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windows update woes!!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by nutnhuny, Feb 17, 2007.

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  1. nutnhuny

    nutnhuny Thread Starter

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    I was looking at my windows update history! It's quite the history!..from june 8, 2006 until now, i have 234 ....Many are the exact same ...they just repeat themselves...like
    - MSXML 4.0 SP2 Security Update (KB927978) ( i stopped counting at around 80 ??? - :eek: same with KB915597 just as many of these!! Is this normal...should i be removing some of these repeats?! wouldn't it be taking up unnecessary space? :confused: i dunno! ..someone please comment! thanks ....Joanne
     
  2. nutnhuny

    nutnhuny Thread Starter

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    and i'm getting just now another "windows has 14 new updates ready to install!? this is nuts...! can't be!! i have windows xp internet explorer 7...could that be the reason???
     
  3. ODIN 0ERO

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    set your WINDOWS UPDATE on---"notify me but don't automaticaly download or install them"

    in the CONTROL PANEL---SECURITY CENTER
     
  4. Old Rich

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    Microsoft released a slew of updates Tuesday . .
     
  5. nutnhuny

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    odin and simpswr ...k i did set my windows update as you suggested...should i, however remove all the duplicate ones? or just leave them?....and one more stupid question..how do i know which ones i should dl and which ones i could just ignore?....
     
  6. Old Rich

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    I would not remove any of them . . most are security related and you would open your system to bugs. The duplicates are re-releases of the same problem. I reccomend downloading all the "High Priority" (formerly called Critical ) updates, pick and choose the "Software, Optional" (formerly called Reccomended ) and none of the Hardware ones ( those should come from the manufacturer )

    Unlike some others, I set all the pc's to automatically download and to let me choose when to install. . . I have yet to have a problem with a Microsoft Update.
     
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