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  • Microsoft confuses Windows 7 users with sudden release of KB 2952664

    http://www.infoworld.com/article/260...b-2952664.html

    Eagle-eyed Windows 7 users are wondering what's up with KB 2952664, an "important" patch that arrived unannounced a few hours ago. The short answer: Nobody seems to know much about it -- and the ones who do aren't talking publicly.

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    Here's what I've been able to piece together:
    • The patch was distributed automatically via WSUS, the corporate Windows updating mechanism. It does not appear on at least some Windows Update/Microsoft Update lists -- although that may be a reflection of the normal rolling update timing.
    • The release date, April 22, falls into the usual cycle of fourth-Tuesday nonsecurity updates. (In the normal course of events, Microsoft tries to release security patches on the second Tuesday of the month, and nonsecurity patches on the fourth Tuesday.)
    • The only description I can find for the patch is in the KB article: "This update helps Microsoft make improvements to the current operating system in order to ease the upgrade experience to the latest version of Windows... The global version of this update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables." The tables include about 30 programs, most of which are compatibility checkers and System Database files, which typically contain large amounts of setup data.

    Why is Microsoft running the patch down the update chute? Not a clue in the official online docs. I'm speculating that the patch may be related to a recent change in Windows 8.1 upgrade behavior. In the past, if you have Windows 8, you went through the Windows Store to get Windows 8.1 and then into Windows Update (Microsoft Update, WSUS) to get Windows 8.1 Update. That changed recently, so upgrading via the Windows Store takes a Windows 8 machine directly to Windows 8.1 Update. (t/h ScottF)
    Other than that, I don't know of any reason why Microsoft would be changing the upgrade mechanism.
    If you have no intention of invoking the "upgrade experience to the latest version of Windows" (presumably an in-place upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 and/or Windows 8.1 Update), there appears to be no compelling reason to install the patch.
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    It installed for me and I am not having any issues. Yet??

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    Re: Microsoft confuses Windows 7 users with sudden release of KB 2952664

    Some strange things happen here
    When I check for updates,my windows are up to date,although this update failed to be installed but never got an error message as it usually happens
    There is no link in MS site to download it manually
    After all I don't need it because I'm not going to upgrade my windows this way


    MEGATHEMER​

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    • #3
      Re: Microsoft confuses Windows 7 users with sudden release of KB 2952664

      The above seems to be the norm if it does not install. I think you are the lucky one.:good2:

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        Re: Microsoft confuses Windows 7 users with sudden release of KB 2952664

        Originally posted by Gary View Post
        The above seems to be the norm if it does not install. I think you are the lucky one.:good2:
        and what about for those who installed this?
        MEGATHEMER​

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        • #5
          Re: Microsoft confuses Windows 7 users with sudden release of KB 2952664

          Originally posted by everdin View Post
          and what about for those who installed this?
          That would be me and I don't know what to do. I am not having any problems. Maybe MS will come out with a solution?????????????

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          • #6
            Re: Microsoft confuses Windows 7 users with sudden release of KB 2952664

            No need even if you don't plan to upgrade...its only three dll updated that already came with Windows 7 SP1.
            From a reliable source.

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            • #7
              Re: Microsoft confuses Windows 7 users with sudden release of KB 2952664

              I found this from MS

              http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...c33c18e?auth=1
              everdin

              Look way to the bottom.
              Last edited by Gary; 15-10-2014, 01:46.

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              • #8
                Re: Microsoft confuses Windows 7 users with sudden release of KB 2952664

                Originally posted by Gary View Post
                That would be me and I don't know what to do. I am not having any problems. Maybe MS will come out with a solution?????????????
                you can do a system restore to a previous time and then the updates will come back again and you will exclude this
                MEGATHEMER​

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                • #9
                  Re: Microsoft confuses Windows 7 users with sudden release of KB 2952664

                  I got the same as you guys im gonna leave well enough alone when windows craps it's a big one:JC-ROFL:


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                  • #10
                    Re: Microsoft confuses Windows 7 users with sudden release of KB 2952664

                    Originally posted by beagleman View Post
                    I got the same as you guys im gonna leave well enough alone when windows craps it's a big one
                    Me too, and Elias I do not use system restore. MS is saying to leave it be. If I remove it , then I may have problems like George eluded to.:good2:

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                    • #11
                      Re: Microsoft confuses Windows 7 users with sudden release of KB 2952664

                      @Gary: I have used it a couple of times and it works perfectly for me but guess what I have installed this damn thing too
                      In the HISTORY of installed updates seems that it failed but I checked the LIST of installed updates and it is there :JC-ROFL:
                      MEGATHEMER​

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                      • #12
                        Re: Microsoft confuses Windows 7 users with sudden release of KB 2952664

                        Originally posted by everdin View Post
                        Gary I have used it a couple of times and it works perfectly for me but guess what I have installed this damn thing too
                        In the HISTORY of installed updates seems that it failed but I checked the LIST of installed updates and it is there :JC-ROFL:
                        SR really slows down your machine. Turn it off and restart and you will see the change. It does not work perfectly as it does not restore everything. I just do an image about every other day and sometimes everyday. It only takes 20-25 minutes and if I do a restore, it restored everything. About every 3 months I also clone my HD,
                        Last edited by Gary; 15-10-2014, 02:29.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Microsoft confuses Windows 7 users with sudden release of KB 2952664

                          Originally posted by Gary View Post
                          SR really slows down your machine. Turn it off and restart and you will see the change. It does not work perfectly as it does not restore everything. I just do an image about every other day and sometimes everyday. It only takes 20-25 minutes and if I do a restore, it restored everything. About every 3 months I also clone my HD,
                          I do the same about image.not so often but I never noticed that my machine slows down with SR.Really it goes very fast,without SSD my windows loads in 30 sec and they go fast,no crashes,no freezing
                          MEGATHEMER​

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                          • #14
                            Re: Microsoft confuses Windows 7 users with sudden release of KB 2952664

                            I am a poor old retired guy on SS. I can't afford an SSD.:kez_15:

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                              Re: Microsoft confuses Windows 7 users with sudden release of KB 2952664

                              Originally posted by Gary View Post
                              I am a poor old retired guy on SS. I can't afford an SSD.:kez_15:
                              but they don't cost so much LINK and there are many much cheaper than this
                              I have no ssd either but When next windows will be released I plan to buy a new powerful pc with ssd and many more :tease:

                              and btw I use Firefox 33
                              Last edited by everdin; 15-10-2014, 03:05.
                              MEGATHEMER​

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