#IT – Windows 7 Updates Woe

KB2952664 is the Windows 10 nag update! Be sure to avoid this unless you do plan to get the free ‘upgrade’ to Windows 10 (free ‘offer’ ends 29th July 2016)
*small print – your privacy is not respected in Windows 10, the upgrade is actually a downgrade as vital win7 features are not in Windows 10. Windows 10 is ‘Software as a Service’ which means Microsoft can move the goal posts at any time during your usage of Windows 10 – this could even involve them ending up charging a subscription further down the line similar to the way Adobe works now and Microsoft Office. I highly suspect in the future they will charge for ‘additional features for the OS, and if it is elements that were in Windows 7 anyway, well that would be cheeky.

Windows 7 is now in ‘extended support’ which means for the next 5 years it will get security updates until 2021 – those that wish to avoid the Windows 10 debacle will be good for another 5 years on Windows 7.
This should be long enough to see from a safe distance how the 100+ million users fare who were forced and tricked into upgrading to Windows 10 by Microsofts underhand tactics.

Not entirely sure what Microsoft have done but if anyone has the misfortune to install Windows 7 again and uses a Service Pack 1 refresh disc, you are in for some fun and games!

It seems that a clean install of Windows 7 versions with SP1 will install fine but if you then install hardware drivers (as you do) and then try to run Windows Update, it will then advise that you need to update Windows Update itself, then it will proceed to ‘Check for updates’ for a while.
When I say ‘a while’ this actually equates to about 2-4 days on a single core cpu eg Intel Atom netbook!
I have done the same on a 64-bit install on a hp elitebook laptop with i7 quad core and it took approx 2 hours thankfully (which wasn’t too bad).

After ‘checking for updates’ is complete the netbook showed:

222 Important updates
44 Optional updates

For clarity and future reference I will list them below:

Important (222)

Windows 7 (222)

Cumulative Security Update for ActiveX Killbits for Windows 7 (KB2900986) 39 KB
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows 7 (KB3124275) 12.1 MB
Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 48.8 MB
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 for Windows 7 (KB2901983) 52.4 MB
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 for Windows 7 (KB3102433) 48.6 MB
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 (KB3142042) 4.1 MB
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 (KB3122648) 1.6 MB
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 (KB3127220) 417 KB
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 (KB3135983) 126 KB
!!! Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 (KB3142024) 1.7 MB !!!
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 x86 (KB2604115) 15.4 MB
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 x86 (KB2656356) 3.7 MB
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 x86 (KB2729452) 8.0 MB
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 x86 (KB2736422) 311 KB
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 x86 (KB2742599) 7.3 MB
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 x86 (KB2789645) 4.5 MB
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 x86 (KB2840631) 248 KB
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 x86 (KB2861698) 520 KB
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 x86 (KB2894844) 3.9 MB
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 x86 (KB2911501) 602 KB
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 x86 (KB2931356) 5.7 MB
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 x86 (KB2937610) 35.1 MB
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 x86 (KB2943357) 10.5 MB
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 x86 (KB2968294) 588 KB
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 x86 (KB2972100) 1.9 MB
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 x86 (KB2972211) 7.6 MB
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 x86 (KB2973112) 5.1 MB
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 x86 (KB2978120) 343 KB
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 x86 (KB3023215) 4.8 MB
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 x86 (KB3037574) 3.9 MB
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 x86 (KB3072305) 5.3 MB
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 x86 (KB3074543) 633 KB
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 x86 (KB3097989) 743 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2479943) 976 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2491683) 749 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2503665) 855 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2506212) 576 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2509553) 249 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2510531) 535 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2511455) 295 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2532531) 293 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2536275) 451 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2544893) 413 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2560656) 330 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2564958) 419 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2570947) 172 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2579686) 475 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2585542) 1.1 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2620704) 665 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2621440) 715 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2631813) 1,021 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2653956) 224 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2654428) 317 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2667402) 144 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2676562) 3.1 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2685939) 525 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2690533) 68 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2698365) 1.1 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2705219) 126 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2712808) 383 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2727528) 76 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2758857) 4.9 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2770660) 250 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2807986) 107 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2813430) 2.2 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2839894) 232 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2840149) 842 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2847927) 1,016 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2862152) 655 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2862330) 322 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2862335) 164 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2864202) 262 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2868038) 201 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2868626) 1.1 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2871997) 6.7 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2884256) 71 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2892074) 276 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2893294) 131 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2957189) 777 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2965788) 1.5 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2973201) 2.7 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2973351) 3.2 MB
xxx Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2976897) 476 KB xxx
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2977292) 166 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2978742) 245 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2984972) 6.8 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2991963) 598 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2992611) 2.9 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2993651) 1.2 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3003743) 3.3 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3004361) 174 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3004375) 6.4 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3005607) 847 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3010788) 63 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3011780) 3.0 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3019978) 56 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3021674) 138 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3022777) 238 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3030377) 117 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3031432) 9.7 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3033889) 358 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3033929) 26.3 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3035126) 311 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3035132) 1.6 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3042553) 275 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3045685) 176 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3046017) 168 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3046269) 56 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3055642) 157 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3059317) 1.0 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3060716) 7.3 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3061518) 3.4 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3067903) 129 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3067904) 608 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3071756) 8.0 MB

