W7 Updates - install all at once and then restart, or...?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by JQP, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. JQP

    JQP MDL Novice

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    I'm on dialup so I have to grab all the offline installers at a friend's house and thumb-drive 'em over to my 'puter. So I just grabbed all the important post-SP1 updates and I installed the first one. Of COURSE it wants to restart. Now, I've been using Windows since W98, but I've never seen this question asked or answered; can I just install them all at once, opting out of the restart if I'm asked, and then restart once after I've installed them all? I've always kinda assumed I could, but there's always this nagging voice in the back of my head wondering if this might not be good practice.

    Another question, I used Windows Updates Installer (found in a thread at MSFN.org forum) to download all these updates. Is that a kosher application and source? Or should I be worried about security/malware with these updates?
     
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  3. JQP

    JQP MDL Novice

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    Whoops! Well, I went ahead and installed all those updates (there were about 60 of them - I only needed post-SP1 updates) manually, all at once. Windows restarted 2 or 3 times but she seems to have come through it okay. But I'll definitely look into that one-click option next time, if I have to do this again. I'm working on my backup solution so I don't have to do it again, though - just restore from my backed up system partition with all/most updates already installed.