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Old 07-03-2016, 10:03 AM
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Default Updates - restoring many to a new install

We were forced to abandon a failed drive and start using an older drive with Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit) installed and working. We lost no data because we had good backups. What we DID LOSE was more than a year of "Updates" to the Win7 and MS Office Installation.

We went ahead and installed a newer version of OFFICE so updates to it are not a problem.

But the SYSTEM updates show over 200 "Important" updates in the list. I have enough experience with Windows to know better than to try to do that many. So HOW do I determine which to do...and in WHAT ORDER? Oldest first? Newest first?

I really would rather NOT move on to Win10, and I am not positive the workhorse machine involved would "move" up anyway. It's powerful and configured to do the jobs it needs to do, but it's not a SOA machine.

Thanks for thoughts and input.

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The first thing you should do, if you don't have a Windows 7 SP1 installation, is install SP1 (update KB976932). After that, install updates KB3020369, KB3125574, KB3172605 & KB3181988. These updates are available via the Microsoft Update Catalog ( and must be installed in that order. Installing these updates minimizes the number of other updates you'll need.

After that, simply let Windows manage the updates for you - it will install all that are needed in the order they need to be installed. After that, it will quite possibly do another updates check and tell you there's another round to install.

If you're installing updates manually, install them in KB number order.
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