Nice article from Inforworld on the Windows 7 update fiasco.
The speed-up patch, KB 3172605, is problematic, as I discussed in July. It contains a new version of the Windows Update Agent, which takes minutes instead of hours to figure out which patches are available.There are two problems with KB 3172605 (“July 2016 update rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1”) that aren’t discussed in the KB article:It includes components that aren’t related to the Windows 7 Update scan slowdown problem. If you want to speed up your scans, you have to take all of the update rollup. You can’t pick out the good part.It crashes a very common set of Intel Bluetooth drivers.
Edit: I would not recommend turning off Windows Update as shown in the article.
Edited by hamluis, 05 November 2016 - 09:41 AM.
Moved from Gen Chat to Win 7 - Hamluis.