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Windows 7: How Does One Deal With 163 New Updates?

27 Aug 2014   #11
Danielzxzx

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I've gotten burned trying to do very many updates at once. I now do no more than 15 updates at a time. Some updates have to be done before some others can be done, I start with the oldest updates and work my way up the list. 'Tis tedious but 'tis safer.
Is there a way to sort them from oldest to newest?


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27 Aug 2014   #12
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Danielzxzx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I've gotten burned trying to do very many updates at once. I now do no more than 15 updates at a time. Some updates have to be done before some others can be done, I start with the oldest updates and work my way up the list. 'Tis tedious but 'tis safer.
Is there a way to sort them from oldest to newest?
They are already sorted that way. Just start at the bottom and work your way up.
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27 Aug 2014   #13
Danielzxzx

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

If something goes wrong and I can't even get into the computer, how would I use a restore point? I've never used them before?
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27 Aug 2014   #14
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I prefer system images to restore points. In fact, I have System Restore turned off because I've found it to be so unreliable. When installing a new OS, the first thing I do before doing anything is to make an image. Then I run the updates (I've yet to have a problem with updates when running only 15 at a time). After the updates are finished, I make another image. Then I install my security software and make another image after running the scans. After installing and configuring programs, I make another image.

Macrium Reflect Free (here is a good tutorial on how to use Macrium Reflect) is an excellent program for making images.
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27 Aug 2014   #15
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Danielzxzx View Post
So before I go do it. You are saying it should be safe to install all 163 important updates all at once?
I usually just blast through all of them with one exception, whether you use it or not, update IE to the latest version you are comfortable with, this will eliminate a bunch of previous updates for earlier versions.

Windows update automatically creates restore points and leaves certain updates unchecked so their pre-requisites are installed first.

You can access system restore from the system recovery options using your install disc as outlined here,

System Restore

In option two.
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27 Aug 2014   #16
Danielzxzx

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Got lazy and just installed all the recommended updates at once. 2 of them failed though. Some sort of update for IE8 and a security update for visual C++.

The IE8 one made sense why it failed because another update installed IE11.

The security update however did want me to try and install it again and the second attempt it worked.

So now all I have left is 4 optional updates. Can you tell me which ones are worth getting? I really don't know.
An update is available that adds support for DTLS in Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) 8.0 update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Media Player 12 displays scrambled DVD content in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2
Update for RemoteApp and Desktop Connections feature is available for Windows
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27 Aug 2014   #17
Spacedust

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

It will work without any problems and even if some updates won't be successfully installed it will try again on next reboot

Microsoft non-releasing SP2 for 7 made us some hard work...
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28 Aug 2014   #18
3Colors

64-bit Windows 7 Professional
 
 

In my case : The first day of use (11 January 2013), 103 patches were installed.
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28 Aug 2014   #19
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Danielzxzx View Post
Got lazy and just installed all the recommended updates at once. 2 of them failed though. Some sort of update for IE8 and a security update for visual C++.

The IE8 one made sense why it failed because another update installed IE11.

The security update however did want me to try and install it again and the second attempt it worked.

So now all I have left is 4 optional updates. Can you tell me which ones are worth getting? I really don't know.
An update is available that adds support for DTLS in Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) 8.0 update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Media Player 12 displays scrambled DVD content in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2
Update for RemoteApp and Desktop Connections feature is available for Windows
Its your opinion, look at the updates do you use any of them?

Do you use windows media player?
Do you use DTLS?
Ect Ect

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28 Aug 2014   #20
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Having just done a clean install on Vista, I had a few updates to do....

1) 'Security Update for Windows' - all 100+ of them at once
2) Other 'Update for Windows'
3) Update IE - do NOT upgrade it until all other IE updates are installed
4) .NET Updates (3.5 first, then install .NET4.5 and update it)

Expect to get one or two failing updates in each section - this is normal as the sequencing isn't perfect, and a couple of updates will refuse to install unless they are first in the list.

reboot after each section and do a fresh Check for Updates.

Include any that failed from the previous round, and any from previous sections that have just appeared.

The start with the optional updates - if you want them (I install everything except Bing and Windows Live)
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