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Windows 7: @NoelDP- COMPLETE LIST of PROBLEM Windows Updates from 2013.

19 Aug 2013   #11

win 7 home premium 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 0pTicaL View Post
I've learned to take extreme precaution since the XP days. It's too bad we can't trust security updates like we trust the air we breathe.
Agreed. I have my updates actions set to notify me but let me choose which to download and install. I quit using automatic updates after multiple issues with this in XP.

What is a bit disappointing to me is that even Windows OS systems 7, Vista, and XP, that are almost pristine (like my parents Win 7 is) seem to have occasional issues. I could be more understanding when someone has tons of programs and other applications on their OS or perhaps they have highly modified their OS eg, turning off MS services, ect....

I usually don't bother installing non critical updates, unless I research and find that any of them make a noticeable difference in the quality of performance. Usually I simply download and install the critical security patches, and will limit that to a max of 3-5 at a time. So that if there is a problem I can more easily home in on the offending security update. Then if there is a problem I simply UNinstall the update and reboot the PC to be sure. I have heard from some of the experts here that you should NEVER remove these updates by doing a "system restore" to an earlier date, as that can cause further issues or conflicts within the various registry files.


When one UNinstalls a potentially troublesome windows security patch, all traces of that update are actually removed correct?......

Unless that specific update states that once the update is installed it cannot be removed.

Another tip I learned here is that when you download .net (especially the .net security patch) updates you should do them separately from any others as well preferably a few at a time or less.

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20 Aug 2013   #12

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

Generally speaking, Windows updates are efficient at removal through the uninstall procedure - assuming that the install was correct in the first place.

Most of the time, if there is any residue, it can be cleaned up using the CheckSUR tool - eventually, as that's only updated every few months with the latest data from the 'Customer feedback' - although it may take some manual manipulation to complete the job fully, using data gleaned from the tool.
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20 Aug 2013   #13
x BlueRobot


I've never had any problems with Windows Updates.
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21 Aug 2013   #14
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit

Well so far I've been another that's never had problems with Updates, got 3 Windows 7 machines here and 1 Windows 8 and all Updates have installed without issue. I will usually do .net updates on their own but sometimes I forget and they get installed along with the others without any trouble. :)
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