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    Win7 update patches to avoid installing?

    Is there a link showing all the win7 update patches and which problematic ones in the list are to be avoided?

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    Probably not an official listing, but some updates are potentially more problematic than others, KB971033 comes to mind.
    Not everyone will have issues with Windows based updates.

    The best way to avoid issues with updates is to have a good working drive images to fall back on, and keeping several stored
    images created just after each major update is issued will allow you to fall back to a relatively recent image.
    Drive imaging can also be used prior to large complex software installs as a means of a more thorough removal should the software prove to
    be problematic. Having a decent up to date backup regimen is all in the creation timing.

    The least problematic way to install multiple accumulated updates is from a clean OS with limited driver and no programs installed,
    but even this is an extreme instance that is hardly needed anymore.
    Only a small minority report update issues, and even then, it is more often than not related to a pre-existing corruption in the software environment
    that may or may not be easily detectable.
    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

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    Thanks for the help Clint. I found this list of patches below to avoid.

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