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Windows 7: Confused about update date and safety of latest patches

27 Apr 2018   #1
metroid79

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 // Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Confused about update date and safety of latest patches

Two in one question:

1. I last installed updates 3/19/2018. However I am seeing an available update which was published 1/18/2018. Any idea why that happened? Shouldn't updates prior to the last update date already be installed? (have I confused you yet?)

2. There are a number of updates (including the one from January) and, although I've read up on them, it's too confusing to understand which ones I should install and which ones I should not install. It seems some of them bricked people's computers or caused other issues, and some of them supercede others.

I would greatly appreciate if you could take a look at the attached screenshot of my Windows Update and let me know which updates to hide vs which ones are safe to install (that is, which ones likely will cause problems or have been replaced by better or more stable ones). If you need more info, let me know.

Meanwhile I'm going to do a system image and some backups

Thank you




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27 Apr 2018   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi metroid79,

Mostly due to the Meltdown/Spectre farce, where Updates were issued/pulled/reissued and released outside of the current monthly policy

Of those you mentioned, the only one i would hide is kb2952664
note it will be re-released hide it next time round as well

Of more concern is why the Defender Update definition is showing if thats your AV it should auto install

Awfull lot of optional updates
from those DO NOT install any of the previews

Roy
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27 Apr 2018   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yeah net framework rollup well if you have it installed already it would be easy to find in your history or better uninstall a update list.
It might of been slow to reach you wouldn't be the first time a update showed up well past release
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27 Apr 2018   #4
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

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Of more concern is why the Defender Update definition is showing if thats your AV it should auto install
I use Microsoft Security Essentials & if I Check for Updates first thing in the morning when I start the computer, MSE Updates will be showing in the Pending section as an Optional Update. If I tick it, it will get installed, but if I don't it will install automatically later on. Presumably Windows Defender behaves the same way & should not be a concern.
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28 Apr 2018   #5
metroid79

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 // Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi metroid79,

Mostly due to the Meltdown/Spectre farce, where Updates were issued/pulled/reissued and released outside of the current monthly policy

Of those you mentioned, the only one i would hide is kb2952664
note it will be re-released hide it next time round as well

Of more concern is why the Defender Update definition is showing if thats your AV it should auto install

Awfull lot of optional updates
from those DO NOT install any of the previews

Roy
Thanks, Roy, I will just hide the one you suggest and then update. I did a system image prior, so theoretically I could revert if problems arise.

I have Kaspersky, so the defender updates aren't that big of an issue.
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