Whatever happened to that promised Windows 7 convenience rollup?

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    Whatever happened to that promised Windows 7 convenience rollup?


    Posted: 14 Jan 2016
    I've had a few readers asking recently about whatever happened to the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 "convenience rollup" Microsoft touted last summer.

    Last we heard at Ignite in May 2015, Microsoft was planning to deliver that rollup "in the coming months." The positioning, at the time, was this rollup would help Windows 7 users as they prepared to move to Windows 10.

    This rollup wasn't meant to be a stand-in for the nonexistent Windows 7 Service Pack 2 -- something a number of Windows 7 users had hoped against hope might be released one day. But it was likely the next best thing.

    Convenience rollups are a single package of fixes that were designed at "recommended" by Microsoft. During 2013 and 2014, Microsoft delivered several of these rollups. They were a way of getting more than one fix to a customer with only a single reboot required.

    Microsoft didn't deliver in 2015 the convenience rollup mentioned last year at Ignite. When I asked this week for an update on its status, a company spokesperson sent the following:


    Read more: Whatever happened to that promised Windows 7 convenience rollup? | ZDNet
    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    14 Jan 2016



  1. Posts : 277
    Windows 7 home premium 64bit
       #1

    Interesting reading Shawn.......love the part "we will continue to listen to customer feedback". Yeah right!!
    Why won't they let me ride into the sunset on board my Windows 7 horse without trying to shoot W10 arrows in my back?
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  2. Posts : 4,049
    W7 Ultimate SP1, LM19.2 MATE, W10 Home 1703, W10 Pro 1703 VM, #All 64 bit
       #2

    I'm not confident that this W7 rollup (if it ever eventuates) won't "accidentally" include the GetW10 stuff.
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 18 Jan 2016 at 21:03. Reason: Clarification
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  3. Posts : 312
    Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)
       #3

    Psh. The official statement is typical bureaucratic bs and lip service.
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  4. whs
    Posts : 26,210
    Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
       #4

    They really don't care what we think. Like any good development shop they are driven by their strategy. Customers that want something else are just a pita.
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  5. Posts : 9,600
    Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
       #5

    With the success our customers are experiencing upgrading to Windows 10,...



    we have not released additional updates to Windows 7 SP1 related to the upgrade process. We don't have further details to share, but we'll continue to listen to customer feedback.

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  6. Posts : 16,196
    7 X64
       #6

    Only if they get pressured by business users. Unlikely as business users are being "persuaded" from another angle.
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  7. Posts : 25,847
    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
       #7

    Just think if the auto industry did such a thing.

    You will buy a new car or truck from us or we will flatten all the tires on your old car or truck. If that doesn't persuade you our next step will be taking your steering wheel.

    Congress would be in a up roar.

    The public would have a response.

    Come to my house and give it a try PUNK. Your mother won't recognize you when I'm done with you. In a friendly way of course.


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  8. Posts : 10,485
    W7 Pro SP1 64bit
       #8

    lehnerus2000 said:
    I'm not confident that this W7 rollup (if it ever eventuates) won't "accidentally" include the GetW10 stuff.
    The article seems to indicate that the W10 stuff would be in a roll up by definition:
    Convenience rollups are a single package of fixes that were designed at "recommended" by Microsoft
    Perhaps there is a typo in that sentence.
    Maybe it was supposed to read:
    ...were designed as "recommended"...

    A lot of the W10 stuff has come in thru recommended updates... which is why there are so many forum posts suggesting that users remove the check by "Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates" in the Windows Update settings.
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  9. Posts : 31,250
    Windows 11 Pro x64 [Latest Release and Release Preview]
       #9

    You have to be careful what you wish for, I understand "Roll-UP" to mean something you do when you're completely finished using something - You roll it up and put it, (or throw it), away
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