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Windows 7: Would it hurt not to install an important update if the program is...

21 Oct 2010   #11
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I would tend to agree somewhat, yeah if you're not using Live, don't update, but for this....

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
No, it won't hurt anything. I don't use IE, so I don't install any of the "Important security updates"
Call me paranoid, but since you can't remove IE from Windows, I would keep those files updated, even if you "don't" use IE.

As as side note.... If you don't have the program installed (Windows Live Essentials) updates shouldn't appear for it. And the program should be listed as optional.

Would it hurt not to install an important update if the program is...-windows-update.jpg

BTW I have my Windows update configured to auto install important updates.

My two cents.




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21 Oct 2010   #12
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

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It also installs Bing!
Don't get me started on Bing...
I know you love "Bing" Lemur!
So what do you use?
Why, I used DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo
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21 Oct 2010   #13
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Back in the day I used to allow automatic updates, but that was a long, long time ago.
It's set to check, but let me decide if, and when to download and install. It is the first thing I do on any machine in my possession.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Call me paranoid, but since you can't remove IE from Windows, I would keep those files updated, even if you "don't" use IE.
Human nature being what it is, I didn't elaborate....In a similar vein I offer this scenario:

You have never updated "Live", but one day you see it sitting there in "All Programs", and decide to explore, later that day you find that your machine is seriously infected, and can not think of how this could happen.

Wouldn't it be more efficient as the administrator of your machine to un-install it rather than have fate lurking in the shadows?

KB2434419 has been hidden since I saw it earlier this week, and if it doesn't disrupt the OS all "Live" components will be un-installed.
I just wanted to see what other member's thought on the subject.


Thanks to all who have or may respond.
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21 Oct 2010   #14
madtownidiot

 

I usually create a system image backup before installing any updates, and never keep anything but the OS and programs on the system partition. It also pays to wait a few days after updates become available, then search for problems with each one before installing any of them.
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21 Oct 2010   #15
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

IE is off my system
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21 Oct 2010   #16
madtownidiot

 

I don't like IE either, although that seems more and more to be nothing but a personal bias than anything else. On the laptop I use whenever I'm not in my shop, there's no perceptible difference between page loading times, even though the benchmarks say otherwise, and last I checked, you still have to have IE in order to download some things from Microsoft.
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21 Oct 2010   #17
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

It's totally a preference thing, and I have had no issues without IE
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21 Oct 2010   #18
madtownidiot

 

it's one of the first things to go on the computers I get paid to speed up.
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25 Oct 2010   #19
Pusspa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
I didn't and won't install it. Don't need it and found no security references. That is why it is optional.
It also installs Bing!

I just selected to hide it so it won't bug me in the future.

Hope that helps.
Mike
I use windows live messenger, and this update allows you to choose to update installed apps or install the complete update. The new messenger is quite nice to use (I can now chat with my facebook contacts using msn and more), I am very pleased, and I can confirm, no bing here!
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