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  • Unwanted updates for Windows 7

    Posted on February 14th, 2016 at 17:53 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I’ve received many variations on this request over the past few weeks:

    Hi Woody, I hope you are well. With all the knowledge you have of the Windows Updates, can you provide me a complete list of Updates to avoid in Windows 7 so not to end up with W10? It would be VERY much appreciated!
    Thanks, TP
    A list of “good” patches would be several hundred entries long, and vary depending on all sorts of things.
    Your best bet right now is to follow my advice on, and only install patches with “Security update” in the name.
    When you’re done, download and run GWX Control Panel.
    Depending on how long it’s been since you last installed Windows 7 patches, you’ll probably be OK. If you haven’t patched for several months, you need to get right on it. Don’t skip the security patches.