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post #51 of 308
Well I guess I'll be integrating updates only until September and then that's that.
post #52 of 308
Quote:
Originally Posted by VeritronX View Post

Soo.. Does this break the security updates only approach I've had by using WSUSoffline on my old windows 8.1 install?
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Originally Posted by jagdtigger View Post

Yes, time to disable win update completely...

You're sure this breaks WSUS updates and not just windows update?
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post #53 of 308
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You're sure this breaks WSUS updates and not just windows update?
From source:
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From October 2016 onwards, Windows will release a single Monthly Rollup that addresses both security issues and reliability issues in a single update.
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post #54 of 308
This isn't just a bad idea, it's downright suicidal!

Latest Update Hotfix for the slow update search breaks Bluetooth

Latest Security Hotfix that was suppose to fix Group Policy, ended up breaking it and no apology nor official workaround were given by Microsoft

The only outcome will be that more and more people will disable Windows Update completely since even the last bit of control they had in it, is gone. And that's exactly where Microsoft will have a clear runway to boast how Windows 10 is more secure. Of course it is, since we can no longer reliably update our Windows 7 or 8.1 machines without exposing ourselves to security risks, BSOD's, incompatibility issues and/or all of the above.
post #55 of 308
I've also disabled WU few months ago, no regrets.
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post #56 of 308
meh I never have a use for window 7 updates anyways so idc just turning it off again
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post #57 of 308

To think this is they way they will update Server editions too. While Server editions have very few updates due to them testing and retesting updates again and again and most server admins using WSUS anyway this is still ridiculous.

 

The more time goes by the more unbelievable M$py get.

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post #58 of 308
I hate that windows spies on me but... Honestly i work 12 hour days in a factory i can't really care any less than this and simply installed windows 10 to stop the nagging...


It's honestly not so bad.
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post #59 of 308
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Originally Posted by jagdtigger View Post

From source:

Ok, I actually read the technet post myself now, looks like I won't be having a problem after all:

"Security-only updates

Also from October 2016 onwards, Windows will release a single Security-only update. This update collects all of the security patches for that month into a single update. Unlike the Monthly Rollup, the Security-only update will only include new security patches that are released for that month. Individual patches will no longer be available. The Security-only update will be available to download and deploy from WSUS, SCCM, and the Microsoft Update Catalog. Windows Update will publish only the Monthly Rollup – the Security-only update will not be published to Windows Update. The security-only update will allow enterprises to download as small of an update as possible while still maintaining more secure devices."

I get the updates using WSUS, not windows update, so I'll still get just security updates but in a big once per month patch.
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post #60 of 308
Holy Cow, Batman!

This just takes the cake.


Hyperbole aside, I dumped windows last summer and have had a great year on Linux Mint.

I just placed orders for a brand new system (woohoo!), including an HTC Vive.
It arrived the next day, and to my disappointment, I learned that the Vive does not yet support Linux.

For one day, I considered installing windows 7 on an extra SSD in order to use the Vive (and keep Linux for the rest of my games).



Now, I do not think installing windows would be a good idea.
Hopefully HTC will follow through and support Linux (especially as there are VR games available for the Linux Steam client).
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