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    Windows 7 Roll-Up Experiences

    Has anyone actually tried using any of the three downloads offered on the Microsoft site? I tried the 64 bit version on a newly installed Windows 7 SP1 system to no avail. Message came up and said it did not apply to my version.

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    That means the patches are already installed. What was the installation source for your machine?
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    I downloaded both the W7 x86 and x64 Rollups earlier, after I read your report, I (had to change a few settings first then) ran the relevant Rollup, first popup: 'Do you want to... Update for windows (KB3125574), Yes/No'.

    So, it looks like it works as expected from my side - but, bear in mind exactly what this is - if you've already run all Security + Optional Updates, none of the 'backlog' included in the post-SP1 Rollup will be needed.

    I don't blindly install *any* optional updates, only those that are relevant to my settings and running softare: "Works for me".

    [Backing out of irrelevant Updates now.]

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    Ooops, my bad! Thought I had a pristine Win7 Sp1 image. Should have checked update history before posting. Thanks for quick reply gentlemen.

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    I found this interesting from Woody's experience concerning the Win 10 Upgrade KB.
    http://www.askwoody.com/2016/testing-windows-7-sp2/

    It’s obvious that SP2 installs the snooping patches and the ones that are primarily concerned with greasing the update client to make it easier to install Win10. I haven’t been able to check out a completely clean install of Win7 SP2 to see which patches get installed – and I hope somebody comes up with a definitive list, so we can compare.

    What surprised me is that SP2 does NOT install KB 3035583. It does NOT install the GWX subsystem.

    It’s not clear if my machines were spared because they had GWX Control Panel-set registry settings. But I do know that SP2 did NOT override those settings. Microsoft is playing by its own rules of engagement.

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    Does this rollup have all the get Windows 10 junk in it?
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    @Joe S
    Please re-read the first sentence in the quote I posted in #5 or you can read the article by clicking on the url that I posted. Some people are calling the "rollup" SP2 since there are so many patches in it.
    Hope this answers your question.

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    Will this rollup work on a machine with SP1 that hasn't been used in several months? My sister has a netbook she hasn't used in 8 or 9 months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe S View Post
    Will this rollup work on a machine with SP1 that hasn't been used in several months? My sister has a netbook she hasn't used in 8 or 9 months.
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    As long as April 2015 servicing stack update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is installed it should work. BUT, SP-1 was released February 22, 2011. You or your sister may be better off using Windows Update since the convenience rollup is a 2GB download and it is unlikely that the updates for the last 8/9 months are that big.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP517 View Post
    I learned the hard way - you must install the servicing stack update first!

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    Is there a way to subscribe to a thread without posting a reply?

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    Quote Originally Posted by user ht View Post
    Is there a way to subscribe to a thread without posting a reply?
    Click on "Thread Tools" above and then "Subscribe to this thread".
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    Brand new Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 install with no Windows Updates:

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    Installed the April 2015 Servicing Stack Update (KB3020369). Although not prompted to reboot, did a Shutdown then re-started.

    Windows Update history showed:

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    Ran the Rollup Update for Windows (KB3125574). An hour and a quarter later (and after a reboot), Windows Update history showed:

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    I was kind of expecting a bucketful of installed updates to appear.

    Did a Check for updates and, 2 and a half hours later, still watching the Checking for updates (lack of) progress bar...

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    Did a Check for updates and, 2 and a half hours later, still watching the Checking for updates (lack of) progress bar...
    That's a bit disheartening Rick. MS Giveth and MS taketh away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lumpy95
    That's a bit disheartening Rick. MS Giveth and MS taketh away.
    On the other hand... the check has now finished.

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    I can live with that.

    (I was working on another PC at the time so didn't notice how long it actually took to determine what else to offer.)

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