Widows 7 Updates

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by kens30, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. kens30

    kens30 Maha Guru

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    I was just wondering about the optional updates.
    Does anyone here install them all? and if so which ones?
    I am mostly interested in the Platform Update if it has any negative effects to gaming in particular.
    BTW is anyone here aware of update KB2775511 that is a compilation of hotfixes that improve stability and for some reason it doesn't appear in Windows Update.
    I have it installed without any issues.I suggest if anyone is interested to check it out..
     
  2. Cyberdyne

    Cyberdyne Ancient Guru

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    Most of them you just apply some common sense. If you don't use a camera on your PC you obviously don't need an update that fixes using cameras on PC's.

    And I'm assuming you are talking about this? http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2670838? It gave some problems when it first came out with older drivers, and only in some rare games. Which I believe are gone now for some time.

    And I feel like I'm pointing out the obvious here, but you don't need rollup updates of hotfixes if you already have all the updates in the rollup. It's a common practice, mostly to prevent headaches on new installations.
    If you are paranoid, you can install it anyway of course.
     
  3. mbk1969

    mbk1969 Ancient Guru

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    "An enterprise hotfix" means for IT-departments of big companies.
     
  4. lucidus

    lucidus Ancient Guru

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    I don't have any issues with that platform update and I can't notice any effect from it other than having the ability to install IE 10 or 11. BF3 users back then complained of some weird problem but that's all I remember.

    I only install what appears in Windows Update and they're pretty self explanatory and don't harm the PC unless the update itself was botched (v v rare).
     

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