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Windows 7: Optional Updates - Should They Be Installed?

07 Apr 2016   #1
tjg79

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 
Optional Updates - Should They Be Installed?

Hi,

I'm running Win 7 Pro x64 without Win 10 upgrade updates. I would like to know if the following optional updates should be installed. I used to install all updates until MS started forcing the Win 10 upgrade updates and optional updates that caused problems like SFC errors.

KB3118401 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3118401

KB3121255 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3121255

KB3133977 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3133977

KB3137061 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3137061

KB3138901 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3138901

KB3139923 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3139923

I've got the following updates hidden:

KB2952664
KB3021917
KB3035583
KB3068708
KB3075249
KB3080149
KB3102429
KB3123862


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07 Apr 2016   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I don't install this stuff. In fact I don't install any updates as long as my system is running perfetly. Any change in my code carries the risk of new bugs. Why expose myself to that.
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07 Apr 2016   #3
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

I install updates according to advice in various places as well as my own knowledge and instincts. All the updates in your first list are hidden on both my machines.
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08 Apr 2016   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi
These are the ones I actually skipped installing
There is one you posted about Remote desktop
If you have other related Remote desktop updates that one might be okay to install :/
I believe I did install this C runtime update
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3118401
This is from a home premium so the bitlocker one I doubt would be offered
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