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Windows 7: Security Only Updates vs Security Monthly Quality Rollup Updates!

1 Week Ago   #1
Paul Black

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Security Only Updates vs Security Monthly Quality Rollup Updates!

Good morning,

On a clean install (other than: KB3020369, KB3125574, KB3172605 and KB3179573), is it best to install ALL the Security Only Updates from October 2016 to February 2018 or just the last Security Monthly Quality Rollup Update?

Ideally, I really only want the critical and security updates and nothing else. I can run Windows update after the clean install and then install the ones that I want to.

I am going to be creating a new install.wim file because this will drastically reduce the number of Windows updates (and the many hours downloading, installing and restarts needed) available when I run Windows updates and just really need to know which scenario is best.

I say this with regard to telemetry and spying updates making its way into the clean install.

There have been many many posts with regard to this but none seem to give a definitive answer!

Thanks in advance.

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