Windows 10: A new KB3150513?

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  1. Posts : 327
    Win10 x64 Pro -2 desktops, 1 laptop
       31 Aug 2016 #1

    A new KB3150513?


    I just got notified of Windows maintenance waiting to be downloaded: KB3150513. All the hits I found on the web were from May and were about Win10 upgrade stuff for earlier releases of Windows. Is KB3150513 being reissued for some other purpose - like automatic installation of the AU or something?
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  2. Posts : 824
    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       31 Aug 2016 #2

    Hi:

    Yep, you beat me to the punch. I'm on 1511 with Upgrades deferred and WU set to notify.
    I was just notified about this patch and found the same info on the net, as well.

    I share your suspicion about its purpose on a box already running Win10.
    I have a feeling it's going to be a way to force the AU, or at least nag about it.

    I'm holding off for now and will likely have to fire up the new process for hiding updates for this one.

    Sigh.
    MS sure has turned most of us into cynics over the past few years.
    "Fear the patch"!

    Sigh.

    MM
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  3.    01 Sep 2016 #3

    Exactly the same thing happened to me as has been mentioned by the OP. Waiting for a confirmation....
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  4. Posts : 824
    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       03 Sep 2016 #4

    Hi:

    Sorry to bump this, but does anyone know:
    • Why this patch would be offered to an OEM Win10 box?
    • What it does on a Win10 system (as it seems to be one of those "Win10 Update" patches for 7/8/8.1 from May 2016)?
    • Whether it can be safely installed without its surreptitiously forcing AU installation?
    • Or whether it should be hidden?


    I have deferred AU (1607) and wish to do so a bit longer.

    But I am being nagged by WU about this KB3150513.

    Any insight/advice greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
    MM
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  5. Posts : 327
    Win10 x64 Pro -2 desktops, 1 laptop
    Thread Starter
       03 Sep 2016 #5

    I have an old PC I use primarily for testing such things. I'll install KB3150513 there (after taking an image backup) and see what it does. I may not get to it for a day or two, though.
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  6. Posts : 639
    Windows 10 1703 Pro 64
       03 Sep 2016 #6

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3150513

    This update will be offered only if the following prerequisite updates are installed:





    This update provides the latest set of definitions for compatibility diagnostics that are performed on the system. The updated definitions will help enable Microsoft and its partners to ensure compatibility for all customers who want to install the latest Windows operating system. Installing this update also makes sure that the latest Windows operating system version is correctly offered through Windows Update, based on compatibility results.

    Jim
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  7. Posts : 824
    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       03 Sep 2016 #7

    Hi, @Phone Man:

    Yes, I neglected to mention that I had already read that KB.

    It's characteristically vague.
    It seems to suggest that it might somehow enable some sort of unwelcome AU update for those of us on 1511 who are deferring it.
    This is a new (less than 2 months old) OEM Win10 Pro box and it is fully patched except for AU.
    This KB was originally issued in MAY 2016 for Win7/8/8.1.
    The reissuance now to include Win10 1511 seems suspicious.
    (BTW it did not arrive on Patch Tuesday. It was out-of-band, arriving 2 days ago, on a Thursday.)

    Why does a Win10 box need it, if it's not somehow designed to enable a stealth download or install of AU?

    I am surprised to see that this thread has nearly 2500 views since it was posted, but only a hushed silence from our many Win10 staff and experts (except yourself).

    It smells very fishy.

    I am prepared to hide it for now, and then to unhide it when I am ready to upgrade to AU.

    Thank you!
    MM
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  8. Posts : 327
    Win10 x64 Pro -2 desktops, 1 laptop
    Thread Starter
       03 Sep 2016 #8

    Phone Man said: View Post
    Installing this update also makes sure that the latest Windows operating system version is correctly offered through Windows Update, based on compatibility results.
    I read that as "Installing this update also makes sure that the latest Windows operating system version will be shoved down your throat if you have a compatible platform.
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  9. Posts : 327
    Win10 x64 Pro -2 desktops, 1 laptop
    Thread Starter
       03 Sep 2016 #9

    I installed it on my "test" PC. It didn't do anything obvious. I run that PC only an hour or so a week so I may never notice any timer-based effects. I guess I'll be brave and install it on my regularly used PC.
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  10.    04 Sep 2016 #10

    MoxieMomma said: View Post
    Hi:

    Yep, you beat me to the punch. I'm on 1511 with Upgrades deferred and WU set to notify.
    HI MoxieMomma i'm on 1511 too and wu set to notify too

    I'm holding off for now and will likely have to fire up the new process for hiding updates for this one.
    may i know how the new process to hide updates ? because i found only the old process on the forum

    thanks
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