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Micro$haft is $hafting W7-users, AGAIN

#1 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:48 am

Why does Micro$haft make life so difficult?
Can't those Redmonders behave?
At least until 2020?

http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-up ... ws-7-users

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Re: Micro$haft is $hafting W7-users, AGAIN

#2 Post by Puppy » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:31 pm

It is already fixed
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Re: Micro$haft is $hafting W7-users, AGAIN

#3 Post by kfzhu1229 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:27 pm

Be with it. Apple doesn't even support any of their OS for more than 2 years for the past 10 years and forces you to use High Sierra in multiple ways.
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Re: Micro$haft is $hafting W7-users, AGAIN

#4 Post by shawross » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:44 pm

Yes true to form MS will try to make Window 7 as problematic as they can leading to EOL. Post 2020 deciding which Linux distro to navigate to will be the main objective.
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Re: Micro$haft is $hafting W7-users, AGAIN

#5 Post by Cigarguy » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:30 pm

Had the exact problem last week with an old Dell 820. Got tired of waiting. Spent 30 minutes and loaded Linux Mint 18.3. Never looking back. I love Windows 7 but Linux these days is doing it for me.

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#6 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:43 pm

I'll be holding on to W7 as long as I can. I use too many Windows only programs that just can't be emulated in Wine. Windows 10 won't fly with me, and that start menu that belongs to Windows ME!

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Re: Micro$haft is $hafting W7-users, AGAIN

#7 Post by cfds » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:10 pm

Solution in this topic post 5
viewtopic.php?f=57&t=124941
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Re: Micro$haft is $hafting W7-users, AGAIN

#8 Post by w0qj » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:52 am

Err... at least 2 of our Win7 computers still cannot use Windows Update (stopped around the time of OP's post above)...

"Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the
service is not running. You may need to restart your computer."

(We have double-checked and confirm that we did not "turn off" Windows Update).

Anyone else having this unable to Windows Update problem for Win7 ?
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Re: Micro$haft is $hafting W7-users, AGAIN

#9 Post by MikalE » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:42 am

Is the updater indeed running in Services?

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/win ... 5096b36d0c
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Re: Micro$haft is $hafting W7-users, AGAIN

#10 Post by jdrou » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:31 pm

w0qj wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:52 am
Err... at least 2 of our Win7 computers still cannot use Windows Update (stopped around the time of OP's post above)...

"Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the
service is not running. You may need to restart your computer."

(We have double-checked and confirm that we did not "turn off" Windows Update).

Anyone else having this unable to Windows Update problem for Win7 ?
Had that issue on one of my machines this month. Service was definitely running. Turning on automatic updates then turning them off again seemed to clear it up.
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Re: Micro$haft is $hafting W7-users, AGAIN

#11 Post by w0qj » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:43 pm

Wow, this worked, many thanks for everyone's very quick advice!!
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Re: Micro$haft is $hafting W7-users, AGAIN

#12 Post by mydreamlaptop » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:47 am

Use WSUS Offline Update. It even has shell scripts that let you download Windows updates in Linux for offline deployment.

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Re: Micro$haft is $hafting W7-users, AGAIN

#13 Post by wujstefan » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:57 am

All in all it produces errors for quite some time, and will produce even more just to make us tired of W7 ;)

Need to get used to W10 after all...
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Re: Micro$haft is $hafting W7-users, AGAIN

#14 Post by Dragunov » Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:38 am

Turn OFF your UPDATES people!!!!

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Re: Micro$haft is $hafting W7-users, AGAIN

#15 Post by dr_st » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:25 am

Dragunov wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:38 am
Turn OFF your UPDATES people!!!!
You bumped a 2 year old thread to say that, without even bothering to explain or put it into context?
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Re: Micro$haft is $hafting W7-users, AGAIN

#16 Post by skx » Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:25 pm

the intention was good, the execution of the warning could be better :mrgreen:
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