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Windows 7: Vista updates applicable to Windows 7?

06 Mar 2010   #1
W7U

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Vista updates applicable to Windows 7?

I have upgraded from Vist Home Premium to Windows 7 Ultimate. I had a few updates that i got while i was having Vista and were shown in my Add/Remove Programs. Here they are:

ESU for Microsoft Vista (2 instances)

Security Update for MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 2 (KB954430)

MSXML 4.0 SP2 Security Update (KB927978)

MSXML 4.0 SP2 Security Update (KB973688)


Now i want to ask, as I have upgraded to 7 now, do i still require these updates or should I remove them?


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06 Mar 2010   #2
Flavius

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

These updates are common for Vista and WIndows 7 and you should install them
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06 Mar 2010   #3
Pichu

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

You can keep these updates, yes. However, you can uninstall the ESU update. It means essential system updates (though they really aren't that essential...=.=) Keep the MSXML updates. You can imagine them as......an optional pack for your computer..... they won't do anything bad I promise...:) They are used for visual studio, I believe. You could remove them.....if you want.
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06 Mar 2010   #4
Flavius

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

If you don't like ESU for Vista just completely remove it,no ESU then any updates relate to it will never appear
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06 Mar 2010   #5
Pichu

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

You're on windows 7, so esu for vista....is unnecessary.
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06 Mar 2010   #6
W7U

Windows 7
 
 

Well i have already uninstalled the ESUs, as it was common sense that they were vista specific, anywaz, i was concerned over the MSXMLs, uninstalled one of them, and now windows update dont even show them. What if i want to get them back?
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06 Mar 2010   #7
Pichu

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

You don't, because they are for programmers only =) you will need to manually install them if you ever want them back.
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06 Mar 2010   #8
W7U

Windows 7
 
 

Ok, got it.

So should i try finding the one that i uninstalled (except the ESUs), are they really necessary?
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06 Mar 2010   #9
Pichu

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Nope (short and sweet)
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