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Further simplifying servicing models for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

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Further simplifying servicing models for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

#1 Post by Puppy » Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:59 pm

Further simplifying servicing models for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/win ... ndows-8-1/

From October 2016 onwards, Windows will release a single Monthly Rollup that addresses both security issues and reliability issues in a single update.

And from discussion: Individual patches will no longer be available after October 2016.

This looks like a terrible decision because there won't be a way to uninstall a single botched KB update anymore :roll:
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Re: Further simplifying servicing models for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:29 am

One more reason to start looking seriously into Linux.

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Re: Further simplifying servicing models for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

#3 Post by TPFanatic » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:14 am

*disables windows update*
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Re: Further simplifying servicing models for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

#4 Post by Puppy » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:30 am

TPFanatic wrote:*disables windows update*
Oh yes, even worse.
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Re: Further simplifying servicing models for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

#5 Post by TPFanatic » Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:33 pm

It was a joke. In the end I don't think it will matter much to me how the updates are delivered.

It is unfortunate since they just fixed Windows 7's slow updates. What'd they do, change 7's priority to something less shadowed by 10's?
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Re: Further simplifying servicing models for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

#6 Post by Puppy » Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:22 am

This month first time.
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Re: Further simplifying servicing models for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

#7 Post by ajkula66 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:32 pm

Puppy wrote:
TPFanatic wrote:*disables windows update*
Oh yes, even worse.
I honestly can't see anything being worse than force-fed updates that will most certainly include all types of Microsoft-issued-spyware. My systems running W7 have been locked for quite some time now...
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Re: Further simplifying servicing models for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

#8 Post by Puppy » Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:15 pm

Installed, no problems on Windows 7 so far. It is faster to install one compact package than several individual ones. More information here https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/win ... g-changes/
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Re: Further simplifying servicing models for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

#9 Post by TonyJZX » Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:20 am

Havent seen an issue. At this point I dont think I care too much about telemetry.

I'm thinking there's a limit to how much Microsoft can find from millions of people still on Win7 after all this time.

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Re: Further simplifying servicing models for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

#10 Post by Omineca » Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:47 am

Windows. At this point, it's not a bad tablet OS. I have a Surface 3 and it's fine on that platform. I wouldn't run it on a laptop anymore though.

Install Linux and run whatever Windows programs you need in a virtual machine.

Given my needs, I have Office 2000 with the compatibility pack running on Win2K in Virtualbox. I might upgrade to XP or 7 to run some sync software for my phone. Windows 7 licenses are very reasonable on eBay.

All things considered, Windows is best cut off from the internet, without unnecessary updates, and without an AV scanner bogging it down. It's become a real dog if you need to run it directly on the hardware and expose it to the internet. I've given up.
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