!!! When I got to this point on the netbook it froze needing a hard reboot. Upon rebooting  and running ‘check for updates’ again, the numbers altered as another patch Tuesday had occured.
Now (as of 12th May 2016) it is Important (228) and Optional (42) which means I will need to recheck from the beginning of the list to see which new ones have occured !!!

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3072630) 1.8 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3075220) 2.2 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3076895) 939 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3076949) 176 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3078601) 4.1 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3080446) 4.8 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3084135) 283 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3086255) 44 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3087039) 1.3 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3092601) 224 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3093513) 1.4 MB
xxx Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3097966) 7.5 MB xxx
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3101722) 411 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3108371) 111 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3108381) 603 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3108664) 67 KB
xxx Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3108669) 1.9 MB xxx
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3108670) 277 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3109094) 3.3 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3109103) 100 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3109560) 267 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3110329) 7.9 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3115858) 2.6 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3123479) 37 KB
xxx Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3124001) 184 KB xxx
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3124280) 205 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3126587) 20.5 MB
xxx Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3126593) 20.5 MB xxx
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3138910) 164 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3138962) 11.6 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3139398) 85 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3139914) 45 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3139940) 354 KB
xxx Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3140410) 19.1 MB xxx
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3140735) 261 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3145739) 2.0 MB
!!! Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3146706) 14.1 MB !!!
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3146963) 502 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3149090) 4.2 MB
!!! Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3150220) 2.4 MB !!!
!!! Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3153171) 12.9 MB !!!
!!! Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3153199) 1.1 MB !!!
!!! Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3155178) 1.8 MB !!!
!!! Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3156013) 172 KB !!!
!!! Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3156016) 388 KB !!!
!!! Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3156017) 464 KB !!!
!!! Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3156019) 905 KB !!!
Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows 7 (KB2598845) 32 KB
Update for Kernel-Mode Driver Framework version 1.11 for Windows 7 (KB2685811) 578 KB
Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 x86 (KB2836942) 346 KB
Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 x86 (KB2836943) 3.5 MB
Update for User-Mode Driver Framework version 1.11 for Windows 7 (KB2685813) 920 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2506928) 57 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2545698) 2.2 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2547666) 1.9 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2552343) 293 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2563227) 114 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2640148) 4.7 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2660075) 302 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2703157) 353 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2718704) 83 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2719857) 471 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2726535) 9.4 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2729094) 1.4 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2732059) 286 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2750841) 2.1 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2761217) 1.9 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2763523) 628 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2773072) 2.8 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2786081) 55 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2798162) 5.8 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2799926) 150 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2800095) 72 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2808679) 1.1 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2820331) 3.0 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2834140) 417 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2843630) 2.0 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2846960) 225 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2852386) 366 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2853952) 156 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2868116) 4.6 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2888049) 1.1 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2891804) 163 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2893519) 959 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2908783) 504 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2918077) 128 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2919469) 4.5 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2929733) 237 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2966583) 1.4 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2985461) 702 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB3006121) 259 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB3006137) 4.3 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB3006625) 696 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB3013531) 1.4 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB3020369) 3.9 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB3020370) 137 KB
x Update for Windows 7 (KB3021917) 305 KB x unticked by default – Spyware update, sends telemetry to Microsoft for Windows 10 purposes
x Update for Windows 7 (KB3035583) 525 KB – 611 KB x unticked by default – Windows 10 readiness app for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1
Update for Windows 7 (KB3040272) 1.2 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB3054476) 64 KB
x Update for Windows 7 (KB3068708) 19.1 MB x – Update for telemetry CEIP spying
x Update for Windows 7 (KB3075249) 903 KB x – More telemetry spying
Update for Windows 7 (KB3078667) 437 KB
x Update for Windows 7 (KB3080149) 8.1 MB x – more telemetry spying
Update for Windows 7 (KB3092627) 946 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB3107998) 2.2 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB3118401) 455 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB3121255) 562 KB
x Update for Windows 7 (KB3123862) 9.0 MB x – windows 10 nag crap?
Update for Windows 7 (KB3133977) 610 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB3137061) 65 KB
!!! Update for Windows 7 (KB3138378) 686 KB !!!
Update for Windows 7 (KB3138612) 2.5 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB3138901) 206 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB3147071) 13.7 MB
xxx Update for Windows 7 (KB3148851) 321 KB xxx
!!! Update for Windows 7 (KB3153731) 321 KB !!!
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (KB976932) 3.9 MB
xxx Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool – April 2016 (KB890830) 44.2 MB xxx
!!! Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool – May 2016 (KB890830) 46.2 MB !!!

