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.
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?