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Windows 7: When are windows updates worth installing?

25 May 2012   #11
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Yes you should download ALL the updates. Microsoft has created these for a reason.
I've never once had a problem installing updates on Windows 7. Anyway windows 7 creates System Restore points before it installs them, so if anything did go wrong you can rollback your system.

I only ever had problems installing a couple of updates on XP. So I do get Karl's eXPired reference!


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25 May 2012   #12
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jalnyc View Post
Ok I think I got all the updates on there and my comp is running great.

Thanks to everyone for all their help!
thanks for the feedback and glad hear that all is great,
karl
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25 May 2012   #13
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Also, be sure to get the driver updates and any other optional updates (except Bing Desktop). Tose can help your pc. Be sure to have Windwos 7 Service Pack 1 and get Service Pack 2 when it comes out.
I disagree about driver updates. I would be hesitant to upgrade my drives via Windows update. If I were to update drivers, I would do it from the manufacturer of my hardware itself.

Optional updates are just that, optional. It's your choice. personally, I skip them.
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25 May 2012   #14
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

MS will only suggest a driver update if it is more recent than your present driver.

Should you desire, after installing, you can always use Device Manager to roll back the driver update.
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25 May 2012   #15
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

^ All true and I agree. With respect to drives, I just choose to leave well enough alone if it's working fine.
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26 May 2012   #16
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Sorry should have been a bit clearer on my earlier post.

I meant yes to all critical updates. Optional and drivers are completely up to the user.
I've always found the drivers for my hardware from the manufacturers site. With the exception of my tv tuner card, which seems to work better with the driver found by Windows Update. Not sure why though!
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