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headhawg
02-15-2018, 09:37 AM
Has anyone installed the Windows 7 February rollup? With the whole Spectre/Meltdown problem and the problems the fixes have caused, I'm just wondering if anyone has had issues with this month's updates. I haven't read anything bad about it but I thought I would check here.

JimG
02-15-2018, 11:39 AM
Has anyone installed the Windows 7 February rollup? With the whole Spectre/Meltdown problem and the problems the fixes have caused, I'm just wondering if anyone has had issues with this month's updates. I haven't read anything bad about it but I thought I would check here.

My updates installed yesterday. I have seen no issues thus far on my Win7 machine.

_______
02-15-2018, 01:58 PM
Ditto. Not using the machine it installed on for anything other than internet. Might be different for someone using any programs that tax resources more than I am

Dave Schwartz
02-15-2018, 02:44 PM
Ditto. Not using the machine it installed on for anything other than internet. Might be different for someone using any programs that tax resources more than I am

I would suggest that internet is the MOST IMPORTANT reason to keep up with the updates.

Internet security is the top priority in many of these updates.

Tom
02-16-2018, 12:46 AM
I have a used W7 machine I want to hook up. It is a couple of years old now, so I need to update quite a bit.

I heard there is a new way to get updates for W7?

I also have a used W10 laptop I need to get up and running - came out just before the first major update. No change for these updates I guess, but might take a long time - like overnight?

Sounds like I have a lot to do to get up to date. My purchasing is outdoing my consuming!

XP has been so good, I just hate to leave it, but the time has come to retire XP to offline only. :(

I downloaded Revo Uninstaller to be the first program I load on both, and the XP machines, better late than never.

Any other suggestions for key programs to get in on the ground floor?

_______
02-16-2018, 01:56 AM
I would suggest that internet is the MOST IMPORTANT reason to keep up with the updates.

Internet security is the top priority in many of these updates.

I completely agree. My response was just to add some color for the OP who was asking for any potential issues with the recent package.

Iím not running anything that would tax the limits of any chips was my point. The funny thing is that in composing this response, I realized I have an AMD chipset anyway.

I know they can also be subject to the flaws in question but I think Intel were the main culprits.

Iím getting less and less useful in this thread. Think Iíll throw in the towel.

headhawg
02-16-2018, 09:34 AM
Thanks for the responses guys. I will probably download and install the updates today.
I heard there is a new way to get updates for W7?M$ just packaged things differently. Once per month they do a rollup which includes all the updates in a 200+MB install. Only in dire circumstances will M$ release something between rollup releases. You still get them the same way through Windows Updates, unless you want to use the Windows catalog method but that's not really the normal way to do it.

If you have trouble with the Win7 updates just post here. When M$ was pushing Win10 I had some problems with the W7 update installation. You may have to download the latest version of the installer to get updates to work.

Make sure to update things like Java and Flash if you don't have them on auto updates.
Any other suggestions for key programs to get in on the ground floor?Paid or free? CCleaner Free probably, although I hate the inclusion of the Chrome install if you're not paying attention. Media Player Classic. 7-Zip. Most of the things I use are pay versions: Bitdefender and Sandboxie to name two.

Good luck with the updates Tom.

Tom
02-16-2018, 10:36 AM
Thanks, HH.....going to try to update the whole mess next week.

forced89
02-16-2018, 11:18 AM
I have Windows 7 and have it set up so I have can review and decide if I want to install updates. I rely on http://www.askwoody.com to determine which I install.

headhawg
02-16-2018, 11:26 AM
I like that site. Going to bookmark it. Thanks.

Secondbest
02-16-2018, 05:16 PM
I have Windows 7 and have it set up so I have can review and decide if I want to install updates. I rely on http://www.askwoody.com to determine which I install.

Smart move

highnote
07-19-2018, 03:47 PM
Smart move

Agreed. I have had too many problems with automatic updates from Microsoft. So now I rarely update 7.

My computer works fine and I don't have any viruses -- or at least none that I know of.

I stay away from shady sights and never never never never never never never click on links in emails.

I updated my windows phone one time and it got bricked. I couldn't even restore it. I really liked the phone and the operating system, but after that experience I got an iphone. I've never been a big fan of apple products, but the iphone is the market leader and my kids like the iphone. It helps us as a family that we all have the same kind of phone.

That said, my wife's iphone is less than a year old and it appears to have died today. She said it was very hot when she picked it up and then it wouldn't turn on.

Update: She just got off the phone from iphone support. They told her to hold the thumb button down while pressing the start button on the side for 20 seconds. It worked. It turned back on. They said she probably missed some updates.

If a phone or computer works before updates, why do you need updates to keep it working? All we do is send texts and make phone calls. Occasionally we use our phones for the internet.

I just watched Oliver Stone's movie "Snowden" the other night. Now, the only reason I can see for updates is because they found some new way to track you better. :faint:

davew
07-21-2018, 05:46 AM
Agreed. I have had too many problems with automatic updates from Microsoft. So now I rarely update 7.

