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Update For Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3095649)


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#1 sikntired

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 11:13 AM

This optional update has been lingering for over 3 days. It's as if MS wants you to download even though it is optional. I clicked on 'more info' and (according to the related explanation) it is not even for Windows 7. See link Below.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3095649

 

Wonder what's up with this. Perhaps an honest mistake?



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Posted 28 October 2015 - 11:46 AM

The article page is most likely incorrect. This update is available for download on the Microsoft Download Center for Windows 7 x64.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49453&WT.mc_id=rss_windows_7

I downloaded the update and extracted it, and the file version is indeed for Windows 7, so it can be installed on Windows 7 systems.

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 05:45 PM

Thanks Aura. Lately, I am hesitant about any updates that do not involve security patches, as I do not want any unauthorized applications running.

 

With this being optional, why hasn't it 'fallen off' like MSE optional updates, et al ?? I know I can hide this update but have never had to hide optional.



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Posted 28 October 2015 - 05:46 PM

With this being optional, why hasn't it 'fallen off' like MSE optional updates, et al ??


What do you mean by that?

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 05:53 PM

My update settings are 'check for updates but let me decide whether to install'. Consequently, I check updates daily. Every day there is a Microsoft Security Essentials definition update that is optional. I do not download. Later that day towards evening I check for updates and MSE is no longer there.

 

That is to which I was referring.



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Posted 28 October 2015 - 06:01 PM

Most likely because Microsoft Security Essentials updated itself and not by using Windows Update.

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