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Windows 7: How Do I Find The Best Windows Updates?

10 Jan 2020   #1
WyattWhiteEagle

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
How Do I Find The Best Windows Updates?

With the upcoming Windows 7 EOS, how do I find which Windows updates are good and which ones I want to stay away from.

I have in mind a kind of multi-point inspection and performance test report to find what is good or bad for me and my system.


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10 Jan 2020   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Use Simplix.
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10 Jan 2020   #3
WyattWhiteEagle

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Use Simplix.
I get chump-change once a month as an income where most other people get at least 4 times that amount in a month. I need to go with the free versions of software.

Or I can stick with the "old reliable" pen and paper

I prefer the free versions that doesn't require internet to perform its capabilities :)
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11 Jan 2020   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Simplix is free. January version will be out in a few days.
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11 Jan 2020   #5
WyattWhiteEagle

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Simplix is free. January version will be out in a few days.
Please provide where this version of Simplix is free for personal use.

Googling Simplix, Free Simplix and Simplix Free provides results for a paid, a free for venders, a font download, pornography, etc. None of my Google results are about a free Simplix version like what you mention.
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11 Jan 2020   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I will post a link when the January version is ready.

How Do I Find The Best Windows Updates?-simplix-run.jpg


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11 Jan 2020   #7
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Googled simplix update
accurate hit
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4 Weeks Ago   #8
moilopol

Windows 7 x64bit
 
 

getting annoyed at seeing all these posts, types of unhelpful 1 line posts- I apologise in advance if it is just me... But seriously -


* Telling someone to use a random app (even if it is good based on popular belief) - is not always a great idea.

* There is a huge lack of consideration for windows updates in these forums and i think it is time i plastered some info around whilst i wait for an experienced and sensibel member to solve teh issues i posted elsewhere.

* Here's but a few examples of why never to mass update windows, especially using an app, when a user has specficially requiested a more detailed Q/4 reponse.



0. Not everyoen uses the same version of windows, there is a stupid number of different Win7 versions
1. Not everyone uses the same PC/ AMD/ Intel - thus downlaoding on mass AMD upates for an intel PC is completely pointless
2. Not everyone has teh internet data to support 700mb downlaods
3. Noone actually needs all updates.
4. Updates need to be applied in the correct order (maybe simplix does this)
5. a language pack installation can kill many uipdates if not doen in the right order, requiring re-installtion.


Update info: --- Just examples - -not a full list

To find update info- becuase no1 has bothered to do it..
Go to MS catelog and read the associated Knowledge based articles.


Code:
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Install Before SP1:
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kb2533552    prevents "0xC0000034" error when installing Windows 7 SP1


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Before service stack updates:
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 install Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 



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Install After SP1
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kb2670838    Platform update for Windows 7 SP1

kb2574819    adds support for DTLS 





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DO NOT INSTALL:    "Your Windows 7 PC is out of support":
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kb3163589




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Install Before Windows 10:
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kb3046480        helps upgrade .NET 1.1 when upgrading to Win10            
                only relevant to .NET framework 1.1 (Thus deprecated?)




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NOTES:
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kb976902    only for vista upgrading to win7??
            - and once installed, users are stuck with it
KB976902    This article replaes Knowledge Base article 976902. 
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...you-try-to-ins

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Important:        Vulnerability Fixes security issue
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kb3035126        
kb2479943
2491683
     KB2506014        An issue has been identified that could allow a user with administrative permissions to load an unsigned driver.
- I do not know if adding upodates to ISO via dism ensures the correct install order of windows updates, but i have neevr seen anyone say

"simplix does it in the correct order and gives full user control for adding or removing updates"
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4 Weeks Ago   #9
moilopol

Windows 7 x64bit
 
 

Updates are categorised:
Critical Updates/ Optional or whatever they are called.



