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Windows 7 updates

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by rbuck, Feb 9, 2017.

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  1. rbuck

    rbuck Thread Starter

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    I use win 7 with SP 1 & 2 All is well I use Norton security latest edition and scan frequently I keep getting large numbers of suggested updates fro Microsoft Windows. I tend to just not update! Is this a good idea? Do the updates replace each other? IE. does the newest replace an earlier update?
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    Rbuck
     
  2. lochlomonder

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    There is no SP2 for Win 7.

    That depends on which updates you are excluding. Can you give some examples?

    Again, that depends. In some instances, vulnerabilities are discovered and updates will patch them. So, in essence, that's a form of replacement.

    Yes, although oftentimes you can roll back to previous versions. At this juncture, however, Microsoft are no longer providing security updates or technical support for any versions of Internet Explorer prior to IE11 (see here).
     
  3. flavallee

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    Do the following in that computer so we have an idea of its description and operating system:

    Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe) file.
    After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.
    Information about your computer will appear.
    Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.

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