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  1. Maybe this link will be helpful: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/configure-uefigpt-based-hard-drive-partitions#partition-layout
  2. Even though updates directed at Windows Embedded 7 are structurally different, because they have to target individual packages since the OS is entirely modular, unlike standard Windows 7, they will be providing extended support to Professional and Enterprise users. Although we probably won't have access to those updates, I very much doubt that MS will go to the trouble of doing different kinds of updates for POSReady 7 and the paying volume license costumers who are using the Extended Support. My guess is that POSReady 7 updates will be identical to those supplied to Professional and Enterpris
  3. I don't get why people are saying Windows 7 is EOL on 2020... We have at least until the end of 2021
  4. Windows 8.0 sure doesn't get any love... To remedy this, I've got a big repository update for ya! Brace yourselves, it's gonna be a big post. Here's the usual: Replaced Monthly Rollup with the new KB4471330 (located on the root directory of the repository) Replaced Flash Player Security update with KB4471331 (located on the root directory of the repository) Added Security Only Update, KB4471326 (located in the folder "/Security Only (Post September 2016)") Replaced Internet Explorer Cumulative Update KB4483187 (located in the folder "/Security Only (Post September 201
  5. Late December repository update... Just a few more days for the January patches. Replaced Monthly Rollup with the new KB4471325 (located on the root directory of the repository) Added Security Only Update, KB4471319 (located in the folder "/Security Only (Post August 2018)") Replaced Internet Explorer Cumulative Update KB4483187 (located in the folder "/Security Only (Post August 2018)") Replaced .NET Framework Security and Quality with: -KB4471102 for .NET 3.5 SP1 (located in "/NET 3.5 SP1/Security and Quality Rollup") -KB4470637 for .NET 4.5.2 (located in "/NET
  6. @someguy25 that link is old... I've been using this one for quite some time: https://mega.nz/#F!ExhDEbDA!pUhzXKVp5-hgzvylW_btfQ In any case, you can usually refer to my signature for the latest link (or my latest update in this thread).
  7. That option is only available in Windows 10... Looks like Steam Support just gave you a generic answer.
  8. No political subtext was meant when I wrote my reply. I may not be American, but their political squabbles can be heard and seen all around globe, so let's keep it tech only.
  9. Why do I get the feeling Microsoft is inventing solutions to problems they created in the first place? Wouldn't this categorization be useless if they just simply returned users control of the updates they installed, just like in every Windows version prior to 10? Isn't inventing an AI system that helps with major releases kinda going the long way to solve a problem that didn't need to exist in the first place? Two steps backward and one forward must be the new slogan for MS.
  10. There's the main difference. Every Windows version since 2000 (I think) has 2 main branches of updates: GDR and LDR. If you install an update normally, you default into the GDR branch, meant for general security and feature updates. If you install certain hotfixes, you're bumped into the LDR branch. This is best noted in file versions. If you're on the GDR branch, the updated files will have 6.1.6002.1xxxx version while if you're on the LDR branch the updated files will have 6.1.6002.2xxxx version. In this case, ever since the release of Windows 8.1 MS decided to kill this update approach
  11. Just use the Media Creation Tool provided by Microsoft here to either create a DVD or USB flash drive with the installation files. Then all you need to do is boot from the device of your choosing and follow the instructions provided here.
  12. Small update: also added the timezone update, KB4468323, in the Extras folder
  13. Wow, haven't updated the repository since August! Time to fix that Replaced Monthly Rollup with the new KB4467701 (located on the root directory of the repository) Replaced Flash Player Security update with KB4477029 (located on the root directory of the repository) Added Flash Player update (separate from the security update mentioned above) KB4462930 (located on the root directory of the repository) Added Security Only Update, KB4457140, KB4462931 and KB4467678, equivalent to the September, October and November ones (located in the folder "/Security Only (Post Septemb
  14. BTW, a bit late, but here are the November updates: Replaced Monthly Rollup with the new KB4467706 (located on the root directory of the repository) Added Security Only Update, KB4467700 (located in the folder "/Security Only (Post August 2018)") Replaced Internet Explorer Cumulative Update KB4466536 (located in the folder "/Security Only (Post August 2018)") Replaced .NET Framework Security and Quality with: -KB4459933 for .NET 2.0 SP2 (located in "/NET 2.0 SP2/Security and Quality Rollup") -KB4459945 for .NET 4.5.2 (located in "/NET 4.5.2/Security and Quality Ro
  15. According to MS itself, you can disable the fixes by adding a couple keys in the registry after installing the Spectre/Meltdown patches: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4073119 Just simply add this: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management] "FeatureSettingsOverride"=dword:00000003 "FeatureSettingsOverrideMask"=dword:00000003 I've been using this reg tweak for quite some time, and haven't noticed any performance drop, though I haven't done any kind of extensive testing like @NoelC.