Windows Defender (1)
!!! Definition Update for Windows Defender – KB915597 (Definition 1.219.1406.0) 2.5 MB !!!

 

Optional (44)

Windows 7 (10)

nVidia – Graphics Adapter WDDM1.1, Graphics Adapter WDDM1.2 Graphics Adapter WDDM1.3, Other hardware – NVIDIA ION LE 177.7 MB
Platform Update for Windows 7 (KB2670838) 5.6 MB – messes up systems with mixed different brand gpus – best not to install, ever!
Update for Windows 7 (KB2574819) 1.5 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2592687) 1.5 MB – 5.7 MB – win 8 version of RDP, has issues eg breaks remote usage of aero also needs kb2574819 installed first
Update for Windows 7 (KB2830477) 2.2 MB – 5.8 MB – win 8.1 version on RDP client, has issues eg does not include server part
Update for Windows 7 (KB3080079) 5.8 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB3102429) 16.9 MB
xxx Update for Windows 7 (KB3138378) 686 KB xxx
xxx Update for Windows 7 (KB3139923) 1.8 MB xxx
Update for Windows 7 (KB3140245) 317 KB

Windows 7 Language Packs (34)
Arabic Language Pack – Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (KB2483139) 51.2 MB
etc
etc

Key –
x = bad updates best to avoid,
xxx = went away after patch Tuesday,
!!! = appeared on patch Tuesday.

NOTE – You should install all language packs you need before installing ANY of the Important/Optional updates!

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I updated 223 important updates.
I unticked kb3021917, kb3035583, kb3068708, kb3075249 and kb3123862

Didn’t install any optional yet and didn’t install any language packs first as I didn’t need them.

On the atom netbook, started updating on a Monday morning at approx 10:20am and at 1am Tuesday morning it was only on Installing update 146 of 223… Update for Windows 7 (KB2800095)
It seemed to be just idling mainly with cpu at  0-5% and checking Task Manager and Resource Monitor on the CPU tab shows very little happening.
I could have clicked the ‘Stop installation’ button in Windows Update , but I just left it until the next day to see if it ever finished then planned to re-assess.

