Jump to content

greenhillmaniac

Member
  • Posts

    457
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    7
  • Donations

    $0.00 
  • Country

    Portugal

Everything posted by greenhillmaniac

  1. Actually, WES7 will still be supported until the end of the year, more or less:
  2. Actually, they will be available in the Update Catalog and documented in the Windows 7 Update History page. The only thing the bypass does is tell the Windows servicing stack that indeed the system does have the ESU bit turned on. No licenses are faked or bypassed. WU won't be able to fetch the ESUs. That will be up to the user (in the same fashion we've been doing with Vista and 8.0). Still, if it's a moderation decision that we won't have any more discussion on the issue, I won't speak about it ever again.
  3. If you disable the disk hungry services, such as the ones I mentioned, you should get just about the same wear level as Windows 7. Though I will admit I've never run Vista on a SSD, but I'm sure other members will share their experiences.
  4. You should also disable Superfetch/Prefetch, since Vista can be quite aggressive with those (it was made in the time when PCs had not a lot of memory but plenty of HDD space). You can use the instructions in this article: https://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-superfetch-prefetch-ssd Additionally, you can also disable Windows Search, but that one shouldn't be as taxing on the SSD: https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/10246/how-to-disable-search-in-windows-7/ If TRIM is not needed on that SSD, you should be good otherwise.
  5. My update repository is only applicable to Windows 8.0, but I use Windows 8.1 on my daily desktop machine, so I can brief you in how to stay up to date and avoid any undesirable effects . Since you stopped updating in 2017, it should be easy to bring your system up to date again. You'll need: Servicing Stack: KB4524445 (http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/secu/2019/11/windows8.1-kb4524445-x64_a8a5b5fd641b016e8ee0636c1dde808e98656d3a.msu) Monthly Rollup: KB4530702 (http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/secu/2019/12/windows8.1-kb4530702-x64_8a3d5f3eb996149590805699de1e65c37c57a5f1.msu) Flash Player: KB4516115 (http://download.windowsupdate.com/c/msdownload/update/software/secu/2019/09/windows8.1-kb4516115-x64_0d9f83c866638da6434b4f93779faf007d00c774.msu) .NET Framework Updates (I don't know which version of .NET you have installed on your system. By default, Windows 8.1 only has .NET 4.5.2. It's possible to enable .NET 3.5 and install .NET 4.8. I'll leave a link to the latest Security and Quality Rollup) Well, all updates apart from the Servicing Stack are uninstallable, unless you run /resetbase with Dism. The Servicing Stack update is not uninstallable because it updates core servicing components of Windows 8.1. It's perfectly safe to update, with no issues reported. The biggest offender in terms of unwanted side effects are the Monthly Rollups. By default they install telemetry components and enable CPU mitigations that slow down performance. Of course, there are workarounds to these issues. In terms of CPU mitigations, they can be disabled by importing this: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management] "FeatureSettingsOverride"=dword:00000003 "FeatureSettingsOverrideMask"=dword:00000003 And the telemetry can be disabled by following this guide on Askwoody: https://www.askwoody.com/forums/topic/2000012-neutralize-telemetry-sustain-win-7-8-1-monthly-rollup-model/ This is what I use on my system, and I'm very happy with the results. Mind you, I use a Ryzen CPU, so I also need to have this installed to bypass the Windows Update block MS implemented. Hope this helps
  6. I also created a thread related to this topic. You can find some more information there:
  7. Holiday updates for all! Replaced Monthly Rollup with the new KB4530691 (located on the root directory of the repository) Replaced Servicing Stack with the new KB4532920 (located on the root directory of the repository) Replaced Flash Player update with the new KB4516115 (located on the root directory of the repository) Added Security Only Updates, KB4516062, KB4519985, KB4525253 and KB4530698 (located in the folder "/Security Only (Post September 2016)") Replaced Internet Explorer Cumulative Update with KB4530677 (located in the folder "/Security Only (Post September 2016)") Replaced .NET Framework Security and Quality Rollups: KB4514370 for .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (located in "/.NET Framework 3.5 Updates/Security and Quality Rollup"); KB4514368 for .NET Framework 4.5.2 (located in "/.NET Framework 4.5.2 Updates/Security and Quality Rollup"); KB4533010 for .NET Framework 4.6.x and 4.7.x (located in "/.NET Framework 4.6x-4.7.x Updates/Security and Quality Rollup"); Added new September .NET Security Only updates: KB4514349 for .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (located in "/.NET Framework 3.5 Updates/Security Only Updates"); KB4514342 for .NET Framework 4.5.2 (located in "/.NET Framework 4.5.2 Updates/Security Only Updates"); KB4514337 for .NET Framework 4.6.x and 4.7.x (located in "/.NET Framework 4.6x-4.7.x Updates/Security Only Updates"); I'll need to investigate .NET Framework 4.8 and see if it is actually installable on Windows 8.0. For everything else, there's not much to report on. Next month marks the last release of a security update for IE10. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone https://mega.nz/#F!ExhDEbDA!pUhzXKVp5-hgzvylW_btfQ
