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  • OK to install KB 3161608?

    Posted on July 13th, 2016 at 13:18 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Great questions from Q:

    I just wanted to verify that it is okay to DL & install the KB3161608 from the “Optional List”. I would think that I should be able to DL & install the KB3161608 from the “Optional List” however there are so many messages about this update that after a while it makes me dizzy because each person has his/her own opinion.

    Also may I ask exactly what does a “manual install” mean?  Not being computer literate makes a lot of the acronyms and other terminology impossible for me to fully understand.

    At this point, the only reason to installl KB 3161608 is if you want to speed up the Win7 Windows Update scan for updates. Most people don’t need to do that – so I say wait until you need to scan for updates.

    “Manual install” means you download a patch and run it. Most of the time, you use Windows Update to get your patches, but sometimes it’s better to do things manually.

    I’m painfully aware of the fact that I tend to get too technical for most people. I just imagine a car mechanic explaining how I should fix my timing belt – or a doctor stepping me through a prefrontal lobotomy.