Windows 10: Cumulative Update KB4015438 for Windows 10 v1607 Build 14393.969

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  1.    21 Mar 2017 #60

    mrgeek said: View Post
    My biggest issue with Windows Updates is that, for the gigantic size of the download and sometimes slow restarts, I would expect more Win10 feature changes, not just deep, behind the scenes minor fixes and security updates. It seems these can be done with packages 1/10th the size.

    They can I guess, and that seemed to be the strategy with W7. Then when you did a fresh install off your old OEM disk, you were dealing with 200+ individual updates, but at least this was satisfying to watch. Now with W10 the strategy seems to be to lump them all in one CU, hence the name. Which isn't very transparent, takes up more resources and apparently carries a greater risk for things to go amiss.
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  2.    21 Mar 2017 #61

    Mine took forever!

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       21 Mar 2017 #62

    mrgeek said: View Post
    My biggest issue with Windows Updates is that, for the gigantic size of the download and sometimes slow restarts, I would expect more Win10 feature changes, not just deep, behind the scenes minor fixes and security updates. It seems these can be done with packages 1/10th the size.
    MartinO said: View Post
    They can I guess, and that seemed to be the strategy with W7. Then when you did a fresh install off your old OEM disk, you were dealing with 200+ individual updates, but at least this was satisfying to watch. Now with W10 the strategy seems to be to lump them all in one CU, hence the name. Which isn't very transparent, takes up more resources and apparently carries a greater risk for things to go amiss.
    We haven't been updating our Windows 7 recently, have we?

    W7 and W8 are now on the same update strategy as W10 - monthly rollups. Same as with W10, you will only download the parts of the update package that have changed since you last updated.

    From October 2016 onwards, Windows will release a single Monthly Rollup that addresses both security issues and reliability issues in a single update. The Monthly Rollup will be published to Windows Update (WU), WSUS, SCCM, and the Microsoft Update Catalog. Each month’s rollup will supersede the previous month’s rollup, so there will always be only one update required for your Windows PCs to get current...
    Further simplifying servicing models for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1
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  4.    21 Mar 2017 #63

    Bree said: View Post
    We haven't been updating our Windows 7 recently, have we?
    Lol.. No, we haven't. I've been on W10 for a year now and my step-son's the only one still running W7 in our household (he's a heavy Steam-er and doesn't like W10). And I'm not monitoring his pc anymore.
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  5.    21 Mar 2017 #64

    I downloaded the update today(both on laptop and desktop) but I always install on my laptop first to make sure everything is working fine..its just been spinning on "Getting Windows Ready dont turn off your computer" doesnt move up or anything not sure what is going on
    Edit: Its FINALLY moving about darn time!
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       21 Mar 2017 #65

    Lakerfanalways said: View Post
    ..its just been spinning on "Getting Windows Ready dont turn off your computer" ... Edit: Its FINALLY moving about darn time!
    That seems par for the course, mine sat for 25 minutes before the 'percent done' started its count from 0% up to 30% before the reboot. It was busy doing something, judging by the disk activity lights.
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  7.    21 Mar 2017 #66

    Lakerfanalways said: View Post
    I downloaded the update today(both on laptop and desktop) but I always install on my laptop first to make sure everything is working fine..its just been spinning on "Getting Windows Ready dont turn off your computer" doesnt move up or anything not sure what is going on
    Edit: Its FINALLY moving about darn time!
    Mine took over 20 minutes from that screen. I hate it when MS releases these useless updates for minor fixes that are freaking huge and your computer is a hostage. You can't use it until the update installs or often fails.
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  8.    22 Mar 2017 #67

    If life gives you a Victoria's Secret model, be happy
    If life gives you a Victoria's Secret model and a Million dollars Be thankful and treat her well.
    If life gives you the latest Windows update, which should only fix 2 problems, but kills your Firefox, slows your PC, takes 1 hour to install,
    GET A HAMMER AND BE DONE WITH IT, god i hate MS
    The darn Update should only fix 2 problems but my FF is almost dead, my PC is crawling and the darn thing took almost 45 mins to install :!!!!
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       22 Mar 2017 #68

    kimkl said: View Post
    If life gives you a Victoria's Secret model, be happy
    If life gives you a Victoria's Secret model and a Million dollars Be thankful and treat her well.
    If life gives you the latest Windows update, which should only fix 2 problems, but kills your Firefox, slows your PC, takes 1 hour to install,
    GET A HAMMER AND BE DONE WITH IT, god i hate MS
    The darn Update should only fix 2 problems but my FF is almost dead, my PC is crawling and the darn thing took almost 45 mins to install :!!!!
    Tried uninstalling, clearing out caches/temp files and re-installing a fresh new copy of FireFox?

    Cheers
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  10.    22 Mar 2017 #69

    Well after two days of trying to install this using windows update and getting the .msu from thr catalogue i give up, in my update History i umpteen failed to install. what the hell is going on at Microsoft .....? Windows update used to be a breeze to install.
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