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Windows 7: Strange update.

27 Dec 2016   #31

Windows 7 Pro-x64

So when your system crashes with bad updates, you'll be so fed up that you'll go out and buy a new PC with W10 preinstalled.

That error I'm getting on the Microsoft Update Catalog site must be due to something MS is trying to do on the page that I may have blocked. I'm not changing my security settings for any Interweb page. I don't care who it is but especially MS.

Can't say any more than that or this post will get deleted too.

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27 Dec 2016   #32

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

Yea win-10 has plenty of updates that come with no warning so that will be a great compromise :)
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28 Dec 2016   #33

Windows 7 Pro-x64

According to Intel, they haven't issued any updates/drivers for my motherboard since 2014 (when support ended) so I don't know what MS is trying to do with these updates labeled "Intel". Perhaps they're trying to prep systems for another run at shoving W10 down our throats.

I just got another small update this morning claiming to be an "Intel" update.
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28 Dec 2016   #34
Sky Ranch

Windows 7 Home 64-bit

I've been getting the Intel driver updates, which I've hidden, on my 8.1's but I've yet to receive anything on the 7's.

Unrelated to the thread subject, but I noticed that I didn't get this month's January preview rollups that comes out on the third Tuesday of each month. Has anyone noticed that?

I seem to vaguely recall some new changes beginning of next year being mentioned a few months ago.
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28 Dec 2016   #35

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

The only thing I've noticed is a Intel usb 8/19/2016 published 12/20/16 showed up it is under optional so link more information goes nowhere and there for the update does too :)

Soon after another one shows up intel system 8/19/16 published yesterday
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28 Dec 2016   #36

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Here's two more:
Has anybody fired off an email to Intel or Microsoft asking what exactly these updates are? They'll probably just say that you should install them to "enhance your computing experience" or words to that effect.

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28 Dec 2016   #37
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Just Google


I found 3 Intel updates in Windows 7 updates.
One for the chip set
One for the usb
One for a Intel NUC

Every sense they made wacky weed legal on the left coast Window 7 updates are crazy.

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29 Dec 2016   #38

8.1 x64

FWIW, the Intel Watchdog Timer driver file (ICCWDT.sys) does have a digital sha1 signature from Intel in it. It was signed on 03/13/2016 12:44:37 so unless there's some valid reason to not trust driver files signed by mother Intel anymore I am deciding to keep it installed on my Asus laptop because I think the Watchdog is a very good boy.
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29 Dec 2016   #39

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

Unless you're referring to WatchDog 2 I might agree
Ubisoft - Watch Dogs 2
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29 Dec 2016   #40

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Ya, there`s hardly anything but MSE updates anymore, it`s great.

I got that same Intel System update again yesterday, just hid it.

carwiz, when that day arrives you just use your W7 key and install 10, free, no need to buy anything.

Or, I surely hope that you at least took advantage of the free update so you have a W10 license, then went back to W7

Windows 7 will be fine, there`s too much drama being brought up about it again.
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