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Windows 7: W7 Updates May 2011

11 May 2011   #11
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

KB2529073 is for 'after you install SP1, so it doesn't apply if SP1 has not been installed yet.


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11 May 2011   #12
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

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Notes
  • This issue does not occur when you install USB drivers by using a custom description device information (.inf) file that was provided by the computer’s OEM.
If your not using Microsofts USB drivers you don't need it either.
If you are using the manufacturers USB drivers skip it.
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11 May 2011   #13
squid13

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit
 
 

I downloaded these three from Microsoft KB2529073, KB2534366 and KB2533552 and tried to install them. When installing it comes back and says that it doesn't apply to this computer. It does it for all three. So some say don't hide them so what do I do just leave them there for ever to keep popping up as an update that will not install because they don't apply. SP1 has been installed in this computer.
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11 May 2011   #14
Buddahfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
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Notes
  • This issue does not occur when you install USB drivers by using a custom description device information (.inf) file that was provided by the computerís OEM.
If your not using Microsofts USB drivers you don't need it either.
If you are using the manufacturers USB drivers skip it.
If Windows 7 recommends it then I say install it. You may not be using MSFT USB drivers today but what if you start using them tomorrow? Are you going to remember to go back and do that install. Highly unlikely?

Disk space today is so cheap if its critical or important I install it. If it is optional then I read the details and research it before deciding whether to install it or not.
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11 May 2011   #15
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

I would anyway install this MS hotfix for the reason i have SP1 installed and do not want to require a third party Fix-it solution known as "7601usbfix.exe" from another well known forums...

Update disables USB Ports?

At least MS did make the effort to provide this Fix!!

Just install it and re-plug your usb devices and it will install the right peripheral with the right Ms driver!
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11 May 2011   #16
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

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KB 2497640
This one you can hide.
This tutorial will show you how to hide the update
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/24376-windows-update-hide-restore-hidden-updates.html

It is for WinXP as you can see here. Download details: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer for Windows XP (KB2497640)
The above is at this link on our forum.
https://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/161890-windows-update-fails.html
The person posting was being prompted to download and install this update two days ago.
They are using Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
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Squid13

All I can say is Windows Update shows you what is available to download and install.

When you try manual install and it tells you "Not Needed" it is not going to install it no matter what you do.

Mike
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11 May 2011   #17
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
I would anyway install this MS hotfix for the reason i have SP1 installed and do not want to require a third party Fix-it solution known as "7601usbfix.exe" from another well known forums...

At least MS did make the effort to provide this Fix!!

Just install it and re-plug your usb devices and it will install the right peripheral with the right Ms driver!
The problem is it removes the factory driver, installs the MS one and then the Update is installed.
One set of my factory USB drivers were gone after the "update" in Device Manager replaced by MS generics.
So I had to reinstall the factory ones because there was no option to roll back.
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11 May 2011   #18
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
I would anyway install this MS hotfix for the reason i have SP1 installed and do not want to require a third party Fix-it solution known as "7601usbfix.exe" from another well known forums...

At least MS did make the effort to provide this Fix!!

Just install it and re-plug your usb devices and it will install the right peripheral with the right Ms driver!
The problem is it removes the factory driver, installs the MS one and then the Update is installed.
One set of my factory USB drivers were gone after the "update" in Device Manager replaced by MS generics.
So I had to reinstall the factory ones because there was no option to roll back.
I have not face it right after the hotfix install any issues with my laptop and Mfg's brand installed drivers...

Some usb devices had been reinstalled but are working fine actually. Might depend of the peripheral!!

printer, scanner, hdd's, ext speakers, hub, etc...are fine...
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11 May 2011   #19
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Buddahfan View Post
If Windows 7 recommends it then I say install it. You may not be using MSFT USB drivers today but what if you start using them tomorrow? Are you going to remember to go back and do that install. Highly unlikely?

Disk space today is so cheap if its critical or important I install it. If it is optional then I read the details and research it before deciding whether to install it or not.
Which is another reason I recommend not hiding "Important" updates.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
When you try manual install and it tells you "Not Needed" it is not going to install it no matter what you do.
To be clear here, most updates that come through Windows Updates are intended to be installed that way. In short, if it shows up in "Windows Update" it is most likely needed.

What happens is sometimes people try to manually install updates that aren't needed, and thus are NOT in Windows Update - those files will get flagged as "Not Needed"

Another thing is some files require other files to be installe (Pre-requisite), If they are missing, the file needing the pre-requisite file "may" be flagged as Not needed"

This is why I say it's important not to hide "Important" files/updates.

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How does Windows determine which updates my computer needs?

Windows Update contains software tools that detect information about your computer, such as the make and model and the version of Windows and other Microsoft software that your computer is running. Microsoft uses that information to install only the updates your computer needs. For more information, read the Turn automatic updating on or off and Change how Windows installs or notifies you about updates.
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Important updates. Important updates help keep your computer more secure and reliable, protecting your computer and your privacy. These updates include security and critical updates, as well as reliability improvements.

Recommended updates. Recommended updates help keep your software up to date and your computer running at its best. If you selected Use recommended settings when you set up Windows Update, then recommended updates will be shown together with important updates. If you selected Install important updates only, recommended updates will be shown together with optional updates. Recommended updates include software updates and new or improved features.

Optional updates. Optional updates include updates and software that you can install manually, such as new or trial Microsoft software or optional device drivers from Microsoft partners.
Understanding Windows automatic updating

Again, my two cents.
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11 May 2011   #20
squid13

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit
 
 

Some say if it shows on update you need it, well will you tell me how to install it if it's not needed and won't install. I've read before of windows telling people they needed an update when they didn't.
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