WINDOWS 7 and HOLDING

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    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint/Cinnimon (Triple Boot)
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    WINDOWS 7 and HOLDING


    I just had to share this. As a result of my Win 8.1 cratering on me yet again after an update I decided to boot on back to my Win 7 Ultimate. Like an old war bride faithfully waiting for me to come home she booted up without issue and worked like a charm. So I thought I'd check to see if she still had it in her to keep up the pace on the vintage hardware I use and this is what I got:

    Intel Core i7 6900K @ 4181.23 MHz - CPU-Z VALIDATOR
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  2. Posts : 7,224
    Windows 7 HP 64
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    Did you use Simplix to update Win 7?
    Single file with all updates - Simplix
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  3. Posts : 221
    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint/Cinnimon (Triple Boot)
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    No, for some reason it just keeps on updating and working very efficiently. :)
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    Windows 7 HP 64
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    Windows update will only update till end of support (January 14, 2020) and install the tracking files.
    Simplix is up to date (use M$ extended support) and don't have tracking features. Very good.
    You should follow the instructions on the first post .
    Last edited by Megahertz07; 28 Dec 2022 at 14:02.
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  5. Posts : 221
    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint/Cinnimon (Triple Boot)
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    It's nearly 2023 and I still get Windows updates on my Windows 7 Ultmate 64 bit OS. When these cease I will consider your advice. Until then I think I will just follow the old "if it ain't broke don't fix it" rule. :)
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  6. Posts : 7,224
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    SCANNERMAN777 said:
    It's nearly 2023 and I still get Windows updates on my Windows 7 Ultmate 64 bit OS. When these cease I will consider your advice. Until then I think I will just follow the old "if it ain't broke don't fix it" rule. :)
    Yes, you will get updates released till January 14, 2020 but won't get the updates released in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
    Last edited by Megahertz07; 29 Dec 2022 at 13:42.
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  7. Posts : 221
    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint/Cinnimon (Triple Boot)
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    Am I missing something? Why am I still getting updates in 2022 if I only get updates till January 14 2020? Are you suggesting that all the updates that I got before then are being re-updated in 2022?
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    Windows 7 Pro 64-bit / Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (dual boot)
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    Load the Windows Update app, then click "View update history".

    Does it show installed Security Monthly Quality Rollup and Security And Quality Rollup entries with dates after 2020-01(January 2020) and up to 2022-12(December 2022)?
    Last edited by flavallee; 29 Dec 2022 at 20:09.
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  9. Posts : 7,224
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    SCANNERMAN777 said:
    Am I missing something? Why am I still getting updates in 2022 if I only get updates till January 14 2020? Are you suggesting that all the updates that I got before then are being re-updated in 2022?
    Windows 7 SP1 was released on October 22, 2009. Many updates were released on the following years. The updates you're receiving are updates released from October 22, 2009 till January 14 2020. Some of them became obsolete and were updated, more than once, with a new version. M$ released those updates, for general public, till January 14 2020. After January 14 2020 M$ released updates only for those who has bought the Extended Security Updates (ESU) .

    If you haven't acquired the ESU you won't receive updates released in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
    On a new installation like yours, if you leave WU active:
    - You will have many updates over obsolete previous updates filling your computer and register with trash.
    - You will have installed many tracking files.
    Then it comes the single file Simplix with all updates (but only the last released update), updates released in 2020, 2021 and 2022 and no tracking.
    Did you get it now?
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  10. Posts : 221
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    Sort of. Is there a way to check to see if I have ESU? There is a chance that I might have that as I vaguely recall making a purchase for something like that a couple of years back. Then again. I may have already done the Simplex thing as that page looks familiar too.
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