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Old 10-17-2016, 04:22 PM
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any of you guys having problems getting win 7 to do their updates again?,, I have 2 64 bit machines and 1 32 bit machine and have not been able to get either of the 3 to update for almost 2 mos.
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Didn't they stop supporting 7?
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Old 10-17-2016, 04:33 PM
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I think they stopped like 5-6 months ago?
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Old 10-17-2016, 04:39 PM
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No windows 7 life is until 2020. All of the machines at work are windows 7 pro and I chose to not take the free upgrade to 10.
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We use Win 7 at work and I just updated my computer over the weekend. Didn't have a problem.
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Old 10-17-2016, 05:21 PM
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I've noticed that the win 7 updates tKe forever to download. In reality, they might only show up overnight. I manage a couple dozen computers... Leave it on overnight.
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No, they didn't stop support. What stopped was the free/forced upgrade to windows 10.

Separately, MS is moving away from their traditional patch Tuesday, with large rollups. So it stands to reason that downloading and installing a gigantic rollup is going to take longer. If every machine started downloading at the same, it would have a large impact on bandwidth.
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Originally Posted by ericinmich View Post
I've noticed that the win 7 updates tKe forever to download. In reality, they might only show up overnight. I manage a couple dozen computers... Leave it on overnight.
Couple dozen. I manage 20k globally.
Going forward from October 2016, Windows 7 (and 8.1) are moving to a Windows 10 servicing model. All updates are cumulative, and MS is going to add in back-dated updates so that over the next year, all Win7 and 8.1 systems will be brought to a very similar patch level.

If you have a bit of your life you don't want to get back -
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/...icing-changes/

So yes, for a while Win7 updates are going to get larger, take longer to download and install.




In theory, a good step since MS no longer offers service packs for products or operating systems.
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Old 10-17-2016, 06:49 PM
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No, they didn't stop support. What stopped was the free/forced upgrade to windows 10.

Separately, MS is moving away from their traditional patch Tuesday, with large rollups. So it stands to reason that downloading and installing a gigantic rollup is going to take longer. If every machine started downloading at the same, it would have a large impact on bandwidth.
I will miss Microsoft Tuesday it made updates simple
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Old 10-17-2016, 07:06 PM
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Had several updates over the past few days, including one today, and had no problem downloading them.

Running Win7 Professional
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running win7 pro and just got another update today as well as yesterday.
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Old 10-17-2016, 10:50 PM
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Both of my PC's continue to receive and install updates, a laptop and a desktop.
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Old 10-18-2016, 12:52 AM
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There is a known issue with 64bit W7 not getting updates. I had the same issue and had to jump through a bunch of hoops making system changes to get it to work again. Can't remember all of the details but I used Google to figure it out.
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Old 10-18-2016, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by rat_catcher View Post
There is a known issue with 64bit W7 not getting updates. I had the same issue and had to jump through a bunch of hoops making system changes to get it to work again. Can't remember all of the details but I used Google to figure it out.
that is where I am at and iI have wore google out and yet to hit the magic combo, we'll see how it goes for the next few days, thanks all.
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What do you do to prevent Windows 10 from downloading? That has happened to too many of my friends, and they hate it. One of them just went back to Win 7 just yesterday, and he has now turned off all automatic updates.
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What do you do to prevent Windows 10 from downloading? That has happened to too many of my friends, and they hate it. One of them just went back to Win 7 just yesterday, and he has now turned off all automatic updates.
It was a free upgrade before but is no longer. A lot of people didnt know you could disable the notifications on the task bar.
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