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    Need Help With These Few Windows Updates

    Ok, I try and follow Susan's suggestions regarding whether or not to install Windows Updates.

    But, little by little, I seem to have a few that I can't get answers to.

    I have probably missed it, but can someone clue me in on these remaining updates?
    To install or not to install, that is my question.

    KB3086255


    KB 3035583


    KB3075249


    KB3078667


    KB3080149


    Mel

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    Quote Originally Posted by compiler View Post
    Ok, I try and follow Susan's suggestions regarding whether or not to install Windows Updates.

    But, little by little, I seem to have a few that I can't get answers to.

    I have probably missed it, but can someone clue me in on these remaining updates?
    To install or not to install, that is my question.

    KB3086255


    KB 3035583


    KB3075249


    KB3078667


    KB3080149


    Mel
    KB3035583, along with another [don't remember which one], is involved with the GWX/Get Windows 10 Upgrade so you may want it or may not. If you do want the Upgrade you have until next July to get it for free.

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    Since I am not looking to upgrade to W10, I gather I should just hide KB3035583?
    Correct?

    Mel

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    Quote Originally Posted by compiler View Post
    ...Since I am not looking to upgrade to W10, I gather I should just hide KB3035583?...
    Or you could install it. Once the "Get Windows 10 (GWX)" nag icon appears in the system tray you could then use "GWX Control Panel" (from http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/ ) to disable GWX and prevent auto-upgrading to Win10.

    If in a few months time you decide that you want to upgrade then you can simply run "GWX Control Panel" again to enable GWX and the upgrade.
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    The other update that Berton was alluding to leave off is KB2952664, but Coochin's suggestion will be more positive to prevent it downloading and changing the update settings to Check for but let me choose is another way to safeguard against unwanted updates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by compiler View Post
    Ok, I try and follow Susan's suggestions regarding whether or not to install Windows Updates.

    But, little by little, I seem to have a few that I can't get answers to.

    I have probably missed it, but can someone clue me in on these remaining updates?
    To install or not to install, that is my question.

    KB3086255


    KB 3035583


    KB3075249


    KB3078667


    KB3080149
    KB3086255 is a security update, so you'll probably want that one;
    KB3075249 collects telemetry info on UAC accesses. It's probably only relevant for people involved in Microsoft's CEIP
    KB3078667 fixes memory leaks, so you'll probably want that one;
    KB3080149 collects telemetry info and is only relevant for people involved in Microsoft's CEIP.

    If you want to see what a particular update is supposed to do, input:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/
    followed by the KB# into your browser.

    To avoid an unwanted Win 10 'upgrade', but be able to automatically install other recommended updates, you should hide KB3035583, KB3021917, KB2990214 and KB2952664. Another you probably won't want is KB2999226, which installs some Windows 10 libraries that allow software specifically written for Win 10 to run on Win 8 & earlier.
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