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Windows 7: How do you (manually) install Windows Updates?


View Poll Results: How do you prefer to install multiple Windows Updates (Manually)?
All At Once 3 42.86%
In Batches 3 42.86%
One At A Time 1 14.29%
Voters: 7. You may not vote on this poll

11 Oct 2010   #1

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 
How do you like to (manually) install Windows Updates?

This question is not for those that have Windows Updates set to Automatically download and install...

When you are looking at a long list of Important Updates (this coming Tuesday clearly in mind) there are usually different types of update: Critical, Important, Moderate. There are also sub-program updates: IE, .NET, etc.
But also consider when you first install the OS, when there are 20 or 30 updates to catch up on.

Do you:
  1. Install all the updates at once.
  2. Install them in batches according to type.
  3. Install them in batches according to date.
  4. Install them in batches x at a time.
  5. Install them one at a time.
  6. Other.


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11 Oct 2010   #2

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i'm lazy, i generally do it all in one go. i suppose that's what the auto option would do.

seems to work ok, just a bit slow - i simply leave the computer downloading and installing and keep checking progresss every now and then.
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11 Oct 2010   #3

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 

Download them and install them one by one.
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11 Oct 2010   #4

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I go through them one by one, and see which ones I really need, then batch D/L & install.
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11 Oct 2010   #5

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I hide the ones I don't want. Which is very rare.
So far a couple of bad drivers Windows insists I need.
They actually trash the installed drivers and are for a different brand of hardware. Go figure.

Step 2 after that. Batch High, medium, optional as Windows allows.
Sometimes you have to install X then reboot before Y and Z will install.

If there are only two or three small ones of different types all of them at once.

Mike

This one beware of. It will trash your SATA2 and Sata6 drivers. It replaces your drivers but of course is not compatible with JMicron or Marvell. Makes booting interesting.
Nothing on my mobo is Accusys.
I have it hidden. If I delete it Windows will try to download and install again and again....

Accusys Inc. - Storage - ACS-6xxxx
Download size: 29 KB
You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
Update type: Optional
Accusys Inc. Storage software update released in June, 2010
More information:
http://winqual.microsoft.com/support/?driverid=20361685
Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com/select/?target=hub
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11 Oct 2010   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Interesting. I do mine in batches. Maybe I should make this a poll.

Hopalong: I've never seen or received that Update from MS. I suspect it is (incorrectly) targeted to your hardware configuration. That is curious.

I too rarely install driver updates from Windows Update if there is one at the Vendor's website. I also just hide them.
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11 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

All at once, so I can get it over with and play some WoW.
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11 Oct 2010   #8

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Interesting. I do mine in batches. Maybe I should make this a poll.

Hopalong: I've never seen or received that Update from MS. I suspect it is (incorrectly) targeted to your hardware configuration. That is curious.

I too rarely install driver updates from Windows Update if there is one at the Vendor's website. I also just hide them.
I think it is because I have a Marvell SATA6 controller. If you don't have that controller you probably never will see it.
It just made me leery of ALL auto updates after that.

Mike
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11 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

All at once for me, on existing boxes or new builds. I only do the critical updates and such..I don't change any defaults and go for optionals and drivers.
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