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Windows 7: Failing to update?

27 May 2016   #431
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
1 ) I don't know, i don't turn off print spooler, media player sharing, or any other MS services without researching.
I want the print spooler running, i use it.
I don't know if there is a service for media player sharing, i disable what i don't want running in program configuration, such as the Windows Media Player configuration.

2) Here is a tutorial by Brink:
Index - Enable or Disable
I'm on 8.1 right now and the service name is Windows Search

3) File Locator Lite download:
FileLocator Lite - Download

Thanks again for answering and posting the links.

Here is a screen shot of windows media player.....




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27 May 2016   #432
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
If you've finally got all the Important updates installed move on to the Optional section and install them
All the win-10 related ones to skip are these
KB2952664
KB2999226
KB3035583
KB3075249
KB3013531
KB3021917
KB3068708
KB3080149
KB3123862
KB3150513
And these are the ones I have not installed for various reasons some are remote desktop and other undecided updates I have just chosen to not install
Attachment 387279

Hi,

Thanks for attaching the screen shot for W10 required updates in optional.

Does one really need them being on W7?

Is it fine to install them now, when I have finalized the laptop, with Off and other installed?

Thanks again.


Edit:

Hi, you mean to install these 34 in Recommended?

Thanks.


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27 May 2016   #433
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alexey2912 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
1 ) I don't know, i don't turn off print spooler, media player sharing, or any other MS services without researching.
I want the print spooler running, i use it.
I don't know if there is a service for media player sharing, i disable what i don't want running in program configuration, such as the Windows Media Player configuration.

2) Here is a tutorial by Brink:
Index - Enable or Disable
I'm on 8.1 right now and the service name is Windows Search

3) File Locator Lite download:
FileLocator Lite - Download

Thanks again for answering and posting the links.

Here is a screen shot of windows media player.....
Set the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service startup type to Manual.
If it causes you problems, you should get an error message, and can change it back to auto.
I have mine set to Manual, no problems here, I missed seeing that service
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27 May 2016   #434
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

It doesn't cause a problem even if I set to disabled at least on my laptop.

Thanks again for all your expert assistance.

Best regards!
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27 May 2016   #435
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

You're welcome
I normally change some auto start services to manual.
That way they should start if and when they need to, depending on what i run, without an error.
I've found it's mostly 3rd party programs that always want to set an auto startup, and change it to auto with a program update.
To find those buggers i periodically search Services, sort by Startup Type, and adjust as i want.
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27 May 2016   #436
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Well I have to say that you are too intelligent and an expert.

I have a few questions:

1. What exactly do you mean auto start to manual.......auto start "Running" to "Stopped" and Manual?

2. Again the same about 3rd party programs?........ like for G Chrome, has a service about its update, by default is set at delayed auto start but mostly not running?

3. So for 3rd party programs you set them to Stopped, but at Auto.......correct?

4. Lastly you have a Selective startup in msconfig?

Thanks again.
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27 May 2016   #437
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
If you've finally got all the Important updates installed move on to the Optional section and install them
All the win-10 related ones to skip are these
KB2952664
KB2999226
KB3035583
KB3075249
KB3013531
KB3021917
KB3068708
KB3080149
KB3123862
KB3150513
And these are the ones I have not installed for various reasons some are remote desktop and other undecided updates I have just chosen to not install
Attachment 387279

Hi,

Could locate only 8 of the 10 not to install, as displayed in the attachment.

Should I install all the rest, at this stage or should have installed them before office or doesn't matter?

Thanks.







Hi again,


Edit:


a. These 2 ( KB2999226, KB3150513) not present in Recommended updates, any reasons to be concerned about?

b. Care to reply to my earlier queries, do I need to download the Recommended/Optional ones?

c. At his stage when have installed Off and 3rd party softwares?


Thanks.


ThrazhZone, do I really need these optional updates, excluding the W10 ones?


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27 May 2016   #438
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alexey2912 View Post
Well I have to say that you are too intelligent and an expert.

I have a few questions:

1. What exactly do you mean auto start to manual.......auto start "Running" to "Stopped" and Manual?

2. Again the same about 3rd party programs?........ like for G Chrome, has a service about its update, by default is set at delayed auto start but mostly not running?

3. So for 3rd party programs you set them to Stopped, but at Auto.......correct?

4. Lastly you have a Selective startup in msconfig?

Thanks again.
I go into Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services
That's where i review what services auto start, and change any services with a Startup Type of Automatic or Automatic (Delayed Start) to Manual if i don't want that service always running.
I don't change the setting for any of my Security Programs, and RARELY change any of the MS service settings.

In my example below I'm showing how i change a Macrium service from Auto start to Manual, i don't need that service always running.

Unless you want to manually check for Chrome updates and manually install them, i suggest leaving the setting as-is.

I use Pale Moon and have it set to notify me when an update is available.
I manually choose if and when to update, i don't use automatic updates.

Failing to update?-servicesstartup.png


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27 May 2016   #439
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Thanks again for explaining in depth.

What's the difference between a service Manual running vs Manual only. ( Not running)?
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27 May 2016   #440
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

When you start a program that needs a service that is set to Manual, it should start the service, and be displayed as Manual Running.
If you don't start the program it will be displayed as Manual (Not running).

You have to re-boot the PC after making these changes, and then all the Manual services should be "Not Running" until you start a program that needs that service.
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