Weds 10:20pm it was still stuck idle on that update so I clicked ‘Stop installation’ then left it about 6 hours to see what would happen.
Nothing else happened so I logged out and back in, still the same.
So I initiated a system restart and then it proceeded to shut down and install various updates then on the reboot it went through the .NET optimisation processing so I waited 1 hour for that to go idle then I went into Control Panel again and did Windows Update then did Check for updates again.
This took about 1 hour then showed me 84 important updates are available and 45 optional updates are available.
82 important updates selected, 273.0 MB – 273.1 MB

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At this point the 30 days skip activation had expired and I didn’t want to activate the Win 7 install yet until I had managed to get all the updates installed and verified the machine was working OK.

So I ran the following in a command prompt with Admin rights to reset the counter another 30 days.

Click Windows Start button
type ‘cmd’
On command prompt right click and choose Run as Admin
Click Yes on the UAC (User Account Control) warning that appears

In the command prompt window that appears
type ‘slmgr /rearm’
and press Return
This should cause the following message to appear after about 5 seconds

Command completed successfully.
Please restart the system for the changes to take effect.

Just click the OK button and restart your computer.

To check it worked just click Windows Start button
then right click Computer and left click Properties.
At the bottom of the page it should show 3 days until automatic activation.
After the 3 days it will say 30 days again. Well, 27 days minus the 3 of course!

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I waited for another patch Tuesday and now Wednesday (25th May 2016) it is checking for updates again for what will be Wave 2 of Windows updates.

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After checking for updates again, the only difference is the filesize has increased on this update:

Windows Defender (1)
Definition Update for Windows Defender – KB915597 (Definition 1.219.1973.0) 2.9 MB

Was 2.9 MB
Now 7.2 MB

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wave 2

Important (84)
Optional (45)

Important
Windows(83)
Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 36.7 MB
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 x86 (KB2604115) 15.4 MB
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 x86 (KB2973112) 5.1 MB
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 x86 (KB2978120) 343 KB
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 x86 (KB3097989) 743 KB
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 on Windows 7 (KB3122661) 2.4 MB
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 on Windows 7 (KB3127233) 1.7 MB
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 on Windows 7 (KB3136000) 6.4 MB
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 on Windows 7 (KB3142037) 2.6 MB
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 on Windows 7 (KB3143693) 7.2 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2509553) 249 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2532531) 293 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2536275) 451 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2579686) 475 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2620704) 665 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2770660) 250 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2807986) 107 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2862335) 164 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2871997) 6.7 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2884256) 71 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2892074) 276 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2893294) 131 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2978742) 245 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2991963) 598 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2993651) 1.2 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3004375) 6.4 MB

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3011780) 3.0 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3031432) 6.4 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3035132) 1.6 MB
!!!Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3042058) 3.6 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3046017) 168 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3067904) 608 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3071756) 8.0 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3072630) 1.8 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3075220) 2.2 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3076949) 176 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3084135) 283 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3086255) 44 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3108381) 603 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3109094) 3.3 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3115858) 2.6 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3138910) 164 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3139398) 85 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3139914) 45 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3139940) 354 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3146706) 14.1 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3153199) 1.1 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3155178) 1.8 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3156013) 172 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3156016) 388 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3156019) 905 KB
Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows 7 (KB2598845) 32 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2506928) 57 KB

!!!Update for Windows 7 (KB2515325) 998 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2545698) 2.2 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2552343) 293 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2563227) 114 KB
!!!Update for Windows 7 (KB2647753) 894 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2660075) 302 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2719857) 471 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2732059) 286 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2799926) 150 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2800095) 72 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2888049) 1.1 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2891804) 163 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2893519) 959 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2919469) 4.5 MB
x!!!Update for Windows 7 (KB2952664) 3.9 MB – 4.0 MB win 10 nagware and CERP
Update for Windows 7 (KB2970228) 7.5 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB3006137) 4.3 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB3013531) 1.4 MB
xUpdate for Windows 7 (KB3021917) 305 KB
xUpdate for Windows 7 (KB3035583) 531 KB – 620 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB3068708) 19.1 MB
xUpdate for Windows 7 (KB3075249) 903 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB3092627) 946 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB3107998) 2.2 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB3138378) 686 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB3138612) 2.5 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB3138901) 206 KB

