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Windows 7: Which updates W 7 U are required

19 Aug 2011   #1
chas267

Windows7ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Which updates W 7 U are required

Which updates to Windows 7 Ultimate are required to help an installation run smoothly without interference from MS? How do I tell which ones to install, and which ones to bypass?


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19 Aug 2011   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Why not run all of the critical updates that are recommended? That's what I do and things are just fine.
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19 Aug 2011   #3
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Why not run all of the critical updates that are recommended? That's what I do and things are just fine.

Exactly ,Just take them as they come ..

They are sent to you for a reason ,your system has a use for it or they wouldn't prompt you for it

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19 Aug 2011   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Select each update in turn and check the information displayed on the right of your screen, which should give you some idea of why the update is being offered to you.

If, for any reason, you don't want an update, just right-click it and select Hide.
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19 Aug 2011   #5
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Following on from the good advice you have already received......

Re your update settings -
* I suggest you change them to notify you but let you choose when to download them.
* Do a few at a time only rather than "oodles" at once.

* Always make sure you have a current system restore point prior to downloading anything.

* Sometimes in order to get updates to install properly, you may need to do them manually by Visiting Microsoft's Download Center.
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22 Aug 2011   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chas267 View Post
Which updates to Windows 7 Ultimate are required to help an installation run smoothly without interference from MS?
Then you should install the ones listed as required or critical. Why would you want to bypass updates from the company who knows your OS the best? Do you ignore recalls from your car manufacturer?
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22 Aug 2011   #7
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

What do you mean by "without interference from MS" ?
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22 Aug 2011   #8
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Do you ignore recalls from your car manufacturer?
I review the recalls on a case by case basis. if it's something that I don't use, or don't need...I just skip it. I like having more control over my car.
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22 Aug 2011   #9
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I'm a bit intrigued as to why you think Microsoft are being interfering by offering you updates.

You'd have more reason to moan at Microsoft if they didn't send you important updates and your computer was attacked by hackers as a result.
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