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    Suspicious of KB2882822

    Got notification of two out of cycle updates today - the thread title one classed as Important and an Optional one KB3092627

    I've installed the latter but KB2882822 looks a bit suspect to me as another possible data collection update. https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/2882822

    Does anyone have any views.

    It would seem that MS are extending their "spying" to Win 7 and Win 8.1 but I assume most will already have KBs3068708, 3075249, 3080149 and 3022345/2952664 installed where they haven't checked to see what they do.

    I have these hidden.

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    By googling the KB #, I found references to that patch clear back to Oct. 2013 so it must be a re-issued patch for some reason. Not sure what it actually does though.

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    ... and no one was suspicious about developer "logging" tools two years ago!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lumpy95 View Post
    By googling the KB #, I found references to that patch clear back to Oct. 2013 so it must be a re-issued patch for some reason. Not sure what it actually does though.
    Neither do I which is why I've hidden it.

    I've just done a search for it and don't have it installed, so wondering if it had been superseded earlier and the older one cleaned out with Disk Cleanup.

    I'd hate to think I had something lurking in disguise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceR View Post
    ... and no one was suspicious about developer "logging" tools two years ago!
    How times change

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo15 View Post
    Neither do I which is why I've hidden it.

    I've just done a search for it and don't have it installed, so wondering if it had been superseded earlier and the older one cleaned out with Disk Cleanup.

    I'd hate to think I had something lurking in disguise.
    I just ran a search and it was installed on 10/8/2013 on my win 7 computer. I assume there are no ill effects from it if it's been here for this long.
    I just ran WU and installed KB3092627 ( another fix for a previous patch, LOL ), and KB3083324 ( supposedly to better WU ).
    Last edited by lumpy95; 2015-09-03 at 16:35. Reason: additional info

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    Do you ever run Disk Cleanup as an admin after WUs ?

    I didn't get offered that 3324 one - don't suppose it's to better a Win 10 upgrade

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    Do you ever run Disk Cleanup as an admin after WUs ?
    No, I just use CCleaner. I haven't run Disk Cleanup in a long time.
    I didn't get offered that 3324 one - don't suppose it's to better a Win 10 upgrade
    Don't know but I have hidden all the rest of the updates needed for W10, including the new telemetry/Diagnostics updates for W7. I probably have quite a stack of hidden updates by now.
    I updated my laptop to W10 but the rest of these computers will stay with W7 for a long time to come.

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    Try running Disk Cleanup as an admin then check to see if you still get that update listed for 10/8/2013.

    If Disk Cleanup cleans out GBs of obsolete WUs - a defrag would be beneficial.

    I have two for the Win 10 update hidden

    I was surprised to get the second one as I have all of the triggering updates uninstalled and hidden.

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    Try running Disk Cleanup as an admin then check to see if you still get that update listed for 10/8/2013.
    Kb2882822 didn't show up when I ran WU today because I already have it installed from 2013 when it came out. It showed up for you because you either didn't install it originally or you deleted it through Disk Cleanup or you did a restore point to before you installed it.
    If my memory serves me, you had some problems with a W10 install and rolled back to W7 didn't you? It's possible that some older WU's went out then. Just guessing at the reasons it offered it to you and you said that it doesn't show up in the search of installed updates.

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    I didn't roll back from Win 10 - because I had no options when clicking on the Start button, I factory reset it using an OEM Recovery disk and then restored with the system image I'd created before the upgrade, so it should have been as-is prior to the upgrade.

    On another forum others were offered the KB who haven't been anywhere near Win 10, but run Disk Cleanup after the monthly updates, so it's possible that it had been superseded with something else.
    Last edited by Sudo15; 2015-09-04 at 03:26.

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    Disk Cleanup seems to be the common denominator then. Maybe it's a bit toooo aggressive at times?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lumpy95 View Post
    Disk Cleanup seems to be the common denominator then. Maybe it's a bit toooo aggressive at times?
    No, it only removes what has been superseded and after the initial Disk Cleanup following the 2013 update that allowed this in Win 7, it usually finds 200 - 300MB of them to remove after the normal monthly updates.

    I think it cleaned out ~3GB the first time around.

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    Although I didn't clean anything, I ran Disk Cleanup just to see what the size of WU cleanup was. It showed 3.68 GB. I'm a bit Leary of deleting them since you seem to have lost an update somewhere in the process or is it possible that you just never installed Kb2882822?
    On another forum others were offered the KB who haven't been anywhere near Win 10, but run Disk Cleanup after the monthly updates, so it's possible that it had been superseded with something else.
    If it was superseded with something else, it wouldn't show up in WU after all this time would it?

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    If Disk Cleanup hasn't been run then those obsolete updates will remain - what do you think that 3.68GB consists of and MS wouldn't have afforded this provision in Win 7 if it wasn't safe.

    It took a specific update to allow cleaning the WinSxS folder. https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/2852386

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