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Topic # 18394 9-Jan-2008 11:12
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Why are these "recommended" as opposed to "important"?

Would anyone take the risk of not installing them? The details are vague - "to resolve 'issues'".

If everyone doewnloads them because that is the best practice, why even distinguish these updates??

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Reply # 103772 9-Jan-2008 11:28
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Some companies have a tight IT management. Some updates may change the way the OS or some feature works and if a program relies on that then the program may stop working.

Micosoft issues a classificatin so companies can then prioritise what to install. For a home user I recommend installing everything. For a company with 50,000 PCs it's a different story.




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Reply # 103774 9-Jan-2008 11:32
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freitasm:
Micosoft issues a classificatin so companies can then prioritise what to install. For a home user I recommend installing everything. For a company with 50,000 PCs it's a different story.


Exactly Wink




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  Reply # 103781 9-Jan-2008 11:45
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Ok so next time they make an OS called Windows "Home Version", they should make it install all updates :p

P.S. Does Automatic Updates install the recommended updates? I have mine on manual (inform me and ask me whether I want to download and install) because I'm super paranoid :D

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  Reply # 103841 9-Jan-2008 17:00
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ahmad: Ok so next time they make an OS called Windows "Home Version", they should make it install all updates :p

P.S. Does Automatic Updates install the recommended updates? I have mine on manual (inform me and ask me whether I want to download and install) because I'm super paranoid :D


As far as I know, "Important" and "Recommended" gets installed if its set automatic (correct me if am wrong) and "Optional" is left out.




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  Reply # 103845 9-Jan-2008 17:25
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ok but I should install the optional updates too right? As a basic home user with an above average geek but doesn't do it for a job.  

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  Reply # 103868 9-Jan-2008 18:45
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ahmad: ok but I should install the optional updates too right? As a basic home user with an above average geek but doesn't do it for a job.


One fine example of "optional update" would be Video Card update. Thats becoz, your OEM may provide driver update for you, but if you want to install from Microsoft Hardware Database, you can. Thats why its optional. You could check then and there and install the "optional" updates. I dont see any problem in that Laughing




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  Reply # 103930 10-Jan-2008 00:42
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Important updates are usually security patches.
Recommened ones will usually enhance features or improve compatibility or reliability
Optional are usually 3rd party driver updates.

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