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Do I need these downloads?


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#1 Reena

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 07:42 AM

Windows Update has just informed me that I have three "optional" downloads:

 

Update for Windows 7   KB3080079

Update for Windows 7   KB3095649

Update for Windows 7   KB3102810

 

As I have recently had trouble with downloading Windows 10 and finding the Windows facility blocked to everything else other than a Windows 10 download, I am wary of installing these three "optional" updates. I do not want to go back to the Catch 22 situation out of which I have been helped by members of this forum. So, please, do I need these downloads? Usually I am very conscientious about installing practically everything to do with Windows 7 on the Update site.

 

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 07:51 AM

Hi Reena :)

The best way to determinate whether or not you want to install a Windows Update, is to look up its KB article on Microsoft's website.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3080079 - Only relevant if you use the RDS. If you do, install it as it is a security update.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3095649 - This is relevant to you if you experience crashes caused by the win32k.sys driver. You could even install it as prevention from such crashes.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3102810 - Only relevant if you receive updates via SCCM (if you are on a domain that uses SCCM to push Windows Updates), and/or if you're trying to upgrade to Windows 10 and svchost.exe if causing an issue.

From these information, I'm sure you can decide by yourself whether or not you want to install these updates :)

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 11:15 AM

I've done as you suggest, Aura, and I have downloaded KB3095649. I'll know what to do next time!

 

(I know my time sequence is all wrong but looking at the times above it took you all of 9 minutes to resolve my "problem"! ) :grinner: 

 

My THANKS

 

  Reena (UK)


Edited by Reena, 05 November 2015 - 11:16 AM.


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Posted 05 November 2015 - 11:19 AM

Took me around 9 minutes to notice your thread and post in it :P

No problem Reena, you're welcome :)

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