoiding the wretched OS as we do doing things we like doing, but I am sure it will come down to nought and they will get thrie rotten way and worst part will hav eot pay for it.

Ah well there is still the old snail mail and phone I suppose.


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13 Dec 2015   #22
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Take a look at this thread:
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13 Dec 2015   #23
jamis

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

I've been using Windows since v3.1 and I'm becoming very flummoxed by all of this GWX silliness. I've decided to uninstall the 12/08/15 updates and once again get rid of the newly propagated GWX folders/files. Then, I will install each of the updates individually, check for the GWX proliferation, and proceed from there. (lather, rinse, repeat). When I was working in this profession, I ate, drank, & slept this stuff, but now it's all just a bother of someone else' making. It is taking way too much time to maintain this system, but W10 seems to be just as big a hemorrhoid. Seriously considering some form of Linux (which I've worked with) as an alternative in the future.
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17 Dec 2015   #24
jamis

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 
KB3035583 Again...

KB3035583 just showed up yesterday morning all by itself in WU as an important update. Of course I hid it and it shows in the hidden list as recommended.
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18 Dec 2015   #25
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamis View Post
KB3035583 just showed up all by itself in WU as an important update. Of course I hid it and it shows in the hidden list as recommended.
Just out of curiosity, do you have the recommended box checked or unchecked?

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It showed up for me as recommended because I have that box unchecked.


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18 Dec 2015   #26
jamis

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Yes, I have the recommended box checked. WU listed 5583 as an important update. Are you saying that all updates will show up as important if the recommended box is checked. In the past, I've had updates listed both ways in an update list in WU.
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18 Dec 2015   #27
derekimo

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Then it did as you asked it to do, give you recommended updates as important.

Uncheck that box if you don't want that to happen.

No, I'm not saying all updates, just recommended as the sentence states. Optional will stay optional.
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18 Dec 2015   #28
jamis

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Then it did as you asked it to do, give you recommended updates as important.

Uncheck that box if you don't want that to happen.

No, I'm not saying all updates, just recommended as the sentence states. Optional will stay optional.
Interesting. I thought it meant to notify me of recommended updates, but let me choose whether to download and install them like the important updates. I didn't think recommended updates would be marked as important. Thanks.
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18 Dec 2015   #29
derekimo

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You're welcome.

Yeah, unchecking that box will keep it in the optional section instead of important like you saw it earlier.
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18 Dec 2015   #30
jamis

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

I think I'll leave the box checked. Since I really want to know about these potential GWX updates, I treat them as important. Don't want to miss any of them to hide.
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