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    Win7 Updates; Which Ones Do I Want?

    I have a fairly new Win7 installation and I don't want to install a bunch of stuff I don't need. When MS has some updates available, they nicely mark them either "critical" or "optional". I usually don't hesitate to install the "critical" ones. However, it is hard to tell whether I want the "optional" ones or not. Sometimes the brief description is sufficient, but more often, they just make a general generic statement and reference number on the MS website. If you look them up you are hit with a lot of technical lingo. I just don't have the time or desire to read every one of these and try to understand them. Is there a better way?
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    Each edition of WS Newsletter, in the paid edition, Susan Bradley lists her recommendations for the Windows Updates. Many folks look at these recommendations very seriously.
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    Optional updates are just that, ..optional.
    This should provide you with sufficient time to research them. If MS does not provide the information you need, then Google them.
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