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Windows 7: Increasingly Infuriating

19 Dec 2017   #1
Fabian Pruitt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Increasingly Infuriating

Hi
After I had to re-install my system last week because of a bug I couldn't find was causing upheaval on my desktop.

I'm constantly being asked to install updates by Microsoft. I know this is the norm, but these updates that don't get uploaded no matter how many times you let the system try is getting out of hand.

Why can't you update the computer in one go. I'd rather sit there for a couple of hours and upgrade the entire computer than constantly be plagued by that window coming up and telling me there are updates waiting to be installed and then have to stop what I was doing and restart the computer so the updates take effect.

I know I can switch off updates, but what if you need a security update that's being released to combat some prick who has constructed a trojgen that us mortals haven't seen before and Microsoft is trying to cover its own arse before it gets blamed for not seeing it coming.

At some point Microsoft will stop updating Windows 7 and then where will we be. Isn't there a complete set of updates (To date) that's available to download and keep handy if a bug messes your system so you have to re-install without that window constantly reminding you "There are updates".

Thanks a lot.
Sorry about the long rant.


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21 Dec 2017   #2
Acova

Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fabian Pruitt View Post
Hi
After I had to re-install my system last week because of a bug I couldn't find was causing upheaval on my desktop.

I'm constantly being asked to install updates by Microsoft. I know this is the norm, but these updates that don't get uploaded no matter how many times you let the system try is getting out of hand.

Why can't you update the computer in one go. I'd rather sit there for a couple of hours and upgrade the entire computer than constantly be plagued by that window coming up and telling me there are updates waiting to be installed and then have to stop what I was doing and restart the computer so the updates take effect.

I know I can switch off updates, but what if you need a security update that's being released to combat some prick who has constructed a trojgen that us mortals haven't seen before and Microsoft is trying to cover its own arse before it gets blamed for not seeing it coming.

At some point Microsoft will stop updating Windows 7 and then where will we be. Isn't there a complete set of updates (To date) that's available to download and keep handy if a bug messes your system so you have to re-install without that window constantly reminding you "There are updates".

Thanks a lot.
Sorry about the long rant.
From my observations, some updates may ask that your system had specific other updates. Thus it reveals more and more updates for availability. It's not the only factor there though. Anyways, it is quite a constructive way to go by if one wants to have updates safely installed on system.

I usually expect that Windows Update component will take on its time to get all updates done (if it is a fresh OS). Consider letting one day of updating to keep happening, and after that, there won't be so much of a hassle as these first times.
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25 Dec 2017   #3
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

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