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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 7 Questions: Windows 7 What to do with March Windows 7 patches?

    This topic contains 13 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by  Slowpoke47 5 months, 3 weeks ago.

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    • #184688 Reply

      anonymous

      In  Woody on Windows in Computerworld, April 6 2018, Woody recommended for windows 7 patches

      If you don’t need the headache, and you’re reasonably sure nobody’s going to attack you with a Total Meltdown push*, don’t do anything. Don’t install any of the March patches.

      Now that April patches have been released, what should be done with the March patches sitting in Windows Update?

    • #184698 Reply

      Bob99
      AskWoody Lounger

      Let us know exactly which patches you have waiting for you in Windows Update, and we’ll let you know what to do with which one(s).

      Also, please tell us which version of Windows 7 you have, either 64 bit (x64/AMD64) or 32 bit (x86). That will help us advise which patch or patches (if any) you should install at this point.

    • #184712 Reply

      anonymous

      Windows 7 Home Premium – SP1, 64-bit.

      2018-03 Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems KB4100480

      2018-03 Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems KB4099950

      Microsoft.NET Framework 4.7.1 for Windows 7 … x64 KB4033342

      Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems KB2952664

      Security Update for Microsoft Office Compatibility pack SP3 KB4011717

      Security Update for Microsoft Office Compatibility pack SP3 KB4018354

      and of course for April

      2016-04 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 x64 based systems KB4093118

      • #184717 Reply

        PKCano
        AskWoody MVP

        I just updated foru computers and that looks about like what I was offered. This is what I did.

        Microsoft.NET Framework 4.7.1 for Windows 7 … x64 KB4033342 – this is the installer for .NET 4.7.1. I will eventually install it, but not yet. So I hid it with the intention of restoring it later.
        Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems KB2952664 – this is one of the telemetry/snooping patches. I don’t want it, so I hid it with the hope I’ll never see it again.

        The rest were checked and I went ahead and installed them (even the April patch) without any problems. You may choose to wait on the April Rollup, but you should be able to install the rest.

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        • #185116 Reply

          anonymous

          Thank you PKcano.

    • #184749 Reply

      Marvel Wars
      AskWoody Lounger

      Windows 7 Home Premium – SP1, 64-bit.

      Hello everyone!

      So just to confirm, I have KB4100480/KB4099950/KB4093118/KB2952664/KB890830 and I should not install a single one of them – is that correct?

      • #184768 Reply

        PKCano
        AskWoody MVP

        KB4100480/KB4099950/KB890830 are OK to install
        KB4093118 (Apr Rollup) – you may want to wait for the DEFCON go-ahead.
        KB2952664 – is the telemetry/snooping patch. If you don’t want telemetry, hide it and good riddance.

        • #184981 Reply

          Marvel Wars
          AskWoody Lounger

          Ok thanks a lot !

          I pray the gods that my PC still works after the updates :s

        • #185202 Reply

          Marvel Wars
          AskWoody Lounger

          Updates done on my two PCs, no problem for me !

          Thanks a lot !

    • #184772 Reply

      anonymous

      I have been following Woody’s patching recommendations for years now but this time I am stumped. I have Win7 sp1 64-bit.

      Edit: You original post #184731 was answered. Please do not re-post the same question.

    • #188541 Reply

      Slowpoke47
      AskWoody Lounger

      Running W7 HP 64 bit on Dell desktop and Acer laptop.  I’ve been watching for the alert to go from 2 to 3 and haven’t updated anything since some time last month.  Currently being offered KB4093118, KB890830, and KB915597.  Not sure if I should take these at this point, can I get some wisdom on this?  Also, as a general question, what are A and B users?  All answers appreciated!

      Slowpoke

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