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    As recommended by 'AskWoody' I have been downloading but NOT installing Windows Updates for over 4 months now.
    I now face the problem of having over 60 downloads not knowing which ones to install, which ones that are important to my computer.
    How does one decide the ones to install and the ones to delete?

    Your advice by this novice would be appreciated. Thank you.

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    If you are a novice user I'd say you probably run more risks not installing the updates than installing them. As I wrote a few minutes ago on another thread, I can only remember a problematic recent update for users with Outlook 2007. Other than that, you can accept all recommended Windows updates.
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    Hello David.

    I run 6 machines here and I always take ALL updates. So far, never a problem. Have faith, MS is our saviour.

    Have a Merry.............Jean.

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    Same here. I have installed every update posted by Windows Update to our Win 7 PC's both Ultimate and HP 64 Bit and HP 32 Bit. Not a single problem so far in over a year.
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    Usually the sage advice for wary Windows Updaters is to download and wait, but only for a little while...to see if any other people start reporting problems. If after a week or so and there are none, install them. Its usless to just sit on them, might as well turn updates off in that case and not bother.

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    Windows 7 64 bit here, all major updates applied without issue.

    If your concerned about problematic installs, install only a few at a time. Start with the higher priority
    security related updates.

    General rules when applying updates:
    Do nothing but the updates, that means closing all other applications, and booting the system when asked to do so.
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