windows 7. what updates should install? how open new folder

for win 7 what service packs and updates should I install?

I can;t open a new folder? what am I doing wrong? thx

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Everything they throw at you

except "optionals". But of course optional means you have the option to select or not. I generally never allow Microsoft's optional updates.

However, anything and everything else Windows Update offers you, I would recommend you accept. If you have not had any windows updates installed then there will be quite a few to be downloaded and installed and it will not all be offered in one go, but expect a never ending stream of updates for a while until your system catches up.

Lets start a new discussion about the folder problem, unless you believe this to be related to updates?


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Personally I'd narrow that slightly and just say NEVER accept a driver update off of Windows Update. Optional updates are, as the name implies, optional. Myself, I generally go through and pick and choose which, if any, to install. Usually its only the ones that correct some minor bug or that sort of thing. However, if you accept driver updates from Windows Update, sooner or later (and probably sooner) you will regret it.

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I agree about the drivers......if I want those things I'll fetch them from the maker.

Optional......I wonder how many user have the ability to say "I need that"...."I don't need that".

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Good to read folk have learned about the drivers.

It's a bit of a mystery why the PC industry didn't cure the driver issue long ago. They've certainly had enough time.

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You're right

I should have made that clear about drivers.


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