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KB2976978... again, and again !

  1. #21


    Posts : 562
    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    Today, and its back and showing again at 4.6mb.

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  2. #22



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    That's ok, we're getting closer to Win10
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    As a side note, since we have been getting these updates to Windows Update, I have stopped getting Windows Update Error 8024402F, which I had been getting since I first installed Win8.1 on my new desktop. I even had to create a batch file to run almost every time I updated that reset all .dll files and restarted Windows Update. Now it works like it should.
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  3. #23


    Posts : 562
    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    That's ok, we're getting closer to Win10
    That's all well and good but I have had three attempts to install W10 on my main Dell Vostro (one an upgrade trial and two clean attempts) and none work satisfactorily. The clean attempts wouldn't even complete installation, and the upgraded OS ran at a snails pace (think Vista x64 running on 256mb RAM, which would have been far quicker)

    Now I don't mind W8.1 to W10 compatibility updates and MS using these to gather info to make the W10 experience better for all, but I do object to the fact that these 'updates' are the ones that are causing me problems and disrupting what should be a smooth ongoing W8.1 experience.

    Every single problem I have encountered with W8.1 has been as a result of a botched/faulty/inapplicable update or driver update offed by MS. Every restore and problem solving scenario I have to spend time on (and that has been a lot of time) has been as a result of these problem updates.

    Sorry for the rant (its not aimed at yourself ) but this is all hugely frustrating. MS are playing catchup all the time with this. This particular update must have been pulled temporarily for a reason, now its back again.

    It would be nice to have an option from MS at this point to offer an update that can be used to 'opt out' of W10, at least as a temporary measure, and perhaps an update clean up tool to remove all the 8.1>10 stuff.

    Rant over... carry on
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  4. #24



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    First of all, I don't consider that a rant, It's definitely an observation.

    Second I really can't see why you are having so much problems with these update(by your system specs). Unless you have a clean install of 8.1, I'm beginning to wonder if the problem lies with some of the Dell software that comes with the PC, like that problem with some Samsung update software turning Windows Update off, but others using different PC's are having the same problem.

    Have you tried Shawn's tutorial Get Windows 10 Icon - Remove from Taskbar in Windows 7 and 8.1
    OPTION FOUR

    To Remove 'Get Windows 10' by Uninstalling KB3035583 Update
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  5. #25


    Posts : 562
    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    Thanks Cliff. Yes, I ran Shawns reg file from the Tut to disable the icon, and that was and still is fine.

    Clean installing on the Dell is a mystery because on both occasions I used the ISO 'advanced drive options' to format the partition. The upgrade install was of course installing over 8.1 which was in itself a clean install from last year.

    At the moment I'm sitting things out and seeing how the July 29th release pans out in the field.
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  6. #26


    Posts : 176
    Windows 8.1 update 1


    I had KB3035583 pop up a few days ago even though I already had it installed (I hid it) and now KB2976978 has popped up which I already have installed - I've hidden it aswell.

    But then I've seen that 'Cliff S' has installed four of KB2976978, so I'm wondering if when a duplicate pops up I should be installing them and not hiding them?
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  7. #27



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Autobahn View Post
    I had KB3035583 pop up a few days ago even though I already had it installed (I hid it) and now KB2976978 has popped up which I already have installed - I've hidden it aswell.

    But then I've seen that 'Cliff S' has installed four of KB2976978, so I'm wondering if when a duplicate pops up I should be installing them and not hiding them?
    The KB number just shows for what the update is for(defender, windows update, sound driver, IE...etc.), it's not the update itself(what exactly was fixed, size etc...). There are specific updates that are major changes or cumulative, they will have their own KB number then.
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  8. #28


    Posts : 176
    Windows 8.1 update 1


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Autobahn View Post
    I had KB3035583 pop up a few days ago even though I already had it installed (I hid it) and now KB2976978 has popped up which I already have installed - I've hidden it aswell.

    But then I've seen that 'Cliff S' has installed four of KB2976978, so I'm wondering if when a duplicate pops up I should be installing them and not hiding them?
    The KB number just shows for what the update is for(defender, windows update, sound driver, IE...etc.), it's not the update itself(what exactly was fixed, size etc...). There are specific updates that are major changes or cumulative, they will have their own KB number then.
    So to be clear, I should be installing the duplicate KB numbers?
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  9. #29



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    It's your decision, but I install everything but drivers from Windows Update. And if you plan on upgrading to Windows 10, all updates will be installed whether you want or need them or not(except drivers I believe).

    Edit; They will have been better and more thoroughly tested before they get to the normal user then, as they are now, because, they will have been tested by the millions(minions?) of people who opt to stay in the Insider Program.
    Last edited by Cliff S; 12 Jul 2015 at 07:22. Reason: more info
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  10. #30


    Posts : 176
    Windows 8.1 update 1


    Thanks for replying.

    What happens to the hidden updates when I upgrade to Windows 10, will they disappear?
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