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    • in reply to: MS-DEFCON 3: Time to get the June patches installed #2279033

      Thanks, PK! One always has the feeling of being in a game of cards with W.C. Fields when Patch Time rolls around!…so glad to have this board running, and people like you on it!

      Be Well!

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      in reply to: MS-DEFCON 3: Time to get the June patches installed #2278974

      PK, did what you suggested, hid the .Net update, checked again, but there’s nothing showing in the “Important” section, and the badge is green.

      As stated above and marked by Anon below, I already had the June SSU installed. I guess I was looking for the next SSU necessary for July to pop up.

      (In the Optional box there’s the notorious 2019-10 Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB4524752), which I think is the nag screen for expiration (I shouldn’t even be getting this as a ESU’er)  (Also, Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 for Windows 7 for x64 (KB4503548) is in “Optional” too, but Susan says stay away from it on Win 7 machines. Anyway, I never install anything unchecked or optional.)

      Will the SSU for the July updates appear in good time, or is something screwy?

      Win7 Pro SP1 64-bit ESU, Dell Latitude E6330, Intel CORE i5 "Ivy Bridge", Group "Patch List", Multiple Air-Gapped backup drives in different locations, "Don't auto-check for updates-Full Manual Mode." Linux Mint Greenhorn
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      "A committee is the only known form of life that has at least four legs and no brain."

      -Robert Heinlein

      in reply to: MS-DEFCON 3: Time to get the June patches installed #2278812

      OK folks, a Win 7 ESU’er reporting in:

      Installed 2020-06 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB4561643), rebooted, rechecked WU and found some oddities:

      1. KB2020-05 Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, 4.7.2, 4.8 for Windows 7 for x64 (KB4556399) was still sitting there as it was last month, “Important” but “Unchecked”. I can’t remember the last time this happened, “Important” but “Unchecked” persisting. [Susan said it was because MSFT thought my machine unworthy of it. 🙂 ]

      2. No further SSU was offered, as in the past…thought you needed a new one every month now…? Could it be that something in that .NET KB4556399 is needed to trigger a new SSU?

      3. No MSRT for MSE was offered; is this because MSFT is not “Supporting the MSE Platform” anymore? I got one last month…

      (BTW SSU KB4562030 was installed last month.)

      All SEEMS to be working well, there are just a few weirdness-es above I need some additional light shed on.

      Thanks to the group in advance!

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      "A committee is the only known form of life that has at least four legs and no brain."

      -Robert Heinlein

      in reply to: HH the Dalai Lama turns 84 #2277590

      My favorite story about him was  that once, when asked “What is the purpose of life? Why are we all here?”

      He laughed and said, “Why you not ask me something hard, ha-ha? Purpose of life is to help each other!

      Right on, Your Holiness, and Happy Birthday!

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      "A committee is the only known form of life that has at least four legs and no brain."

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      in reply to: Patch Lady – we feel your pain #2271717

      Ayyyeee, CARAMBA! Susan, I howled so loud when I saw this my wife thought something had gone wrong with my root canal! I showed her (she’s had decades in tech environs) and she laughed so hard she was crying!

      ROTFL and thank you for the best laugh I’ve had in weeks!

      Oh, man! Is there any way to really do this with some of that ol’ swamp Voodoo? Hey, I got a black cat bone, and a mojo too, and a lil’ bit of John De Conqueroo… 🙂

      Hysterical! Bravo!

      Win7 Pro SP1 64-bit ESU, Dell Latitude E6330, Intel CORE i5 "Ivy Bridge", Group "Patch List", Multiple Air-Gapped backup drives in different locations, "Don't auto-check for updates-Full Manual Mode." Linux Mint Greenhorn
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      "A committee is the only known form of life that has at least four legs and no brain."

      -Robert Heinlein

      in reply to: June 2020 Patch Tuesday rolls out #2271455

      ….and just like in May, 2020-05 Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, 4.7.2, 4.8 for Windows 7 for x64 (KB4556399) still shows unchecked after everything prerequisite has been installed.

      Susan, anyone have any intel about why this might be?

      (cross-thread post https://www.askwoody.com/forums/topic/may-net-kb4556399-update-successful-but-installed-updates-show-another-kb/#post-2271356)

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      "A committee is the only known form of life that has at least four legs and no brain."

      -Robert Heinlein

      It’s unchecked for a reason.
      Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth – maybe you just don’t know that you don’t want it 🙂

      Amen to that, brother! Something in rotten in the state of El Patchia on this one. I may ping Susan to look at this thread, if she already hasn’t.

      …and I now have ALL the WIN 7 ESU patches you list in https://www.askwoody.com/forums/topic/june-2020-patch-tuesday-rolls-out/#post-2270882, and 399’s STILL unchecked.

