Windows7/8 - Updates to hide to prevent Windows 10 Upgrade / Disable Telemetry

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    ...today, again, must be the 20th time or so.

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    any advices how check if your PC is protected from Meltdown and Spectre and how to make the protection
     
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    https://www.nsa.gov/about/contact-us/
    Ask the NSA ;) Assuming you use Win7or8 and have new hardware, wait for Simplix Update pack (Alexander isn’t rushing the new update, but he’s indicated it will come in due time). Or you can make the change to Win10
     
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    *InSpectre tool v6 [As recommended by Intel to observe your status + able to disable Meltdown and Spectre vulnerability patches]. You need the January patch from Micro$haft Update. But most OEM's haven't pushed out useable (firmware - microcodes)yet.
     
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    They probably don't want to ruin their stuff just so the OCD worrywarts can have warm fuzzy feelings about the false sense of security in technology that will never actually be secure... ever. We live in an insecure world, with lots of evil people that are happy to find and exploit mistakes that are only avoidable in 20/20 hindsight. Life is tough in the wild, wild west. Might as well go outside with a fly swatter on a kamikaze mission to rid the planet of flies. Ain't gonna happen.
     
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    Perfect Computer Security Is a Myth. But It’s Still Important
     
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    The Simplix Update (beta) is up. https://blog.simplix.info/updatepack7r2/ The Beta still reads 12.15.17
    (Comments Section, Second to last post at time of this posting)

    [Тестовая версия доступна здесь, но с последними обновлениями тоже есть ряд проблем, поэтому устанавливать на рабочих компьютерах пока не рекомендуется.
    Ответить Дмитрий 24.02.2018 в 23:03 Постоянная ссылка ]

    Takes you to...
    http://forum.oszone.net/post-2798767.html#post2798767

    (Some users note success, but Simplix hasn't given it the green light). I'm tempted, but will wait. I threw it in Translator and it seems most are OK... but I did read some were having issues w/ certain graphics cards. YMMV.

    *Anyone install "SmartFix"? Its Virustotal scan is clean... looks like a good tool.
     
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    Microsoft Patch Alert: February's fixes aren’t as bad as last month, but problems abound
    All is not well. The Win10 Fall Creators Update cumulative update is bluescreening some PCs and dropping USB connections for many — and there’s a bug in the Win7 Monthly Rollups that cause a boot-to-black.
    By Woody Leonhard, FEB 26, 2018 9:34 AM PT
    https://www.computerworld.com/artic...as-bad-as-last-month-but-problems-abound.html

    "The January 2018 Microsoft patching cycle may have been the worst and most invasive set of Microsoft releases in recent memory. The February updates, by marked contrast, only clobber a limited number of machines. How many? We don’t know — and Microsoft isn’t saying.

    Win7 reboot to black
    The other major problem this month is with the Windows 7 Monthly Rollups. Many users report that, after installing a Win7 Monthly Rollup, their systems no longer restart properly: Clicking through the Start / Restart sequence lands these PCs on a black screen, with the computer and fans still running. The only way to get their system working again involves a nearly-hard-restart, typically by punching the restart button on the front of a desktop or pushing and holding the power button on a laptop.

    It’s not clear whether the problem affects Intel (Sandy Bridge? Ivy Bridge?) orAMD processors, or all of them – and maybe more.

    It’s also not clear whether the problem started with January’s Monthly Rollup, or if it just emerged in February. I have a report that the problem didn’t occurafter the January Monthly Rollup. But then again I have a report that it did.

    Ben1907 on the Microsoft Answers forum has had some success, without uninstalling the patch:

    I checked my C-State settings on my ASUS P8P67-M motherboard and they were set to the default settings in the ASUS manual.
    • C1E [enabled]
    • C3 Report [disabled]
    • C6 Report [enabled]
    Playing around by setting different combinations, I found the C1E enabled/disabled did not matter, so left it enabled. However, by setting C6 Report to DISABLED, I have now been able to perform a normal restart/reboot from Windows 7. Tried at least half dozen times and all good so far.

    Thanks for investigating this and putting me on the right path to correct this issue. Microsoft has caused me so many lost hours of troubleshooting problems they inject with updates you wonder if they have any quality control."

    Patch Alert: February 2018
    Posted on February 26th, 2018 at 07:03 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
    This month’s pile of problems pales in comparison to last month’s mayhem, but we’re still facing a handful of significant patching difficulties.

    My advice: Wait and watch for a change in the MS-DEFCON level.
    https://www.askwoody.com/2018/patch-alert-february-2018/

    Windows Patches/Security
    February 2018 Black Tuesday
     
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    Best to let all of the security scaredy cats be the guinea pigs with this stuff. Woody's advice to wait and watch is good. I've been using that approach for at least 5 years. The malware from the Micro$lop Catalog is the most dangerous.
     
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