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Windows 7: I took the chance, B careful what U wish 4

21 Mar 2010   #21
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Exactly the same here when it comes to updates; I never let MS take control of my machine without my permission. I use my discretion when it comes to installing updates; i read the explanatory update info, does take a little more effort and time on part of the user but worth it IMO


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21 Mar 2010   #22
gregrocker

 

Be aware that MS spent a fortune building win7 drivers in partnership with all manufacturers so that they could have them in the installer or quickly available by optional Windows Updates. This was done to keep hardware makers from holding out as in Vista so we would be forced to buy new hardware.

So if Win7 installer cannot slip newer drivers in via internet connection - choose "Connect to internet to get latest installer updates" - then you should quickly have the latest in Windows Updates optional choices.

Pick and choose, sure, but I am not finding any bad choices yet after 100+ Win7 installs.
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21 Mar 2010   #23
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Just for the sake of my sanity I will pick and choose; others will say the exact opposite I'm sure Lol.
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21 Mar 2010   #24
hybridfan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

I always pick and choose when it comes to updates. I want to know exactly what I'm installing.
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22 Mar 2010   #25
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
pacinitaly,
Sounds like you are moving right along.
My question as this point is: Have you installed all of the updates? If no, then do that immediately please. Also be sure and install ALL updates, not only the "critical" updates.

Be sure and make the selection to update other MS products and drivers. Apply all driver updates that MS lists.

Control Panel | Windows Update |
in the left-hand task pane, click on Change Settings |
put a check mark in ALL of the boxes shown|
OK button (don't overlook it. It's at the bottom)
thanks I'll review

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
pacinitaly,
Sounds like you are moving right along.
My question as this point is: Have you installed all of the updates? If no, then do that immediately please. Also be sure and install ALL updates, not only the "critical" updates.

Be sure and make the selection to update other MS products and drivers. Apply all driver updates that MS lists.

Control Panel | Windows Update |
in the left-hand task pane, click on Change Settings |
put a check mark in ALL of the boxes shown|
OK button (don't overlook it. It's at the bottom)
Personally, I prefer to pick and choose. Optional means exactly that...optional. One that I will always opt out on is KB971033. There are others that may cause problems, like installing the driver for onboard sound, when using a sound card.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
Exactly the same here when it comes to updates; I never let MS take control of my machine without my permission. I use my discretion when it comes to installing updates; i read the explanatory update info, does take a little more effort and time on part of the user but worth it IMO

I read everything


thanks so much guys
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02 Sep 2010   #26
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

oh yeah, forgot to mention, all is well.
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02 Sep 2010   #27
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

It took 6 months to get it in good working condition?
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02 Sep 2010   #28
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

I've been reviewing my old posts.

since I deleted all attachments
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02 Sep 2010   #29
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

I always get a chuckle when I see people who say they pick and choose updates. Of course you know better than the company that made the software, of course you do Paranoia much?
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02 Sep 2010   #30
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Just because you have paranoia doesn't mean they're not watching you!
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