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Why So Many Windows Updates

I did a "clean" Windows 7 Professional on 4/17/17 immediately following had notification of 92 updates.I installed.Following day notification 105 updates and I installed.Since that date I get daily notice of 4 to 6 updates.I can understand the initial batch but these daily ones show published dates back to 2014.
Is this normal and should I continue to install these updates with published dates dating back so far...this puzzles me

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SInce you installed W7 and not a W7 SP1

In reply to: Why So Many Windows Updates

Yes, a billion updates to install. Microsoft is profit driven so why should they expend effort to reduce this as there is no recurring revenue for this old OS?

Yes I'm asking since the question is the answer.

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Yep, Same Thing Here

In reply to: Why So Many Windows Updates

I tend to update them offline for a few times because I've saved some of the rollups but eventually, I still have to go to Windows Update and there are quite a few remaining. After the initial Windows installation, first I install a service pack preparation update, then SP1, then a servicing stack update, then an overalll rollup update from late 2016, then the most recent monthly rollup.

Hope this helps.


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Why So Many Updates

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Thx guys for the replies I feel at ease now .I should have mentioned that I did install SP-1 and the various rollups.Going forward I'll just install the updates as they are released

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After winupd settles down make a system image and put it on a flash stick or some dvd's, tuck it away.

So that if in the future you needed to do this again you won't have to start from bare metal.

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Thx. Bob for this advice which I will be following. I only wish I would have known about the "quick" update method you linked before I started

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