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21 Oct 2010   #1

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Would it hurt not to install an important update if the program is...

Would it hurt not to install an important update if the program is not used?

I do not use anything "Live", but have it installed.

Does this leave me vulnerable if I don't?


Used as reference:
Windows Live Essentials 2011 (KB2434419)

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21 Oct 2010   #2

W7 Professional x64
 
 

No, it won't hurt anything. I don't use IE, so I don't install any of the "Important security updates"
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21 Oct 2010   #3

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Same here. That's why I never use auto updates. I want to see what is being installed.
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21 Oct 2010   #4

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

I didn't and won't install it. Don't need it and found no security references. That is why it is optional.
It also installs Bing!

I just selected to hide it so it won't bug me in the future.

Hope that helps.
Mike
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21 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
Same here. That's why I never use auto updates. I want to see what is being installed.
+1. I concur.
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21 Oct 2010   #6

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
It also installs Bing!
Don't get me started on Bing...
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21 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

+2 with the above members. I never use "auto" for anything............not even while driving my car!
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21 Oct 2010   #8

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
It also installs Bing!
Don't get me started on Bing...
You mean the poor decision engine?
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21 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hello,

You could ignore it Windows Live Essentials on Microsoft Update

- Captain
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21 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
It also installs Bing!
Don't get me started on Bing...
I know you love "Bing" Lemur!
So what do you use?
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