Microsoft updates

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Jupiter Jones [MVP], May 1, 2007.

  1. The updates stop a wide variety of problems including what you
    mentioned as well as fix security and performance issues.
    Every update is different.
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], May 1, 2007
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    Rock Guest

    Yes you should install most of the updates (some are optional).
    Rock, May 1, 2007
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    Pete Russell Guest

    If you are having frequent crashes I would recommend using the "Problem
    Reports and Solutions" tool included in vista. From the search box in the
    start menu type


    You should see a program called "Problem Reports and Solutions" come up in
    the programs menu. on the left side you will see links for various actions,
    Report all errors listed and there may be solutions for some of them. You
    can also get detailed info on the crashes using this tool. Just right click
    on the error and select the appropriate actions.
    Pete Russell, May 1, 2007
  4. Some of them can, yes. But, sometimes they are pretty specific as to what
    the problem is and what it fixes. But, you still want to do the updates, as
    they also contain security fixes.
    Dustin Harper, May 1, 2007
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    Ryka Guest

    I do not have a Problems and Solutions on my Program Menu. Where can I find
    one? Would love to know if they have a solution for my not having Hibernate
    on my Home Premium.
    Ryka, May 1, 2007
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    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Control Panel>Problem Reports and Solutions

    Cal Bear '66, May 1, 2007
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    LoneStar Guest

    Is there any way to "hide" some of my Windows updates? I keep getting a
    couple for Outlook 2003 that I REALLY don't want, but every day, Vista
    reminds me of these. Surely there should be a way to hide these -- there's
    a link on the Windows Update page that says "Restore Hidden Updates!"
    Stumped you, huh!
    LoneStar, May 2, 2007
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    tim Guest

    Hi all,

    Do these updates help stop any errors/crashes at all?

    tim, May 2, 2007
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    Pete Russell Guest

    Pete Russell, May 2, 2007
  10. Jupiter Jones  [MVP]

    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Right click on the update and select Hide

    Cal Bear '66, May 2, 2007
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    LoneStar Guest

    OMG!!! I'm totally embarrassed. I tried everything, but never considered
    right-clicking! As you wrote, it's right there for the hiding!
    Thanks much.
    LoneStar, May 2, 2007
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    Rock Guest

    Yes, display the list of updates, right click on the one you want to hide,
    and select hide. :)

    FYI, it's best to start a new thread with your question than to post it as a
    reply to an on going thread.
    Rock, May 3, 2007
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    LoneStar Guest

    OK, you're right about the new thread. Sorry. This one is pretty dead by
    now, so just one more thing....

    What you said about right-clicking and hiding -- it works. HOWEVER, it
    works only temporarily! After hiding my unwanted updates yesterday, the
    same (hidden) updates showed AGAIN today. Seems like this may be something
    for SP-1.

    LoneStar, May 3, 2007
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    Rock Guest

    Hmm...not happening here. Hide and it stays hidden. Sorry I don't know why
    it's not on your system.
    Rock, May 4, 2007
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    Mike Guest

    If you have any updates showing it's always a good idea to get the update.
    Could be a patch for a known issue or it could add some time of
    functionality to the product
    Mike, May 4, 2007
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    Jdr Guest

    In theory - YES, the updates should "stop a wide variety of problems ".
    But from my experience - update solve one small problem and create
    other - sometime even bigger problems.
    My WIE worked fine when I installed the Vista on Vista ready
    machine. Now having all these automatic updates - WIE is full
    of surprises and is much slower in general, comparing with IE7.
    Jdr, May 8, 2007
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