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Windows 7: Patch Tuesday | March 2017 ?

24 Mar 2017   #71
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.1 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I agree about Macrium Reflect Free. All the more often you need to make an image of your system is just before you make a change to a setting or update the OS or a program (run your security scans first). If you don't change or update anything for a month, then that's all you need. If you update something every few days, then you should imaging just before the changes. I find that to be an easy way to remember when to make my images.
I use "Patch Tuesday" as a reminder to create MR backup images (i.e. I create backups before downloading the current updates).

After a few bad (and weird) past experiences, I also create backup images before attempting driver installs.

Note:
My personal files (documents, music, pictures and videos) all have their own partitions, which I backup individually.
warning   Warning

Once a backup image is created it is important that it is Verified and additional copies are saved on external media.



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25 Mar 2017   #72
ethel

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
windows update

Hello Everyone, It is good to read other people's comments regarding windows updates. I phoned a computer technician a few weeks ago, actually it was the technician that built this pc, and told him the
trouble I now have with the updates, and his answer was it could not be Windows Update, it has to be your
pc. I mentioned that everything was running well, not one problem, but as soon as a few of the newer updates were downloaded and installed, as soon as I restarted the machine the nightmare was there. I just
think if you have a pc that is running well, and as soon as you do an update everything is buggered, it has to be the updates. Reading around on the internet other people are having the same trouble as me.
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27 Mar 2017   #73
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

It may actually be the updates on particular computers that is the problem. The interaction of software and hardware. It can be one, the other, or the interaction of one and the other.
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27 Mar 2017   #74
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

So, what's the deal? Are we basically done with updates? I haven't installed anything but security only now for several months, but with MS withholding updates, and people continuing to experience issues, I haven't done so since January. Is this it? If so, we might as well say Windows 7 is already unsupported, EOL.
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27 Mar 2017   #75
ethel

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
windows updates

Hello Michael, I cannot see how Microsoft says Windows 7 will be supported until 2020, and then throw
out updates that only some pcs can handle, to me that is not support.
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27 Mar 2017   #76
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Extended support - which is the current status of Windows 7 - comprises just security updates, and related driver updates supplied by the hardware manufacturer. Not all of these updates will apply to every system - a driver or security update that applies to a specific piece of hardware or software, will only apply to those systems that has the required Hardware or software installed

No further system updates will be developed or new features added, including support for new technology - this is the normal procedure for superseded Microsoft operating systems
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27 Mar 2017   #77
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks, Barman. So, if run Windows Update, it should tell me if I need any updates, security included? I have Automatic Updates turned off, and have just been installing Security-Only Updates from the MS site. Are you saying that I may not have needed to do that? Fortunately, my system does still work.
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27 Mar 2017   #78
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

If you run either the Security Updates or the full updates you should get the same security related updates, I say "Should" as this is Microsoft

What the full updates will do for you is to include the extra items that are excluded from the Security only - Things like Definition updates for the MS Defender, suspicious file checking, plus updates for Office and other Microsoft programs. Which of, any of these are important to you, depends on what you use for Anti-Virus / Anti Malware and Office type programs. It will also include some updates for hardware drivers where Microsoft includes them in it's base set that is included on the original install media, and, as I understand it, they have a security implications
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27 Mar 2017   #79
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

At this point, like many, I'm holding off. For my Home Premium computer, monthly updating is just a formality. I'm almost never on it, let alone online. I use it as the test case, before I update my wife's laptop. For my Pro music computer, I'm only online for brief periods , to check a music forum or look something up. On both, I just have MSE for AV. But I installed the paid version of Malwarebytes on the wife computer, to be on the safe side.
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