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    Updates

    I keep getting info. that I need the following updates; KB3054890 and KB2825645. I am using Win 7 pro, and don't intend to upgrade to Win10 anytime soon. Are either or both of these updates necessary at this time?

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    Nothing to do with Win 10.
    KB3054890: Office 2007
    KB2825645: Office 2007

    cheers, Paul

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    Many thanks Paul T. I don't have Office 2007; should I still install them?

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    Do you have any Office 2007 viewers installed? Or maybe a free trial version of Office 2007, perhaps one which came preinstalled on the computer?

    Check Control Panel / Programs and Features to see if any components of Office 2007 are installed.

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    You probably have your updates to include MS ones as well which you can uncheck in Windows Update/Change settings and then you'll only get the Windows Updates.

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    Nope, only have MS Office 2003

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    Yes, I had that checked. Thanks for the tip.

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    If you are using any MS products then it's best to include MS updates.

    While I no longer have the trial version of Office installed, I do have a couple of Word Viewers so I include MS updates on mine.

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    Sudo15,

    Question for you please, if you have time? I'm a 79 yr old novice. I subscribe to WS and read the column about security and updates.

    My problem: Is there any way to search 'installed updates' other than reading the KB #s ?

    I try typing the KB # in the search box of Installed Updates and it always comes up as "no items match your search". I have tried typing both with KB preceding the number and with the number w/o KB.

    Any advice you may have would be greatly appreciated.


    Mod edit: email removed, antispam.

    Thanks.
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    Go to Control Panel > Programs > Installed Updates. This gives you a list, although not in a particularly useful order.
    You can get a much nicer list with this command.
    1. Open a Command Prompt.
    2. Type / paste: wmic qfe list brief /format:htable >%temp%\u.html & %temp%\u.html

    cheers, Paul

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    When you get that result after entering say - KB2952664 into the search box then you won't have that update installed - so you are doing the search right.

    However, checking View update history in Windows Update will tell you if you have any that have failed and some of the older updates will have been removed if you have run Disk Cleanup as an admin (Win 7).

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    There is a freeware program that will list all the installed updates and allow you to sort on the column headers.

    You can sort by Date installed, by KB Number, etc.

    It is found at the Nirsoft.net site. The program is called WinUpdatesList v1.32

    The author also has many other utilities which may be useful. I use several myself.

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