My Action Center notified me this morning of this Windows 7 update; KB977074.
It was touted as an update to ‘improve the stability and reliability of Windows 7!’ How could I refuse.
But, I still did some checking. Here is a write-up on KB977074 from Microsoft Support.
From what I can see, and PLEASE feel free to correct me, this update ONLY fixes three problems. Here is an actual ‘snapshot’ (gratis Windows 7 Snipper) of what Microsoft claims:
I could, as ever be wrong, but other than the ‘Screen Saver’ problem (which does not apply to me), this DOES NOT look like an update that really does much.
Flaccid comes to mind.
The bit about fixing icon problems intrigues me. But, it does NOT seem to have fixed any of MY icon problems. I still can’t move my Core Temp icon!
<< Late last night, actually early this morning, I did some Googling on Windows 7 and corrupted icons given that I was still aggrieved that my Auslogics Registry Cleaner icon had been ‘nuked.’ Well it appears that as with all my other Windows 7 problems, I am not alone. Appears that this was a problem from Vista carried over to Windows 7 with Microsoft fully aware that they had a bug. Thanks MSFT. >>
So, KB977074. As they would say on Fox News … Walter, Tango, Fox.
What makes it worse is that this is the FIRST bona fide Windows 7 update in two weeks — not counting the Windows Defender Updates. Is this what WE deserve? Is this the BEST that MSFT can do.
One other thing that aggravated me NO END this morning … though I had already bitched about this earlier re. the inconsistencies in the Windows 7 GUI. And this is so pathetic. You can’t SELECT anything within a Windows 7 Action Center screen. All I wanted to do, was copy the number KB977074 — so I didn’t have to type it, and run the risk of getting it wrong; my middle name being ‘TYPO.’ You can’t select ANYTHING. That is so, so stupid.
Well, the joys of Windows 7. Must go down and see what Jobs has announced re. the Tablet. I am taping it. I own APPL. I like Jobs. Jobs is cool. The other Steve is only cool when he is drag.
Good luck. You will need it.