Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Extra Updates

18 Jul 2013   #1

Win. 7 Pro 64
Extra Updates

I'm running Windows 7 Pro Home, self installed on a Home built PC. These are the not mandatory updates. Are any of these worth installing? I hate installing updates that just screw up my PC.

Thank You Guys

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jul 2013   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

I use all updates from Microsoft and never had any problems.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jul 2013   #3

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64

I have all updates installed except Bing Desktop and Language Packs.
No problems here.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

18 Jul 2013   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

I don't install 3rd party drivers unless I verify. No Bing or Language packs if offered. I accept and install all other Windows updates.
You can Google all those KB's (one at a time) if you want to know what they are for. I'm betting most will be to block some outside/unknowen intrusion into your computer.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jul 2013   #5

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64

Good point on the drivers Jack!
For those I check them out and may manually install a driver from the manufacturer site.
I have let Windows Update install some drivers "lately", mainly because gregrocker recommends it.
I've been manually updating my drivers for so's a hard habit to break.

Either way, creating a System Backup Image before installing updates is a great safety net...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jul 2013   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

I try to remember that when you see a 3rd party driver in Windows Updates it is just informing you that it is available.
Just because a new driver is available does not mean that one needs it.
Normally new drivers are to fix problems that some are having. If I'm not having that problem I don't install it. (Example: Nvidia)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jul 2013   #7

Win. 7 Pro 64

thanks for the good advise..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jul 2013   #8
x BlueRobot


Just add to myself to the list of people with no problems with Windows Update, I install all the Windows Updates apart from Bing and Language Packs.

Usually, people have problems with Windows Update, because something is wrong with their installation. For example, not even genuine to begin with.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Extra Updates

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Some Extra Large Icons appear Extra Small
Hello all, I have been having a seriously frustrating time trying to fix icons displaying in my games folder way too small. Every icon is a custom x256 by x256 icon, and I have seen them all work properly at one point. However, for some reason these icons now appear in their 32x by 32x bit...
Windows 7 updates same for updates every time it checks for updates
For the past day windows wants to install the same 4 updates over and over, I have windows update set to download and let me choose when to install. I can't understand why I even need them, as I uninstalled net framework. Notice how the update at 8:17 AM., KB2656368, is the same as one of...
Windows Updates & Activation
Suggestions For Using An Extra SSD (or two)
I recently upgraded my 80GB Intel X25-M SSD to a 128GB Crucial M4. It's a long story, but I also have come into possession of a second 80GB Intel X25-M. I originally planned on using the old Intel SSDs as boot drives in my two spare computers. The thing is, my spare computers are not really...
Hardware & Devices
MSE updates flagged in Win 7 updates but not XP Mode updates
I find it odd that when I do a Windows Update in Windows 7, the Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) updates are also found. But if I do a Windows Update in XP Mode, the MSE updates are not found. I don't suppose this is controllable? I'd like the Windows Update to find MSE updates.
System Security

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:47.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App