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New Windows 7 64bt setup? All windows updates still needed please?

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by truewraith, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. truewraith

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 5, 2006

    Posts: 363

    Location: England

    hi,

    looked through the list to install and there are so many updates now and some i have never even seen before as its been so long, are these all needed these days and if so are there any to avoid so i dont get problems or things asking me to go to windows 10 etc?

    tried to find a list of just the ones needed but had no look [​IMG]
     
  2. andy_mk3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 5, 2009

    Posts: 7,804

    Location: Lincolnshire

    Microsoft released a convenience rollup for W7 which installs a bunch of updates in one go. Although I think that was a couple of years ago now, not sure if there's a more recent one. But ideally you want the majority of the updates as a lot are security patches.
     
  3. Tute

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 24, 2004

    Posts: 21,905

    Location: Devon, UK

    http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/

    The top tool can be used to block the upgrade.

    As for W7, you want to do the latest service pack first, then the rollup, then start hitting the remainder on Windows Update. Sadly at this point it will take a while.
     
  4. truewraith

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 5, 2006

    Posts: 363

    Location: England

    huge thanks for that, is it the GWX Control Panel ?
     
  5. Tute

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 24, 2004

    Posts: 21,905

    Location: Devon, UK

    Yeah. Use that to block the upgrade and delete the files. Then you can just remove the utility, and Windows 10 will stay blocked.