Posted 24 November 2015 - 03:08 PM
Post #1, yes there will be an order for some of the updates. Your best method would be to (making sure to have updates on "check automatically but ask me whether I want to download" and having "give me recommeneded updates the same way i receive important ones" UNTICKED ) go into windows update, tick all the security updates (All those clased as "important" and named "Security Update for...") and all the relevant bug fixes (unfortunately you'll have to look at the more information link for every "important" update to work out which you need, so this will be perhaps a hundred and fifty pages or more), then install those ticked ones at once. It is slow but doing them like this will let windows recognise the updates being installed and it will be able to deal with any orders within them should particular orders be needed. There will be mabe a thousand recommended ones on offer to you, ideally you would check each for relevance and pick each to install or not, but as they are "recommended" ones you should be alright without them if you can't spare the time to go throgh them all and check which you want. One thing you don't want to do is install ALL the updates offered to you, as it would bring along things like KB3035583 and KB3044374 which you will probably not want. After doing this and restarting (with this many updates being done there might be multiple restarts involved) then go back to windows update and check again, from the list that now appears do any you hadn't seen before and think you need, use the same mental rules of "do all the security ones, do the relevant bug fixes, maybe do some of the monthly rollout ones if they are helpful", and install the ones you need from this list. repeat until yu get to a point where you can check for updates and the only ones being offered to you are those you know you don't need. This repetiton of the process is important as some things might not even be offered until certain other ones have been installed.
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My systems:2 laptops, intel i3 processors, windows 8.1 installed on the hard-drive and linux mint 17.3 MATE installed to USB