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Windows 7: Haven't updated in years (because shady Win10 stuff). Where to begin?

28 Apr 2017   #1
Aelius

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Haven't updated in years (because shady Win10 stuff). Where to begin?

I turned off Windows Updates years ago on account of the many insidious updates intended to help trick users into upgrading switching to Windows 10. Call me foolish for exposing my system if you want, but it is what it is. So, now that the dust has settled I'd like to get the true updates that fix bugs and security vulnerabilities that I've been missing out on for years.

However, I feel like my Windows Updates was a rabid animal that I frantically threw into a cage years ago when it bit me without provocation (i.e. wanted to trick me into Windows 10 and install new telemetry crap), and now I'm too afraid to open up this locked cage again for fear of what grotesque monstrosity has been brewing in there all this time, and what horrors I might inadvertently let loose.

Where do I get started? With Microsoft's reputation and disregard for my wish to remain on Windows 7 and not be subjected to any of their nonsense, I feel like I can't even make the first step of clicking "Check for updates", let alone wade through the muck trying to harvest the ripe true fixes/updates while avoiding the rotten Windows 10 and telemetry garbage that is intentionally obfuscated with ambiguous/misleading language.

I just don't know what to do. Halp?


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28 Apr 2017   #2
Bat 1

8.1 home x64
 
 

[Link removed due to unsecure source warning]

Sorry bout that. Didn't know link wasn't allowed.
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29 Apr 2017   #3
Bat 1

8.1 home x64
 
 

On second thought, guess My link was removed since it was a Russian to English translate ? Just Google Simplix Pack but be careful of the results. If You're Not sure it's Genuine, check the Hash against the ones listed in the MyDigitalLife Forums thread. You might need an account There though ?

Simplix will install all the updates Excluding those that have been superseded as well as Not including the Telemetry or GWX KBs
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29 Apr 2017   #4
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

The link triggered security warnings for the Russian site you mentioned, we have to protect our members
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29 Apr 2017   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I'm not exactly sure what you're asking
If you want to update review post 2 here
Windows Update will not update and I've tried multiple fixes Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums
After that just install the security only updates manually too
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...update-history
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30 Apr 2017   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
The link triggered security warnings for the Russian site you mentioned, we have to protect our members
Thank you Nigel.

Jack
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 Haven't updated in years (because shady Win10 stuff). Where to begin?




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