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Windows 7: Persistent group update failures

22 Dec 2012   #31
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by markg2 View Post
Makes sense if you understand decision criteria.

So if it's an important update always yes, if not, why not?

If there's an optional update and it's for an installed device--always yes?

What update types would you tend to ignore?
For me I hide Silverlight too, for one, since it could have the same vulnerabilities as does Java, which I don't use. MS considers Silverlight important but I don't. Critical updates I always install since they often address some security issue but the reasons MS gives for what they do, is very cryptic and doesn't mean anything to a normal human.

For installed devices that's a personal preference. MS offers a driver for my Samsung monitor when installed I have a light beige background when I view pictures (I do that a lot). I have to go to the Colors console, jump through several hoops to reset a different default color profile. WU usually has older device drivers than the manufacturer has.

I have mine set as Jack does as well, Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them.
Also in a big list of found updates one may uncheck several, install a few, reboot and do a few more.

I experienced 4 updates that failed today and I did what the MS tech did, picked one to install, it succeeded, then got the rest, and some more came up then too. WU seems very buggy to me.

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23 Dec 2012   #32

Windows 7

I can see where your update setting, which is also now mine, makes following the MS tech's approach to installing updates more second nature and practical to follow.


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23 Dec 2012   #33
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

You're welcome Mark, glad we could help.
Merry Christmas, Gary
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