Update for Windows 7 for x64 based Systems (KB3001554)?

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  1. Daveski17

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    Has anyone had any problems with the latest upbork for Windows 7 for x64 based Systems (KB3001554)?
     
  2. J_L

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    None so far. Surprising that it was only offered to Windows 7.
     
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    AFAIK I haven't seen anything about other systems. I'm just cautious these days with MS going insane and all. ;)
     
  4. NormanF

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    Was a teeny security update pushed out last day of September.

    No problems here.
     
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    OK thanks for the feedback. :)
     
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    OK thanks. I never use WMP anyway.
     
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    All they say is that "this update helps Microsoft improve customer experiences in DVD playback".

    That doesn't tell me much. I don't always agree with what MS consider as an "improvement to the customer experience". :D
     
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    hi
    do you mean that windows update installed KB3001554 automatically ?
    i set windows update service to manual

    thanks for your info , I would say that there is no 'trust by microsoft
     
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    A pity there isn't an update that would stop M$ borking updates.
     
  14. fs2com

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    So is it safe to install this update or better to ignore it by hide update option?
     
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    Mine was set to manual and was installed manually.
     
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    No problems here as well with KB3001554 update.
     
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    I reckon if you don't need it, it isn't worth taking the risk. I just don't think M$ is on the ball these days.
     
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    No problems here on both Win7 x64 computers.
     
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    I think I already have this update installed. I always install all recommended and optional updates, with the only excpetion being to not install Miscrosoft Security Essentials and Silverlight, and accross numerous computers I've only every experienced problems from installing an update once or twice. I never wait for feedback about an update, I just go ahead an install them all.

    It surprised me that quite a few people seem to have problems with updates. In general the only problem I have is Windows constantly prompting me to reboot, or even rebooting automatically if I'm away from my computer after installing updates. But, lately I've fixed that problem by disabling the Windows Update service as soon as updates have been installed, which lets me reboot when I choose to.
     
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    Good point dave... I rarely play dvd on pc... and usually use vlc for that... thanks

    I used to automatically download and install update... but can't take the restart nagging after it. So I choose manual update since it can update while shutdown anyway
     
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    That's why I disable the Windows Update service after the updates are installed. It stops Windows prompting to reboot to finish installing the updates.
     
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    You're welcome. The way I see it is, if it isn't a major security fix, it isn't worth risking borking a perfectly good computer just because MS decides to push out a half-baked 'fix' for something rarely if ever used. I've never even set-up WMP or Windows Media Centre on my Win 7 machine. I have VLC and MPC-HC x64. And they work perfectly out of the box.
     
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    Obviously you've had different experiences to me with Windows update. But, as I've already posted I've rarely encountered an issue from installing updates. Probably just two or three times in around 16 or 17 years, and as I said, I'm not picky about which updates to install - I install them all.
     
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    I'm just not brave enough to install them all every time. I rarely have problems, but I have in the past. It's all very well for M$ to push out these quick fixes 'willy nilly' but I'd rather be safe than sorry. I even wait a few days after every Bork Tuesday to see what happens before applying the updates. I stopped trusting Microsoft quite a while ago.
     
  25. fs2com

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    If you disable WU service meaning you will not get notice if there's an updates in the first place right?
    Then you'll have to do the update check manually?

    Yep.. using VLC, MPC-HC and KMPlayer for that purposes... I even remove WMC and some component that I know I will not used like tablet component right after fresh install.

    I used to be just like you roger... never think twice and always eat all of the updates ms throw at me... until one day around couple years ago some kb which I forgot which one, make my PC BSOD randomly... wasting some weeks to trace it down... and it turns out it was "The Evil" update incompatibility with some system using ATi graphic card... from that day I take precaution from installing windows update
     
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