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Win7 End Of Support - KB4524752 MS Nagging Has Started

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Today I was notified of an "Important" update:  KB4524752.

Checked what this small update was all about and not surprised to find it will allow to MS nag you regularly about the end of Win7 updates support in 2020.

I've marked it to Hide this update but you can bet we'll get more of this sort of thing in the coming months.

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KB4524752 is targeted specifically to Win7 PRO users

those using Win7 home premium or ultimate may still get KB4493132 instead

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21 hours ago, erpdude8 said:

KB4524752 is targeted specifically to Win7 PRO users
those using Win7 home premium or ultimate may still get KB4493132 instead

:blink:   But... but... with all due respect, why on Earth would anyone actually *want* to get either?  :unsure:  :dubbio:

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I suppose it is better than having the nag surreptitiously installed as a scheduled task which is what happened with XP (Pro 32bit).

I have other Win7 Pro installations and not, at least not yet, been prompted to install the "Important" nag update on them. This made made me suspicious so I've checked all scheduled tasks and Customer/Windows Experience opt out settings and am pleased to report found nothing.

But just the fact the update nag has been presented as "Important" is going to make me even more careful with my update checks from now on.    

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On 10/19/2019 at 2:21 PM, dencorso said:

:blink:   But... but... with all due respect, why on Earth would anyone actually *want* to get either?  :unsure:  :dubbio:

I'm sorry I was kinda vague in my previous post.

What I meant to say is that the KB4524752 update will be offered to Win7 Professional users thru Windows Update while those using Home Basic/Premium or Ultimate of Win7 editions will be offered the KB4493132 update instead of KB4524752 on the list of available updates thru WU.  And of course neither KB4493132 nor KB4524752 will show up for those using Win7 Enterprise & Server 2008 R2 editions.

 

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My experience with update KB4524752 is that it slowed down the OS.  Software loading times were noticeably longer.  Download speeds on glueware iExplorer were much longer.  I uninstalled it and speeds seem back to normal.

Yes, I like Windows 7 as it like driving a stick-shift.  That Automatic thing called Windows 10 can be a pain at times.

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8 hours ago, Dinosaur said:

My experience with update KB4524752 is that it slowed down the OS.  Software loading times were noticeably longer.  Download speeds on glueware iExplorer were much longer.  I uninstalled it and speeds seem back to normal.

And expect more updates to slow down the OS, it is the usual strategy to push users to change to the newer OS.

It started on January 2018 with Spectre and Meltdown palliative (pseudo) fixes from Intel and MS.

Just after Dicember 2017 updates, I stopped installing updates, and not a single problem here, just keep updating Avast Free and Firefox. and running Malwarebytes AntiMalware free about each two months, just to make sure everything is fine.

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