Update for Windows 7 (KB3147071) 13.7 MB
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (KB976932) 3.9 MB
Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool – May 2016 (KB890830) 46.2 MB

Windows Defender (1)
Definition Update for Windows Defender – KB915597 (Definition 1.219.1973.0) 7.2 MB

Optional (45)
Windows 7 (11)
nVidia – Graphics Adapter WDDM1.1, Graphics Adapter WDDM1.2, Graphics Adapter WDDM1.3, Other hardware – NVIDIA ION LE 177.7 MB

Platform Update for Windows 7 (KB2670838) 5.6 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2574819) 1.5 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2592687) 1.5 MB – 5.7 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2830477) 2.2 MB – 5.8 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB3080079) 5.8 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB3102429) 16.9 MB
x!!!Update for Windows 7 (KB3123862) 8.6 MB  win 10 trick nag
!!!Update for Windows 7 (KB3139923) 1.6 MB
!!!Update for Windows 7 (KB3140245) 317 KB
!!!Update for Windows 7 (KB3156417) 3.4 MB

Windows 7 Language Packs (34)

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Of the above, the following Important updates were unticked by default
(KB3021917) 305 KB
(KB3035583) 531 KB – 620 KB

And all the optional updates and language packs were unticked by default

So on wave 2, the ones I avoided installing were:
KB2952664
KB3021917
KB3035583
KB3075249
KB3123862

Which meant 80 important updates selected, 272.4MB

now installing, started at 5:27pm Thurs evening 26th may 2016

after about 2 hours it came back telling me it had installed most but failed on 4 updates:

fail kb3109094
fail kb3035132
fail kb3156016
fail kb3156019
fail kb2598845

canx kb2532531

fail kb2800095
fail internet explorer 11 for windows 7

so it actually listed 8 things
7 failed and 1 cancelled update.

Now checking for updates again 8:31am friday 27th may 2016…
about 1 hour later 9:30am and it is showing 18 important, 44 optional 17 selected 56.9 MB – 57.0 MB

 

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wave 3

Important (18)

Windows 7 (17)
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 (KB3154070) 28.1 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2532531) 328 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2912390) 1.3 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3035126) 311 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3035132) 1.6 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3078601) 4.1 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3109094) 3.3 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3110329) 7.9 MB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3156016) 388 KB
Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3156019) 905 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2732487) 336 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2834140) 417 KB
xUpdate for Windows 7 (KB2952664) 3.9 MB – 4.0 MB ceip crap
xUpdate for Windows 7 (KB3021917) 305 KB ceip crap unticked by default
xUpdate for Windows 7 (KB3035583) 532 KB – 620 KB win10 nag crap
xUpdate for Windows 7 (KB3075249) 903 KB ceip telemetry crap
Update for Windows 7 (KB982018) 2.2 MB

Windows Defender (1)
Definition Update for Windows Defender – KB915597 (Definition 1.221.745.0) 299 KB

Optional (44)

Windows 7 (10)
nVidia – Graphics Adapter WDDM1.1, Graphics Adapter WDDM1.2, Graphics Adapter WDDM1.3, Other hardware – NVIDIA ION LE 177.7 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2574819) 1.5 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2592687) 1.5 MB – 5.7 MB RDP 8.0 update
Update for Windows 7 (KB2830477) 2.2 MB – 5.8 MB RDP 8.1 update have to install 8.0 first
Update for Windows 7 (KB3080079) 5.8 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB3102429) 16.9 MB
xUpdate for Windows 7 (KB3123862) 8.6 MB win10 crap
Update for Windows 7 (KB3139923) 1.6 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB3140245) 317 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB3156417) 3.4 MB

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Of the above, the following Important update was unticked by default
KB3021917

And all the optional updates and language packs were unticked by default

So on wave 3, the ones I avoided installing were:
KB2952664 avoid
KB3021917 avoid
KB3035583 avoid
KB3075249 avoid

Which meant 14 important updates selected, 51.5 MB
now installing, started at 7:36pm Friday evening 27th may 2016
7:51pm updates done, all 14 succeeded needed a restart

 

 

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checked for updates again for wave 4

