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Old 05-20-2016, 08:10 AM
 
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Microsoft doesn't seem to like the term Service Pack, they use the term "convenience rollup".

Microsoft overhauls Windows 7 and 8.1 updating -- but don't call it a service pack | InfoWorld
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Old 05-20-2016, 11:37 AM
 
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Probably trying to ruin win7,etc and force them to win10 (I wouldnt @ all be surprised)
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Old 05-20-2016, 11:45 AM
 
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Probably trying to ruin win7,etc and force them to win10 (I wouldnt @ all be surprised)
You might want to actually understand what this is, it's a rollup of previously released updates. How is that going to ruin Windows 7?
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Old 05-20-2016, 12:00 PM
 
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You might want to actually understand what this is, it's a rollup of previously released updates. How is that going to ruin Windows 7?
Funny how some people do not read the whole article but apparently just scan the head lines.

I am with Dave here and note a small paragraph from the article where it almost explains what it is all about ...

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We're making available a new convenience rollup for Windows 7 SP1 ... [it] contains all the security and non-security fixes released since the release of Windows 7 SP1 that are suitable for general distribution, up through April 2016. Install this one update, and then you only need new updates released after April 2016.... This convenience update is completely optional; it doesn't have to be installed and won't even be offered via Windows Update -- you can choose whether or not you want to use it.
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Old 05-20-2016, 12:03 PM
 
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When a company uses the word "convenience" (ie. Ticketmaster's or Fandango's convenience charge), you know as a customer, you are getting the shaft.

So, be prepared!





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Old 05-20-2016, 12:17 PM
 
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Probably trying to ruin win7,etc and force them to win10 (I wouldnt @ all be surprised)
LOL, Service packs or "convenience rollup" as they are putting is simply one update that contains all previous updates. It's very useful especially for updating fresh installs offline before going online.
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Old 05-20-2016, 12:26 PM
 
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LOL, Service packs or "convenience rollup" as they are putting is simply one update that contains all previous updates. It's very useful especially for updating fresh installs offline before going online.
I gave it a try this morning, it did what it was designed to do but WSUS offline is the better option as with this you still have to separately install IE11 and all of its updates, plus .Net, which WSUS does all in one swoop.
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Old 05-21-2016, 12:05 AM
 
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You might want to actually understand what this is, it's a rollup of previously released updates. How is that going to ruin Windows 7?
Well with the current agenda HOW CAN YOU TRUST WHAT THEY SAY??
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Old 05-21-2016, 02:12 AM
 
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LOL, Service packs or "convenience rollup" as they are putting is simply one update that contains all previous updates. It's very useful especially for updating fresh installs offline before going online.
I ran this day before yesterday. My laptop bit the dust with a short. I had an older one which worked and a friend helped install win 7 on it. After it was done, the update appeared and when it was done it looked pretty much like the version I was running. But the data on the hard drive was okay, and is going on an external drive lest this one fail too. As soon as it was told not to dl windows 10 stuff it hasn't.

Now to find the list with passwords....
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Old 05-24-2016, 12:28 PM
 
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It's a great idea, especially when you're doing a fresh install. Convenience rollup makes me think of this though:

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