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Windows 7: should updates be removed when you download new ones?

02 Jul 2010   #1

windows 7
should updates be removed when you download new ones?

As mine is not removing old updates when i install new ones.
thank you in advance

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02 Jul 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc

No leave the old updates alone
Each update is separate and should be used in conjuction with the other updates
When a SP is issued all previous updates are included but they will not duplicate.
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03 Jul 2010   #3

windows 7

i have just ordered office 2010 pro plus, i take it it will be ok to remove office updates for 2007 as i wont be using it anymore.
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03 Jul 2010   #4
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Old Office Updates should be removed along with Office when it is uninstalled.

Use free Revo uninstaller in Advanced Mode to remove Office most cleanly. After running the Windows Uninstaller, don't restart when prompted but click Next and it will present a list of hidden Registry Keys for you to delete all the ones in bold, followed by a list of files.

The only case where you ever need to remove Windows Updates is if they cause a malfunction. You can then remove them in the Installed Updates panel, by System Restoring from Windows or from the booted Windows 7 DVD or Repair CD. Every Update sets a Restore point, as does the Revo Uninstaller.
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04 Jul 2010   #5

windows 7

thanks mate
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