  8. As I've posted in a previous thread, it is possible to get Ryzen working on Vista, but drivers are kind of a pain to get working. Windows 7 USB3 drivers do work on Vista, but don't try and slipstream them, because they're not signed for NT 6.0. I would recommend first installing using a PS/2 keyboard and a DVD, if possible.
  9. It's been a long time, but I finally managed to update the repository: Replaced Monthly Rollup with the new KB4530695 (located on the root directory of the repository) Added Security Only Updates, KB4516051, KB4520009, KB4525239 and KB4530719 (located in the folder "/Security Only (Post August 2018)") Added Servicing Stack Update KB4531787 (located on the root directory of the repository) Replaced Internet Explorer Cumulative Update with KB4530677 (located in the folder "/Security Only (Post August 2018)") Updated SHA2 update KB4474419 to v4 (located in the folder "/SHA2") Replaced .NET Security and Quality Rollups: KB4507003 for .NET Framework 2.0 and 3.0 (located in "/NET 2.0 SP2/Security and Quality Rollup"); KB4507001 for .NET Framework 4.5 (located in "/NET 4.5.2/Security and Quality Rollup"); KB4533012 for .NET Framework 4.6 (located in "/NET 4.6-4.6.1/Security and Quality Rollup"). Updated the TLS 1.1 and 1.2 enabling reg file to include x64 (located in "/Extras") I hope I didn't miss any updates. This should cover the 4 months of updates missing. I think all of these updates require SHA2 support, so be sure to first install the Servicing Stack and SHA2 updates found in the "SHA2" folder. After Server 2008's EOL there might be a chance to use Extended Security updates on Vista until 2023, thanks to @abbodi1406's "Bypass Windows 7 ESU" hosted on MyDigitalLife forums, though I don't think anybody has tested the bypass on an actual Vista install. Merry Christmas, happy New Year and here's to 3 more years of patching https://mega.nz/#F!txxRyLzC!1vBMGzMHiL864f3bl1Rj1w
  10. I'll need to take a look at it, because I created that reg file on a XP installation I did recently.
  11. Are you sure? When it throws that error it's usually already on the system.
  12. Time for the August repository update: Replaced Monthly Rollup with the new KB4512518 (located on the root directory of the repository) Added Security Only Update, KB4517302, (located in the folder "/Security Only (Post September 2016)") Replaced Internet Explorer Cumulative Update with KB4511872 (located in the folder "/Security Only (Post September 2016)") No Flash Player update that I could find this month. Happy patching! https://mega.nz/#F!ExhDEbDA!pUhzXKVp5-hgzvylW_btfQ
  13. Got some time to update the repository and also organize it: Replaced Monthly Rollup with the new KB4512476 (located on the root directory of the repository) Added Security Only Update, KB4517301 (located in the folder "/Security Only (Post August 2018)") Replaced Internet Explorer Cumulative Update with KB4511872 (located in the folder "/Security Only (Post August 2018)") NEW Added instructions on how to install .NET Framework 4.7.2 on the "/Extras" folder NEW Added a Reg file to enable TLS 1.1 and 1.2 after installing KB4019276 located on the "/Extras" folder NEW Reorganized the old 2017-2018 individual security updates so they're easier to manage, removing every superseded update and putting them all in one folder. Check them out for yourself! https://mega.nz/#F!txxRyLzC!1vBMGzMHiL864f3bl1Rj1w This was a slow month for updates (makes my job a lot easier). Hope the repository has been helping everyone
  14. You can tweak that so that it behaves more like previous versions of Windows. MS decided to split each service running into a dedicated svchost. With a simple registry edit that increases the RAM threshold for this splitting to occur (I like to set the limit to 512GB ) you can get back your low process count. Just follow this guide.
  15. From what I understood, the update is superseded but they forgot to mark it as such in WU. In fact, if you go to the KB pages for both and check out the file information you can see that both of them update the same components. https://support.microsoft.com/en.us/help/4503308 https://support.microsoft.com/en.us/help/4462930
  16. I don't think the CPU patches for Spectre/Meltdown apply to AMD CPUs. That's probably why you aren't experiencing "slowdowns".
