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Windows 7: March, 2017 Preview of Monthy Quality Rollup...(KB4012218) - Optional?

06 Apr 2017   #1
j4w4

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition 64-bit
 
 
March, 2017 Preview of Monthy Quality Rollup...(KB4012218) - Optional?

Why is the KB4012218 considered optional? Is it because I already have the same individual updates installed or is it because they don't apply to my system? And why do they use the word Preview? Is it optional because it's not officially released yet? Like Beta software?

All comments that provide any additional insight on my question are highly appreciated.

Thanks for reading!


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06 Apr 2017   #2
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Windows Update categories Dubai Security Blog gives definitive explanation of the updates available
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06 Apr 2017   #3
j4w4

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Windows Update categories Dubai Security Blog gives definitive explanation of the updates available
Thanks for your response. However, the post makes no mention of what the word "Preview" means or what a "Monthly Rollup" actually is or means.

So, Im still confused.
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06 Apr 2017   #4
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

The roll up method of updates is where, rather than a set of separate updates, one each month, each monthly update is added to the previous updates so if you did a new install then installing the latest roll-up will bring you fully up to date. If you are up to date and a new roll-up is issued only the new updates will be downloaded and installed

The preview is as I understand it a list of the New updates in the next roll-up of updates, If you do not download and install them they will be automatically sent to your system via Windows update based on location
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13 Apr 2017   #5
hazel123

W7 HP 64 bit
 
 

I hid that one.

March 21st 2017 KB4012218 Preview of Monthly Rollup for Windows 7 SP1

http://www.ghacks.net/2017/03/22/kb4...ion-detection/

And now April's Important Updates have just installed themselves without my permisssion!
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13 Apr 2017   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by j4w4 View Post
Is it optional because it's not officially released yet? Like Beta software?
Hi,
Yes preview is beta although all updates are beta in a way but preview is untested but will be released next month if no issues are reported by whomever is crazy enough to install Optional updates
Most of use are going security only and manually installing them After making system images so we can Undo the updates if we have issues with them.
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13 Apr 2017   #7
hazel123

W7 HP 64 bit
 
 

Yes that is what really xxxx's me off that the April Important updates were installed without my permission! I had made a system image after install but was about to do one after re-installing all my programs and files BEFORE doing the April updates!!!!! Bah.
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13 Apr 2017   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep there was a known issue for amd systems not sure why MS released it seeing the issue was it blocks future updates from being installed
April 11, 2017 - KB4015549 (Monthly Rollup) - Windows 7 Help Forums
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13 Apr 2017   #9
hazel123

W7 HP 64 bit
 
 

It does seem a bit of an issue. If people with 6th generation processors onwards stop doing Windows updates to avoid this update, then they get no further updates. If they install it they get no further updates. Not a good scenario.
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