Today there has been an update released for IE, a cumulative one, KB3139929. It contains important security fixes, although I think they are not so important for someone like me who never even opens IE let alone browses with it. I really ought to install this update but there is a huge problem, it has as one of it's non-security fixes (which come along with it during installation) something called KB3146449. KB3146449 is an update to make "upgrade" from windows 8.1 or 7 to windows 10 easier, it might go so far as to cause "upgrade" I'm not so sure about that though, Either way I have no intention of taking that kind of risk. Therefore I need a way to install KB3139929 but avoid the non-security fixes coming alongside it. I assume there must be a way that this can be done, there are circumstances from time to time where users will want to install a cumulative update to IE but some of the non-security fixes might be buggy or (as n this case) highly unwelcome. Please can someone explain a method to install the cumulative security fixes without KB3146449 coming along with them, cannot risk installing an update which may then cause unwelcome "upgrade".
The link below gives the page for the cumulative updatehttps://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3139929
You may notice the mention on that page of the fact that KB3146449 is a non-security fix included alongside the security fix, but you will find that the link about it instead goes off to another page, nothng to do with KB3146449. So below I've included the link to the page about KB3146449 so that you can see why I can't risk getting it:https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3146449
Please explain how to install the cumulative update without the non-security fixes, I'll happily go without ALL the non-security fixes if doing so avoid KB3146449. I'm sure there should be a general method for doing this, this can't be the first time a cumulative IE update has been released and someone has needed to avoid one of the things in a non-security fix.
Edited by rp88, 08 March 2016 - 06:26 PM.
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