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    I am trying to do a clean install for Win7 Home Premium, and chose the "ask me later" option during install. Now I need updates and it hasen't asked me if I want updates. I went into Windows update and selected my settings I need 59 important and 3 optional updates. The list is extensive and I've been trying to check for issues with the updates, patches, and stuff but I'm getting confused and overwhelmed, are there any that I should absolutly not install. I have a laptop from Gateway about 2 1/2 years old. 2GB memory, AMD Turon64 but not sure about the other stuff. and also should I install the MSE first?
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    As far as I can tell, there is only one recent problematic update and for people who run Office 2007. Anything else should be fine.

    You can install MSE before or after the updates, no big difference.
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    Thank you so much I will be installing Office Prof. Academic 2010
    Sincerely, Evelyn

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    Office 2010 is not affected by that issue, so you should be ok .
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    ...Well so far so good
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    I have had absolutely no problems and have installed every update posted. I do use Office 2010, not 2007.
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    ...Just an aside what happened to the MS-DEFCON thing. It's still in his books for Win7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evelyn View Post
    ...Just an aside what happened to the MS-DEFCON thing. It's still in his books for Win7.
    Sorry, what are you referring to? Is it the last Tuesday's MS updates? If so, the only problems seems to have been restricted to the Outlook 2007 problem I talked about before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evelyn View Post
    ...Just an aside what happened to the MS-DEFCON thing. It's still in his books for Win7.
    Woody has a site that is completely independent of this site. That is where he continues to use the "MS-DECON thing". Most people here believe you run more risk not installing patches than you do installing patches.

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    Please forgive me...

    And thank you for your patience. In the "Dummies" Books that Woody Leonhard writes he makes a referance to his website-- askwoody.com. He refers to the safety of installing windows patches by a rating system similar to the U.S. Armed Forces DEFCON system. Only he calls it the Microsoft Patch Defense Condition Level--MS-DEFCON, page 665 in his "Windows 7 All-in-one For Dummies", 8 books in one. The old Lounge made it easier to see the system, but I haven't seen it in a long time, though I haven't had the extra time to really dig for it. I just thought you might know if it still existed. Thank you anyway.

    Sorry for the confusion
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP View Post
    Woody has a site that is completely independent of this site. That is where he continues to use the "MS-DECON thing". Most people here believe you run more risk not installing patches than you do installing patches.

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    Well thank you ever so much, I just assumed it would be connected to this site, silly me for assuming anything!
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    Hi Evelyn,

    Yes the system still exists in www.askwoody.com (I went to have a look sometime today). Think the level for last Tuesday was MS-DEFCON 2. As I said, only one patch seemed to create issues with Outlook 2007.

    I also subscribe to the opinion expressed by JoeP just before your last post - you run more risks not installing patches than installing them.
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    Hi,

    Thanks for taking a look at that. I also went to find it after I realized my folly and found it. I did install all the updates. KB 2412171 wasn't among them. So far the computer is running fine. I haven't loaded any of my programs yet. But I don't think I'll have any problem... If I do you know where I'll go first!! you guessed it RightHere!

    Thanks A Million,
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    Evelyn,

    You're welcome .

    Like any other members here, I have been applying Windows updates for many years and I don't ever remember having a serious problem because of it. KB 2412171 is an update for Outlook 2007, so only those users who have Outlook will get it.
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    Personally I would skip any "Optional" updates. They are usually driver updates or small enhancements to windows components. All other updates marked "Important" are security related and should be installed.
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