Elite Member | Peripherals
- Mar 4, 2000
This week the update for 7 tried to sneak in a few regurgitated baddies. I had to "hide" two of them.
Yeah, I noticed that because it bricked one of my BRIX a week or two ago...took me forever to figure out what happened. Basically that specific update ate the bootloader & re-assigned C: to the System Reserved & the D: to the boot partition. The drive wouldn't even show up on a USB dock, but I was able to clone it with Macrium & then do a quasi-boot through the USB dock to get into repair mode & fix things by doing bootrec in the console & restoring to an earlier system checkpoint. I was able to replicate the issue several times doing this. Very strange.This week, MS again tried to slip KB 2952664 in among the updates, plus a new one that would try to impose the Win 10 upgrade,
Yeah, I just did a half-dozen Gigabyte BRIX this morning with Win7 retail, all ran updates just fine. Glad this isn't an issue anymore!At his point Win 7 major bugs were fixed long time ago and there is Not going to be any New features.
Since last year the Updates included Security Update, and none stop attempt to sneak in the ""Telemetry Features"" of Win 10.
As oppose to Win 10 Firewall and Win-Defender the ones in Win 7 are not so great to write Home about.
So my suggestion to the "Winning Brigade", use good 3rd party Security and disable the Updates in Win 7.
Eh? Try 2020.Got it. I believe the official support is till next year only. Then say a tearful goodbye to your Windows 7.
(mainstream support) It already ended, for what that was worth; Win8.x is still in mainstream support yet has been dumped by MS in favour for Win10 (e.g. DX12). AFAIK the only enhancements Win8x has received was to make it suck less UI-wise.Well, I read it on PCMag that only security updates will be supported till 2020, the mainstream support will end soon.
Just did another clean install W7 SP1 (integrated) no post-SP1 patches. Can again confirm Windows Update processed and displayed updates in a reasonable amount of time (about 15 minutes), no patches or other rituals required to get it working except for that initial update to Windows Update Agent that has always been offered before.Yep, just did clean install of W7 SP1 (integrated). With NO post-SP1 patches or updates, Windows Update processed and displayed updates in about 10 minutes (running Core i5-3470 and only 4GB RAM). 193 Important Updates and 12 Optional.
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