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

14 Jan 2011   #51
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for all the information everybody. I normally check on the ones that say "Cannot be removed" It sounds like it's okay huh? I will wait one more day and install it. Sound like you will need it for SPs.

All the best to my old (and new) friends here at sevenforums


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15 Jan 2011   #52
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Is there a significance to this update (976902) arriving unchecked?

If it's an Optional or Recommended update, why is it not grouped in that area?
If it's not Optional, why is it unchecked in Important Updates?
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15 Jan 2011   #53
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I believe its unchecked because it has to be installed separately, from the other updates shown.
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15 Jan 2011   #54
Phone Man

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Is there a significance to this update (976902) arriving unchecked?

If it's an Optional or Recommended update, why is it not grouped in that area?
If it's not Optional, why is it unchecked in Important Updates?
It needs to be installed separately since it is an update to the software that installs updates.

Jim
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15 Jan 2011   #55
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Thanks All.
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16 Jan 2011   #56
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

By the way...this kb976902 does exist since quite a while...it was either installed on my machine back in Oct 27, 2010...i think many of us already have this update without clearly remember it.


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17 Jan 2011   #57
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Yes it was prematurely released on windows update. The kilobyte article that goes with it wasn't up on the net yet either. When people went looking to see what it was they got a page cannot be found. Then they discovered it couldn't be uninstalled in the normal fashion. Conspirator's were up in arms that Microsoft was trying to pull a fast one, yada yada yada. I installed it the first time around too. I've done a clean install since then and installed it again. My machine hasn't called me a pirate or self districted so I guess its safe. :)
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18 Jan 2011   #58
NYKO

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

A few days ago peopele sayed to me that it's need it, becouse I may not recive SP1 without it. Know people are saying the oposite:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zardoc View Post
You don't even need the KB KB976902. Service pack fetches it.
Nice post, Zardoc! :)

Indeed, the SP1 RTM(?) does install 976902:

Attachment 132752
Hoever I'm glad that I didn't install it, I toold you that uncked updates may not be need it. Hoever it's good to know abut the updates before you install it, that it's why I never use automaic update.
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08 Feb 2011   #59
bd74

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I didn't install this update, and it still appears in my updates notification window. Does it need to be installed, or can I just disregard it?
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12 Feb 2011   #60
NYKO

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by S35 View Post
I didn't install this update, and it still appears in my updates notification window. Does it need to be installed, or can I just disregard it?
Don't know I can tell you only when SP1 arives, and I think is next week, hoever you can put it on hide and return to it later if it will be need it.
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