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    Do I install these updates?

    I seem to have some Windows Updates hanging here. I generally follow Patricia Bradley’s recommendations, but I seem to have no information on the following. Any advice would be appreciated. Note that I have W7 and do NOT want to upgrade to W10 and don’t want to get the nag notifications (I do not get them now).


    Here are the KB numbers:


    3042058
    3086255
    2952664
    2999226
    3075249
    3078667
    3080149

    Mel

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    W10 notifications can be sorted with GWX Control Panel - run it after every update.

    cheers, Paul

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    You may want to add KB3035583 to that list to avoid the Win 10 nag and a more recent one is KB3102810 which was released this month.

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    Here's my list so far to keep W10 off.
    1. KB2952664
    2. KB2976978
    3. KB2977759
    4. KB3035583
    5- KB3075249
    6- KB3080149
    7- KB3083710
    8- KB3102810
    Last edited by lumpy95; 2015-11-14 at 12:23.

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    OK, so I see two of these I listed I should definitely NOT install (in order to keep away from the W10 nag).
    What about the other updates?

    Also, one other question: I no longer get the icon notification that new updates are available. That has been missing for months. So, I have to run Programs/Windows Update to get that information. I would rather (reluctantly) get the icon. Is there some update that did that, that I should remove

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    Someone had opened a thread about the icon going missing but I can't remember which section it is in and I've never had much luck using the search on here - perhaps someone with a better memory than mine will dig that out for you, although I can't remember the solution - it may have been an update ?

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    Sudo:

    I'm pretty sure it was one of the updates. Don't know which one and I too have problems with the Search function.

    I actually like it the way it is, but my wife uses here computer a lot, and she really needs the icon notification

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    I don't normally get my updates until the Wednesday, but if I'm at a loose end I'll do a manual check for updates late Tuesday.

    I got the KB3102810 as an out of cycle update about a week before patch Tuesday but I didn't get the notification icon and it was only by chance that I went into WU that I saw it.

    However, after the monthly updates had installed, I did get the notification icon for a lone WU, so it would seem to be intermittent for me.

    I suppose you could check for updates then tell her when they are due, so you'll be the notification

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo15 View Post
    Someone had opened a thread about the icon going missing but I can't remember which section it is in...
    http://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...in-System-Tray

    http://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...-notifications

    I have found from working on customers' computers that using "GWX Control Panel" to disable the GWX nags and disable the OS upgrade also restores the WU notification in the tray: http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/

    More info at: http://blog.ultimateoutsider.com/201...ly-remove.html
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    Compiler, I'm also hoping for Susan Bradley's recommendation on kb 3042058.

    Susan stated in her column, "When you do test it, watch out for issues with SSL-based Web sites and other authentication. I’ll follow up in the next Patch Watch for any real-world issues we run across."

    How does one test it? Susan, thanks in advance for your help with this.
    Last edited by csmart4125; 2015-12-08 at 23:11.

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    The other update I've questions on is kb 3101535.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmart4125 View Post
    Compiler, I'm also hoping for Susan Bradley's recommendation on kb 3042058.

    Susan stated in her column, "When you do test it, watch out for issues with SSL-based Web sites and other authentication. I’ll follow up in the next Patch Watch for any real-world issues we run across."

    How does one test it? Susan, thanks in advance for your help with this.
    Nothing yet from Susan, but Woody Leonhard green-lighted the October updates on November 5th...

    http://www.askwoody.com/2015/msdefco...-consequences/

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    Woody stated, "Windows 7 and 8.1 – first, read Susan Bradley’s article in Windows Secrets Newsletter. Then install all of the outstanding patches. Don’t go out of your way to check any patches that are unchecked, but just run a full update. Reboot. Immediately run the latest version of GWX Control Panel to turn off the Windows 10 nagware and scrape off some scum. Reboot. ...."

    The link to Susan's article takes one to her article on snooping. In it she mentions turning off Diagnostic Tracking Service.

    Since I last wrote, I installed kb 3101535 without incident.

    Unfortunately, neither of these articles tells one how to test kb 3042058. Does anyone know how test this update? Again, thanks in advance for your help.

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    I'm not sure what sort of "testing" you're referring to.

    From Microsoft...

    On May 12, 2015, Microsoft announced the availability of an update to cryptographic cipher suite prioritization in Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2. The update added additional cipher suites to the default list on affected systems and improved cipher suite priority ordering. The improvements were in keeping with ongoing efforts to bolster the effectiveness of encryption in Windows operating systems.

    I have it installed and there have been no issues.

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