Microsoft releases ‘convenience update’ for Windows 7

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#1

We’ve just posted the following news: Microsoft releases ‘convenience update’ for Windows 7[newsimage]http://www.myce.com/wp-content/images_posts/2014/12/myce-windows-7-95x75.jpg[/newsimage]

Microsoft has released a ‘convenience rollup’ for Windows 7 which contains hundreds of updates for the operating system. The updates in this rollup are from after Service Pack 1 up to April 2016.

            Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-releases-convenience-update-windows-7-79429/](http://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-releases-convenience-update-windows-7-79429/)

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#2

It’s about time :iagree::iagree:


#3

[QUOTE=bean55;2774476]It’s about time :iagree::iagree:[/QUOTE] They need more information about what you do bean55. ;););):wink:


#4

Let me guess: This big roll-up will also include undefeat-able nagging for updating to Win-10?


#5

[QUOTE=CDan;2774478]Let me guess: This big roll-up will also include undefeat-able nagging for updating to Win-10?[/QUOTE] Or maybe it [I]is[/I] Windows 10… which would be very convenient for Microsoft? :stuck_out_tongue:


#6

[QUOTE=DrageMester;2774479]Or maybe it [I]is[/I] Windows 10… which would be very convenient for Microsoft? :p[/QUOTE]
LOL, y’know, that WAS funny

On a serious note though, this is a shitload of crap as it is not SP2. That IS a long overdue not landed, this is nothing but ‘patching hell’ light. Of course, if the alternative is none, I’ll go for this :stuck_out_tongue:


#7

I’m quite surprised how small it is considering it covers everything since 2011.

I still have the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 installation file which is 903MB and basically covers the first 1.5 years of the Windows 7 release.

For comparison, this x64 convenience update is 477MB and covers just over 5 years of updates since SP1’s release.


#8

I agree Sean :iagree:
that is very surprising, they must have taken out the Windows 10 crap stuff :bigsmile:

Regular Win 7 only 316


#9

No way…are we dreaming… gotta pinch myself… :doh:

Now bad news has to be IE11 or higher for this to work… :sad:

This feature only works on IE11 browser…

The updates will be distributed through the Microsoft Update Catalogue, which currently only works with Internet Explorer because it requires ActiveX support. Later this year the update process will become browser independent.
Later how about now become browser independent. I know this can’t be that hard for M$ to do after waiting all this time and they can’t do this. More BS from M$ again.

When I get home from work tonight I am going to get this download. As I was itching to redo a few of my laptops so that my Acrobat can update to x16 version.

Should be called for what it is Windows 7 Sp2… :stuck_out_tongue:

Windows 7 was released in October 2009 and the first Service Pack (SP1) was released in February 2011. It took Microsoft more than 5 years to release this ‘convenience rollup’.
That after all the 8, 10 debacle now they want Win7 to feel that they listened after 5 years…will they never amaze me… not… :Z


#10

From reading around the internet there is A LOT missing from this update and it only contains just over 100 patches in total. That’s probably less than half of all the patches you would install to get your Windows 7 up to date.

[QUOTE=coolcolors;2774507]
Now bad news has to be IE11 or higher for this to work… :sad:

This feature only works on IE11 browser…
[/QUOTE]

You only need IE above 6 to download the update from the Microsoft catalog.


#11

[QUOTE=CDan;2774478]Let me guess: This big roll-up will also include undefeat-able nagging for updating to Win-10?[/QUOTE]If not regardless I will use the DisableWindow10 and GWX Regedit. Knowing M$ under hand tactics I’d be proactive here.


#12

So, where is it at coolcolors? Shitload of crap or SP2 as good as it gets?
Initially, I’ll settle for your answer here :wink:


#13

This:

http://go.redirectingat.com/?id=49X493850&site=club.myce.com&xs=1&isjs=1&url=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog.update.microsoft.com%2Fv7%2Fsite%2FThanks.aspx%3Fid%3D140&xguid=023f2a5d51dbce8751632f75284f66c0&xuuid=0632434dc3d833fc13bedefb57fd5a50&xsessid=92be12e9e4f5fdb8ad4bdbd6bcc0831e&xcreo=0&xed=0&sref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.myce.com%2Fnews%2Fmicrosoft-releases-convenience-update-windows-7-79429%2F&pref=http%3A%2F%2Fclub.myce.com%2Ff94%2Fmicrosoft-releases-convenience-update-windows-7-a-341198%2F&xtz=360

