1.    17 Sep 2016 #1
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    1607 Feature Update failed


    After getting my new laptop a couple months ago, I decided not to do do Windows Updates for fear of encountering the problems of the Anniversary Update that were reported. Now I heard that a fix was finally included and decided to go ahead and allow my computer to update. It downloaded 8 different items successfully, but only 7 of them installed. The one that failed was called something like "1607 Feature Update". I believe 1607 is a number associated with the Anniversary update, although I could be mistaken. But after rebooting my computer after the other updates installed, I don't notice anything different, so it looks like I don't have any new features.

    Is the 1607 Feature Update the Anniversary update that was supposed to give us new features? Will my computer still be secure without it? It's mainly the updated security that caused me to do Windows Updates at all.
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  2.    17 Sep 2016 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delly10 View Post
    Is the 1607 Feature Update the Anniversary update that was supposed to give us new features?
    Yes. It's a big download (3 to 4 GB) and will do a full install taking an hour or so, rather than the quicker patching that Cumulative Updates do.

    Will my computer still be secure without it? It's mainly the updated security that caused me to do Windows Updates at all.
    Absolutely. All security fixes are released in the Cumulative Updates, there's one for each of the versions: the Anniversary Update (1607), the Fall Update (1511) and even the original release (12040). See the Update History here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...update-history
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  3.    17 Sep 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delly10 View Post
    It's mainly the updated security that caused me to do Windows Updates at all.
    If security is your main worry, then don't forget to update Defender's virus definitions regularly. Windows Update normally takes care of that for you, but you can also manually update Defender at any time. Just open Defender and click on its 'Update' tab. There's an 'Update definitions' button there.
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  4.    18 Sep 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    If security is your main worry, then don't forget to update Defender's virus definitions regularly. Windows Update normally takes care of that for you, but you can also manually update Defender at any time. Just open Defender and click on its 'Update' tab. There's an 'Update definitions' button there.
    My Defender doesn't seem to be operative anyway. I go the settings section where it can be turned on or off, but none of the buttons are even active. I think it's because I have Avast as my AV program and it takes Defender's place. I heard somewhere that it does that.
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  5.    18 Sep 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    Absolutely. All security fixes are released in the Cumulative Updates, there's one for each of the versions: the Anniversary Update (1607), the Fall Update (1511) and even the original release (12040). See the Update History here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...update-history
    Cool! Then I guess I won't worry too much about it then. I'm happy with Win10 as I have it now. It seems like every time an operating system gets changed, problems arise that need fixing.
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