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Windows 7: Microsoft slates 25-patch Windows update for next week

11 Apr 2010   #11
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

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Monday, I image my system. On Tuesday, I look the updates over and install them one at a time.
Great! I won't be home until Tuesday evening. My PC runs all the time (looking for ET.....SETI). I'll find out how well auto update works!So Far all is good!
The first thing I did when my installation was complete was turn off automatic updates. I have mine set to notify me when updates are available. I download and install them after I have reviewed them.


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11 Apr 2010   #12
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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The first thing I did when my installation was complete was turn off automatic updates. I have mine set to notify me when updates are available. I download and install them after I have reviewed them.
On my home computer, I have just left Automatic updates enabled. And knock on wood, but my problems with this practice has been very few and far between. And in the event that this does cause a problem, I figure that is what "restore points" are for and I could just use one of them. But I'm not knocking you...knowing what is going on is an excellent idea.
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11 Apr 2010   #13
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I have already had two problems with updates. One I fixed by simply uninstalling it. The other required using a restore point. I also don't install updates for things I never use and have no plans to use. I hide those.
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11 Apr 2010   #14
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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I have already had two problems with updates. One I fixed by simply uninstalling it. The other required using a restore point. I also don't install updates for things I never use and have no plans to use. I hide those.
I install them all...unless they have a very known problem. Just because I don't use something now, doesn't mean that in 2 months I might not be utilizing that functionality and forget about some patch that I hid 2 months ago. Plus, I never know what applications are actually doing behind the scenes...so it's possible that a third party application might make use of something that I would have never thought of.
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11 Apr 2010   #15
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Just checking for updates again the same 35 optional language packs for 7 and that same old stubborn update for the tuner card is what comes up!

When you have accessories like tuner cards and other addons installed you first want the chance to review just what updates are available and then decide from there which will go on. Since 7 is the new version only out for so many months you can expect several more before SP1 arrives.

For the unattended system like you have there without the extras most of the time you shouldn't run into any problems unless one just happens to see a bad install or the IE connection is disrupted somehow during the download/install where you have to redo it over again yourself.

(restore points? what are those? I never use them here. )
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11 Apr 2010   #16
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

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Just checking for updates again the same 35 optional language packs for 7 and that same old stubborn update for the tuner card is what comes up!

When you have accessories like tuner cards and other addons installed you first want the chance to review just what updates are available and then decide from there which will go on. Since 7 is the new version only out for so many months you can expect several more before SP1 arrives.
Things like the language pack updates and turner card updates are the very things I hide and don't install. I have no plans to watch TV on my computer. I can turn around and watch an HD big screen if I want to watch TV - which I rarely do. If I should ever need these updates, I know how to find and install them.
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11 Apr 2010   #17
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

These are typically the optional updates you simply set aside if you have no use for them. With some tuner cards there's a certain way to install the driver set during the setup of the application where both mesh. A separate installation of the drivers once the app is on reverse engineers everything.

When first seeing a fresh install of 7 go on I still avoid the one for the tuner card for that reason while other optional updates are for things like onboard sata controllers and necessary to have. The new build fortunately will have all 7 drivers already available at the board manufacturer's support site ruling the need for the optional out completely once set up.
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11 Apr 2010   #18
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Gotcha...I don't do any optional updates or any driver updates from Windows update. I do only the critical and the security updates. That might be the reason that I typically haven't had significant issue.
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12 Apr 2010   #19
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Typically I look at the optionals first when installing Windows for things like chipset, sata controller drvers that are found right away while not on the Asus support site for the 64bit 7. A check a few weeks later actually shows if any new ATI Catalyst is out since the driver set will see the newer number on that as well.

Other then that the rest is found direct at a manufacturer's support site for things like addon cards and printers. As time goes the one remaining for hardware is simply the one for the tuner card and 35 language packs that simply get skipped over.

Often if I leave it set at auto update here I get prompted for updates that are already on. That's when I say ok I'll simply set it to never and run the checks myself.
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12 Apr 2010   #20
HQuest

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 | OSX Lion 10.7 x64
 
 

My Windows has, besides language packs, all available updates (including optionals and drivers) applied usually as soon as they appeared on Windows Update. I have never got a single issue so far. Am I lucky?
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