Patch Tuesday(22 posts)
That's odd - I was only offered 14 updates.
But you know - I still do not have SP1 installed (Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)
Do you think that might be related to why I was only offered half as many updates ?
Also - would you recommend that I still install SP1 at this point - even though I am current on all my Windows Updates up until today ?
I did install it around the time I joined HTG, but ran in to a few conflicts and decided to uninstall it. I'd be willing to give it another try if you think it wise.
Win 7 SP1 has been around long enough for any bugs in it to have been found and fixed so there is no reason not to have it, not to mention your computer will be more secure and functional with it.
Not disagreeing about installing SP1 but when you load SP1 windows deletes almost all patches that were installed prior to installing SP1.
With the exception of upgrades of system related H/W.
Thanks to everybody for their helpful replies.
@ ronniesonora - It had never occurred to me that the updates might be specific to a 32 or 64 bit system. That's good to know.
@ Xhi and LF - I had just relegated SP1 to the "Hidden Updates" list and hadn't given it much thought until recently.
I think your advice is well-taken and I will install it sometime over the next few days, when I have the time - and assuming all goes well, I will then install these latest updates released today.
I'll report back to let you know how it turns out - and thanks very much for your helpful input.
LF, you are an optimist. Windows 7 is about 60 million lines of code. The industry 'standard' is 1 bug per 1000 lines of code - ergo 60.000 bugs. Do you really think they found them all.
Good job whs. He's already scared to do it and we all need to
Strasprey: Yes after the SP1 update there will be lots of updates to it which you have been missing and can only be loaded after SP1 is loaded.
AND from what I read there will never be a Windows 7-SP2 to force users to move on to Windows 8.
Tis too bad as clean installs or installs from recovery partitions will take days now.
Known Good System Images are a MUST to have.
Okay - so, if I understand this correctly - I will first have to install SP1, after which I will be presented with a large menu of additional updates that I will need to get up to speed.
However, I can always install those additional updates in increments, over a period of consecutive days - right ?
All SP1 does is consolidate all the previous patches and a few more into one big update so that if a re-install is necessary there is no need for individual patches up to that point. It's a cleanup of all that has gone before. From that point on patches are continued to be issued. It is all the patches since SP1 was issued that will have to be installed.
I would suggest you just install SP1 and sit back and relax. All the subsequent updates will come in by a certain sequence. There is really nothing you need to do other than installing those when they come.
It is not a good idea to stay backlevel for such a long time. Make sure you are always up-to-date in the future.
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