Windows Enterprise - What updates is fine to download?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Krayde, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. Krayde

    Krayde MDL Novice

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    Hi!
    I'm using Enterprise x64, and i have no idea which Windows updates to install or not to install. Since some of them are bad for your health lol. Right now i have "14 important" updates.
    Is there an easy and quick way to see which Updates are fine and which isn't?
     
  2. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    As far as I know all of them are fine. What is your concern?
     
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  3. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    #3 PhaseDoubt, Aug 29, 2012
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    What exactly do you mean "bad for your health"? If you have a pirated and hacked copy of Windows installed, then yes there is one that might give you "heartburn": KB971033. You don't have to install it and you can uninstall it.

    Generally you need to get all those tagged as a security fix and those that might be designed to fix a specific problem you have. Only you can decide which of those non security updates apply to your system. Some updates are drivers (if you have WU set up to get them) and they are needed basically only if the current driver you have for a specific device is not working as you want.

    With two exceptions, USB mouse and keyboard driver updates, I just get them all. I have system images of all my stable 7 installations so I don't sweat it. But, the truth is I've never had to restore an image because of any harm an update caused. And as is the usual case ... YMMV.
     
  4. Krayde

    Krayde MDL Novice

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    So basically all updates are fine except the "KB971033" , yes? :)

    "Hearburn" :laie:
     
  5. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    #5 PhaseDoubt, Aug 31, 2012
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    No, I didn't say that. What I said was 1.) KB971033 might cause you problems (to keep things in your "health" framework, I said might cause you "heartburn"), 2.) security updates are a good idea and 3.) other non security updates being "fine" is for you to decide based on your knowledge of your system. Your saying, "So basically all updates are fine except the "KB971033" , yes?" is a gross over simplification you made, not me.

    Have you read the sticky on being non genuine after installing KB971033? It's found here: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/19404-Not-genuine-after-KB971033-update-Read-this!