Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Installing Win 7 Pro on New SSD - AHCI, Dual Boot and Other Questions

18 Jun 2018   #21
MTL777

Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Yes I installed KB3020369 first before KB3125574 but couldn't finish the install for KB3125574 successfully. I think it may have been because I installed Win 7 on a partition I created with Mini Tool Partition Wizard and I didn't choose the option to format the partition when installing Win 7. Just a guess. Or maybe the Catalyst drivers I installed for my machine (Phenom II X3 CPU) was buggy. Another guess. Or maybe because I let Windows Update install automatic updates - I didn't immediately set it to Never and to start up Manual - before I installed KB3020369 and KB3125574. Another guess.

So I installed Win 7 again, and this time I chose the option to format the partition, and I didn't install the Catalyst drivers, and I immediately set Windows Update to Never and to start up Manual before it could download updates. This time it worked! I was finally able to install KB3125574.

After that, I installed KB3172605, and then I set Windows Update to install automatically. So as of now, Windows has automatically installed many more updates. I think I made a mistake. From the instructions in the above link you gave, I was under the impression that Windows Update should be set to automatic after installing KB3172605. So that's what I did but I had not yet installed the Security ONLY Updates. I have Windows Updates turned off again but I'm not sure if I should still install the Security ONLY Updates now that Windows Updates has already installed many more updates including security updates that are all not found in the Security ONLY Updates list.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
19 Jun 2018   #22
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Recently WU is installing some features (Monthly Rollups) that that has security and other stuff that isn't related to security and has spy and tracking features, so now I only install the security only updates.
If you let WU at auto, that is the default, there is nothing wrong. From now on, you may set to never check and manually install the security only updates.

To clean the spy and telemetry, install and run https://download.spybot.info/AntiBea...-2.1-setup.exe
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2018   #23
MTL777

Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Recently WU is installing some features (Monthly Rollups) that that has security and other stuff that isn't related to security and has spy and tracking features, so now I only install the security only updates.
If you let WU at auto, that is the default, there is nothing wrong. From now on, you may set to never check and manually install the security only updates.

To clean the spy and telemetry, install and run https://download.spybot.info/AntiBea...-2.1-setup.exe
Thank you so much Meg!

So it's not yet too late to install the Security ONLY Updates? I can still install them even though WU has already installed security updates on my system that *may* have superseded the Security ONLY Updates?

And are you saying that I should always set WU to never check for updates and I should never go back to automatic updates again because of the risk of installing spyware disguised as security updates from Microsoft? Should my system be forever set to never check for updates?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

19 Jun 2018   #24
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

No need to install.
WU installs the Monthly Rollups, that also has the Security Updates.

"And are you saying that I should always set WU to never check for updates and I should never go back to automatic updates again because of the risk of installing spyware disguised as security updates from Microsoft? Should my system be forever set to never check for updates?"

It's up to you. On my computer, WU is set to manual under services and on WU page is set to never check.
I now install the security Only updates.
For MS Office I Monthly manually run Check for updates and choose those for Office security.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2018   #25
MTL777

Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
No need to install.
WU installs the Monthly Rollups, that also has the Security Updates.
But if I let WU install the Monthly Rollups automatically, won't that put me at risk of installing spyware disguised as security updates from Microsoft?

If it's alright to do so, I was thinking of installing the Security ONLY Updates manually (even though WU has already installed security updates on my system that *may* have superseded those) and just keep my WU set to manual forever, just like you. Do you think it's alright at this point to install the Security ONLY Updates manually?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2018   #26
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

No need to install.
- Monthly Rollups = Spy + telemetry + ...+ Security Updates
- Security Only Updates = Security Updates
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2018   #27
MTL777

Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
No need to install.
- Monthly Rollups = Spy + telemetry + ...+ Security Updates
- Security Only Updates = Security Updates
I'm not sure what you mean by "No need to install". No need to install what? The Monthly Rollups (automatic) or the Security Only Updates (manually)?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2018   #28
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

No need to install Security Only Updates as they has been already installed by Monthly Rollups.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2018   #29
MTL777

Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
No need to install Security Only Updates as they has been already installed by Monthly Rollups.
Oh, okay. So what I should do now is to remove the spyware and telemetry by using the anti-spyware you linked to.

Thank you!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jun 2018   #30
MTL777

Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

I have disabled Onboard Sound in the BIOS because I'm using a different soundcard (RME HDSP 9632). Should I still install the Realtek HD Audio driver for my motherboard, as suggested by Asrock (manufacturer of my motherboard)?

Yeah, I know it may be a stupid question but I just want to be sure I'm not missing something that should have been done just in case it actually needs to be done for some reason unknown to me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Installing Win 7 Pro on New SSD - AHCI, Dual Boot and Other Questions




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Dual boot questions
I have a desk top that is running on windows 7. I have the operating system, programs and so on in partition c which is half of a 2 tb drive and all my images on the other half. I am going to fit a SSD to which I will install windows 7 and some key photography editing software only. I know I...
Installation & Setup
Various SSD dual-boot questions
Finally purchased an SSD with the intent to dual-boot this drive for separation of business and personal. As I really like Win7 I've decided to simply install it, along with all updates to it and hardware, on one partition. Will also install any apps that will be common to both partitions. When...
Installation & Setup
Can I dual boot with Win7 on an AHCI SSD and WinXP on an IDE SATA2?
Hey all, I have a SSD with Win7 Home Premium x64. To boot off it my bios needs to be in AHCI mode. I also have Windows XP Prof SP2 x84 on a Sata2 drive and too boot off of that I need to be in IDE mode. Is it possible to get a dual boot happening in this scenario?
Installation & Setup
A few questions about Dual Boot
I am considering dual-booting my Win 7 Pro laptop with Linux, but have a few questions. 1)Which distro would be the best? The laptops specs are: 2GHz T5750 C2D, 3GB RAM, GMA x3100. 2)How hard is dual boot to set up? I know I would need to install Linux on a seperate partition, do I just...
General Discussion
Some questions with dual boot
Hi all, I'm new to this forum. I am currently having a dual boot with Windows 7 RTM and Windows XP 32 bit on 2 different hdd. I have the student discount 7 Pro CD coming in hopefully next week and I'm planning to install it over the RTM. I want to know if I do the custom install, will it mess...
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:14.
Twitter Facebook Google+