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Windows 7: Windows Update

06 Dec 2010   #1
gogreen

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
 
 
Windows Update

Does Windows Update update all Microsoft products on one's computer? I see what it says near "You receive updates," but to clarify, what gets updated, and what doesn't? Thanks.




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06 Dec 2010   #2
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

It won't update all Microsoft programs but only the system
Other MS program updates are listed in 'Optional Updates'
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06 Dec 2010   #3
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

it looks from the image that you are already getting updates for them.
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06 Dec 2010   #4
gogreen

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
It won't update all Microsoft programs but only the system
Other MS program updates are listed in 'Optional Updates'
Where can I view "optional updates"? In fact, are updates customizable beyond the attached screen? Thanks.


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06 Dec 2010   #5
niemiro

Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
 
 

Windows Update will only update Windows. However, you have chosen Microsoft Update. Good decision. This is where it needs to be. You will receive updates for all Microsoft products, including Microsoft Security Essentials, Microsoft Office, etc. etc. You will receive all of these updates.

As previously mentioned, some will appear as optional. But not all. Don't worry, optionals will appear by themselves. It will say "1 Important Update, 3 Optional Updates" When you click on these words, you get taken to a new window, where you can select which ones to install. Optional and Important will appear as separate tabs, but it will be very obvious. Don't panic! You will know as soon as you have any optional updates, and you will receive updates for all Microsoft Updates. You are perfect. I shall upload a screenshot in a few seconds. :)

Richard
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06 Dec 2010   #6
niemiro

Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
 
 

As promised!

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^^ Click to enlarge!


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06 Dec 2010   #7
gogreen

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
 
 

Thanks, niemiro. I appreciate the clear explanation.
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07 Dec 2010   #8
niemiro

Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
 
 

You are more than welcome, and thanks so much for the +rep!

Richard
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