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    • in reply to: Say goodnight, Flash. We hardly knew ye. #2274911
      honx
      AskWoody Lounger

      will there be any kind of sandbox/emulator to preserve these good old flash games? there are still many flash games which never received any html5 version or anything else.

      PC: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64bit, Group B
      Notebook: Windows 8.1, 64bit, Group B

      honx
      AskWoody Lounger

      See report here.
      Updates seem to be installing without issue.

      are there also reports of this kind referring to security only (group b)? because rollup is still group a, i assume. 😀

      PC: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64bit, Group B
      Notebook: Windows 8.1, 64bit, Group B

      honx
      AskWoody Lounger

      But soon after the updates appeared, Win7 users reported installation failures. The upshot? The patches generally worked fine on systems with genuine (paid) and up-to-date Extended Security Updates (ESU) subscriptions.

      luckily i still didn’t dare to install these post esu updates using that script… so this problem won’t bite me, i assume?

      PC: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64bit, Group B
      Notebook: Windows 8.1, 64bit, Group B

      honx
      AskWoody Lounger

      i just read about another ssu kb4550738 (april). is this covered by the 0.2 script or will it be only subject for future script version (may)?

      if latter i think it’s better to wait until defcon 3 or higher for may to install all missing post-esu-updates and corresponding ssu using that script…

      and will i still need march ssu as well (both ssu in same folder with that script) or only newer one?

      PC: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64bit, Group B
      Notebook: Windows 8.1, 64bit, Group B

      • This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by honx.
      honx
      AskWoody Lounger

      okay, i install also that visio 2010 update.

      another thing, after i searched for updates again, i now was also offered the OLD kb3182203 update for russian time zone. i hid that one already back in 2016 as i’m not in russia, but today it was offered and it was “important” so i had to hide it again. so does windows update in win7 forget hidden updates nowadays?

      PC: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64bit, Group B
      Notebook: Windows 8.1, 64bit, Group B

      honx
      AskWoody Lounger

      thx, i installed all office updates and skipped that visio 2010 kb4462224. it was also offered on 8.1 notebook. why does ms offer updates for software which is not installed? i don’t get it!

      PC: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64bit, Group B
      Notebook: Windows 8.1, 64bit, Group B

      honx
      AskWoody Lounger

      thx, according to wmic qfe | find “…” both prerequsites kb4490628 and kb4474419 are both installed.

      do we already know if there will be some disadvantages in future if we i go this route inofficially installing post-esu-patches without paying. something like os not “genuine” any more or other shenanigans this kind? i really fear installing these updates!

      PC: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64bit, Group B
      Notebook: Windows 8.1, 64bit, Group B

      honx
      AskWoody Lounger

      on both win7 and win 8.1 machines i have good old office 2010 installed. i DO NOT have visio installed, i don’t even own visio. but i’m offered a visio 2010 patch kb4462225! at least on my win7 machine, on win8.1 notebook i’m not that far yet. so what’s the point of that? can i skip and hide that visio patch? i don’t any reason see why i should need a patch for software i don’t have installed…

      and ar there really that many security updates for office 2010 in april? 1 access 2010, 1 excel 2010, 4 office 2010, 1 outlook 2010, 1 powerpoint 2010, 1 publisher 2010, 1 word 2010… and as i said one for visio 2010 which i don’t own…

      PC: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64bit, Group B
      Notebook: Windows 8.1, 64bit, Group B

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      honx
      AskWoody Lounger

      i still haven’t installed any post esu-group b windows 7 and ie patches (february, march, april) and that ssu kb4550734. if i decide to risk it this month, will that new script work through all these patches in the right order (including that ssu)?.

      PC: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64bit, Group B
      Notebook: Windows 8.1, 64bit, Group B

      honx
      AskWoody Lounger

      since we’re on defcon 3 now, do we already know if it’s “safe” to install esu updates using this script (without paid license)? or will windows 7 be not activated/”pirated” at some point in the future? i read something like this, so i’d rather ask before doing anything.

      PC: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64bit, Group B
      Notebook: Windows 8.1, 64bit, Group B

      honx
      AskWoody Lounger

      Yes

      You only need the latest SSU (March KB4550735), and the latest IE11 cumulative (March KB4540671)
      in addition to security only update for both February and March

      thanks, i’ll wait for ms defcon 3 or higher and for some observations by other users here before i try it myself.

      PC: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64bit, Group B
      Notebook: Windows 8.1, 64bit, Group B

      honx
      AskWoody Lounger

      You can collect the updates and the needed file(s) in one folder.
      If you are using @abbodi86 ‘s script, you should follow those instructions.
      The Office, MSRT updates are still available through Windows Update for supported versions.

      so all february, march and that ssu in the same folder and that script takes care about the order and installs also that march ssu at the right time?

      PC: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64bit, Group B
      Notebook: Windows 8.1, 64bit, Group B

      honx
      AskWoody Lounger

      can’t edit my post anymore, so i have to reply: what do i have to deactivate in order to get rid of this diagtrack thingamajigs in march update? (microsoft are now charging for win7 updates and these to purchase patches still contain spyware – i don’t get it…)

      PC: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64bit, Group B
      Notebook: Windows 8.1, 64bit, Group B

      honx
      AskWoody Lounger

      See this thread for information, especially the note at the top about the Group B patches. And the similar blogpost about the Feb Patch Tues.

      There are also notes in AKB2000003.

      thx, how can i check, if ssu kb4490628 is installed already? i know i have kb4474419 (because i had to install 3 times kb4474419 last year which i clearly remember) but i can’t find the kb4490628 which is required by march esu patches in windows update (unfortunately there is no search-box in windows update).

      and in which order is that new ssu kb4550735 to be installed? after february win7/ie patches?
      for example like this?
      february kb4537813 (win7)
      february kb4537767 (ie)
      reboot
      ssu kb4550735
      ( i downloaded the file linked in:
      https://www.askwoody.com/forums/topic/initial-impressions-of-patch-tuesday-march-2020/#post-2189166 )
      reboot
      march kb4541500 (win7)
      march kb4540671 (ie)
      reboot
      office and other non-windows patches
      reboot (just to make sure)

      PC: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64bit, Group B
      Notebook: Windows 8.1, 64bit, Group B

      honx
      AskWoody Lounger

      if i decide to install february and march group b patches on win7, is there anything to consider about these patches (bugs or anything else)?

      PC: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64bit, Group B
      Notebook: Windows 8.1, 64bit, Group B

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