  16. If you want Windows RT updates directly, I would redirect you to this forum link, where the members regularly post links to the newest updates... Maybe you could request there the latest Security Only Updates and such: https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/repository-everything-about-windows-rt-woa-v8-x-x-and-v10-arm.57362/
  17. Here's the list of unwanted updates for Windows 8.0: KB2871389 - Update is available that prepares Windows 8 and Windows RT-based computers for the update to Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 RT KB2885699 - Update is available that enables a notification to be displayed that helps you update Windows 8 or Windows RT to Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1 KB2957026 - Update for Windows 8.1 Upgrade notification in Windows 8 and Windows RT KB2976978 - Compatibility update for keeping Windows up-to-date in Windows 8.1 (It says 8.1 but it's also available for 8.0) KB3008273 - An up
  18. AFAIK these telemetry updates are only included in the 8.1 and 7 Monthly Rollups. Windows 8 still hasnt incorporated any kind of telemetry in its Rollups. I've been compiling EOL updates for Windows 8.0 (basically from its launch all the way to January 2016) and have a sort of list of updates that either: a) Add telemetry b) Add upgrade components for Windows 8.1 c) Add nag screen for you to upgrade to either Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 I'll let you know when I get to my main PC, where I stored those files. It also contains an update for several files for Windows Updat
  19. It gets worse: the WMF 5.1 update corrupts the component store on non EN-US installs of Windows 8.1 because they named one of the language resource files incorrectly... And Microsoft as yet to even acknowledge this as a known issue!
  20. Thanks, made it myself with my (limited) knowledge of cmd scripting.
  21. Yes, no problem. .NET 4.6.1 replaces .NET 4.5.2 so it's perfectly normal that all of the latter's updates are removed. You just need to install all of the .NET 4.6.x updates now.
  22. First install the updates from this topic, to make Windows Update search for all of the updates you need faster: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-update/why-has-vista-stopped-automatic-updates/42c98c78-157b-44b7-858a-3ba92933cb90 Then run WU and install all it offers (no telemetry is contained in any update, so it's all good). Then download my repository and use the script I included at the root of it to install updates (if I recall correctly, you have to open it and change the directory it uses to install all of the updates in a folder). After al
  23. Another month, another batch of patches (try saying that three times in a row!) Added Monthly Rollup, KB4463097 (located on the root directory of the repository) Added Security Only Update, KB4463104 (located in the folder "/Security Only (Post August 2018)") Replaced Internet Explorer Cumulative Update KB4462949 (located in the folder "/Security Only (Post August 2018)") Replaced .NET Framework Security and Quality with: -KB4457007 for .NET 2.0 SP2 (located in "/NET 2.0 SP2/Security and Quality Rollup") -KB4457019 for .NET 4.5.2 (located in "/NET 4.5.2/Security a
  24. Actually, Office 2019 works just fine on both 7 and 8.1... Since Office 2019 shares the same version files as Office 2016 and 365 (which both work on 7 and 8.1), you need to circumvent the artificial block. It just requires a bit of work with some hidden executable. I would direct everyone to this thread on MyDigitalLife, where user ratzlefatz made a tool to install Office 2019 on 7 and 8.1. In case you need proof, I used it to install it on my 7 VM: https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/how-to-support-chat-office-c2r-download-install-activation.62571/page-14#post-1125229
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