      (I’m still simmering about “This update is available through Windows Update. It will be downloaded and installed automatically.” Uh-huh. Right.)

      Thanks again, it’s people like you who keep all of us out of hot water! 🙂

       

      Win7 Pro SP1 64-bit ESU, Dell Latitude E6330, Intel CORE i5 "Ivy Bridge", Group "Patch List", Multiple Air-Gapped backup drives in different locations, "Don't auto-check for updates-Full Manual Mode." Linux Mint Greenhorn
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      "A committee is the only known form of life that has at least four legs and no brain."

      -Robert Heinlein

      Claire,

      Was the 399 patch checked or unchecked in WU? There’s something odd about it, and I’d really like to know if you remember. Thanks!

      Win7 Pro SP1 64-bit ESU, Dell Latitude E6330, Intel CORE i5 "Ivy Bridge", Group "Patch List", Multiple Air-Gapped backup drives in different locations, "Don't auto-check for updates-Full Manual Mode." Linux Mint Greenhorn
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      "A committee is the only known form of life that has at least four legs and no brain."

      -Robert Heinlein

      OK, NOW the rollup shows, but ol’ 399 remains unchecked. Oh, Man! 1/2 problem solved is good, tho.

      (It’s not only “Cigareets, Whiskey, and Wild, Wild Women,” that’ll drive you crazy and insane! Windows Patching is doing a superior job!)

      Wonder what’s wrong with 399?

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      "A committee is the only known form of life that has at least four legs and no brain."

      -Robert Heinlein

      AAMOF, much to my surprise, I don’t! Everything was green in WU last month, as I ran WU several times, and it gave a green shield, “All OK” the last time around. Should have been offered through WU:

      “This update is available through Windows Update. It will be downloaded and installed automatically.”

      https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4555449/servicing-stack-update-for-windows-7-sp1-and-server-2008-r2-sp1

      Yeah, right, automatically my foot. Thanks, PK, I’ll get it from the catalog, install it, try WU again and report back.

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      "A committee is the only known form of life that has at least four legs and no brain."

      -Robert Heinlein

      OK, but that still doesn’t explain why WU isn’t showing the monthly Rollup, nor why that 399 box is still unchecked. I have all the SSU’s required, so what gives?

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      "A committee is the only known form of life that has at least four legs and no brain."

      -Robert Heinlein

      Um, forgot to mention in the above that no monthly security rollup appears in WU.

      Just good old 399.

      What’s going on??

      Win7 Pro SP1 64-bit ESU, Dell Latitude E6330, Intel CORE i5 "Ivy Bridge", Group "Patch List", Multiple Air-Gapped backup drives in different locations, "Don't auto-check for updates-Full Manual Mode." Linux Mint Greenhorn
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      "A committee is the only known form of life that has at least four legs and no brain."

      -Robert Heinlein

      WU shows, unchecked again:

      2020-05 Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, 4.7.2, 4.8 for Windows 7 for x64 (KB4556399)

      Never going to install an unchecked-box patch. Wonder if Claire-m above’s 399 was unchecked…

      Plain to see there’s something fishy here.

      Win7 Pro SP1 64-bit ESU, Dell Latitude E6330, Intel CORE i5 "Ivy Bridge", Group "Patch List", Multiple Air-Gapped backup drives in different locations, "Don't auto-check for updates-Full Manual Mode." Linux Mint Greenhorn
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      "A committee is the only known form of life that has at least four legs and no brain."

      -Robert Heinlein

      in reply to: Patch Lady – late to the microcode party #2269923

      How can Microsoft get people who are still leveraging the power of these older systems, to spend more money on hardware? By claiming they’re insecure and finding ways to make Windows run like a dog on them. From everything I can discern at a technical/practical level, the Spectre and Meltdown worry is really just hype. Not something that should be allowed to cut the performance of a stout older system in half.

      I and my ancient 2009 offline XP workstation cry, “Hear, hear!” Bryce and other 3d CG animation software still produce great, usable output!

      Win7 Pro SP1 64-bit ESU, Dell Latitude E6330, Intel CORE i5 "Ivy Bridge", Group "Patch List", Multiple Air-Gapped backup drives in different locations, "Don't auto-check for updates-Full Manual Mode." Linux Mint Greenhorn
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      "A committee is the only known form of life that has at least four legs and no brain."

      -Robert Heinlein

      in reply to: MS-DEFCON 4: Get the May 2020 patches installed now #2268609

      Yuppers…installed the Monthly rollup and MSRT, rechecked WU, and good old 399 was still there, “Important”, unchecked waiting for me.

      No way, Jose. Back in the box! Bad Dog, er, Patch!

      2020-05 Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, 4.7.2, 4.8 for Windows 7 for x64 (KB4556399)

      Download size: 65.2 MB

      Update type: Important

      Bananas.

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