Thursday, January 26, 2023

This “silent” Windows update doesn’t require a restart, but scans your PC for “old” versions of Office

Microsoft has released a new update for Windows, which it reverses the traditional process No device reboot is required, The company details that this is because in this case, its purpose is to collect information about the operating system.

On the company’s support website, the KB5021751 update is listed, which mentions that it “Helps Microsoft identify the number of users running unsupported versions of Office, Office 2013, Office 2010, and Office 2013″Even then, no details why the Company is verifying.

Based on the updated data, the update will run silently, without installing anything on the user’s device it won’t require a reboot once it’s running, so it’s likely to go unnoticed by most people with Windows computers, although the information it receives will be sent to Microsoft.

The company has not given any explanation as to why this verification was done, but according to the register have to analyze how many teams with any unsupported version of OfficeBeing one of 2013 is the last one it will lose it in the month of April.

In addition, the media mention that there is no explanation of how the information will be collected The number of Office installations, nor what may be left on a user’s system once the running process is complete, is not known, although users with older versions will be prompted to purchase the latest software.

One way to avoid updates, although it’s not the best idea

Yes actually, the register says it is possible to avoid running updates That collect and transmits obscure information from your system to Microsoft, as updates can be hidden by taking advantage of troubleshooting packages.

it is basically designed to Disable updates that keep failing or cause errors, although it can also be used to disable unwanted installations.

Even then, This procedure is not recommended If the user regularly or automatically installs each new version, then disabling them can lead to unpredictable consequences on the system.

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