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I have always wondered this. Every reformat of Windows 7, I'm faced with a ton of updates. Most of them are security and performance and reliability updates. However, wouldn't an anti-virus work better?

Also, I only notice longer boot times after installing them, so I an skeptical of "increases performance."
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they fix bugs and issues that get reported to make it an overall better experience , making sure they have to face as less issues as they can .. They can also learn from this for the development of windows 8

Most of the updates are to do with security and framework

There are performance increases in certain instances for example with direct x updates , updates to the structure of the OS to improve efficiency and also support for new hardware which is constantly being thrown at us .
    
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i would update most things, but i always let it prompt me first. for example, i always update bug fixes, security updates, MSE but having a multilingual system. i always get prompted to update a language pack for every known launguage. biggrin.gif
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I have always wondered this. Every reformat of Windows 7, I'm faced with a ton of updates. Most of them are security and performance and reliability updates. However, wouldn't an anti-virus work better?
Also, I only notice longer boot times after installing them, so I an skeptical of "increases performance."

Um, no. Anti virus can't compensate for vulnerabilities built into Windows. Only updates can fix these vulnerabilities.
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A ton of things can be fixed via updates....a ton!

Shoot MSE is installed via windows update as well lol.
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