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Windows 7 Updated Today - Over 41,000 Files???

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posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 08:15 PM
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Question: Does anyone know what this latest Windows 7 Update just did? I can only find a security update for IE (MS15-079) but that was an awfully big update just for that.

Any other information?

Thanks




posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 08:20 PM
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Sounds like to might have inadvertently dl'd windows 10?



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 08:21 PM
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a reply to: proob4

Nope. I did not even sign up for it.

dxdiag still shows Windows 7 (6.1 Build 7601)
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posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 08:23 PM
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Has it been a while since you updated?



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 08:25 PM
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Maybe it's a new IE version that would be a lot of files. i am run update now to see if something new also



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 08:25 PM
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a reply to: proob4

Nope. Auto update.

Hit last night when i shutdown, loaded this afternoon when I turned them on (I have 2, same on both)



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 08:28 PM
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You can check your files for today's date and see what all was downloaded. Windows 10 crossed my mind as well, perhaps some prep files, I've heard windows 10 was sneaky.
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posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 08:44 PM
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a reply to: Staroth
Everything appeared to be "registry" files as they updated on the screen.



Did anyone else get a massive update like this today?

Running Anti-malwarebytes and Spybot on both PC's now....
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posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 08:51 PM
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originally posted by: infolurker
a reply to: Staroth

cannot find anything for today's date. Everything appeared to be "registry" files as they updated on the screen.

Did anyone else get a massive update like this today?

Running Anti-malwarebytes and Spybot on both PC's now....
I am still runny updates, seems slow as hell.



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 08:53 PM
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reply to: infolurker
Check Here all the info you need will be there as and when updates are released.



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 09:01 PM
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This is exactly why about 8 years ago I switched to Linux and have never looked back. I was shutting down my computer one day, needing to take it to a meeting. It started doing an update and told me that if I turned the computer kittens would and all the angels would be angry with me. I was late for my meeting.

I said, "Hell with this," downloaded Ubuntu and never turned to look back the other way.

Get Linux.



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 09:21 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

I never signed up for widows 10 and it still downloaded fyi.



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 09:22 PM
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originally posted by: bananashooter
a reply to: infolurker

I never signed up for widows 10 and it still downloaded fyi.


Does it show Windows 10 as your OS or your previous one?



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 09:22 PM
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As someone who has beta tested many Microsoft products with my free msdn pass paid for by my ex boss, a 40 thousand file update isn't unusual, but if you feel your PC is doing things slower than normal then you may have a nasty little piece of spyware. Alternatively there's the whole over updating till your system can't even handle the product they sold you, but this I'm saving for a special topic, as I have in-depth knowledge on the subject and would like other people to know how these companies run their business.



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 09:33 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

My previous windows 7 is still running.
And I was real mad about it considering I only get 20gb a month from my isp, waaaa.



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 09:36 PM
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originally posted by: infolurker

originally posted by: bananashooter
a reply to: infolurker

I never signed up for widows 10 and it still downloaded fyi.


Does it show Windows 10 as your OS or your previous one?


Windows 10 downloads in the background, and is saved in this folder:

C:$Windows.~BT


If you check that folder, and it's full of files, then there's your explanation.
The actual INSTALL of Windows 10 is an entirely separate issue. I had all the Windows 10 files downloaded on my desktop PC several days before it actually installed.
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posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 10:31 PM
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I had this exact same update this morning, no drama, runs fine....



posted on Aug, 13 2015 @ 12:38 AM
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originally posted by: bananashooter
a reply to: infolurker

My previous windows 7 is still running.
And I was real mad about it considering I only get 20gb a month from my isp, waaaa.


Amazed people still get limits on their data. IMO you should turn off auto updates, they are mostly useless. Just check it once a month like I used to do before I went with Win 10, which has no option to turn off auto updates, alas.



posted on Aug, 13 2015 @ 03:00 AM
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originally posted by: incoserv
This is exactly why about 8 years ago I switched to Linux and have never looked back. I was shutting down my computer one day, needing to take it to a meeting. It started doing an update and told me that if I turned the computer kittens would and all the angels would be angry with me. I was late for my meeting.

I said, "Hell with this," downloaded Ubuntu and never turned to look back the other way.

Get Linux.


I really wish it was that easy. I'm still researching how to do this and everything I read indicates its hard as all get out.



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