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Microsoft shifts Windows 7 and 8.1 fixes to 'rollup' bundles


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#1 JohnC_21

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 08:26 AM

Microsoft says it will simplify the update process for older versions of Windows by switching to once-a-month "rollup" bundles.

Redmond says that all PCs running Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1, and servers running Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, and Windows Server 2012 will begin getting the monthly updates.

"Each month, we will release a single update containing all of the non-security fixes for that month,"said Microsoft.

"We are making this change – shifting to rollup updates, to improve the reliability and quality of our updates."

The rollup policy will not apply to security updates, which will be released as monthly Patch Tuesday bundles or individually as out-of-band releases if necessary to avoid active zero-day exploits.

Microsoft also says that for Windows 7 SP1, it will now begin distributing a single cumulative rollup update that contains all patches and updates for the OS up to April 2016. The rollup can be downloaded on its own or injected into a disk image for new installations.

 

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On Important updates, it's one or none. So I guess I would be downloading updates like this one in order to get one I needed.

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3006137



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#2 hamluis

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 12:07 PM

Well...who needs "non-security fixes"?

 

Everyone needs the security updates...which is same as it ever was.

 

This "news" is far from beneficial to users, IMO.



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Posted 20 May 2016 - 02:00 PM

Post #1, "...KB3006137..." it might be even worse than that. What if KB3035583 or KB3123862 get included within the rollouts, there are updates like KB3006137 that one avoids because they're buggy and there are updates like KB3035583 which one avoids because of what they're deliberately designed to do. Fortunately as far as non-security fixes go most of them are, as hamluis says, relatively un-necessary. As long a one can download security fixes for fixing real problems without getting other updates bundled then things are ok.

Edited by rp88, 20 May 2016 - 02:01 PM.

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 09:38 PM

I think you're reading in to this to much...
Just let Windows do its thing and you do yours.
No use worrying about factors beyond your control.

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