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Never updated Windows 7

Post by Luigi » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:11 pm

Am reading all about the fresh ransomware & thought I would check for security updates. Turns out this machine has never been updated. Works 100%. I have 187 updates to install should I choose all.

My previous IT guy was always ofthe mind if it ain't broke do not fuk with it. He hates Microsoft with passion however.

What say you techies here. Update all? Update selected security related only? Leave it alone. Once again I have no issues whatsoeveer. Runs fast & smooth.

FWIW running windows 7 64 bit.
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Re: Never updated Windows 7

Post by timmydownawell » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:21 pm

I would update the lot. And after it has updated and restarted and updated again, restart it and search again for updates... lather, rinse and repeat, always repeat. No point in leaving this computer at the mercy of known exploits.
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Re: Never updated Windows 7

Post by Username Taken » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:38 pm

timmydownawell wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:21 pm
I would update the lot. And after it has updated and restarted and updated again, restart it and search again for updates... lather, rinse and repeat, always repeat. No point in leaving this computer at the mercy of known exploits.
100% agree with timmy there. Update the lot, restart, check for more updates, etc. on and on until there are no more.

But take a backup copy of all your important stuff before you start.
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Re: Never updated Windows 7

Post by phuketrichard » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:51 pm

i am running a copy windows 7.... 64 bit Ultimate 2009
have not updated anything in years
are u saying now I should>>
running; zone alarm, Avg and spy bot...

i just checked for updates ,
says to check for updates i must first install an update for windows update LOL
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Re: Never updated Windows 7

Post by Username Taken » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:59 pm

Richard, it doesn't matter if it's a cracked copy. Is it Activated? If 'yes', then it should be fine.
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Re: Never updated Windows 7

Post by Luigi » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:07 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:51 pm
i am running a copy windows 7.... 64 bit Ultimate 2009
have not updated anything in years
are u saying now I should>>
running; zone alarm, Avg and spy bot...

i just checked for updates ,
says to check for updates i must first install an update for windows update LOL

I got the same. Update to update. Maybe this wknd. I have no important stuff to back up so no worries there.
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Re: Never updated Windows 7

Post by timmydownawell » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:20 pm

Luigi wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:07 pm
phuketrichard wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:51 pm
i am running a copy windows 7.... 64 bit Ultimate 2009
have not updated anything in years
are u saying now I should>>
running; zone alarm, Avg and spy bot...

i just checked for updates ,
says to check for updates i must first install an update for windows update LOL

I got the same. Update to update. Maybe this wknd. I have no important stuff to back up so no worries there.
Plan for this to take at least a couple of hours!
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Re: Never updated Windows 7

Post by timmydownawell » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:23 pm

What I hate about MS most is "to complete the update your computer must be restarted" - but they conveniently fail to mention that after it restarts it'll take an hour or longer to implement said updates before you can actually start using it again.
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Re: Never updated Windows 7

Post by Username Taken » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:48 pm

A couple of hours?? With no previous updates, this could take a day.
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Re: Never updated Windows 7

Post by timmydownawell » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:50 pm

Username Taken wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:48 pm
A couple of hours?? With no previous updates, this could take a day.
I said "at least"! :D

Just need to restart it to complete the updates. LMAO
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