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News Microsoft announces move to Monthly Rollup patch bundles

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 22 Aug 2016.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Good job Microsoft never screw up any updates isn't it, otherwise something like this could end up disabling millions of webcams or something. ;)
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Hey, at least that was deliberate!
     
  4. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    And they said they were sorry, so that makes it okay ;)
     
  5. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Inclusive of Window Server? Hmm.

    That strikes me as something that isn't going to catch on.
     
  6. dyzophoria

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    would result in more efficient updates I guess, I still wont install it on the enterprise after atleast 3 weeks though lol
     
  7. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    I guess they were really, really upset about all the people who turned off the Windows 10 update. Better safe than sorry....
     
  8. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    What i find worrying are the amount of people who've just turned of Windows updates altogether because of Microsoft's rather hostile approach, when you're more worried about getting unwanted patches than you are from being exploited maybe it's time to reassess things.
     
  9. mi1ez

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    This is gonna bite them in the ass. Big Business aren't going to want this...
     
  10. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    I'd already turned off automatic updates (Win 7 and 8.1) and got into the habit of researching each individual update. Occasionally one will stuff up my wireless printer driver and my mini PC has had the wifi connection stuffed on numerous occasions so they get hidden straight away now.

    I've not upgraded to Windows 10 because it only needs MS to decide they'll no longer support a particular feature on older systems and they could make my PCs non-functional.

    These rollup patches introduce a similar risk and I won't be installing any until at least a month has passed and no adverse affects are reported and take my chances in the meantime.
     
  11. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    Oh good. Now I'll have to do a fresh install every month.
     
  12. Hakuren

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    Even more ammunition for people advising turning off WU functionality permanently on pre-10 versions. For business it'll be nothing short of suicidal.

    Good work MS I hope it'll hurt you even more than billions of people who couldn't give a ... about Disaster10. No more WU for me since whole GWX farce begun.
     
  13. fingerbob69

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    But isn't the whole GWX issue a thing of the past now that win10 is no longer a free update?

    And yeah, roll up folks, that patch KB 28253387 that's gonna bork your system is now unavoidable!
     
  14. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    It's not just the GWX addware that had people disabling WU, from what i can tell it's also all the extra telemetry features Microsoft back-ported to previous versions.
     
  15. daveypro

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
     
  16. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    I just turned WU back on a couple weeks ago. Might be time to kill it for good.
     

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