4 important updates, 44 optional

3 important updates selected, 5.3 MB – 5.5 MB

xUpdate for Windows 7 (KB2952664) 3.9 MB – 4.0 MB ceip crap
xUpdate for Windows 7 (KB3021917) 305 KB ceip crap unticked by default
xUpdate for Windows 7 (KB3035583) 532 KB – 620 KB win10 nag crap
xUpdate for Windows 7 (KB3075249) 903 KB ceip telemetry crap

So wave 4 is a no-go

I am done for now 28th May 2016 until more different important updates appear

 

 

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Back at it again after a while 16th aug 2016

started check for updates in evening, had to leave it overnight as still wasnt finished checking at 130am

checked for updates again for wave 5

22 important updates, 43 optional

21 important updates selected, 150.2 MB

Important (22)

Windows 7 (21)

Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 (KB3175443) 28.2 MB
(seems safe to install)

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 (KB3163245) 1.5 MB
(seems safe to install)

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 on Windows 7 SP1 (KB3164025) 2.4 MB
(seems safe to install)

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3159398) 1.0 MB
(seems to break Group Policy)

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3161561) 3.6 MB
(seems to break SMB samba shares)

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3161949) 494 KB
(seems to break NETBIOS)

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3161958) 190 KB
(seems to be safe to install)

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3164033) 246 KB
(seems to be safe to install)

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3164035) 173 KB
(seems)

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3167679) 3.4 MB
(seems)

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3168965) 2.2 MB
(seems)

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3170455) 703 KB
(seems)

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3177725) 1.1 MB
(seems)

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3178034) 733 KB
(seems)

Update for Windows 7 (KB2952664) 4.0 MB – 4.1 MB CEIP crap
(seems)

Update for Windows 7 (KB3021917) 305 KB unticked CEIP crap
(seems)

Update for Windows 7 (KB3139923) 1.6 MB causes issues?
(seems)

Update for Windows 7 (KB3140245) 317 KB
(seems)

Update for Windows 7 (KB3170735) 2.2 MB journal notifier?!
(seems)

Update for Windows 7 (KB3177723) 336 KB egypt dst canx
(seems)

Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool – August 2016 (KB890830) 51.0 MB
(seems)

Windows Defender (1)
Definition Update for Windows Defender – KB915597 (Definition 1.225.4044.0) 44.7 MB
(seems)

 

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14th Sept 2016

26 Important

40 Optional

25 important selected 173.2 MB

Important 26

Windows 7 25

Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 (KB3185319) 28.2 MB

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 (KB3163245) 1.5 MB

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 on Windows 7 (KB3164025) 2.4 MB

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3159398) 1.0 MB

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3161561) 3.6 MB

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3161949) 494 KB

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3161958) 190 KB

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3164033) 246 KB

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3164035) 173 KB

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3168965) 2.2 MB

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3170455) 703 KB

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3175024) 12.9 MB

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3177186) 319 KB

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3178034) 733 KB

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3184122) 297 KB

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3185911) 1.5 MB

Update for Windows 7 (KB2952664) 4.0 MB – 4.1 MB

Update for Windows 7 (KB3021917) 305 KB (unticked by default)

Update for Windows 7 (KB3140245) 317 KB

Update for Windows 7 (KB3161102) 156 KB

Update for Windows 7 (KB3170735) 2.2 MB

Update for Windows 7 (KB3172605) 18.1 MB

Update for Windows 7 (KB3177723) 336 KB

Update for Windows 7 (KB3179573) 1.3 MB

Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool – September 2016 (KB890830) 47.6 MB

Windows Defender 1

Definition Update for Windows Defender – KB915597 (Definition 1.227.2225.0) 42.7 MB

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2nd Oct 2016

Important 26

Optional 44

25 important selected 172.2 MB

Important 26

Windows 7 25

Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 (KB3185319) 28.2 MB
(seems ok to install)

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 (KB3163245) 1.5 MB
(seems ok to install)

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 on Windows 7 (KB3164025) 2.4 MB
(seems ok to install)

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3159398) 1.0 MB
(seems ok to install)

