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Microsoft changing Windows update patches for Windows 7 and Windows 8

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Microsoft changing Windows update patches for Windows 7 and Windows 8

Microsoft announced earlier this month that they will end the normal Windows update patches for Windows 7 and Windows 8 in October 2016.  The normal Windows Update process will be replaced with a single monthly roll-up that patches both security and reliability issues in a single package.  Each month’s roll-up package will contain previous months roll-ups so only one package will need to be installed to bring your Windows operating system up to date.

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/windowsitpro/2016/08/15/further-simplifying-servicing-model-for-windows-7-and-windows-8-1/

There are some clear cut advantages and disadvantages to this new updating patching system.  You will now only need to install one update if you ever need to reinstall your operating system.  Windows 7 updates go back years and can take hours of rebooting, downloading and installing to bring a new computer up to date.  One big disadvantage is if you currently skip any updates (for instance the much disliked auto update to Windows 10 update) they will be installed with the first month’s roll-up package.  There will also be no method to test or remove individual updates and patches that cause issue with older software or hardware.  This Windows 10 like all or nothing update method can cause a issues after each monthly roll-up is released.

If you have any questions post a comment or contact the us on 1300 930 179 and If you have any issues with your computer after an update give us a call and we can fix your system for you.

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