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Windows 7: updates in italics?

22 Aug 2011   #1
dukeofurl

Win 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 
updates in italics?

In Win 7 on this Netbook that I just installed on, some of the updates in Windows Update are in Italics, and some are not. What does this mean?


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22 Aug 2011   #2
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hello dukeofurl

Can you post a screenshot of your update page so we can have a good look -
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Danny
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22 Aug 2011   #3
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

They are Windows 7 Ultimate updates that are optional i.e. it is not essential to install them on your system.

If you are not sure what an update is for, just select it and check the explanation on the right-hand side of your display.

If you don't want an update, just right-click it and select Hide and it won't be offered again unless you subsequently unhide it.
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22 Aug 2011   #4
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
They are Windows 7 Ultimate updates that are optional i.e. it is not essential to install them on your system.

If you are not sure what an update is for, just select it and check the explanation on the right-hand side of your display.

If you don't want an update, just right-click it and select Hide and it won't be offered again unless you subsequently unhide it.
I've never seen this before.Does this only happen on Ultimate because the OP's specs say Professional. Unless ive just never noticed

Danny
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22 Aug 2011   #5
marsmimar

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My optional updates also appear in italics on 7 Pro.
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22 Aug 2011   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

It happens on all versions of Windows 7, the italics just signify the updates are for Ultimate and therefore you don't need to install them if you are using Home Premium or Professional.

Bit of a daft idea, if you ask me. Surely, it can't be too difficult for Microsoft to ensure you only get offered updates that are relevant to whicherever version you're using?

I think you'll find that the optional updates that ARE relevant to your system are not shown in italics.
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22 Aug 2011   #7
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Well you learn something new every day. I can honestly say I've never seen any italics updates for Home Premium. Why on earth would Microsoft issue an update on the pretence that you don't need it so we will put it in italics and they wont install it.CRAZY

Danny
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22 Aug 2011   #8
dukeofurl

Win 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

I personally am running 7 Professional, but this one that I was working on was 7 Ultimate.

I have never before seen the italic updates, but they installed just fine.

I wish that I could do a screen shot, but they're no longer there.

But thank you everybody
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22 Aug 2011   #9
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I present the evidence from my Windows 7 Professional laptop:

updates in italics?-italics.png


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22 Aug 2011   #10
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
I present the evidence from my Windows 7 Professional laptop:

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You made that sound like we didn't believe you

Danny
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