Originally Posted by Namcot
I have Windows Auto Update turned off under Services.msc now for a few years but every month or so, I will turn them back on and run a Windows Update check and except for a security patch here and there, in the last 1 1/2 years, there hasn't been anything much or major.
Plus I Google every KB update file that comes up before I consider whether to install them or not
and a few of them came back in the search results as either crashing your PC, making something not work on your PC, or trying to sneak that Windows 10 reminder onto your system and lock up your PC if you don't update to Windows 10 after so many reminders.
I would say in the last 1 1/2 years I have been running Windows Update manually, I have only installed 5 updates.
Now recently (as of the first few days of this year) with all this talk about the Intel Chip hack or something called Spectre and another called Meltdown, I have done a manual Windows Update check every week to other week or so in the past month and a half and still hasn't seen any official patches and fix for Windows 7 for it.
Like this bulletin by Microsoft about it. Most people won't read that or won't understand it and it doesn't give any links to the download location for any patches:
So Fuck Microsoft!
They already haven't been serious about supporting Windows 7 anyway for couple of years now.
Their actually was a kb download in January for the spectre meltdown you mentioned, i didnt download it as i wasn't sure what it was, after a bit of homework it was revealed it was crashing PCS and fuc9ing everything up for alot of people, Microsoft pulled it from the updates. I also have windows 7 auto updates turned off, i do however after the 2nd Tuesday of every month run it to see if a major security update is needed, stuff like office and the windows 10 harassment update i just always ignore and hide.