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post #1 of 10
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So today I noticed this update on my update list, which apparently says:

Install this update to enable future updates to install successfully on all editions of Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. This update may be required before selected future updates can be installed. After you install this item, it cannot be removed.

I searched the web, because I was curious about what did that mean. Apparently half the people on the web say it's safe, half they don't.

What's your opinion about that?
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post #2 of 10
What do you mean by safe? Its a Microsoft update.
post #3 of 10
its a pre-release to prep your machine for service pack 1. most regular users wont see a benifit from this.
post #4 of 10
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Many rumors going around about that update, that it might be sneaky.
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post #5 of 10
i just installed it. why does it seem suspicious? microsoft isn't trying to harm your PC or something...
post #6 of 10
It's probably an update that prevents cracked versions of W7.
Meh, I bought my W7 Ultimate so I can update ease.
Unless the update screws my OC which it did last year during some update.
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post #7 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! View Post
It's probably an update that prevents cracked versions of W7.
Meh, I bought my W7 Ultimate so I can update ease.
Unless the update screws my OC which it did last year during some update.
how does THAT happen?
    
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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by Giac View Post
how does THAT happen?
Its actually happened to me before.
Im not sure exactly how or why it happens, but somehow windows rejects the OC and goes nuts until you adjust it/back off/start over.
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post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by AngeloG. View Post
So today I noticed this update on my update list, which apparently says:

Install this update to enable future updates to install successfully on all editions of Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. This update may be required before selected future updates can be installed. After you install this item, it cannot be removed.

I searched the web, because I was curious about what did that mean. Apparently half the people on the web say it's safe, half they don't.

What's your opinion about that?
My opinion is: If you have a legit version of windows, then why worry.
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post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Giac View Post
how does THAT happen?
Don't really know.
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhilWrir View Post
Its actually happened to me before.
Im not sure exactly how or why it happens, but somehow windows rejects the OC and goes nuts until you adjust it/back off/start over.
Same for me.
It was super instable and sometimes couldn't even start windows.
I had to use stock settings and do a restore from the hour before I updated then it all was fine.

It was one of the Office updates. I think it was the KB907417
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