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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 7 Install these optional updates?

    This topic contains 3 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  PKCano 7 months ago.

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    • #192784 Reply

      Jack
      AskWoody Lounger

      Over the weekend, I installed all current Important updates WU offered me. I’ve got a list of 25 optional updates and have dismissed them all except for a few I’m not sure I should install or not:
      3078667
      3172605
      3184143
      3179573

      https://www.sevenforums.com/news/399776-august-2016-update-rollup-windows-7-sp1-post3278476.html#post3278476
      This person says 3179573 installed .NET framework. I uninstalled all .NET framework a few years ago, and don’t want it. I’ve read all info I could find on askwoody.com about 3179573 but it’s not clear if I should install or not.

      Should I install any of these?  I know they’re old.

    • #192794 Reply

      PKCano
      AskWoody MVP

      I didn’t see anything about .NET
      Here is the information about the patches:

      You probably need these three:
      KB3078667 – memory leak in dwm.

      KB3172605 and more information here.

      KB3179573 and more information here.

      KB3184143 – This one is meant to remove the changes the GWX campaign made to computers. You probably don’t need this one.

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    • #193238 Reply

      Jack
      AskWoody Lounger

      Thanks.  I had already read the Microsoft pages for every update, but still wasn’t sure about 3179573.

      As for 3184143, why would I not need it? Would the GWX changes already have been undone by an earlier update?

      • #193239 Reply

        PKCano
        AskWoody MVP

        If you didn’t install  GWX  you don’t need to remove it. GWX is a thing of the past – it’s over.

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