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Windows 7: March updates on W7

10 Mar 2016   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
March updates on W7


It's a new month and Microsoft released new updates .
My question is same as on February, which updates are bad with upgrade on W10 or secret telemetry?
There is a list:

+ I know now that KB3139929 has got a secret blue banner to IE11.

Thank you in advance.

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10 Mar 2016   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

My list has at least twice as many items as yours.

I won't bother to post it because I'm not positive it's complete or highly accurate.

Generally, I think the idea of trying to keep up with this issue by tracking the KBs is a losing proposition over the long haul---even though I'm trying to do it. It's just not plausible long-term---KBs can be renamed, MS can decide not to fully describe them, hide update A inside update B, make update C unremoveable, etc, etc.

Overall, I think a better idea might include these options:

Use an application such as GWX control panel.

Use registry edits.

Forgetting about Windows Updates entirely and see if the world does in fact end.

Extract yourself from the entire morass by either getting on the Windows 10 bandwagon or getting off the Microsoft bandwagon via an alternative operating system---either as a dual boot, a virtual machine, or completely cutting the cord and having no traces of Windows at all.
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10 Mar 2016   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

These updates are only from March.
Of course, I have bigger list here Windows 7 bad updates - .
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11 Mar 2016   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM

Retain your Dignity and Windows 7, KB Block list.

Telemetry etc
KB2952664 - Compatibility update for Windows 7 (SP1)
KB2977759 - Compatibility update for Windows 7 (RTM Only)
KB3021917 - Update to Windows 7 SP1 for performance improvements
KB3035583 - "Get Windows 10" App (System Tray Nagware/Telemetry)
KB3068708 - Update for customer experience diagnostic telemetry (replaces KB3022345)
KB3075249 - Update that adds telemetry points to UAC in Windows 7
KB3080149 - Update for customer experience diagnostic telemetry
KB3022345 - Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
KB3123862 - Updated capabilities to upgrade Windows 8.1 and Windows 7

Windows Update Client
KB2990214 - ***Update that enables you to upgrade from Win7 to Win10
KB3050265 - ***Windows Update Client for Windows 7: June 2015
KB3065987 - ***Windows Update Client for Windows 7: July 2015 *** Recomended ref below.
KB3075851 - ***Windows Update Client for Windows 7: August 2015
KB3083324 - ***Windows Update Client for Windows 7: September 2015
KB3083710 - ***Windows Update Client for Windows 7: October 2015
KB3102810 - ***Windoes Update Client for Windows 7 November 2015
KB3112343 - ***Windows Update Client for Windows 7: December 2015
KB3135445 - ***Windows Update Client for Windows 7: February 2016
KB3138612 - ***Windows Update Client for Windows 7: March 2016

***For the following two updates, it is recommended to install them but to modify the registry with following procedure after installing them:

KB3065988 Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2: July 2015
KB3065987 Windows Update Client for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: July 2015

After installing either of the above updates, open regedit and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows. Right-click on Windows and select option to create a new key and name it “WindowsUpdate”. Now right-click on the WindowsUpdate key you just created and select option to create new 32-bit DWORD and name it “DisableOSUpgrade”. Right-click on DisableOSUpgrade and select modify option and change value from 0 to 1.

Internet Explorer Security
KB3139929 - Security update for Internet Explorer: March 8, 2016, This contains KB3146449.
KB3146449 - lets users learn about Windows 10 or start an upgrade to Windows 10.

Other Optionals
KB3038314 IE, Bing default search provider.
KB3046480 Migrate the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 to a later version of Windows.
KB2592687 Remote Desktop Protocol
KB2923545 Remote Desktop Protocol.
KB2994023 Remote desktop session constantly disconnects and reconnects.
KB2726535 Adds South Sudan to the list of countries.
KB2660075 Time and date if the time zone is set to Samoa.
KB2999226 Windows 10 Universal CRT
KB3095649 Removes the Touch Hardware Quality Assurance certification verification check in the Win32k.sys driver in Windows 8.1.
KB3077715 August 2015 cumulative time zone update
KB3112148 December 2015, cumulative time zone update
KB3123862 Updated capabilities to upgrade Windows 8.1 and Windows 7
KB 3118401 Update for Universal C Runtime in Windows
KB2876229 SKYPE.
KB2970228 Russian ruble symbol.
KB2977728 Improves the performance of the following graphics and imaging components.
KB2978092 Graphics software or applications crash.
KB3102429 Azerbaijani Manat and Georgian Lari currency symbols
KB3097877 This caused Gadgets to stop running.
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11 Mar 2016   #5

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I wouldn't worry too much about the ie11 update
If nothing else change the home page and what opens to the new tabs and never visit a M$ website :)
Most people use it at last resort or only to download another browser

Otherwise I have it on 3 machines and no banners/ popups.....

My do not install list is pretty short
How to remove Windows 10 upgrade updates in Windows 7 and 8 - gHacks Tech News
wusa /uninstall /kb:2952664 /quiet /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:2999226 /quiet /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:3035583 /quiet /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:3075249 /quiet /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:3013531 /quiet /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:3021917 /quiet /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:3068708 /quiet /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:3080149 /quiet /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:3123862 /quiet /norestart

If you don't want 10 use the disable os upgrading
Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums
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14 Mar 2016   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64

Ok march updates solved . the bad update is only KB3138612 . So this topic is solved. March is behind us :) .
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17 Mar 2016   #7

Windows 10 64bit

KB3139398 is bad and breaks mission critical things like USB barcode scanners such as the DS3578. I foresee this update causing havoc at airports, or any other place that relies on USB devices for personnel authentication.
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25 Mar 2016   #8

Windows 7 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SGvagon View Post
Ok march updates solved . the bad update is only KB3138612 . So this topic is solved. March is behind us :) .
It's still unclear if KB3138612 contains any unwanted crap.

Threads like the one you found are recommending against installing it, while other threads are coming to the opposite conclusion ( KB3138612 - Install or Hide? ).
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25 Mar 2016   #9
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I stopped installing any update a while ago. My system works fine.
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25 Mar 2016   #10

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM

It also installs

Description: Windows Update client proxy stub for internal upgrade

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