Any point installing leaked updates?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by luke, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. luke

    luke MDL Senior Member

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    i just wanted to know if there any point installing these leaked updates that are not in windows update?
     
  2. gentoo

    gentoo MDL Senior Member

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    No. They are usually beta and can slow your machine down. Wait for them to hit Windows Update. ;)
     
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  3. luke

    luke MDL Senior Member

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    ok thanks will do
     
  4. cyclops

    cyclops MDL Senior Member

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    i agree wait for them to hit Windows Updates.
     
  5. JackB

    JackB MDL Novice

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    no point AT ALL.
     
  6. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

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    If u eventually want to mess up your system, then it's a must :D
     
  7. SoLoR

    SoLoR MDL Expert

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    installing leaked updates, have same point as it had installing every new leaked beta... its fun :)
     
  8. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

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    Damn , u must be bored bro :D
     
  9. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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    I can guarantee you that only a few of the leaked updates will ever reach Windowsupdate. Most are limited distribution release updates, which either are (as some have been officially released) or will be only available by request via the relevent KB article. The updates that have shown up on there are typically the same as those that are leaked.

    Service packs not only contain the updates available via Windowsupdate, but also all the LDR updates as well of which there are many times more. In fact, there are usually hundreds of LDR updates between service packs. When I stopped downloading the LDR updates for Vista in July when I switched to Windows 7 :) there were already over 100 updates (GDR and LDR) POST SP2! and yes, thats not including superceded updates.

    The main reason why these LDR updates aren't released for general distribution is simply because of the number of them! people would be annoyed if they had to continually download updates everyday, and as such Microsoft only release critical or security updates via Windowsupdates. On rare occasions they may release software updates, which are either to add features or to resolve common problems (including performance issues).

    Generally it is safe to install LDR updates, despite what is claimed they typically have gone through a lot more testing than they lead on. In terms of the leaked updates, its fair enough to question whether you should install them or not :) but in general I'd say its safe to do so. I have installed all of the leaked updates and I have absolutely no issues with slowdowns or crashes etc. If anything, the computer is faster!

    Since most people don't want to install LDR updates, you could probably just stick to windowsupdate, it won't do harm not to install the updates unless an issue fixed in the LDR releases relates to your system.
     
  10. alextheg

    alextheg Super Moderator
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    I would stay away from leaked updates. You never know who has made them or what they are really intended to do.
     
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  11. Kikoo

    Kikoo MDL Junior Member

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    They are signed… :rolleyes:
     
  12. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

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    And still mess things up in some cases :rolleyes:
     
  13. gentoo

    gentoo MDL Senior Member

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    Of course they are signed but not ready to be released for a reason. So if someone wants to test them more power to ya.:D
     
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