Takes you to this:

Information Thank you for visiting the Microsoft Update Catalog
To use this Web site’s full functionality, you must be running Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later.
To upgrade to the latest version of the browser, go to the Internet Explorer Downloads Website.
If you prefer to use a different Web browser, you can get updates from the Microsoft Download Center.

http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Thanks.aspx?id=140&tduid=%283e974051f7829ad574872107212ca622%29%28256380%29%282459594%29%28TnL5HPStwNw-exyr5A2A.BOlahvd1Fm4Ag%29%28%29

Which takes you to this:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/download-ie

And this:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download


#14

[QUOTE=Xercus;2774513]So, where is it at coolcolors? Shitload of crap or SP2 as good as it gets?
Initially, I’ll settle for your answer here ;)[/QUOTE]
That’s what I am wondering as well I followed it and got nowhere to find the links to download. Either they are giving us BS or there was nothing there to start.


#15

I’ve given it a test run in VirtualBox and it looks like this update alone is not sufficient to install on a clean Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 installation with automatic updates set to manual download/install. I double checked and this is the x64 convenience update for Windows 7 SP1, yet refuses to run:

So much for the convenience, talk about an inconvenient error message! :disagree:

For curiosity, I checked how many updates are required for this clean Windows installation. I had to install KB3138612 just to see this, otherwise Windows gets stuck at “Checking for updates”, so add one to the total number below:

I then installed IE11, but it was the same error.

Going by the convenience update webpage, KB3020369 must be installed to service an image. I thought that was just for embedding it into a Windows installation ISO, but thought I’ll give it a try and this time when I retried the convenience update, it went ahead:

The actual installation took about 10 minutes in VirtualBox, less time that it spent going through the checking Windows updates process afterwards!

After about 20 minutes I gave up waiting for it to check for updates as it’s 1:30am as I write this. Makes me wonder if this convenience update uninstalls or affects KB3138612, leading to the issue of getting stuck or taking incredibly long at “Checking for updates” again.

I’ll give this a try again later to see if it’ll work with just KB3020369 installed and if so, whether this update installs IE11 or KB3138612.





#16

Great I wonder how my attempts will go??? :confused:


#17

Microsoft has released a ‘convenience rollup’ for Windows 7

I’m not seeing the “convenience” so far.


#18

[QUOTE=beef barley;2774534]I’m not seeing the “convenience” so far.[/QUOTE]
Ok found it now…

http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/search.aspx?q=3125574

You have to install Windows Catalog to see it. I could be wrong but my offline downloads seem to be bigger then this update? Probably because I have others downloads from MS included but with x86, x64 offline downloads I come up with about 9.38 gigs of offline updates?



#20

[QUOTE=willieaames;2774545]Is it possible to install Windows 7, SP1 and then just run this or does it need to be injected into the installer?[/QUOTE]
You need to install Windows 7, then SP1 (or better yet Windows 7 with SP1 included), install patch KB3020369 (which needs to be installed first or the Convenience update will not install), install the Convenience update, reboot then run a Windows Update check to find all the missing updates (and there are quite a few of them).

[QUOTE=coolcolors;2774538]I could be wrong but my offline downloads seem to be bigger then this update? Probably because I have others downloads from MS included but with x86, x64 offline downloads I come up with about 9.38 gigs of offline updates?[/QUOTE]
Where are you getting 9GB from, that’s way too many? The Convenience Update includes about 120 patches in total. When I run a Windows update after installing it on a clean Windows 7, there are about 30 more important patches to download totalling around 300MB.


#21

[QUOTE=willieaames;2774545]Is it possible to install Windows 7, SP1 and then just run this or does it need to be injected into the installer?[/QUOTE]
I just install Windows 7 then Sp1 and then this update-that’s what I understood from the information provided. But since I have Windows 7x64 Ult Sp1 already I just would install the O/S and then use this update to bring it up to date. I wouldn’t try to slipstream it that might cause more problem then your trying to fix.