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Windows 7: March 10th 2015 Windows Updates

11 Mar 2015   #21
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matts6887 View Post
thats odd; I dont recall getting the updates for windows yesterday. Were they supposed to be for 10 or 7?
Win 7. I often don't actually get the notification until late on Wednesday.


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11 Mar 2015   #22
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matts6887 View Post
thats odd; I dont recall getting the updates for windows yesterday. Were they supposed to be for 10 or 7?
Win 7. I often don't actually get the notification until late on Wednesday.
Same here, my daily check for updates occurres at mid-morning (usually 6 or 7am edt) so I did a forced check for updates about 10am yesterday, and they populated, but I've had occasions where I didn't notice the notification icon in the taskbar until Wednesday.

I understand that microsoft releases the updates around 10am Pacific time, and this may shed some light on the reason why some users recieve them at different times:
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Bandwidth impact

Locally the Windows Update service uses the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) to only use spare bandwidth left by other applications to download the updates.
Microsoft's download servers do not honor the TCP slow-start congestion control strategy.[17] As a result, other users of the Internet may be significantly slowed from machines actively retrieving updates. This can be particularly noticeable in environments where many machines individually retrieve updates over a shared, bandwidth-constrained link such as those found in many multi-PC homes and small to medium-sized businesses. Bandwidth demands of patching large numbers of computers can be reduced significantly by deploying Windows Server Update Services to distribute the updates locally.

Source: Patch Tuesday - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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12 Mar 2015   #23
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
For Borg:
I received the March msrt on the 7th so I'm not sure what's up.
Someone else reported getting an early update for that on Win 8 also.

I manually d/l it from the MS site & put it on the desktop in an easily accessible folder. That way it's not buried down in the system & I have easy access to it if I need it.

Another oddity, after d/l ing it, I run the quick scan with it, refresh the update list & it disappears from the d/l's. Not the case this time, it stayed on there even after I ran a scan. I scanned 2X with the tool & it didn't remove itself from the list.

Strange....
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12 Mar 2015   #24
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
For Borg:
I received the March msrt on the 7th so I'm not sure what's up.
Someone else reported getting an early update for that on Win 8 also.

I manually d/l it from the MS site & put it on the desktop in an easily accessible folder. That way it's not buried down in the system & I have easy access to it if I need it.

Another oddity, after d/l ing it, I run the quick scan with it, refresh the update list & it disappears from the d/l's. Not the case this time, it stayed on there even after I ran a scan. I scanned 2X with the tool & it didn't remove itself from the list.

Strange....
Did you try installing this update from Windows Update ?
Maybe it will disappear from available updates if you install it that way ?

I too got this update early and installed it on the 8th, it disappeared from my list after installing/running.
I thought it was odd to get the update early ...
I wonder if MS is changing when they publish this update going forward, or just something odd this month ?
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12 Mar 2015   #25
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea I've never really ever looked for it and ran the scanner personally :/
I always thought it worked in the background after it was installed via the update system ?
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12 Mar 2015   #26
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
 
 

I hope they start distributing this monthly update before patch Tuesday.
I would not run a AV/AM scan while installing Windows updates.
Isn't that what basically happens when MSRT runs in the mix of Monthly updates ?
What happens if MSRT detects malware in the middle of installing "20" monthly updates ???

imho, it's better to scan for malware before (or after), and separate from installing numerous PT updates.
For me, it adds a lot of time to updating someone's PC using Teamviewer on some PC's ...
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12 Mar 2015   #27
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

According to MS, it's supposed to d/l, run a quick scan & then install the other updates.

My reason for doing it the way I do go back to the XP days. I once needed to pull it up to run a scan, & when I finally dug it out, I noticed MS had not removed all the older versions of the tool. I had a folder full of older versions of MSRT files taking up a good amount of space.

It was then that I found if you manually d/l it, put it in a folder where you can get to it easily, run it & then refresh the list that it disappeared from the updates. I found it convenient since I could get to it easily & I didn't have to worry about a folder getting cluttered with older files & taking up space.

I don't know if that works the same way nowadays with 7 or 8, since I've been d/l ing the tool manually & running it manually for a long time now.

I just think it's curious that they delayed the release of a new version of that. Maybe MS has something in the works?

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The Malicious software removal tool currently available for download is the February 2015 version. The March 2015 version will be available in the next couple of weeks.
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12 Mar 2015   #28
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
 
 

I just looked at Update History and this update changed from Important to Optional this month.

I manually install updates, and i see where it runs in the "middle" of all the updates being installed.
You can see that in my February updates ...
I don't know if it works different for folks using Auto Update ...
I install all updates auto checked by MS in "One update", I don't install them in groups such as "10 at a time" ...
Anyway, it will be interesting to see what happens with this update next month.

March 10th 2015 Windows Updates-wuhistory.png


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12 Mar 2015   #29
maxseven

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
I just looked at Update History and this update changed from Important to Optional this month.
Not here--it continued to be listed as Important. I "installed" it back on the 9th fwiw.
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13 Mar 2015   #30
ddrkitten

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Issues

I'm having issues with my laptop that I believe it to be linked to the March 10th update. After I updated my computer, it began freezing for no reason. I've even gone so far as to try to use system restore to 'undo' the update (usually worked in the past for crappy updates) but the restore takes hours and keeps failing. I don't know what to do since the moment I turn on my PC, I might have five minutes before everything stops. Any advice would help.

It might not be caused by the update, but that's one heck of a coincidence.
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