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Windows 7 update changes effective October 2016


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#1 Timescope

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 12:26 AM

Hello,

 

Please note that Microsoft have just announced new update methods for Windows 7/8.

 

Effective October 2016. a single update package will be delivered via Windows Update with all the available updates included without the possibility to select which ones to install. It's all or nothing.

 

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3108405/microsoft-windows/microsoft-changes-win781-updates-pushes-even-harder-for-windows-10.html#comments

 

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/windowsitpro/2016/08/15/further-simplifying-servicing-model-for-windows-7-and-windows-8-1/

 

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 03:45 AM

Thanks Timescope,

Just read Woody on Windows (top link) & other links and it is "like" tricky Win10 tactics again.
 

We also don't know what will happen to the distinction between Recommended and Optional patches. Perhaps we'll all get patches for the Azerbaijani Manit or we'll all get tanked by a change to the Russian ruble.

The discussion continues on AskWoody.com. --  (delete if not able to show this) or start our own version !!



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Posted 17 August 2016 - 09:00 AM

Hoping & wondering if GWX Control Panel will keep the junk off our systems, I think when the time comes I will wing it with updates turned off until we know what is happening!


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Posted 17 August 2016 - 09:31 AM

Another topic on same in Gen Chat forum:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/623576/windows-7-81-moving-to-windows-10s-cumulative-update-model .  Leaving both topics where they are since I believe both topics have merit in the respective locations.

 

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 09:54 AM

http://www.techspot.com/news/65993-microsoft-moving-cumulative-updates-windows-7-81.html

 

Another change that will certainly irk some users has to do with update documentation. Mercer notes that in order to bring “consistency,” they will only provide consolidated release notes with rollups. In other words, Microsoft won’t be as forthcoming with exactly what its patches will address which will make it more difficult to identify a rogue patch.

 

Just great. Along with not knowing what's in the rollup if one patch screws up your computer you have no idea which one it is. Microsoft's QC hasn't been top grade lately.



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Posted 17 August 2016 - 10:43 AM

Hi Jaycan,


 

 

We also don't know what will happen to the distinction between Recommended and Optional patches. Perhaps we'll all get patches for the Azerbaijani Manit or we'll all get tanked by a change to the Russian ruble.

 

 

I hid an "important" update yesterday  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3177723 : Egypt cancels DST !

 

After ten days of downloading, cloning my HDD, upgrading and activating Windows 10, I returned to the sanity of Windows 7.

 

Now it appears that Microsoft wants to control all our computers with forced updates and we all know the problems that updates have caused.

 

Under the terms of the new services agreement that will come into effect September 15th 2016, https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/servicesagreement/upcoming.aspx , if you have a dispute with Microsoft, you agree not to sue them in court and class action lawsuits are not allowed.

 

I intend to jump ship. I have downloaded Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon, Mate and Xfce versions and the Linux Command Line book (540 pages) by William Shott  http://freefr.dl.sourceforge.net/project/linuxcommand/TLCL/16.07/TLCL-16.07.pdf.

 

Note how "My Computer" changed to "This PC"

 

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 10:51 AM

See my post in the General Chat forum. You will be able to download Security Only updates from the Microsoft Catalog. Looks like I will be turning off Automatic Updates.

 


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Posted 17 August 2016 - 11:30 AM

it figures......my 7 has been behaving itself for awhile ssssssoooooo just when i think it is okay they pull me back in for more drama . i have had my updates set to let me decide who/what and when 






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