Windows 7 and Windows 8 Will be Upgraded Drastically

The users of Windows 7 and Windows 8 have had to update their operating systems without their will, and Microsoft guided them towards Windows 10. Luckily, Microsoft will apparently fix one of the flaws in these two operation systems, a flaw that was inspired by Windows 10.

Microsoft posted a headline called “Update to Supersedence Behaviour for Security Only and Security Monthly Quality Rollup Updates.” We would love to say that the title says it all, but that would be far from the truth. We can also add that Microsoft field engineer Scott Breen stated that there would be no more patching up.

“Based on feedback, the team has updated the supersedence relationship of updates so that Security Only updates are not superseded. In addition, the logic of the updates has been modified so that if the Monthly Quality update is installed (which contains the security updates), the security update will not be applicable.”

From now on, the Windows 7 and 8 users will be able to install Security Only updates whenever they want, periodically deploy the Security Monthly Quality Rollup after which they will be able to add Security Only updates. In addition, the users will be able to monitor software updates compliance via Configuration Manager or WSUS.

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In other words, you can accept the latest security updates, but you don’t need to download anything besides these updates. Microsoft managed to do so by dividing Monthly Rollup patches into security patches and everything else.

The users will finally get to choose among these options, but this is how Windows 7 and Windows 8 used to operate before Microsoft imposed all these unnecessary Windows 10 updates. We are glad that Redmond-based software giant decided to do this and the users of these two operating systems could relax.