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    Two updates(March)on HOLD?

    After the March updates W.S.expert recommended that we "hold"on two of the Win 7 updates(KB 3139398 and 3139852).I was hoping to get further instructions by today's W.S.(March 15 issue),because I am tired of seeing the warning from Microsoft that there are important updates to download.But there is no word about this issue as yet.Can anyone advise what is best to do?Thank you!

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    Susan Bradley is very cautious about any update which might affect business operations. Therefore, she will always recommend holding off on any Kernel Mode Driver updates for about 2 weeks to see if there are any reported problems. Many times these problems are associated with Anti-Virus software.

    That said, I am running Win 7 Pro x64 with Kaspersky Internet Security (Firewall and Anti-Virus) and I installed both updates because they are both packaged into the single Windows 10 update (KB3140768) that was forced onto all Windows 10 systems. So I figured that they would not hurt a Windows 7 system.

    I was right. I have had no ill affects from either update. My Kaspersky A/V works fine. I have tested the USB ports and all work just like before installing KB3139398.

    I am sure that Susan Bradley will provide more data by March 24. You can wait for her assessment or do like I did and Install.

    I hope this helps you decide.

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    I installed those without any adverse after effects.

    However, from the 25 Important and the 3 Optional I was offered in my Win 7, I trimmed those down to 16.

    The 9 Important ones that I hid were

    KB3086255; KB2952664; KB3035583; KB3075249; KB3080149

    KB3107998; KB3118401; KB3123862; KB3138612

    The 3 Optional were -

    KB2876229 (Skype); KB3080079 (RDS); KB3102429 (Currency).
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    If you don't want to have them popping up then make a note of them and then hide them until Susan Bradley offers further advice.

    So far I've just run the MSRT, I'm still hanging on for a few more days and will probably start installing the other dozen or so after Thursday's newsletter in case it mentions anything. I've hidden the usual suspect (KB2952664) and will hold back on the ones recommended for putting on hold. One machine also has an Office 2010 update which I'll leave until Susan Bradley's later report on the non-security updates. I'm in no hurry with updates these days, the balance of risk between malware and Microsoft is ever shifting...

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    Thank you all very much.I shall be patient and wait until S.B.will give her OK(or not).Many thanks again!!!

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