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    I always feel sketch with windows updates, i don't know why really?

    I feel like it's going to slow down my computer but who knows.

    Are these important & should I install them? I'm clearly never using INTERNET EXPLORER so i'm not updating it.

    But are these important to update?
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    Windows 8 enterprise x64

    Updates, specifically Service Pack 3 , was putting a XP to his knees , but on 7 I never notice degradation of speed from updates, so I guess it will be the same with 8
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    So it's important to install or no?
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    North Wales
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    Win7 64-bit and Win8 32-bit in VM (+ others in VM)

    In a word - yes!
    The large update is in effect SP1 for Win8 - released even before general availability! - which addresses some performance issues and bugs.
    The reason that XP updates tended to slow things down a little (or a lot) was that early XP machines tended to be under-specified for RAM - 128MS was never a realistic minimum RAM level, and once things started getting loaded, 256MB was a true minimum - once SP2 was added to the mix, with the massive changes that made to the system, the realistic minimum was 512MB.

    Most modern machines come with 2GB RAM or more - which is perfectly adequate for general use (surfing, watching movies etc), although 4GB is better, even on a 32-bit system.
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    I still don't understand lol
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    Yes, you should install those.

    There is only flash player for IE -might as well install that also as there was a security flaw with the last one.
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  7. #7

    thank you!
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