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    Refub PC - What updates should I install - or not?

    Recently acquired refurbished Acer Aspire One for use just in travel. After I get all the crapware off (Revo/CCleaner), I need to update Windows 7 Starter (good enough for my limited purposes). How can I find out what updates are critical, essential, optional or skip it (perhaps harmful)? Windows Secrets' regular update info is valuable for new releases but Windows update reports a list as long as my arm. I could use an updated lists of what should and should not be installed - or should I eat the whole enchillada?

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    Oldman,

    I'd eat the whole enchilada but have them hold any driver updates!
    I'd install in groups taking an image backup before each group.
    Test after installing each group if everything is A-OK then Image and do the next batch.
    Let patience be your guide here.
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    Nuff' said. RG hit it right on the head.
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    Thanks! Will take your advice.

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    I'd eat the entire Enchilada, but not all at once as RG mentions;
    Choosing sections of similar updates to have installed first may make the entire prcedure go smoother
    and possibly more stable when it comes to the actual WU install process.

    This would be especially true if you have tens or hundreds of megabytes of WU's to download and install.

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