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Windows 7: [what]Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB976902)

28 Oct 2010   #31
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

The so called demystification (Demystifying KB976902, a.k.a. Microsoft’s “Blackhole” Update — Krebs on Security) is about as mystifying as the mystification. When sp1 is nowhere in sight, why release an update that prepares for sp1? And then withdraw it?? And is MS some mom n pop company- arent there people there who get paid to authorize this stuff before it goes in the wild???


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29 Oct 2010   #32
Jo6Pak

7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
And is MS some mom n pop company- arent there people there who get paid to authorize this stuff before it goes in the wild???
these are my thoughts as well. the whole thing sounds very ghetto to me...
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29 Oct 2010   #33
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jo6Pak View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
And is MS some mom n pop company- arent there people there who get paid to authorize this stuff before it goes in the wild???
these are my thoughts as well. the whole thing sounds very ghetto to me...

i would think the same they just dont make stuff for no reason also spying well if they really wanted to get you belive me you have been taken down years ago

If you are legit why worry about it only pirates worry about being found out im sure the driver is for good reason i have it and figure it is inplace of the no sp1 but to think black hole spy type is ridiculous flatout POPPYCOCK always wanted to say that lol .......
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29 Oct 2010   #34
Jo6Pak

7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
If you are legit why worry about it
because its LAME and shows how incompetent they actually are. i'm not worried about being 'spied on' as much as I am annoyed at having them tell me i need to install something that i can't remove, but won't tell me what it is. the point seems to be moot now anyway, as it appears its been yanked for the time being...
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31 Oct 2010   #35
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

http://support.microsoft.com/KB/976902[/URL]
http://krebsonsecurity.com/2010/10/demystifying-kb976902-a-k-a-microsofts-blackhole-update/[/URL]
From the above link
On Tuesday Microsoft released KB 976902 to customers of Windows 7 through Windows Update. This update was pre-maturely released in English and the KB article had not been published yet. We are in the process of releasing the KB Article so users have more information about the update. This update is a Servicing Stack Update, which can’t be uninstalled. The update will be released at a later date, and it will be required to ensure compatibility with some future updates.
If you have already installed the update, there is no action required – there is no impact from the update being on your system. We apologize for any confusion this update may have caused.
Also, for extra context – Microsoft did a similar update when we were about to release the SP1 beta (what’s known as a “service stack” update – it helps the OS recognize and work better with the service pack code). As things like a service pack in development hit new milestones (i.e. we just hit RC, before that it was beta), the service stack update gets updated. That’s why folks don’t need to worry about removing it
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11 Jan 2011   #36
Zoloft

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

it's back today. . . hummmmm. . . still not gonna install it till I hear more feedback from you good people.
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11 Jan 2011   #37
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 
Same here... Waiting for some feedback

I had inadvertently installed it on my laptop back in Oct (before it was pulled), with no apparent untoward consequences.

But it is in the list for today's important patches for my desktop (though it is UNchecked by default).
At least there is a KB article for it now.

Has anyone taken the plunge yet?

Thanks,

MM
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11 Jan 2011   #38
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Mine hasn't exploded.......yet!

Mike
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11 Jan 2011   #39
NYKO

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Today it came thru my official updates on my Windows7 x86, but shows unmarked, so I consider it's an optional update not realy neded. I always hide this kind of unmarked updates, to never recive notification. Hoever may be I'm rong and this kind of updates are need it.
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11 Jan 2011   #40
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I installed it today and no black helicopters in the area.
read this:
Description of the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 installation software feature update

This software update will be a prerequisite to install service packs. Additionally, this update improves reliability when you install or remove Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 updates and service packs.
Updates to the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 installation software are included in this update. The installation software is the component that handles the installation and the removal of software updates, language packs, optional Windows features, and service packs. This update is necessary to successfully install and to remove any service packs to all versions of Windows 7 and on Windows Server 2008 R2.

Jim
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