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Windows 7: Update KB3121255 (NTFS.SYS) Recommended?

25 Mar 2016   #1
SevenOfNine

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Update KB3121255 (NTFS.SYS) Recommended?

Microsoft initially released KB3121255 as "Optional" and has now upped it to "Recommended".

This update will replace NTFS.SYS with a newer version. This is perhaps the most important driver on any Windows 7 system.

As we have all learned from experience, newer doesn't necessarily mean better. But, of course, older doesn't necessarily mean better either.

Is there any consensus regarding installing KB3121255 or hiding it?

Any positive or negative experiences?


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25 Mar 2016   #2
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Not used in Win 7 per the KB.

Regards,
GEWB
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25 Mar 2016   #3
SevenOfNine

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GEWB View Post
Not used in Win 7 per the KB.

Regards,
GEWB
That was my first impression as well, but after some research, it has become clear that it is used in Win7 as well.
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25 Mar 2016   #4
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Kb3121255

Here's the updates that it replaces:
Update KB3121255 (NTFS.SYS) Recommended?-kb3121255.jpg
Of those two KB2739159 and KB2928562 I have the latter installed:
Update KB3121255 (NTFS.SYS) Recommended?-kb2928562.jpg
It looks like that KB3121255 was released to fix specific issues.

See: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3121255


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25 Mar 2016   #5
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SevenOfNine View Post
Is there any consensus regarding installing KB3121255 or hiding it?
Ha, you will never find consensus here!

I installed it to all my W7 machines on 2/19/2016 and there have been no issues with it.

I only hide stuff I know to be a problem--this is not one to hide IMO.
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25 Mar 2016   #6
Callender

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxseven View Post

I installed it to all my W7 machines on 2/19/2016 and there have been no issues with it.

I only hide stuff I know to be a problem--this is not one to hide IMO.
Thanks for testing. I'll install that update after creating my next system image backup.
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25 Mar 2016   #7
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Here's the updates that it replaces:
Of those two KB2739159 and KB2928562 I have the latter installed:
It looks like that KB3121255 was released to fix specific issues.
Missed that, thanks for posting it!

Regards,
GEWB
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26 Mar 2016   #8
SevenOfNine

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxseven View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SevenOfNine View Post
Is there any consensus regarding installing KB3121255 or hiding it?
Ha, you will never find consensus here!

I installed it to all my W7 machines on 2/19/2016 and there have been no issues with it.

I only hide stuff I know to be a problem--this is not one to hide IMO.
That's a month of testing on multiple machines. Good data!

Thanks for your testing. I'm leaning towards it being a worthy install.
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27 Mar 2016   #9
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SevenOfNine View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxseven View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SevenOfNine View Post
Is there any consensus regarding installing KB3121255 or hiding it?
Ha, you will never find consensus here!

I installed it to all my W7 machines on 2/19/2016 and there have been no issues with it.

I only hide stuff I know to be a problem--this is not one to hide IMO.
That's a month of testing on multiple machines. Good data!

Thanks for your testing. I'm leaning towards it being a worthy install.
The "testing" I've done of course is just Using the PCs, including doing e.g. image backups and daily file backups and whatnot.

IMO unless an update has W10 written on it somewhere (there are only a handful of baddies) I install everything so I never need look later and wonder "now WHY did I hide those updates?" or when/if I do have any issues with my PCs I can at least answer honestly the the question one usually is presented with i.e. "are you up-to-date"...

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