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What are important updates for Windows 7?

post #1 of 9
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I mean updates like DirectX, NetFramework, Service Pack 1, ect.

I need to know what are the updates and installations I should have on my Windows PC. thanks
Edited by Darqside - 4/28/11 at 5:35am
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.net frameworks
direct x
any service packs
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I just do them all to be honest. SP1 was great.


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post #4 of 9
There's really no reason not to get every update if you're running a legitimate version of windows, like you should be. They release these updates for a reason.
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All of them except KB971033 whistle.gif
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post #6 of 9
Anything security related, or driver related is important, rest is 'optional' imo.
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Thread Starter 
yeah i do get regular updates, there is just some things that dont. like net framework 4.0 and directx.

my copy of windows is legit.... enough lol. jk its legit. came installed on my HP laptop.
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i installed all of them, except SP1......used it earlier, but kept getting weird app issues......like coretemp driver can not launch, msi ab worked, but osd didn't......kept getting wmp media library is corrupted error......so i reinstalled 7, installed all of the updates except SP1
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post #9 of 9
Yeah, I hear too many bad things about SP1. So I recommend avoiding that one like the plague.

However, I think the .NET Framework stuff may be required by some apps - although, I'm not absolutely 100% sure. redface.gif

Beyond that, I recommend avoiding every driver that Windows Update offers (hide them too).

The rest of the updates should probably just be installed just because they're there.

Finally: in concern for updates outside of Windows Update, that seems like a case-by-case basis.
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