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Windows 7: MS Windows Security Updates for 32-Bit not 64-Bit

05 Mar 2015   #1
Sunrise12

Win 7 64
 
 
MS Windows Security Updates for 32-Bit not 64-Bit

I just updated my computer's security updates.

Then I reviewed the list of security updates and noticed that 32-bit Security Update for MS Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3 editions installed but my computer is 64-bit.

What should I do?

And what is "safe" to remove in the list?


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06 Mar 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Windows 7 does not have SP-3.

What method did you use to get updates for Windows 7.
What was SP-3 update for.
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06 Mar 2015   #3
derekimo

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That's most likely an update for your 32bit Office installation.
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06 Mar 2015   #4
Sunrise12

Win 7 64
 
 

But I have a Windows 64-bit Win 7 OS.

I went into System and Security - Windows Update in the Control Panel and clicked to update from there. I had a message that 14 updates were missing and clicked to update them.

Then when I looked at "View update history", it said what I typed yesterday.

But now when I look at it again, it says "Update for Windows for x64-based Systems Successful" and "Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Successful" ...

So, I guess it is okay after all.

I'm not sure why I saw the other thing yesterday but it seems be be okay now.
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06 Mar 2015   #5
Sunrise12

Win 7 64
 
 

Actually, looking at the updates again, I see that an update for MS Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3 was included in the updates (KB2956097 and KB2956098).

According to this MS link, Win 7 is included in this update:

Download Security Update for Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3 (KB2956097) from Official Microsoft Download Center

(Look under System Requirements and you will see Win 7 is included.)
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