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Windows 7: Windows users face massive update bloat, tough choices

30 Oct 2016   #51

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

October, 2016 Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows
7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64 (KB3188740)
October, 2016 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 for x64-based
Systems (KB3185330)
My annoyance with microsoft and this telemetry business of theirs is at an all time high, so I've downloaded and installed this update below, does this mean the two updates above are not needed or do I need to install those two as well?
October, 2016 Security Only Quality Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
This update nonsense is making my head spin as I'm sure I've got it wrong, I could do with some guidance from you more knowledgable members of the forum, so feel free to chip in with your update strategy as mine seems to be full of confusion at the moment.

I'm annoyed at microsnot Microsoft for putting me in this position and am seriously thinking of installing Linux and be rid of this whole microsoft update business forever.

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30 Oct 2016   #52

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi Tpau
I just set my update settings like this and load what ever Important updates that show up after creating a system image to a totally separate hard drive
After I shut down and disconnect the other hdd and restart and load the updates.
Then none can harm me :)
The Optional section I pretty much ignore unless they address a issue I'm having.
Windows users face massive update bloat, tough choices-update-settings.jpg

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30 Oct 2016   #53

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]

It's like old vintage cars you'll not be able to find easily parts to have it original. Microsoft is evolving despite consumer desires. I just don't get it that they want telemetry on a based system that will end within little few years. I still hide some of the kb articles related to the upgrade.
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30 Oct 2016   #54

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

10 has some interesting policies especially existing hardware and software
They can stop supporting hardware whenever they choose too
Software is removed without notice as not compatible anymore
I believe that has happened to Classic shell users....
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30 Oct 2016   #55

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit

I thought the classic shell issue was fixed. Simple workaround unless Microsoft fix that, is to rename the executable for installation. Spybot S&D both old & new get uninstalled as well. Spybot 2.x made a desktop re-installation shortcut if that happens, plus you now have to disable defender on-line scanner for Spybot to work. This applies to windows 10.x
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30 Oct 2016   #56

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

With time all things will return to incompatible it's up to the developer to fix items tagged as incompatible 10 just removes them without notice :)
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