Microsoft's killer Windows 7 patch: Breaks networking, bricks legit 'Not genuine' PCs

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Microsoft's killer Windows 7 patch: Breaks networking, bricks legit 'Not genuine' PCs

Postby FlyingPenguin » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:21 am

The networking bug knocked out the file shares on the main pc in my accountant's office yesterday. Took me a while to sort it out.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft ... nuine-pcs/
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Re: Microsoft's killer Windows 7 patch: Breaks networking, bricks legit 'Not genuine' PCs

Postby FlyingPenguin » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:42 pm

Another former client has the file share issue today.

Hasn't affected my home Win7 file server because I don't allow it to update. It is ONLY a file server and nothing else. I don't even have a working browser on it.
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Re: Microsoft's killer Windows 7 patch: Breaks networking, bricks legit 'Not genuine' PCs

Postby Executioner » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:08 pm

That's it. Fvck MS. I have updates turned off on only 2 of my 5, but now I'm going to turn all of them off.

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Re: Microsoft's killer Windows 7 patch: Breaks networking, bricks legit 'Not genuine' PCs

Postby FlyingPenguin » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:26 pm

Well you don't want to skip them entirely on an internet browsing PC, but in Win7 I recommend setting updates to "notify, but don't download and install automatically". Then wait until the end of the month to install them. Let everyone else be beta testers.
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Re: Microsoft's killer Windows 7 patch: Breaks networking, bricks legit 'Not genuine' PCs

Postby Genom » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:02 am

This kind of garbage just motivates me more and more to try out SteamOS or similar.

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Re: Microsoft's killer Windows 7 patch: Breaks networking, bricks legit 'Not genuine' PCs

Postby Executioner » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:01 pm

Genom wrote:This kind of garbage just motivates me more and more to try out SteamOS or similar.
Same here. Early last year, I decided to give Linux Mint a try. I have it on a spare laptop using version 18.3. Works very well, especially the way it does updates: https://sites.google.com/site/easytipsf ... -explained

So if you are a typical user with minimal pc/software experience, it will only install levels 1-3 software updates. Levels 4 and 5 are not installed by default unless you want to install them. You have the option of having those visible also. I have all 5 show, and I install all 5 and had only 1 problem with a program called FireJail (sandbox for browsers). The new kernel did not allow the program to run, so I had to install the update manually for Firejail.
Another great thing about Linux Mint is after installing updates, you don't even have to reboot. If you have a problem with a new kernel, it's simple to go back to the previous one during the boot to the desktop.

This is the way Windows should do updates!

Once I boot to the desktop, all HD activity stops! I was really shocked to see this. Opening up software programs are really fast, and the internet browsers all work at a fast speed. No need for a AV program to run in the background. For the browser, I do have FireJail installed, ublock, etc. for addons.

I'm not sold on Windows 10 even though I have it on the same laptop as Linux Mint (I swap out the SSD). I have a new pc that I built with Windows 8.1 and classic shell that I plan to move to shortly from windows 7. I doubt I'll be moving to 10 any time soon unless things change for the OS.

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Re: Microsoft's killer Windows 7 patch: Breaks networking, bricks legit 'Not genuine' PCs

Postby Genom » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:25 pm

I mean my home machine runs Steam, minimal GOG stuff and WoW. Otherwise it's desktop stuff that there's a million open source options.

I tried tossing Solus on my laptop and fortunately? found out I have a hardware issue. At least it's still under warranty. Have to toss a SSD into the tower to set it up on and play with a bit. Give me something to fuck around with this weekend.

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Re: Microsoft's killer Windows 7 patch: Breaks networking, bricks legit 'Not genuine' PCs

Postby Executioner » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:49 pm

Well, I'm going to keep my updates turned off, and I'm going to rely on this site that has only security updates only: https://www.askwoody.com/forums/topic/2 ... 7-and-8-1/

Site has great instructions for "Option B" which is what I want. Each month, there are between 1-3 security updates only.


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