My computer works fine and I don't have any viruses -- or at least none that I know of.

I stay away from shady sights and never never never never never never never click on links in emails.

I updated my windows phone one time and it got bricked. I couldn't even restore it. I really liked the phone and the operating system, but after that experience I got an iphone. I've never been a big fan of apple products, but the iphone is the market leader and my kids like the iphone. It helps us as a family that we all have the same kind of phone.

That said, my wife's iphone is less than a year old and it appears to have died today. She said it was very hot when she picked it up and then it wouldn't turn on.

Update: She just got off the phone from iphone support. They told her to hold the thumb button down while pressing the start button on the side for 20 seconds. It worked. It turned back on. They said she probably missed some updates.

If a phone or computer works before updates, why do you need updates to keep it working? All we do is send texts and make phone calls. Occasionally we use our phones for the internet.

I just watched Oliver Stone's movie "Snowden" the other night. Now, the only reason I can see for updates is because they found some new way to track you better. :faint:

They need updates with new versions of iphones become available - put in a 'slow down' program so that the new version is bought.

I am pretty sure Microsoft updates made a couple of my laptops unusable.

highnote
07-21-2018, 08:23 PM
They need updates with new versions of iphones become available - put in a 'slow down' program so that the new version is bought.

I am pretty sure Microsoft updates made a couple of my laptops unusable.

My iphone is definitely getting slower, but I only use it for calling, texting, and an occasional email. Rarely do I surf the web with it.

I have had windows updates cause my desktop to completely stop running. I had to reboot in safe mode and then restore to a previous point.

If I did every update I'd run out of hard drive space!

AltonKelsey
07-22-2018, 01:47 AM
While I have occasionally had a minor issue with windows updates (more so on Windows 10) , I have been running my Windows 7 since


2009


and have not once had to reinstall the op sys or revert to a backup .

Could all come crashing down tomorrow, but it probably won't.


Just a data point for your files.

headhawg
07-22-2018, 11:44 AM
Ignorance may be bliss, but I prefer to be as informed as possible when it comes to Microsloth especially now with their very strange update policies and patches that screw up computers. Thanks again to forced89 posting about the AskWoody site. Lots of great information there including from some of the posters in the forums.

Tom
07-22-2018, 06:27 PM
While I have occasionally had a minor issue with windows updates (more so on Windows 10) , I have been running my Windows 7 since


2009




I've been on 86 on two computers since W98. Still use that on one laptop but not on the internet.

Got to get the W10 machine hooked up one these days.
Had in on the shelf for two years.

Still got a W7 new/used machine in the box.....don't remember when I bought it! LOL!

Tom
07-22-2018, 07:37 PM
Should read XP, not 86.
I was writing down my picks for the last race when I posted this! :lol:

AltonKelsey
07-23-2018, 07:14 PM
Not sure why you would stay with xp, when 7 and up is 100x better. Is that what you're saying?

Tom
07-24-2018, 02:38 PM
XP is doing everything i need it to do.
Just because computers get bigger and better doesn't mean I need to use what they have. My computer needs have not changed is 20 years.

I have W7 machine and a W10 machine ready to set up but I just know it will be a lot of work and a lot crap will have to be fixed once I do. MS has zero credibility with me. They are shit. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Who knows what I will lose when I do switch?
MS has been going downhill since DOS 3.2

highnote
07-24-2018, 03:30 PM
XP is doing everything i need it to do.
Just because computers get bigger and better doesn't mean I need to use what they have. My computer needs have not changed is 20 years.

I have W7 machine and a W10 machine ready to set up but I just know it will be a lot of work and a lot crap will have to be fixed once I do. MS has zero credibility with me. They are shit. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Who knows what I will lose when I do switch?
MS has been going downhill since DOS 3.2

Same here.

One of my doctors who retired several years ago still had a computer with a monochrome screen and a dot matrix printer in his office for running echo-cardiograms or something. It worked fine. Why upgrade?

ReplayRandall
07-24-2018, 03:34 PM
Same here.

One of my doctors who retired several years ago still had a computer with a monochrome screen and a dot matrix printer in his office for running echo-cardiograms or something. It worked fine. Why upgrade?

To be compatible with 5G....

reckless
07-24-2018, 04:23 PM
Same here.

One of my doctors who retired several years ago still had a computer with a monochrome screen and a dot matrix printer in his office for running echo-cardiograms or something. It worked fine. Why upgrade?

To be compatible with 5G....

Are you saying 5G will now make my heart run faster and more efficient?

Thanks Randall, you may my day and my damaged heart sing. :)

ReplayRandall
07-24-2018, 04:24 PM
Are you saying 5G will now make my heart run faster and more efficient?

Thanks Randall, you may my day and my damaged heart sing. :)


I love you too, my brother...:cool:

AltonKelsey
07-26-2018, 12:31 AM
I upgrade my hardware once a decade , but you guys make me look like a "new and improved" freak .


I guess no one runs 5 apps at once or HD video , or anything where speed and multitasking is needed. XP ? Right



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