I am NEW to 'Windows SEVEN Forums' and sincerely hope I am posting this Question in the Right place. If I am not then I'll apologise now.
I recently took the Advice of Shawn (Brink) in a Brilliant Post concerning using Windows XP Mode in Windows 7. (Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup)
My request for help concerns this.
I immediately realised that when using XP Mode that I would need to treat this as a Separate Operating System and as such would need to have another Anti-Virus Software Program installed in XP Mode to protect myself from all the Internet Nasties out there.
However, it dawned on my last night, that Microsoft themselves would have Security Updates/Patches that I should look at and this I did.
I was horrified to see that there was the Multitude of Usual Downloads 100+ for such things like Microsoft Net Framework and a host of Security Updates and Patches etc.
Can I ask if I am supposed to Download all of that, as this would mean that the Solid State Drive I am using as my Windows 7 (64bit) Boot Drive and Operating System and Software Installation Drive would get very Full suddenly with that Host of Downloads from Microsoft's Update Site.
In Windows 7, I run with Norton 360 (Version 6), but on the Windows XP Mode, I have simply relied on Microsoft's 'Security Essentials', assuming that as I would ONLY ever use the Virtual XP Mode when wishing to run this 'One Piece of Software' that is now installed there and as such I wouldn't wish to Browse the Internet or anything else requiring being Hooked Up to the Net.
So do I need all that 'Bloat' from Microsoft's Security Updates please?
Many Thanks in advance to anyone who reads my post and that is able to help me with my Questions.
Salisbury Sorcerer (SalsbrySorcerer