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Windows 7: Updates - so pushy!!

20 Apr 2010   #11
Desslok

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
. You've got to remember that world wide, Win 7 has to run on nearly infinite hardware combinations and run several tons of highly variable software on all those hardware combinations.
Good point. I probably haven't had any issues since my main 3 machines are all pretty new and everything is Win 7 compatible marked, and has win 7 drivers. I could see outdated hardware having a higher probability of issues. Now I don't auto-update any servers, but my personal PCs can be recovered easy enough if need be. ANd as far as patching Word, doesn't Win 7 come with an eval of Word? The autoupdate probably just sees winword.exe on the system and patches it.


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20 Apr 2010   #12
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scorpioninblue View Post
Hi all!

Has anyone noticed how pushy Microsoft has become with their endless updates in 7?
I take it you've never used a Linux distro then...

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you choose to apply the updates yourself, they'll take control when you sign out of your pc and apply them whether you want them or not!
And how else are they supposed to install, after you have okayed the action?

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It wasn't this bad with XP! They've really assumed a "great lord and master" attitude with Windows 7!
Interesting view. it could also explain why XP was so vulnerable, so often.

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I'm tempted to put a stop to all of it soon,
Feel free - set WU to 'never check for updates'.

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I don't want updates for Microsoft Word when I don't have it on my machine,
If word is not installed, then you don't get offered the updates...

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nor for Explorer, which I avoid like the plague! Let me know if anyone else is getting 'prodded' so hard!
WU is configurable - if you don't want an update - then don't install it.
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20 Apr 2010   #13
scorpioninblue

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I fully understand great point....I guess it's the price paid for being a monopoly! Mac user are so smug when they brag about how immune they are to viruses and attacks! But if Apple were to grow to the extent of being a real competitor with Microsoft they'd be singing a different tune!!!
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20 Apr 2010   #14
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scorpioninblue View Post
I fully understand great point....I guess it's the price paid for being a monopoly! Mac user are so smug when they brag about how immune they are to viruses and attacks! But if Apple were to grow to the extent of being a real competitor with Microsoft they'd be singing a different tune!!!
Exactly. Well said.
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20 Apr 2010   #15
scorpioninblue

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Smarteye........ I have seen updates for Word among the others even though I removed the entire suite of programs when I set my desktop up and others have had the same experience where downloading of updates has occurred despite their declination.
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20 Apr 2010   #16
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scorpioninblue View Post
Smarteye........ I have seen updates for Word among the others even though I removed the entire suite of programs when I set my desktop up and others have had the same experience where downloading of updates has occurred despite their declination.

I haven't had this issue myself, but I can only assume that there are still elements/components of the Word / Office suite that were not fully removed during removal, (happens often ) or there are still registry entries that are getting 'flagged' by WU when run.

When you click on the details for the particular KB, does it mention a particular module etc?


So if you can't find any further Word / Office apps to remove, try this tool:Windows Installer Clean Up

Make sure you only select known Word / Office apps.

It would also be a good idea to manually create a restore point beforehand, just in case the wrong thing gets clicked and something goes awry:

System Restore Point - Create
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20 Apr 2010   #17
scorpioninblue

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the advice!
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