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    @Rob.Turner I can confirm that I can either see text or get a download prompt for every one of those links supplied. @ritchie58 Don't worry, I of course still allow Windows updates on my internet-connected machine. I have Pro so am fortunately able to defer any non-security updates for up to a year, which I recommend everyone should do before their PC gets bricked. It gives Microsoft a good chance at fixing the worst of their problems before their "improvements" reach your machine - unless the next broken update they release without testing just happens to be a security one... As a side note, When your Windows 7 reaches end-of-life, one option would be to just have a dual-boot scenario: Switch to GNU/Linux for anything that requires the internet, and keep your unsupported Win7 installation as-is, unpatched, for any obscure software you might still need to run occasionally, but can't get on GNU/Linux. You'd just need to keep the Windows 7 installation offline, for instance by disabling your network interfaces in the device-manager, or unplugging your network cables. I'm aware there's a learning-curve, it's a matter of personal taste, and It's not possible for everyone, but I'm about 90% of the way there. I used to dual-boot and value both OSs for their respective qualities, but I'm rapidly getting to the point where I just need to get the work done and Windows now gets in the way of that for me.
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