Also, these are not patches, per se. Patches fix a problem. Header calls are built-in security to prevent problems. It's a proactive feature.
It's a complicated issue, and I got lost more than once trying to figure this all out on short notice. But the bottom line is it's not fair to say Windows 7 is not being updated because Microsoft is being cheap or is trying to force people to Windows 8, when Windows 7 has less to fix in the first place.
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