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Windows 7: November 7, 2017 KB2952664 Compatibility Update for Windows 7

4 Weeks Ago   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
November 7, 2017 KB2952664 Compatibility Update for Windows 7

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This update performs diagnostics on the Windows systems that participate in the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program. The diagnostics evaluate the compatibility status of the Windows ecosystem, and help Microsoft to ensure application and device compatibility for all updates to Windows. There is no GWX or upgrade functionality contained in this update.

How to obtain this update

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is available from Windows Update. For more information about how to run Windows Update, see How to get an update through Windows Update.

Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog

To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

References

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to go to the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

File information

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables.

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

x64 Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

x86 Windows 7

Additional file information

x64 Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

x86 Windows 7


Source: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...e-in-windows-7


Direct download links for KB2952664 MSU file from Microsoft Update Catalog:

Download KB2952664 MSU for Windows 7 32-bit (x86) - 5.8 MB

Download KB2952664 MSU for Windows 7 64-bit (x64) - 6.5 MB


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4 Weeks Ago   #2
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (v6.1.7601.23537)
 
 

MEH it requires a RESTART! meh >_> lol :P
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4 Weeks Ago   #3
tetraps

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

The update that just won't die.
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4 Weeks Ago   #4
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (v6.1.7601.23537)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tetraps View Post
The update that just won't die.
lol :P
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4 Weeks Ago   #5
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate (64-Bit) Retail, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tetraps View Post
The update that just won't die.
Just keep hiding it, or leave it in the optional section as I do.
It'll keep showing up every time it's updated and a new revised version is published. It's on v23 now, so I can't see it disappearing at all.

I removed that update a long time ago as it was causing constant disk thrashing on my OS HDD at the time. The thrashing stopped after I removed it. Even though I have all my OS on SSDs now, I still won't install that update. Doesn't seem like one that's necessary to Windows functionality anyway. Just a telemetry collector, which should be my choice to install.
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4 Weeks Ago   #6
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
Just keep hiding it, or leave it in the optional section as I do.
It'll keep showing up every time it's updated and a new revised version is published. It's on v23 now, so I can't see it disappearing at all.

I removed that update a long time ago as it was causing constant disk thrashing on my OS HDD at the time. The thrashing stopped after I removed it. Even though I have all my OS on SSDs now, I still won't install that update. Doesn't seem like one that's necessary to Windows functionality anyway. Just a telemetry collector, which should be my choice to install.
I agree. Just hide it. It's optional anyway.
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4 Weeks Ago   #7
goodlad

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 

according to my logs, I haven't had windows updates since late 2015. I'm thinking of updating to the latest updates but I am worried if telemetry or any other 10 mumbo jumbo is part of the package. Can any one confirm, if I have to remove any of these recommended updates:
https://i.imgur.com/I7QHyfu.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/kJKFEiW.jpg
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4 Weeks Ago   #8
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate (64-Bit) Retail, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Retail
 
 

You haven't installed any since 2015? Yikes!

Ok, firstly I wouldn't recommend skipping security updates at all.
If you want to completely avoid any of the new telemetry updates, then the main ones I would advise skipping are these:

KB2952664
KB3022345
KB3068708
KB3075249
KB3080149

It's possible you may have some of those installed already.

The updates marked "Security Monthly Quality Rollups" will have some some telemetry files packaged in with it (Diagtrack, etc) so you'll have to hide all those (you'll have to hide the previous months after hiding the latest one and keep going back a month and hiding each rollup every time WU runs) and just install the Security-only updates. These no longer come through Windows update though.

Firstly, I would install the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyser

Download Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.3 (for IT Professionals) from Official Microsoft Download Center

Then install the ones on the Windows Update list marked Security updates for Windows 7 (not rollup) and Security rollups for .NET Framework. Those are all fine to install.

Then I would run the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyser. Set it to Advanced Options and Scan the Offline Catalog Only - this will determine which Security-only updates need to be installed.

It will always tell you that the latest Security Monthly Quality Rollup is missing, but just ignore it, you're only concentrating on the Security-only updates. You're going to have to install them and reboot one by one though so it will take time. And I would advise disconnecting your Internet connection and stopping the Windows update service before running each installer or the installer may stall.

After all that, you can run WU again and install the remaining recommended updates (except the ones listed above).

The instructions are a little basic as I'm trying to type it on a tablet, but I hope that helps?
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4 Weeks Ago   #9
goodlad

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
You haven't installed any since 2015? Yikes!

Ok, firstly I wouldn't recommend skipping security updates at all.
If you want to completely avoid any of the new telemetry updates, then the main ones I would advise skipping are these:

KB2952664
KB3022345
KB3068708
KB3075249
KB3080149

It's possible you may have some of those installed already.

The updates marked "Security Monthly Quality Rollups" will have some some telemetry files packaged in with it (Diagtrack, etc) so you'll have to hide all those (you'll have to hide the previous months after hiding the latest one and keep going back a month and hiding each rollup every time WU runs) and just install the Security-only updates. These no longer come through Windows update though.

Firstly, I would install the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyser

Download Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.3 (for IT Professionals) from Official Microsoft Download Center

Then install the ones on the Windows Update list marked Security updates for Windows 7 (not rollup) and Security rollups for .NET Framework. Those are all fine to install.

Then I would run the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyser. Set it to Advanced Options and Scan the Offline Catalog Only - this will determine which Security-only updates need to be installed.

It will always tell you that the latest Security Monthly Quality Rollup is missing, but just ignore it, you're only concentrating on the Security-only updates. You're going to have to install them and reboot one by one though so it will take time. And I would advise disconnecting your Internet connection and stopping the Windows update service before running each installer or the installer may stall.

After all that, you can run WU again and install the remaining recommended updates (except the ones listed above).

The instructions are a little basic as I'm trying to type it on a tablet, but I hope that helps?
thanks mate, I'm gonna try it & yeah the above instructions are perfect Just downloaded Baseline Analyzer, at present running security & framework updates only along with windows defender & software malicious removal tool updates.

Yep, the last windows update was in Dec 2015 I guess. If I recall correctly, I have blocked all of those above listed updates already
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4 Weeks Ago   #10
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate (64-Bit) Retail, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Retail
 
 

No problem.

I forgot to mention - if you're having problems with the slow update issue in WU, then the two updates you'll need to install manually are these:

First - https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...ver-2008-r2-sp

Second - https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...rver-2008-r2-s

if you install them in that order, that will fix the updates taking forever to check and install.

Here is my list of Hidden updates (Windows 7 is out of mainstream support now, so I really don't need any of MS "New features" for it - I only want Security updates). I always hide the rollups, otherwise they just stay ticked in my Important list.

November 7, 2017 KB2952664 Compatibility Update for Windows 7-hidden-updates.png

And these are the updates I just keep in my Optional list. A couple on the list I posted above don't appear as they've been superseded after removal anyway:

November 7, 2017 KB2952664 Compatibility Update for Windows 7-ignored-updates.png


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