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Windows 7: Do I need to install recommended updates?

4 Weeks Ago   #1

Do I need to install recommended updates?

I would like your advice on installing recommended updates. I just did a clean install for a friend and installed the convenience rollup, then finished installing the rest of the updates. I left the box for recommended updates unchecked. Do you think I should install these too?

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4 Weeks Ago   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Post a list or screen shot of what is showing up
We all have our avoid lists for various reasons
Do I need to install recommended updates?-10-18-2016-skipped-optional.png

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4 Weeks Ago   #3


Here is the optional updates

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4 Weeks Ago   #4

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Personally I leave them alone because otherwise it means hours of searching what the updates are for (I have better things to do with my time) and one has to wonder why are they "recommended"
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3 Weeks Ago   #5

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

About all I can say is exclude the ones I posted from your list and load the rest
If you use remote desktop features load those too I do not so I did not install them,
KB3182373 silverlight
KB2876229 Skype desktop
KB2574819*This update is required only if you intend to use Remote Desktop*just Uninstalled !!!!9-17-16 off acer.
KB2592687 Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) 8.0
KB2660075 Samoa time zone change.. Installed on asus<<<<
KB2830477 RemoteApp and Desktop Connections
kb2952664*Compatibility update 10 upgrading
kb3013531*.mkv files to Windows Phone
kb3021917*performance improvements 10 upgrading
KB3068708 customer experience and diagnostic telemetry 
KB3080079 Update to add RDS support for TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2
KB3080149*customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
KB3102429 Update that supports Azerbaijani Manat and..
KB3107998 Remove Lenovo USB Blocker
KB3123862**recalled ? lets users easily learn about Windows 10
KB3133977 BitLocker can't encrypt drives
KB3137061 Windows Azure VMs don't recover
KB3138378 Update for Journal.dll Installed on asus<<<<<
KB3138901 RDP proxy
KB3147071 connection to oracle fails
KB3179573 August 2016 rollup
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3 Weeks Ago   #6


Thank you both for your replies. @TrashZone I will install the one you posted from my list. He does not use Remote Desktop so I will skip those.
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3 Weeks Ago   #7

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

No problem
My text list might be missing some definitions of a few of what is shown on the screen shot
I haven't checked it for new ones lately I've been a little busy the last month,
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