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Windows 7: Which updates to avoid?

31 Jan 2019   #1
Nelson35

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Which updates to avoid?

I haven't installed any updates in a while, because I don't know which one's I should use or avoid. Here's a pic of the ones in WU now:




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31 Jan 2019   #2
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Nelson35,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nelson35 View Post
I haven't installed any updates in a while, because I don't know which one's I should use or avoid. Here's a pic of the ones in WU now.
Silverlight:
Microsoft help videos and Netflix uses Silverlight. It is a requirement in the UK, if your ISP is Sky and you want to use the SkyGo App.

MSE [Microsoft Security Essentials]:
If you have your own AV then you won't need it.

Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool:
I and many others do not use this!

Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 11:
I haven't seen that this has been a problem, but that obviously doesn't mean that there isn't!

Security Monthly Quality Rollup:
If you have previously installed the Security Monthly Quality Rollup's, as opposed to the Monthly Security Only updates, then install it.

NOTE: I would however, make a manual restore point before you do any of the above!

See what other members think also!

I hope this helps!
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02 Feb 2019   #3
Nelson35

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks.
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02 Feb 2019   #4
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Nelson35, you are most welcome!

It will be interesting to see what others say!
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02 Feb 2019   #5
Owdrtn

W7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nelson35 View Post
I haven't installed any updates in a while, because I don't know which one's I should use or avoid. Here's a pic of the ones in WU now:

First, determine which of the three "Update Strategy Path" you belong to.
Those are not official terminology, first coined (and defined) by peoples at infoworld/******** , It feel like it clearly help as a starting point and set you up straight from start on how you'll handle your entire and ongoing MS-Products update process.
Group A are willing to take all of Microsoftís new telemetry systems, along with potentially useful nonsecurity updates.

Group B doesnít want any more snooping than absolutely necessary, and they donít care about improvements like daylight saving time zone changes, but want to keep applying security patches.

Group W, doesnít want anything from Microsoft -- no patches, no security updates, nada. I donít recommend that you sit on the Group W bench, but it can be understood given changes Microsoft has made to Win7 and 8.1 machines, without our permission, in the past.
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12 Apr 2019   #6
Nelson35

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Owdrtn View Post
First, determine which of the three "Update Strategy Path" you belong to.
Those are not official terminology, first coined (and defined) by peoples at infoworld/******** , It feel like it clearly help as a starting point and set you up straight from start on how you'll handle your entire and ongoing MS-Products update process.
Group A are willing to take all of Microsoftís new telemetry systems, along with potentially useful nonsecurity updates.

Group B doesnít want any more snooping than absolutely necessary, and they donít care about improvements like daylight saving time zone changes, but want to keep applying security patches.

Group W, doesnít want anything from Microsoft -- no patches, no security updates, nada. I donít recommend that you sit on the Group W bench, but it can be understood given changes Microsoft has made to Win7 and 8.1 machines, without our permission, in the past.
I guess I fit in group B.
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12 Apr 2019   #7
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

I install all win7 updates except Silverlight.
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19 Sep 2019   #8
Nelson35

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snick View Post
I install all win7 updates except Silverlight.

Do you run into many problems doing that way? Why not silverlight by the way?
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22 Sep 2019   #9
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

No, I don't have any issues, proper maintenance!
I run Click Here to Download SFCFix v3.0.2.1 - Latest Version
Niemiro is my Windows Update Professor
System Update Readiness Tool x64 or my version AutoSURTx64, a tweaked version of SURT! It installs and runs SURT, places CBS folder on desktop for upload to SevenForums, so I can fix your Windows Update, so no I never have an issue & I fix yours for free. Saves you steps that some don't complete, or incomplete.
Silverlight Obsolete!

Bill
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22 Sep 2019   #10
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

FYI, you don't think Facebook and Google use Telemetry? They use Super-Cookies, If you don't know how to Block them, they track you when you surf the NET!
Tor Browser, VPN, I don't discuss how, I fix & teach not hack!
I helped develop Win10. Insider Fast Ring Beta. I crashed Original Win10 x32 & x64 2 years before it was available to public!
Yep, buggy as ****!

Bill
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