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Windows 7: Question about the OPTIONAL updates shown for January 2019

6 Days Ago   #1
spc3rd

Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Question about the OPTIONAL updates shown for January 2019

Good morning everyone,

In the screenshot below, are 3 OPTIONAL updates being shown in this month's updates.

I don't recall ever getting an MSE or .NET update shown as "Optional" before. They have typically been listed as "Important".

My question: Would it be advisable to install the 2nd & 3rd updates, for MSE and the .NET Framework, or just hide them?

Thanks very much for any info!




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6 Days Ago   #2
skuddle

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

If an update is not marked "Critical" or "Important", then I think the only choice would be "Optional".
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6 Days Ago   #3
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Microsoft Security Essentials Definition Updates should definitely be installed.

I have my MSE set to check definition updates very morning & they are actually shown as important. Windows Updates will usually install them automatically & they do show up as installed updates in View Update History.
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6 Days Ago   #4
spc3rd

Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Much obliged for your respective replies, skuddle & Ranger4!

(For Ranger4): I also have my MSE set to auto-update as well, which it usually does. I don't recall ever seeing one show up like this - i.e., with the regular Patch Tuesday updates though.

Cheers!
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6 Days Ago   #5
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Sometimes MSE will update the normal way & then an hour or so later you might get the Monthly Roll Up for example & there is a new Definition Update available as well so it will get downloaded with the Roll Up & then ask if you want to install it.This is also what happened to me with the Jan Roll Up, but I have seen it before.

It depends on when the MSE Definition Updates are ready in relation to other Updates.
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5 Days Ago   #6
spc3rd

Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks very much for that additional info, Ranger4!
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5 Days Ago   #7
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

You are welcome.
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