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Are there MS 'packages' I should add to a new W7/sp1 computer?


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#1 brian2009

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 11:02 AM

I'm not talking about standard updates. I'm thinking free 'optional packages' that are available but not included with Win 7.

 

 

 
 
 


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Posted 05 June 2015 - 11:31 AM

Hi brian :)

You'll have to be more specific with that question. Are you talking about Optional Updates (from Windows Updates)?

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 11:58 AM

I seem to recall when installing (maybe) Win 7 in the past there was/were some sort of optional MS software suites available. Perhaps a multimedia package or some sort of utility programs. These would be Microsoft products.

 

Sorry I can't be more specific....maybe there aren't any.



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Posted 05 June 2015 - 12:12 PM

Do you Windows Live Essentials?

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/essentials

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 01:39 PM

User option...I never install anything other than critical updates...and using Win Update for installing hardware drivers...is probably not the best course of action, IMO.

 

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 01:42 PM

People who update their drivers via Windows Updates usually end up here  :rolleyes:


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Posted 05 June 2015 - 03:47 PM

I think it was "Live Essentials".

 

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 04:27 PM

No problem brian, you're welcome :)


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Posted 05 June 2015 - 04:31 PM

 

I'm not talking about standard updates. I'm thinking free 'optional packages' that are available but not included with Win 7.

 

You could always go here and "poke around" a bit: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/

 

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HTH :)


Edited by Union_Thug, 05 June 2015 - 04:33 PM.





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