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Windows 7: KB2952664 Compatibility Update for Windows 7 - April 10

11 Apr 2018   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
KB2952664 Compatibility Update for Windows 7 - April 10

Quote:
Compatibility update for keeping Windows up-to-date in Windows 7



Introduction
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. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.


Read more: 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) - 5.9 MB

Download KB2952664 MSU for Windows 7 64-bit (x64) - 6.6 MB


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11 Apr 2018   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

KB2952664 Compatibility Update for Windows 7 - April 10-windows_7_updates_april_10_2018.jpg


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11 Apr 2018   #3
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Thanks Brink. I actually received that update on 5th April & it installed without any problems.
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12 Apr 2018   #4
LevelBest

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

According to the info on this link, this is a telemetry update, so I'm not going to be installing it.

I've tried to re-post the link but the website isn't allowing it. However, the information is out there about it being a telemetry update for those who would rather not install telemetry.
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13 Apr 2018   #5
gobbetto

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits
 
 

About telemetry, If I have some telemetry active (I saw some log files that say so), can I get rid of it doing some particular tweak to the system, or I have to look for the particular KB<number> and uninstall that?
I was careful trying not to install anything telemetry related but probably I missed something.
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13 Apr 2018   #6
NICK ADSL UK

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LevelBest View Post
According to the info on this link, this is a telemetry update, so I'm not going to be installing it.

I've tried to re-post the link but the website isn't allowing it. However, the information is out there about it being a telemetry update for those who would rather not install telemetry.
the telemetry part would be cancelled out if you have something like Winaero Tweaker installed on your computer
Winaero Tweaker
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14 Apr 2018   #7
gobbetto

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NICK ADSL UK View Post
the telemetry part would be cancelled out if you have something like Winaero Tweaker installed on your computer
Winaero Tweaker
Sadly, not in Windows 7
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15 Apr 2018   #8
Iain

Win 7 Ultimate SP1- Tecra W50-A:Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LevelBest View Post
According to the info on this link, this is a telemetry update, so I'm not going to be installing it.

I've tried to re-post the link but the website isn't allowing it. However, the information is out there about it being a telemetry update for those who would rather not install telemetry.
Not sure why you think it's a telemetry update, as this is posted at the top of the Microsoft website:

"
Introduction
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. "
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15 Apr 2018   #9
LevelBest

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Iain View Post
Not sure why you think it's a telemetry update, as this is posted at the top of the Microsoft website:

"Our old favorite snooping nemeses, KB 2952664 (for Win7) and KB 2976978." This quote was from computer world. There are other sources and references.
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15 Apr 2018   #10
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Iain View Post
Not sure why you think it's a telemetry update, as this is posted at the top of the Microsoft website:
Telemetry and GWX (Get Windows 10) are different things.

In any case, anything MS says these days is suspect (especially regarding W7).

MS has sacked so many people that there seems to be no one left who actually knows anything about Windows and/or the remaining people are so overworked that they can't do the work properly.
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