Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Update Number Sequence?

26 Feb 2013   #1
rybosix

Windows 7 ultimate 32
 
 
Update Number Sequence?

Hi, as concerned ergo reluctant to do the recent updates, I thought maybe if I just do the oldest one first, however, they all appear to be issued on 2/12/23, so my question is, is the lower the number, the older the update i.e. does make sense to do them not only one at a time, but in sequence also.


The higher or lower numbers do not correspond to higher or lower listing in my udpated window, just to be clear, so again that is related to the same question.

Is it better to start with updated at top and work down, and not consider lower or higher number sequence of even vice versa, start at bottom and work my way up one at a time.

Here below is the order they appear to me in my window, tho now I see the sequence of KB numbering does not jive with the 3.5.1 > 4 sequence as this latter and how it appears in the window as top down makes sense. I'm thinking top down is probably best if not also some manner of correct. I dunno. Rybosix

KB2789645 .NET Framework 3.5.1

KB2789642 .NET framework 4

KB2778344

KB2790113

KB2790655

KB2799494


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
26 Feb 2013   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Rybosix,

I find it best to install any Windows Updates that were selected by default first. Afterwards, only 1 or 2 (any) at a time. This will help avoid any of them conflicting with each other.

Hope this helps some,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Feb 2013   #3
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

All updates released on the same date can be installed at the same time (usually) - there is logic in the WU system to define the order in which they are installed (and whether they are installed at any given time- i.e. if one requires a reboot before installation, then it won't attempt to install it before the reboot)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

27 Feb 2013   #4
rybosix

Windows 7 ultimate 32
 
 
Answered Thanks

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rybosix View Post
KB2789645 .NET Framework 3.5.1
KB2789642 .NET framework 4
KB2778344
KB2790113
KB2790655
KB2799494
Thanks Brink and Noel, so based your guy's replies, that if there are released on the same date, that if I download and install one at time is irrelevant, to going from top to bottom or bottom to top first,

and irrelevant to the actuall KB numnbering system, because they will only install themselves when they are designed to be installed by MS/OS.

So sequence doesn't matter, yet in some updates last fall the some felt the sequence was relevant because one of the updates, so we were advised to downaload and install it last.


Maybe it wasnt' released on the same date, and this is why. I was still relatively new to PC's then and now. Again, since 3.5.1 framework comes before 4 in the above set, at least that part of the set appears obivous to me.

I see now that I was partially incorrect in my last post cause after Up-date 4, the numbers are in sequence from top to bottom, so it makes sense to go from top to bottom, untill and unless there is some kinda of buggy circumstances that might cause that normal top to bottom sequence to be avoided.

Thank you and I probably will do the at least the top one here before long.

Rsix
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Feb 2013   #5
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

KB numbers are allocated at the start of a project, not when the project is complete, so you could find that a late-release patch has a very early KB reference.

Many people make the mistake of assuming that patches must go in in order of KB number - that is far from being the case
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Feb 2013   #6
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

It would be greatly appreciated if the good folks at MS would release the updates with a simple date code prefix (20130228a), as well as the KB number (suffix).

Whenever installing a fresh version of Windows it is daunting to be faced with 126 updates and trying to find and install them in order by date. It is a miserable chore.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Feb 2013   #7
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Generally speaking, it makes no difference which order they are downloaded in - the installation logic is supposed to prevent problems with updates caused by order of download.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Feb 2013   #8
rybosix

Windows 7 ultimate 32
 
 
Soved Update Concerns

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
Generally speaking, it makes no difference which order they are downloaded in - the installation logic is supposed to prevent problems with updates caused by order of download.
I would think that makes most sense and would help to explain why when I went in order from top down, the one failed to install, because "installation logic" would not have done them from top to bottom.

I know my wife, and apparrently many many users use automatic updates and mosty have no problems ergo the installation logic and those updates are for the most part not a problem.

The main thing I'm glad of is I did not have to go through days of Madigascar diagnosis, CBS report, typing in commands to terminal etc.....

Rsix
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Update Number Sequence?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Microsoft issues out of sequence update-why?
i got offered today kb2993651 on windows 7 and 8.1 to all my clients computers and mine. does anyone know why Microsoft issued an out of sequence update?
Windows Updates & Activation
Odd startup sequence
Howdy Ive been doing some work on my friends computer. He has a Gigabyte Ultra Durable 3 Motherboard. (he has windows 7 ultimate x86) Firstly when you start it up it goes to the Gigabyte Ultra Durable 3 screen (normal) and then the display flashes off and then the Gigabyte Durable 3 ...
Hardware & Devices
boot sequence
Hi Ive been trying to change to boot sequence on my friends PC as it is messed up. The problem is when I try and save my new boot order with F10 it doesn't do anything and doesn't save it. I couldn't tell you the model number at the moment as I am not there, but it is a Gigabyte Ultra Durable...
Installation & Setup
drivers installation sequence
Hi Experts, My Laptop Specs: Toshiba Satellite L750 X5317 Part No. PSK2YG - 0E8026 Intel Core i5 2430 M processor 2.4 GHz Memory: 4GB DDR3 Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit Operating System (pre-loaded) I bought this laptop 2 days ago and as it came with pre-loaded Windows 7 home premium...
Drivers
sequence of programs at startup
A very clear guide to controlling startup programs but is there a way to control the sequence of program activation e.g. I want my antivirus program to be the first to be initialized before my other programs.
Customization
A shutdown program sequence
I have a program that needs to be shut down before I shut down my comp. I have a tweak that forces shut downs but I would prefer to have an automatic shut down sequence so I can have that particular program shut down before the comp shuts down. Is it possible to create a shutdown sequence?
Performance & Maintenance


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:41.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App