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You overlooked my parting question in the last paragraph of my previous message (msg #13).  Could you give me your thoughts on that, please?


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I have one remaining question for you. I stopped installing MS Windows updates about 8 months ago, because each time I did, it broke my Internet connection. The first two times this happened, I devoted time to figuring out which update caused the problem, and sequestered the culprits. But when it continued to happen, I ultimately decided to just block all further MS updates. I realize that this creates vulnerabilities, but updates that break my Internet connection all the time are also not good. What do you recommend that I do?

 

Oops sorry missed that

 

Was it a specific KB that broke the internet connection ? As if it was then that one can be hidden so that you do get the rest that are security related

 

Can you recall the KB number ?


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The culprit appeared to be KB3003057.  I hid it in November of last year, and installed the other updates that were available at that time.  But I set Windows Update to manual, so that I could examine subsequent updates before installing them.

 

The next time I looked at updates to decide whether to install them, they included cumulative updates that I suspected would include the troublesome KB3003057.  So I haven't installed Windows updates since November of last year.  Windows update now shows 112 important updates and 5 optional ones.

 

What would you recommend that I do at this point?


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OK that KB has now been superceded

 

The update that this article describes has been replaced by a newer update. We recommend that you install the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To install the most current update, go to the following Microsoft website:
http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
For more technical information about the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, go to the following Microsoft website:
https://technet.micr...curity/bulletin

 

So I would ensure that KB3003057 is still hidden and then update the rest in batches of 20, rebooting between each  


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Thanks.  Good suggestion about 20 at a time.

 

Is the PayPal link below your posts a good way to show my gratitude to you for your assistance?  If not, what is a better way?


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The link is good young sir :)

I will keep the thread open until all your updates are installed just in case anything should go awry, although I doubt it
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :)

If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.

Everyone else please begin a New Topic.


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