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Windows Vista Restart

by skotshim / September 17, 2009 6:27 AM PDT

My computer recently crashed, so I had to start from scratch. Since it is 2006 version of Vista, my computer automatically did 3 years of Vista updates that were "important." My question is: Windows is also offering to download "recommended" updates for Vista from the last three years.

Is this necessary?


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Re: recommended updates
by Kees Bakker / September 17, 2009 6:31 AM PDT
In reply to: Windows Vista Restart

1. Did you download them the 'first' time? You're the only one who possibly can tell?
2. Did you have a look at what these updates are and if you want them? When it doubt, ask here, but specify number and description.


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by Jimmy Greystone / September 17, 2009 7:12 AM PDT
In reply to: Windows Vista Restart

The short answer is yes. The more nuanced answer is that you could probably install SP2 to skip over at least SOME of those updates, since they're included with SP2, but it is ALWAYS a good idea to install security updates. At least assuming you don't go in for having credit card numbers and other sensitive information stolen, being infested with viruses and malware, and things of that general nature.

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