  17. I'd wager you need to install the Visual C++ redistributables? Here's a Microsoft article listing the latest versions of each: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2977003
  18. Only post SP2, but I do include the installers for SP1 and SP2. What I meant by "all" was also the hotfixes that Microsoft released that were not available in WU (more for x64 than x86, since I only managed to collect from MS's hotfix service before it closed for the former).
  19. Wow, 3 months without any updates. Is anybody using Windows 8.0 at this stage? Replaced Monthly Rollup with the new KB4507462 (located on the root directory of the repository) Added Servicing Stack update KB4504418 (located on the root directory of the repository) Added Flash Player Security update KB4503308 (located on the root directory of the repository) while removing any previous versions left Added Security Only Updates, KB4499158, KB4503263 and KB4507464 (located in the folder "/Security Only (Post September 2016)") Replaced Internet Explorer Cumulative Update with KB4507434 (located in the folder "/Security Only (Post September 2016)") Replaced .NET Framework Security and Quality Rollup Updates with: -KB4507002 for .NET 3.5 SP1 (located in "/.NET Framework 3.5 Updates/Security and Quality Rollup") -KB4507000 for .NET 4.5.2 (located in "/.NET Framework 4.5.2 Updates/Security and Quality Rollup") -KB4506995 for .NET 4.6.x-4.7.x (located in "/.NET Framework 4.6.x-4.7.x Updates/Security and Quality Rollup") Added .NET Framework Security Only Updates: -KB4495607 and KB4506974 for .NET 3.5 SP1 (located in "/.NET Framework 3.5 Updates/Security Only Updates") -KB4495591 and KB4506965 for .NET 4.5.2 (located in "/.NET Framework 4.5.2 Updates/Security Only Updates") -KB4495584 and KB4506961 for .NET 4.6.x-4.7.x (located in "/.NET Framework 4.6.x-4.7.x Updates/Security Only Updates") Added extra update KB4508776 and replaced all previous timezone updates with KB4501226 (located in "/Extras (Non Security Updates)") Updated the readme in the Extras folder to have more information about the contained updates Removed the .NET Framework 4.7.2 installer in the Extras folder until the situation about it can be better defined Moved all of 2018's Security Only updates into a new folder (located in the folder "/Security Only (Post September 2016)/2018") I recommend people install the Servicing Stack update before any other, just to be safe. That should also cover everything. I'll try and do some more tests on the latest .NET versions on Windows 8.0 to get some definitive answers about their compatibility. https://mega.nz/#F!ExhDEbDA!pUhzXKVp5-hgzvylW_btfQ
  20. I've searched the Web Archive links you posted, and I managed to find the following URLs for download: http://download.gallery.start.com/d.dll/2~13~899~36726/OutlookSideShowGadgets.msi http://download.gallery.start.com/d.dl/2~13~170~36728/PowerPointRemote.msi Unfortunately, both links redirect to MSN and they don't seem to be archived in the Wayback Machine. Searching for the files in Google I found a German forum with direct link to the Outlook Side Show, but again, not working and they redirect to a support page: http://gallery.live.com/liveItemDetail.aspx?li=039187a2-4365-4d35-98d0-9da252d677d2&bt=1 I wasn't able to progress any further. So unless someone, somewhere has those files on their PC, it seems these Gadgets are lost to time...
  21. Funny, I was about to post an update to the update repository Replaced Monthly Rollup with the new KB4507452 (located on the root directory of the repository) Added Security Only Update, KB4507461 (located in the folder "/Security Only (Post August 2018)") Replaced Internet Explorer Cumulative Update with KB4507434 (located in the folder "/Security Only (Post August 2018)") Replaced .NET Framework Security and Quality with: -KB4507003 for .NET 2.0 SP2 (located in "/NET 2.0 SP2/Security and Quality Rollup") -KB4507001 for .NET 4.5.2 (located in "/NET 4.5.2/Security and Quality Rollup") -KB4506997 for .NET 4.6-4.6.1 (located in "/NET 4.6-4.6.1/Security and Quality Rollup") Added .NET Security Only Updates with: -KB4506975 for .NET 2.0 SP2 (located in "/NET 2.0 SP2/Security Only") -KB4506966 for .NET 4.5.2 (located in "/NET 4.5.2/Security Only") -KB4506963 for .NET 4.6-4.6.1 (located in "/NET 4.6-4.6.1/Security Only") Added Extra update KB4508774 (located in "/Extras") with an updated readme. https://mega.nz/#F!txxRyLzC!1vBMGzMHiL864f3bl1Rj1w BTW, I've seen demand for it, so I'm thinking of posting my Vista update repository that holds all of Vista's x86 and x64 updates from the beginning until its EOL (April 2017). Useful if you want to update your system offline without using WU. It's completely separate from this repository I'm updating every other month. Is there any interest?
  22. Just double click' em. The registry entries in the file will be merged with you PC's registry. Quite simple, really
  23. Thanks for your wonderful insight as always @UCyborg


×
×
  • Create New...