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Should I Install Windows Updates


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#1 hoopman

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 03:00 PM

Hi I had a problem with my pc at the weekend and thanks to the guys in The ''Am I Infected What do I Do? Forum'' I got it sorted out.

I decided this evening then to check for microsoft Widows updates for my computer.

But now I am in a deleima, the total size of the updates is 48mb. Will downloading something that size affect my computers speed greatly.
Below I have paste details of my pc and also details of the microsoft updates.

I really appreciate it if anyone out there could advise me.

Item Value
OS Name Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Version 5.0.2195 Service Pack 4 Build 2195
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Model OptiPlex GX520
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1 GenuineIntel ~2793 Mhz
BIOS Version Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A03
Windows Directory C:\WINNT
System Directory C:\WINNT\system32
Total Physical Memory 514,124 KB
Available Physical Memory 285,820 KB
Total Virtual Memory 1,768,964 KB
Available Virtual Memory 1,342,724 KB
Page File Space 1,254,840 KB


Review and Install Updates
Install Updates Download size (total): 48 MB
Estimated time at your connection speed: 4 hours 10 minutes
Restore and Check Again Only selected updates will appear the next time you check for updates.
High-priority updates
Microsoft Windows 2000


Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB951748)
Typical download size: 490 KB , 3 minutes

Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - July 2008 (KB890830)
Download size: 8.5 MB , 39 minutes

Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 (KB950759)
Download size: 4 MB , 18 minutes

Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 (KB936181)
Download size: 5.4 MB , 25 minutes

Security Update for DirectX 9 for Windows 2000 (KB951698)
Download size: 985 KB , 4 minutes

Cumulative Security Update for ActiveX Killbits for Windows 2000 (KB950760)
Download size: 482 KB , 2 minutes

Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB944338)
Download size: 813 KB , 4 minutes

Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB950749)
Typical download size: 1 MB , 6 minutes

Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB941693)
Typical download size: 500 KB , 3 minutes

Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB945553)
Typical download size: 482 KB , 3 minutes

Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB948590)
Typical download size: 484 KB , 3 minutes

Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB943055)
Typical download size: 503 KB , 3 minutes

Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB943485)
Typical download size: 487 KB , 3 minutes

Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB941569)
Download size: 2.3 MB , 11 minutes

Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB937894)
Typical download size: 498 KB , 3 minutes

Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB923810)
Typical download size: 495 KB , 3 minutes

Security Update for Outlook Express 6 Service Pack 1 (KB941202)
Download size: 2.3 MB , 11 minutes

Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB933729)
Typical download size: 484 KB , 3 minutes

Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB936021)
Typical download size: 659 KB , 4 minutes

Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB938827)
Typical download size: 486 KB , 3 minutes

Security Update for Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 (KB938127)
Download size: 1.4 MB , 7 minutes

Security Update for Windows Media Player 6.4 (KB925398)
Download size: 778 KB , 3 minutes

Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB926122)
Typical download size: 491 KB , 3 minutes

Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB931784)
Typical download size: 502 KB , 3 minutes

Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB935840)
Typical download size: 486 KB , 3 minutes

Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB935839)
Typical download size: 485 KB , 3 minutes

Update for Windows 2000 (KB927891)
Typical download size: 1.1 MB , 6 minutes

Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB920213)
Typical download size: 495 KB , 3 minutes

Security Update for Microsoft Data Access Components 2.5 Service Pack 3 (KB927779)
Download size: 2.1 MB , 10 minutes

Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB930178)
Typical download size: 483 KB , 3 minutes

Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB925902)
Typical download size: 517 KB , 3 minutes

Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB928843)
Typical download size: 485 KB , 3 minutes

Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB924667)
Typical download size: 504 KB , 3 minutes

Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB918118)
Typical download size: 479 KB , 3 minutes

Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB926436)
Typical download size: 497 KB , 3 minutes

Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB923980)
Typical download size: 481 KB , 3 minutes

Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB924270)
Typical download size: 494 KB , 3 minutes

Update for Windows 2000 (KB922582)
Download size: 541 KB , 2 minutes

Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB923414)
Typical download size: 480 KB , 3 minutes

Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB923191)
Typical download size: 512 KB , 3 minutes

Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB920685)
Typical download size: 481 KB , 3 minutes

Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB920683)
Typical download size: 478 KB , 3 minutes

Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB921398)
Typical download size: 482 KB , 3 minutes

Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB917008)
Download size: 1.3 MB , 6 minutes

Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB920670)
Typical download size: 477 KB , 3 minutes

Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB914388)
Typical download size: 478 KB , 3 minutes
{Mod Edit"Corrected typo in Title ~~boopme}

Edited by boopme, 13 August 2008 - 10:04 PM.


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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 06:10 PM

Hello hoopman,

48MB of updates is a lot, however the size of the Hard disk would play an important part in this situation. If the system has a good sized drive and is cleaned regularly there shouldn't be a problem.
Regards,

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 01:56 AM

Thanks for the reply nigglesnush85.
How do I know what size my hard drive is and if its big enough.

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 02:19 AM

  • Go Start
  • Click on My Computer
  • Right-Click to your main hardrive (usually C:)
  • Click on Properties in the menu that appears
  • In the window that appears you will see the total hard drive usage.

Edited by powerjuce, 12 August 2008 - 02:20 AM.


#5 hoopman

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 11:36 AM

Thanks Powerjuce.
The hard drive capacity is 37.1GB
Used Space is 11.9GB
Free Space 25.2Gb

Do you think that might be enough?

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 01:29 PM

That should be fine for the amount of updates.
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Posted 12 August 2008 - 01:45 PM

Thanks a lot nigglenush85 I'll give it a go so.

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 02:42 PM

Let us know how it turns out, remember to defrag afterwards.
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Posted 20 September 2008 - 07:56 AM

48Megs worth of updates isnt all that uncommon with Windows. I have seen updates exceeding 450Megs before, and that included office and OS Updates. What happens with the updates, is that the older files are replaced with the newer files, and an uninstall folder is created.




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