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Is Microsoft throttling updates for Windows 7 & 8.1?


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#1 SuperSapien64

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 05:57 PM

Something I noticed around the release of Windows 10 is slow updates on my Windows 7 system, they can take several hours just to download. :(  Has any else noticed this?



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Posted 19 August 2016 - 06:04 PM

Not for me. Mine download in under 2 minutes for even the largest of updates.

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 07:01 PM

- What do you mean ? Does the search for updates take a long time or are you refering to the downloading of those updates ?

- If the search for updates takes a long time, then I can tell you that there's a solution for that:

http://www.tweaking.com/forums/index.php/topic,4799.0.html



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Posted 19 August 2016 - 07:07 PM

I don't know what's going on with Win 8...this is the Win 7 forum and many users have experienced problems of one sort or another with the Windows Update site/function.  Eventually, they all seem to be overcome.

 

If interested in those instances, you can do a forum search, using "windows update" as the search string.

 

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 08:02 PM

- What do you mean ? Does the search for updates take a long time or are you refering to the downloading of those updates ?

- If the search for updates takes a long time, then I can tell you that there's a solution for that:

http://www.tweaking.com/forums/index.php/topic,4799.0.html

Yes both searching for updates and downloading them takes forever today's updates took over four hours to download.

And thanks for advice I'll look into that. :)



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Posted 21 August 2016 - 05:08 PM

You are NOT alone. I've had problems the last few months with Win 7 Updates. Gggrrrr. Last month I tried this:  http://wu.krelay.de/en/  and it helped and now all the links are dead. Had the Roll-Up listed as an Optional Update, but it would NOT download at all. I've tried hunting and pecking KB's at MS only to find the URL is gone. I guess at some point I'll have to DL the Roll Up

 

http://www.howtogeek.com/255435/how-to-update-windows-7-all-at-once-with-microsofts-convenience-rollup/

 

 

I think MS is cutting back on Windows 7 to a large degree and focusing everything on Windows 10. My 4 Windows 10 units Update just fine and very fast. Updating shouldn't be so much work for the user. 



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Posted 21 August 2016 - 06:12 PM

IMO...related topic:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/623680/windows-7-update-changes-effective-october-2016/ .

 

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Posted 21 August 2016 - 06:31 PM

- MS is moving/has moved (????) the downloads to the "MS Update Catalog". Over there the user can select several updates and download them in one batch/group. (Internet Explorer only for the time being).

 

http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/home.aspx

(For Win 7 users)



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Posted 21 August 2016 - 07:43 PM

Microsoft is really ticking me off recently, now starting this October Windows 7 & 8.1 users wont have any control over there updates it's basically a slap on the face from Microsoft. :ranting:  Makes me glad that I'm a Linux user. :wink: In fact this will only push more towards Linux (Chrome OS, Android, Linux Mint, Ubuntu, etc)



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Posted 22 August 2016 - 12:47 AM

- Yeah, sure. As though Linux users have the possibilty to pick & choose (security) updates.



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Posted 22 August 2016 - 12:59 AM

  Last month I tried this:  http://wu.krelay.de/en/  and it helped and now all the links are dead. 

 

 

Links are not dead for me.



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Posted 23 August 2016 - 11:22 PM

- Yeah, sure. As though Linux users have the possibilty to pick & choose (security) updates.

True but at least Desktop Linux distros don't include telemetry with there security updates. Theres both cons and pros with Linux and Windows.



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Posted 24 August 2016 - 08:24 AM

 

  Last month I tried this:  http://wu.krelay.de/en/  and it helped and now all the links are dead. 

 

 

Links are not dead for me.

 

That page worked for me last month and was a big help and now I see no new additions. I can click on a specific update now and get a Download and info page, but when I click Download I get this:  

Microsoft_logo.png
We are sorry, the page you requested cannot be found.

 

I think one has to go to the MS Store for updates.  http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Home.aspx


Edited by jackz4000, 24 August 2016 - 08:27 AM.





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