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3161561) 3.6 MB
(seems ok to install)

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3161949) 494 KB
(seems ok to install)

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3161958) 190 KB
(seems ok to install)

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3164033) 246 KB
(seems ok to install)

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3164035) 173 KB
(seems ok to install)

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3168965) 2.2 MB
(seems ok to install)

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3170455) 703 KB
(seems ok to install)

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3175024) 12.9 MB
(seems ok to install)

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3177186) 319 KB
(seems ok to install)

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3178034) 733 KB
(seems ok to install)

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3184122) 297 KB
(seems ok to install)

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3185911) 1.5 MB
(seems ok to install)

Update for Windows 7 (KB2952664) 4.0 MB – 4.1 MB
(avoid – daily ceip telemetry)

Update for Windows 7 (KB3021917) 305 KB (unticked by default)
(avoid – telemetry)

Update for Windows 7 (KB3140245) 317 KB
(seems ok to install)

Update for Windows 7 (KB3161102) 156 KB
(seems ok to install)

Update for Windows 7 (KB3170735) 2.2 MB
(seems ok to install)

Update for Windows 7 (KB3172605) 18.1 MB
(seems ok to install)

Update for Windows 7 (KB3179573) 1.3 MB
(seems ok to install)

Update for Windows 7 (KB3182203) 336 KB
(seems ok to install)

Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool – September 2016 (KB890830) 47.6 MB
(seems ok to install)

Windows Defender 1

Definition Update for Windows Defender – KB915597 (Definition 1.229.318.0) 41.7 MB
(seems ok to install)

So just avoid installing KB2952664 and KB3021917
Should be 24 important updates 168.1MB

 

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5th Oct 2016

Important 3
Optional 45

2 important selected 4.9 MB

Important (3)
Windows 7 (2)
Update for Windows 7 (KB2952664) 4.0 MB – 4.1 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB3021917) 305 KB (unticked by default)

Windows Defender (1)
Definition Update for Windows Defender – KB915597 (Definition 1.229.823.0) 852 KB

So just avoid installing KB2952664 and KB3021917

Should be 1 important update 852 KB

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12th Oct 2016

Important 8
Optional 41

7 important selected 90.7 MB – 90.8 MB

Important (8)
Windows 7 (7)
October, 2016 Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 (KB3188740) 4.1 MB
October, 2016 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 (KB3185330) 72.0 MB
Update for Windows 7 (KB2952664) 4.1 MB itsbackagain
Update for Windows 7 (KB3021917) 305 KB unticked by default
Update for Windows 7 (KB3181988) 487 KB
Update for Windows 7 (KB3184143) 6.2 MB – 6.3 MB
Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool – October 2016 (KB890830) 3.4 MB

Windows Defender (1)
Definition Update for Windows Defender – KB915597 (Definition 1.229.1407.0) 407 KB

If anyone was wondering how I decide which updates to install or which are safe/problematic, I tend to google the KB number and then open the KB article up, read it entirely, then check google for a result on Woody’s great Windows Update blog. This can be found at https://www.askwoody.com and seems to be wordpress powered.

It is never wise to install ANY updates without first checking to understand what they do or are bugged.

The KB article allows me to find out if anything unsavoury is in an update and also sometimes lists any issues/prerequisites with the update.

Woody’s blogs give real ‘human insight’ into the implications of each update. The comments after each article allow for multiple opinions on the updates to be gathered.

The reason I say this now is that currently (12th oct 2016), this netbook (x86), is now up to date with all the updates I am prepared to install on it.

It is still too early to say/decide if yesterdays updates are wise to install.
It doesnt help matters that starting from this update, the updates will all be bundled together going forward, making it even harder to only get the safe updates.

This is the latest Woody’s blog article regarding these latest updates.

Don’t install any updates yet – but here’s where to find them

I will be watching this carefully over the next week or so to see how things develop before deciding if I will install ANY of the updates.

Of course I will come back maybe in a day/week/month and show which updates are safe, but right now – it is too early to act.

WIP
So just avoid installing (? TBD)

Should be (? TBD) important update
WIP

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