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But malware doesn't monitor anything i do and i also keep upnp on and never patch my router because if i do the NSA will know I'm alive. I'm going to go use google now. It's ok if they record what i talking about using google now, read my browser history, read my email, records wifi traffic... Because they are advisement company.
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But malware doesn't monitor anything i do and i also keep upnp on and never patch my router because if i do the NSA will know I'm alive. I'm going to go use google now. It's ok if they record what i talking about using google now, read my browser history, read my email, records wifi traffic... Because they are advisement company.

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Microsoft has confirmed that security-only packages can be downloaded from Microsoft Update Catalog site by both Home and Pro users of Windows 7 and 8.1: http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Thanks.aspx?id=140
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Microsoft has confirmed that security-only packages can be downloaded from Microsoft Update Catalog site by both Home and Pro users of Windows 7 and 8.1: http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Thanks.aspx?id=140

You mean that ancient page that only works with IE (not even Edge), when it works? I turned off ActiveX filtering specifically for the site and it still doesn't work.

If they really wanted people to have access to updates they would just put a download link on the KB page like they have usually done until now. The Update Catalog was dead to the general public and nobody talked about it until recently when Microsoft started only making things available on it, like the Windows 7 SP1 Convenience Rollup, until someone made official, but not advertised direct links available that allowed people to actually download it.
 
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You mean that ancient page that only works with IE (not even Edge), when it works? I turned off ActiveX filtering specifically for the site and it still doesn't work.

If they really wanted people to have access to updates they would just put a download link on the KB page like they have usually done until now. The Update Catalog was dead to the general public and nobody talked about it until recently when Microsoft started only making things available on it, like the Windows 7 SP1 Convenience Rollup, until someone made official, but not advertised direct links available that allowed people to actually download it.

LOL, you are absolutely correct. Ancient technology.

MS also states that they will be removing the need for ACTIVE-X on the site by the end of September.
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LOL, you are absolutely correct. Ancient technology.

MS also states that they will be removing the need for ACTIVE-X on the site by the end of September.

Let's hope so.
 
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You mean that ancient page that only works with IE (not even Edge), when it works? I turned off ActiveX filtering specifically for the site and it still doesn't work.

The site works fine, you just have to use compatibility view in IE11.
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You mean that ancient page that only works with IE (not even Edge), when it works? I turned off ActiveX filtering specifically for the site and it still doesn't work.

The site works fine, you just have to use compatibility view in IE11.

I am using compatibility view in IE11, it doesn't work. I just get a blue background page with Planet Earth to the left and the "Microsoft Update Catalog" title on top of it when visiting the main page and the note that I need IE 6 or later when visiting a specific page. Maybe my Internet Security suite is silently preventing it from working. I remember I got it to sort of work once and display the Windows 7 SP1 Convenience Rollup files but then clicking on the download buttons did nothing.
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I am using compatibility view in IE11, it doesn't work. I just get a blue background page with Planet Earth to the left and the "Microsoft Update Catalog" title on top of it when visiting the main page and the note that I need IE 6 or later when visiting a specific page. Maybe my Internet Security suite is silently preventing it from working. I remember I got it to sort of work once and display the Windows 7 SP1 Convenience Rollup files but then clicking on the download buttons did nothing.

I just tested it again, and it works for me. This is fully updated IE11 in Windows 7. I added the site to compatibility view, then went to http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/ (make sure you don't inadvertently copy and reuse the whole address from the "you need IE" page, because that way you will always get the message). I then let it install the ActiveX thing, and after that I could add things to the cart and download them without a problem.
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I just tested it again, and it works for me. This is fully updated IE11 in Windows 7. I added the site to compatibility view, then went to http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/ (make sure you don't inadvertently copy and reuse the whole address from the "you need IE" page, because that way you will always get the message). I then let it install the ActiveX thing, and after that I could add things to the cart and download them without a problem.

I figured out how to get to the "sort of" works I mentioned I had managed once. I went to the manage add-ons menu and there the Update Catalog add-on was disabled so I had to manually enable it. IE doesn't tell that a certain disabled add-on is required when you're visiting the site and doesn't ask if you want to enable it, so I didn't remember that right away (then again I use this site basically never). Now I can search for stuff and get results. But I can only search once, unless I go back to the main page's search box. If I use the search box from the results page it just re-sends the previous text that I just replaced with the new search terms and I get the same results, or no results if the initial search had yielded none.

On the list of results, when I try to add anything by clicking the buttons, nothing happens. Also, when I click each update to view the details, there are four information tabs and only the first one, which is already visible, can be seen, I click the others and nothing happens. That's when I ran out of patience with this decrepit site the last time and when someone posted the direct, but not advertised by MS, links to the Windows 7 Convenience Rollup and thus I simply didn't care anymore. If they follow through and update the site in late September, I won't have to either, but if you can figure out how to make this work for the time being, I'm listening.
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