OT ? More W7 updates

Found these 3 in my update list , didn't install any ... KB 3123862 is a W10 precursor , locks you out of some registry settings . KB3139923 breaks update unless a precursor is installed - which apparently is also a W10 prep file . KB3156417 is a rollup , includes 2 others that aren't listed , 3155039 and 3155218 . KB articles not yet available . From now on I'll be checking every single update on the wife's W7Pro before installing . W10 ain't happenin' here ...
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On 5/19/2016 7:02 PM, Terry Coombs wrote:

In the past, folks have discovered that often the only thing that separates one MS OS product from another are a few registry settings.
Folks would tweak those settings and gain the functionality of the more advanced product.
MS would retaliate by introducing software that continuously monitored for any attempts to alter them and would change them back.
[Often, MS isn't smart enough to realize that you could make those changes while windows is NOT running -- so, couldn't see your misdeed! I htink they have even caught on to this and now hide information about what the settings *should* be so they can change them back even if they can't SEE you making those changes!]

I think if you'll look back at the previous update thread, you'll note I suggested you examine the descriptions of each update instead of blindly taking MS's word for what's "recommended".
Note that there is nothing to prevent MS from *requiring* you to install an update -- they can do so by not allowing subsequent updates to install; and can even condition the update *process* on the presence of that update (they did this for the Windows Genuine Advantage hook).
You can actually (well, you *could* the last time I used Windows Update; but that was 2 years ago!) "expand" the explanation of each of the individual updates in the list that MS presents. Then, highlight everything and copy/paste it into a TXT file for future reference.
It's usually wise to do a snapshot/image of the disk before any update process. Then, if you later realize you've been tricked into installing something that you don't want, you can roll back to the previous image and try again (consulting the copy/pasted list to determine which updates you installed and now want NOT to install).
Here's a fragment of one of my installation logs:
[stuff elided]
Perform Clonezilla Image as "3_AfterServicePacks"     6309MB     ~26 minutes
----------8<----------8<----------8<----------8<----------
Invoke "Windows Update"
Accept offer to install Windows Update (update)
    "Install Now" (another update?)     "Custom"
-------------------- Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool (KB892130) 1.1 MB , less than 1 minute The Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool enables you to verify that your copy of Microsoft Windows is genuine. The tool validates your Windows installation by checking Windows Product Identification and Product Activation status.
Update for Windows XP (KB898461) 477 KB , less than 1 minute This update installs a permanent copy of Package Installer for Windows to enable software updates to have a significantly smaller download size. The Package Installer facilitates the install of software updates for Microsoft Windows operating systems and other Microsoft products. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.
Total: 1.5 MB , less than 1 minute ===================     "Download and Install Now" (note there are no options, here!)
-------------------- Downloading Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool (KB892130) (update 1 of 2)... done! Downloading Update for Windows XP (KB898461) (update 2 of 2)... done! Initializing installation... Installing Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool (KB892130) (update 1 of 2)... done! Installing Update for Windows XP (KB898461) (update 2 of 2)... done! =================== "Windows Update Home"     "Custom"
    High Priority (111)     Software, Optional (8)     Hardware, Optional (3)
-------------------- HIGH PRIORITY UPDATES
Security Update for Windows XP (KB979309) Typical download size: 251 KB , less than 1 minute A security issue has been identified that could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to compromise your system and gain control over it. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system. Details... Don't show this update again
Security Update for Windows XP (KB978601) Typical download size: 532 KB , less than 1 minute A security issue has been identified that could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to compromise your system and gain control over it. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system. Details... Don't show this update again
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2584146) Typical download size: 251 KB , less than 1 minute A security issue has been identified that could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to compromise your system and gain control over it. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system. Details... Don't show this update again
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2631813) Typical download size: 423 KB , less than 1 minute A security issue has been identified that could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to compromise your system and gain control over it. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system. Details... Don't show this update again
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