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Windows 7: 6 new updates 4/26/11

26 Apr 2011   #11
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

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Its nice to see we all have full trust in what Microsoft are putting on our machines

Danny
You have no choice if you install their operating systems. Also, it would be exceedingly foolish of them to do anything foolish!

Regards....Mike Connor
There is always a choice, that is why each update has a checkbox to either enable or disable an update. The mere fact that it might not be in MS's vested interest to do anything wrong in this regards, does not mean that they couldn't. I have never known or heard of any person or corporation in ~ 2,000 years that was perfect. In any case, not all updates apply equally to all computers.


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26 Apr 2011   #12
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

what i can't understand is why are they offering us updates for canon printers which have problems with ie9, even though i don't have a canon printer nor ie9?

plus they're always offering me updates for the whole office suite, even though i've only got word, excel and access installed.

don't they check what software and hardware each user has, before offering updates?

seems daft to me, but then, what do i know?
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26 Apr 2011   #13
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
what i can't understand is why are they offering us updates for canon printers which have problems with ie9, even though i don't have a canon printer nor ie9?

plus they're always offering me updates for the whole office suite, even though i've only got word, excel and access installed.

don't they check what software and hardware each user has, before offering updates?

seems daft to me, but then, what do i know?
Whats even worse is you can only avoid installing the updates for so long like the cannon printer issue, and you just know full well its gonna be included in the next service pack so sooner or later your gonna have to install it.

Danny
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26 Apr 2011   #14
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
what i can't understand is why are they offering us updates for canon printers which have problems with ie9, even though i don't have a canon printer nor ie9?

plus they're always offering me updates for the whole office suite, even though i've only got word, excel and access installed.

don't they check what software and hardware each user has, before offering updates?

seems daft to me, but then, what do i know?
Whats even worse is you can only avoid installing the updates for so long like the cannon printer issue, and you just know full well its gonna be included in the next service pack so sooner or later your gonna have to install it.

Danny
It may get installed at the next SP, but until then, you can always hide any update that you don't want, and forget about it.
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26 Apr 2011   #15
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

yeah, i guess i'm just lazy - i know i can hide them (i've hidden loads!) - but why should i have to?

it's not a serious rant or issue, but one that i come across regularly...
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26 Apr 2011   #16
Buddahfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Had Six Windows Updates Today

These appear to be new updates.

I don't recall if all were critical or not.

No problem with the downloads and installs.
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26 Apr 2011   #17
Hopalong X

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

I'm reading through this thread thinking what updates?

When I click Page 2 of this thread the Update icon pops up in my tool bar.
Perfect timing.

Only Windows Defender.
Nothing else. Very strange.
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26 Apr 2011   #18
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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26 Apr 2011   #19
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

well that seems quite important to me, to stop explorer crashing.

that's another thing that regularly puzzles me about windows update - how do they decide what's important and what's optional?
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26 Apr 2011   #20
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
yeah, i guess i'm just lazy - i know i can hide them (i've hidden loads!) - but why should i have to?

it's not a serious rant or issue, but one that i come across regularly...
I would guess it preventative - you might enable this software or install that printer later. If it doesn't solve a problem I am having, I usually decline and hide it.

If I recollect correctly, under XP, there were some updates you could not hide. I think at least you can hide more now.

The only optional one out of this batch I installed was the advanced format HDD hotfix as I do have some of these.
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