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Forum: News 13 Oct 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 8,148
Posted By Painter
It says that the 2016 patch KB3177467 can not be...

It says that the 2016 patch KB3177467 can not be uninstalled.
Forum: News 13 Oct 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 8,148
Posted By Painter
Update KB3177467 is a prerequisite for the...

Update KB3177467 is a prerequisite for the Security-Only Update too. Windows update sent it to me even though I have the older version installed. The second is categorized as a security update, the...
Forum: News 13 Oct 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 2,757
Posted By Painter
KB4457139 for Windows 7 comes with non-security...

KB4457139 for Windows 7 comes with non-security improvements and fixes that are aimed at enterprises and businesses. The purpose of this optional update is to make an upgrade to Windows 10 a better...
Forum: News 28 Mar 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 7,882
Posted By Painter
I checked several sites that follow MS updates...

I checked several sites that follow MS updates very closely and according to them the original is still being offered in the MS Catalog.

The change that was made on March 27 was to the mystery...
Forum: News 28 Mar 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 7,882
Posted By Painter
I ran the script. Curiosity got the best of me. ...

I ran the script. Curiosity got the best of me.

I received one of the return messages that is built into the script....
SlotPersistentInfo keys still exist under HKM etc....PCI. Manually...
Forum: News 27 Mar 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 7,882
Posted By Painter
The Microsoft description page for both the March...

The Microsoft description page for both the March monthly update and the security only update was updated today. I do not know what was specifically updated though - possibly the script that is a...
Forum: Drivers 11 Mar 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,456
Posted By Painter
Yesterday: Upgrade completed successfully,...

Yesterday: Upgrade completed successfully, drivers installed.
Today: Windows updates finally completed.
Rebooted several times.
All is working really well.

Decided not to flash the BIOS....
Forum: Drivers 11 Mar 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,456
Posted By Painter
The owner of the laptop was concerned about the...

The owner of the laptop was concerned about the issue and pointed it out. Check this out...

Microsoft has stated that they are working on it, but have no schedule for Windows 7, 32 bit.
...
Forum: Drivers 10 Mar 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,456
Posted By Painter
Thanks for the info and advise. I did not...

Thanks for the info and advise.

I did not know if the BIOS came preset to recognize what architecture was being used or not. I'll check out the updates and determine if the 64 bit side is...
Forum: Drivers 10 Mar 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,456
Posted By Painter
I should have added more info and been more...

I should have added more info and been more forthcoming, sorry about that. I'll try to clear that up as best I can. The laptop is a Lenovo X200 Thinkpad that supports both 32 and 64 bit. It was...
Forum: Drivers 10 Mar 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,456
Posted By Painter
townsbg. I have heard horror stories about BIOS...

townsbg. I have heard horror stories about BIOS updates. Thanks for supplying that link.

I thought the driver would be required as I am doing a clean install. So the chip in the motherboard...
Forum: Drivers 09 Mar 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,456
Posted By Painter
Upgrade OS from 32 to 64

When upgrading a laptop from 32 bit to 64 bit OS, what would be the right time to update the BIOS driver in that process?

On the PC in question, which is currently running W7/32 Pro, all of the...
Forum: News 09 Mar 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 3,058
Posted By Painter
So much for the discussion on market share....

So much for the discussion on market share. That's OK, this OT is an interesting discussion. The update in question is an obvious breach of trust, but maybe all those W10 users have Stockholm...
Forum: News 07 Mar 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 3,058
Posted By Painter
That is for sure. More knowledgeable users not...

That is for sure. More knowledgeable users not only run multiple Windows operating systems, they probably also use competitor's products and the freebies. VMs are popular with more savvy users, but...
Forum: News 07 Mar 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 3,058
Posted By Painter
Market share is beginning to show an increase in...

Market share is beginning to show an increase in the demand for Windows 10 over Windows 7, because the bulk of Windows users are in the enterprise and government (approx. 90%). They are migrating in...
Forum: News 21 May 2017
Replies: 28
Views: 7,940
Posted By Painter
The WannaCry cretins who chose to infect systems...

The WannaCry cretins who chose to infect systems with ransomware were not choosing a specific Windows system to infect. They released their malware to take advantage of SMB facing systems, especially...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 06 May 2017
Replies: 27
Views: 8,334
Posted By Painter
My understanding is that if you select an update...

My understanding is that if you select an update that you already have installed, trustedinstaller will reject it. I've seen it with a manual install - guess it works the same with a sent WU.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 06 May 2017
Replies: 27
Views: 8,334
Posted By Painter
Is it possible that Microsoft is just retiring a...

Is it possible that Microsoft is just retiring a bunch of updates from W7 IE? If it is the case and you have hidden an update the scan by WU would send any update that is not installed (that is if...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 05 Apr 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,509
Posted By Painter
Tnx everyone who responded. This morning...

Tnx everyone who responded.

This morning when I logged on, a new def file was sent and MSE updated (i.e. via WU). WU and MSE show that the install was successful. I see that MS sent out a fix...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 04 Apr 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,509
Posted By Painter
Yes and it went through the usual steps: ...

Yes and it went through the usual steps: Searching for updates, downloading and installing. Got the green progress bar as well. It then indicated that it updated. Got the green tick too. You'll...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 04 Apr 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,509
Posted By Painter
MSE not updating

This only started two days ago. I rebooted to see if that would help, but to no avail. Not sure if it is a windows update problem or an MSE problem. NB: A few days ago i got that malware warning...
Forum: News 18 Mar 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 17,628
Posted By Painter
I take no umbrage with Microsoft announcing that...

I take no umbrage with Microsoft announcing that they will not provide Windows Updates for products they choose not to support with their OS. However, I see no reason for the component manufacturers...
Forum: News 11 Feb 2017
Replies: 26
Views: 7,071
Posted By Painter
I thought W7 and W8 were no longer issuing...

I thought W7 and W8 were no longer issuing individual updates. Everything is supposed to be bundled in either monthly rollups or security-only updates. I know .net, wrt and IE are separate, but these...
Forum: News 19 Jan 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 6,815
Posted By Painter
The Anniversary Build goes into extended support...

The Anniversary Build goes into extended support 8 months after W7 goes EOL.

W7 SP1, January, 2020 (EOL)
W10 Anniversary Build October, 2020. (out of mainstream support)
Forum: News 26 Oct 2016
Replies: 55
Views: 7,748
Posted By Painter
For Windows 7, I think the first one was the May...

For Windows 7, I think the first one was the May 2016 Rollup. The October rollup was the first one under the new windows update policy.
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