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Old 05-13-2012, 11:03 PM
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Default When will W7 SP1 be required to receive new Windows Updates?

Does anybody know when Windows 7 Service Pack 1 will be required in order to get new Windows Updates or if this is already the case?

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Old 05-13-2012, 11:39 PM
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Seeing as how XP SP2 can still do updates I kinda doubt Win 7 SP1 will ever be required for updates unless Microsoft does it in the name of security.
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I was gonna say. If someone today used a recovery partition and restored themselves back to XP SP0, they'd get updates in order to bring them current. I don't see why the same wouldn't be true with Win7 or any version of Windows to come.
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Windows update is unavailable and disabled if you don't have your copy of Windows Registered (and registered properly).

Also, copies of windows that were reportedly "pirated copies" that had a serial number that was massively over-used and/or copies that did not need a serial when installed... Will not allow windows updates because it is not registered correctly.
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But what does "using a pirated key" have to do with not getting updates? Nobody has any pity for pirates that can't get updates - we're talking about real customers with legitimate installs here.
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But what does "using a pirated key" have to do with not getting updates? Nobody has any pity for pirates that can't get updates - we're talking about real customers with legitimate installs here.
Just stating that it's an option that could be keeping the system from windows update.
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Yes, I am referring to a legitimate install of Windows 7.

Actually, I was under the impression that Windows XP SP3 was required in order to receive the latest updates. I thought that's what "support retired" meant on this page: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...ycle#section_3

Granted, a computer with Windows XP SP0 will prompt the user to automatically install a service pack when Windows update is run, but if the user declines the service pack will they still get the latest security updates from Microsoft?

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Yes, I am referring to a legitimate install of Windows 7.

Actually, I was under the impression that Windows XP SP3 was required in order to receive the latest updates. I thought that's what "support retired" meant on this page: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...ycle#section_3

Granted, a computer with Windows XP SP0 will prompt the user to automatically install a service pack when Windows update is run, but if the user declines the service pack will they still get the latest security updates from Microsoft?

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No, support retired means that they won't make new ones.

You can still patch previous versions.
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As far as I know about Win7 updates. 2 methods WSUS and Microsoft updates.
If you installed Win7 (even fresh, downloadable copy from MS) -it gives you opportunity to use it for 120 days (rearm option), all updates will be pulled down automatically from MS. I remember like 3PM by default everyday. WSUS is mostly (free and cheap) for Small Businesses- over 100 Desktops. Top of the line SCCM - can do updates in the Huge Corp Environment.
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