These updates can cause an endless Loop:
Code:
  • KB2515325
  • KB2522422
  • KB2492386
  • KB982018

Block these updates:
[spoiler]
Code:
KB971033

KB2685811
KB2952664
KB2976978
KB2977759
KB2990214 

KB3021917 
KB3022345
KB3035583
KB3068708
KB3075249
KB3080149
KB3081954 
KB3123862
KB3139929
KB3146449
KB3150513
KB3170735
KB3173040 

4474419
4530734
4516065
4516048
4493132        



https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4493132/windows-7-update-kb4493132
Windows 7 SP1 support notification


11 Telemetry Scheduled Tasks: 
Ait Agent, Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser and ProgramDataUpdater in Application Experience; Proxy in Autochk; Consolidator, KernelCeipTask, OptinNotification and UsbCeip in Customer Experience Improvement Program; Microsoft-Windows-DiskDiagnosticDataCollector in DiskDiagnostic; ValidationTask and ValidationTaskDeadline in Windows Activation Technologies.
[/spoiler]


Win Update fixes:
Windows6.1-KB3138612-x64

Windows6.1-KB3145739-x64
Windows6.1-KB947821-v34-x64


MicrosoftFixit50362 / MicrosoftFixit50123 / MicrosoftEasyFix50202 / MicrosoftEasyFix20179.mini




Update Agent:
windowsupdateagent-7.6-x64.exe




Rollups explianed:
Windows 7 SP1 convenience rollup

contains all the security and non-security fixes released since the release of Windows 7 SP1 that are suitable for general distribution, up through April 2016. Install this one update, and then you only need new updates released after April 2016.


AMD64-all-windows6.1-kb3125574-v4-x64_2dafb1d203c8964239af3048b5dd4b1264cd93b9
^^ maybe there is an intel 1




ie11-windows6.1-kb4530677-x64_2b3566d7d62d0a6e4ea9ad5535cf9c35291cc165


more update ifno crap:

Code:
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Packages to Add:
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Servicing Stack Update
System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7
SP1
HotFixes / Fixes for future updates 

KB2533552    [SP1]

KB2990941    Requirement for NVMe, SSD. Install First
KB3087873    Requirement for NVMe, SSD. Install Second

KB3020369    [Servicing Stack Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems] rollup
KB3125574    [Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Edition] rollup
KB3172605
kb3185330    [2016 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems]
KB4530677
KB947821
IE11_CAB


Intenet explorere 11:
google it, if u want to inject it into an iso use the followign cmd to extract the update file



Code:
IE11-Windows6.1-x64-en-us.exe /X:C:\IE11\IE11_CAB
some updates come in ".exe" and thus cannot be added to an iso and must be installed from OS, i assume simplix does not include these.


You can extract exe files though;
Code:
msiexec /a c:\testfile.msi /qb TARGETDIR=c:\temp\test
If you download unwanted EOS notifications, uninstall or ...:

Code:
The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry keys below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\EOSNotify

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\EOSNotify

DiscontinueEOS DWORD

0 = Enable
1 = Disable


Also check task scheduler
The C:\Windows\System32\EOSNotify.exe file is what loads the full screen notifaction, and is launched by two scheduled tasks named EOSNotify and EOSNotify2 located under Microsoft > Windows > Setup in Task Scheduler.

The EOSNotify task is launched any time a user logs into Windows 7 and the EOSNotify2 task is run daily at 12 PM.

This tutorial will show you how to disable the Your Windows 7 PC is Out of Support full screen notification in Windows 7.
Microsoft Update KB971033
Windows Activation Technologies
can be disabled in in task scheduler




Code:
KB3020369 - Windows updat eagent KB3020369
KB3004469
KB3163589 - missing from windows catelog
KB976932 - SP1
KB2998812
KB3046480
KB2562937
KB3015428  - missing from windows catelog
KB979538
KB980408
KB976422 - SD cards over 32GB
KB977074    - AMD stability
KB980846    - legacy support for apps
KB982670    - dotNET Framework 4
KB976422
KB979099
KB2748349
KB2454826
KB2467023



- I was plannign on makign thes enotes tidy/ organised but since i cannto even get an OS to install on my Laptop i am screwed, so sorry in advance for the 'hard to read/ spam formatting'- my intention is to help..
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4 Weeks Ago   #10
WyattWhiteEagle

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fusilade View Post
...- I was plannign on makign thes enotes tidy/ organised but since i cannto even get an OS to install on my Laptop i am screwed, so sorry in advance for the 'hard to read/ spam formatting'- my intention is to help..
Ok...if I understand correctly, I believe you were trying to put this info in a categorized set detailing the Install/Uninstall/Hide list.

Is this true?
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