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Windows 7: December 2015 patch tuesday

09 Dec 2015   #11
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

My machine shows 16 allegedly important updates and two optional ones this morning. I haven't sorted through them yet.


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09 Dec 2015   #12
jamis

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

My system shows 12 important updates. Will go through them later this week. Yesterday's WU error must have been server issues at MS's end. Probably problems or workload issues with replication.

Update: 12/09/15 I had a few spare minutes, so I opened up WU to read up on the 12 Important updates that were waiting for me to download and install. I've already hidden #2423. Much to my "surprise", IE11 stops working on all 12 of them. Guess I will wait until this weekend to do any more on this set. Good Luck everyone.

Update 2: 12/10/15 I can now bring up the update information with IE11. This is the same scenario that occurred last month after Patch Tuesday. Still waiting until this weekend to go through the update vetting and installation process.
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12 Dec 2015   #13
jamis

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

I did the 12/08/15 updates this evening, but not 2423 it's hidden. No problems doing the updates, but once again, IE11 would crash if I tried to use it to view the update text on MS's site, even with the latest IE11 security update installed. Used FF to view the descriptions before doing the installs. I still find it hilarious that IE11 can't work with their own web pages.

Update: This series of updates generated a bunch of GWX registry entries and folders on the HDD. I don't know which update is responsible for them, but if one is interested, follow this thread:

Avoiding the Windows 10 Update Bully with Windows 7 Updates
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