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  • Windows 7 Monthly Rollups are getting bigger – here’s why

    Posted on December 14th, 2017 at 08:16 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Some interesting observations about express installation files in Win7 from Gregg Keizer at Computerworld.

    Anybody care to comment on this?

    only some Windows 7 machines are eligible for the smaller security-only updates: Those serviced by WSUS (Windows Server Update Services), or tools, whether third-party or Microsoft’s own System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), that rely on WSUS for content. All other Windows 7 devices, including ones run by consumers and small companies, that connect via Windows Update or Windows Update for Business, are handed rollups. They do not get a choice.

    One big contributor to Win7 Monthly Rollup size: the rollups are now reaching back, before the patchocalypse in October 2016. Anybody have a handle on how much the old patches are contributing to the Monthly Rollup size — or how far along Microsoft is in folding them all into the Rollup?