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

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  1. MobileArtist

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    Spybot Anti Beacon's newest version works on all Windows OSes, and has both a Free version and a paid " Plus" version. Has anyone checked this out, and seen if the free version is sufficient?
     
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    Weren’t we advised to turn off hyper-threading long ago? Yesterday’s news, but maybe you missed it. Yet another hit to Intel. AMD is trading under $20 today. I’ll take a new Ryzen over 9th Gen Intel any day on my next build. Also, a good time to scoop some AMD shares up if you have some extra $cratch laying around.
    https://thehackernews.com/2018/11/portsmash-intel-vulnerability.html
     
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    AMD is somewhat affected by HT exploit but not catastrophic like Intel.
     
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    Oh for sure! But factor in CPU price points and comparing AMD/Intel benchmarks (better cost benefit going with AMD).
     
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    It is expected to be vulnerable, but has not been tested. Has AMD spoke on the issue yet? Also, this specific exploit would need compiled on the machine until it is learned to be explored otherwise meaning no immediate harm.

    And Intel tried to spin this like the security issue with amd this spring. Difference is, the researchers reached out to Intel a month before the release and Intel refused to respond. Having one month headway vs no headway is a huge difference, and if Intel had responded, there is a chance this vulnerability would not have been published already.

    Due to differences in SMT and HT, I'm hoping to see more info.

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    The author said they didn't have access to AMD PCs but I don't think it needs any specific compilation for AMD since they'll use generic compiler to make the exe work on multiple platforms. It might output same answers but this need to be confirmed by AMD.
     
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    Maybe the stock market has, but no official word from AMD. AMD is up about 8% today (but was down yesterday under $20). Intel was up yesterday but down 1% today (at the time of this post).
     
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    Watch out..

    Forced installation of Windows 7 / 8.1 updates KB2952664 / KB2976978 (January 2019)?
    Published on January 14, 2019 by Günter Born
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    Short note in the round: There are indications that Microsoft is rolling out KB2952664 (Windows 7 SP1) and KB2976978 (Windows 8.1) updates again in January 2019 and may be forced to install them on their systems. Here is some information.


    Microsoft writes in the notes to the two compatibility update mutatis mutandis (translated by me):

    This update performs diagnostics on Windows systems participating in the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program. The diagnostics assess compatibility on Windows systems and help ensure Microsoft application and device compatibility for all updates to Windows. There is no GWX or upgrade feature included in this update.

    In the blog post Windows 7 / 8.1 Updates KB2952664 / KB2976978 (10.04.2018) , I have the advice to hide this update. However, this seems, according to the above, no longer work. The update will probably be installed anyway. Can any of you confirm this observation?
     
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    Papusan JOKEBOOKS = That sucks! Dont waste $$$$$ on FILTHY

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    Microsoft is killing Windows 7, so you should switch to Netrunner 19.01 'Blackbird' Linux distro now! betanews.com | Jan 16, 2019

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    Windows 7 is an excellent operating system. It is a no-nonsense computing experience that just works. There are no ugly live tiles or forced updates. Conversely, Windows 10 is largely trash. Don't get me wrong, Microsoft's latest operating system isn't all bad, but it has many poor design choices, and the intrusive telemetry makes it feel like you are being spied on when using your own computer. Worst of all, it has proven to be very buggy -- it has been deleting important user files! That is scary stuff...

    Many Windows users passed on both Windows 8.x and Windows 10, opting to stay on Windows 7. You know what? I don't blame them. Unfortunately, starting today, the Windows 7 death clock begins ticking away.
     
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