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KB3172605 - July 2016 update rollup

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3172605

Just a heads up for anyone who hasn't yet been offered this update.

From a cursory glance, it appears to only resolve a bug involving Bluetooth drivers. I'm yet to install it myself, but just posting this as news for those who are interested - specifically the Windows 7 remain camp.


Wipe your tapes with lightning.

Re: KB3172605 - July 2016 update rollup


https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3172605

Just a heads up for anyone who hasn't yet been offered this update.

From a cursory glance, it appears to only resolve a bug involving Bluetooth drivers. I'm yet to install it myself, but just posting this as news for those who are interested - specifically the Windows 7 remain camp. - Coldheart2236


Thanks for the heads up, Coldheart.

According to Woody Leonard at InfoWorld, this is actually a fix for bugs in the June Rollup, KB3161608:


Microsoft has surreptitiously replaced its old Windows 7 Update speed-up fix with a new version that still breaks Bluetooth, leaving many users bewildered -- and a few of us fuming.

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3099109/microsoft-windows/microsoft-yanks-buggy-
speed-up-patch-kb-3161608-replaces-it-with-kb-3172605-and-3172614.html



Indeed the knowledge base entry for KB3161608 now reads:


This update rollup is superseded by July 2016 update rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (KB3172605) that was released on July 21, 2016.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3161608


Unless my Windows Update scans start slowing down again, I think I'll wait until after the Windows 10 offer expires, and then install it prior to August Patch Tuesday.

Re: KB3172605 - July 2016 update rollup


Unless my Windows Update scans start slowing down again, I think I'll wait until after the Windows 10 offer expires
I did the same thing; I've just installed 3172605 using the stand-alone from the MS Download Center, with no noticeable issues following a reboot. As of now, I am being offered absolutely no further updates via the Windows Update client. As a side note, my update scan time was just over half a minute.


Wipe your tapes with lightning.

Re: KB3172605 - July 2016 update rollup


I've just installed 3172605 using the stand-alone from the MS Download Center, with no noticeable issues following a reboot. As of now, I am being offered absolutely no further updates via the Windows Update client. As a side note, my update scan time was just over half a minute. - Coldheart2236


Before I went to bed last night, I took a screenshot of my hidden Windows Updates, of which there were 23. This morning I took an updated screenshot of my hidden Windows Updates, and compared it to the night before. Now there were 20.

The three updates that dropped off overnight were:
KB3035583: The infamous nagware patch that started it all - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3035583

KB3123862: "Updated capabilities to upgrade Windows 8.1 and Windows 7" - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3123862

KB3173040: Full-screen Purple Nag of Death - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3173040

Surprisingly, the following infamous update was still being offered to me:
KB2952664: "Compatibility update for upgrading Windows 7" - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2952664

However, I noted that the banner on the top of each of these knowledge base pages now read: "The Windows 10 free upgrade offer ended on July 29, 2016. Learn how to get Windows 10."

So with all that, along with your report, I felt safe to install KB3172605 - July 2016 update rollup.

Since my previous Windows Update client from the June rollup, KB3161608, was still working fine, I used that to install the new client. There were no issues with the install.

After rebooting, I checked and the version number of the Windows Update Client is unchanged from the June rollup - it is still 7.6.7601.23453.

I also ran a scan for updates to test the speed of the new client, and it completed in 53 seconds.
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