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Windows 7: Downloading Security Updates for .NET Framework 4, necessary?

12 May 2012   #1

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Downloading Security Updates for .NET Framework 4, necessary?

Hello, I have been really choosy in downloading Microsoft Updates and most of the time I only install updates like "update for microsoft windows 7 and security updates for windows 7". Do you guys install the .Net framework 4 updates? and is it really necessary?



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12 May 2012   #2

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Welcome to Seven Forums Nev4rForgotten. I personally take all the .net updates. But I also make system images before I do, just in case (I make weekly images anyway). The last (5/8) updates were security updates to prevent remote code execution. I think if you have .net installed, you should take the updates. Many recommend waiting to see if there are reported issues before installing, but do not skip them entirely.

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-035 - Critical : Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2693777)

A Guy
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12 May 2012   #3

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There were issues in installing .net updates a few months ago but in the last few "Patch Tuesdays" MS seem to have got their act together and they have gone in smoothly.
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12 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Very Well, I will start installing the available .net updates. Thanks that was fast.
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12 May 2012   #5

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Install them a few at a time just to be safe.
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12 May 2012   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Another vote for YES.

Install the updates.

Be forewarned, some of the .NET updates will take forever.
you will think that the update is hung.

UPDATE IS HUNG –TAKING FOREVER
Hung is very doubtful unless you interrupted updates.

CTRL + SHIFT + ESC key combo will pop-up the Task Manager.
Lo and behold, Windows Update is still running!

You hold down the CTRL and SHIFT keys.
While holding them down, tap the ESC key once.
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12 May 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Just installed all of the updates with no issues!
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12 May 2012   #8

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Good news galaxys.
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12 May 2012   #9

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+1, good news galaxys. That has been my experience as well, and hopefully Nev4rForgotten will share our experience. A Guy
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17 Jun 2012   #10

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

I have just posted on thread

.NET updates fail to install with error 800B0100 and 80070308

Rather than duplicate that here, let's consider it included here by reference.
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