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Windows 7: Optional Updates queries?

2 Weeks Ago   #1
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 
Optional Updates queries?

Hi,
Are the 2 November Preview updates in optional required?

Thanks!


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Optional updates are just that, optional (not required).

What do you mean by "November Preview updates"?
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Probably these two
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2 Weeks Ago   #4
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Probably these two
Attachment 393689

Exactly.

Thanks.


PS: @ThrashZone, am creating a new thread on the 2 methods of install, care to read and post your expert thoughts.
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2 Weeks Ago   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Probably these two
Attachment 393689
Yeah, the ones I immediately hid.
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2 Weeks Ago   #6
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

How do you hide and it's purpose?

Thanks.


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2 Weeks Ago   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I wouldn't get into a habit of hiding updates but just right click the update in question and hide will be shown,
I simply don't install any I do not want to install
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2 Weeks Ago   #8
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alexey2912 View Post
How do you hide and it's purpose?

Thanks.
Right click on the update and click on hide.

Optional updates are not needed for security and usually are not needed for anything else. Some, especially generic drivers for hardware, may actually cause problems.

In this case, the two recent optional updates (the ones I hid) are shown as being previews of December updates but are actually more like beta versions. MS doesn't pay me enough to test their updates.
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2 Weeks Ago   #9
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
I wouldn't get into a habit of hiding updates but just right click the update in question and hide will be shown,
I simply don't install any I do not want to install

Thanks for the explanation.
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2 Weeks Ago   #10
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alexey2912 View Post
How do you hide and it's purpose?

Thanks.
Right click on the update and click on hide.

Optional updates are not needed for security and usually are not needed for anything else. Some, especially generic drivers for hardware, may actually cause problems.

In this case, the two recent optional updates (the ones I hid) are shown as being previews of December updates but are actually more like beta versions. MS doesn't pay me enough to test their updates.
So, you hid only 2 of these Nov. Preview updates?

Thanks.
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