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Should i install also the optional updates ?

  1. #1


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    Should i install also the optional updates ?


    I did a clean windows 8.1 pro installation.
    Now in the windows update I have 92 important updates and 3 optional updates.

    In the optional updates I see two updates KB.....etc.... and one update for mouse and keyboard.

    My question if I should install this updates ? Always to install all updates ?

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  2. #2


    St. Augustine
    Posts : 388
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64


    Quote Originally Posted by chocolade View Post
    I did a clean windows 8.1 pro installation.
    Now in the windows update I have 92 important updates and 3 optional updates.

    In the optional updates I see two updates KB.....etc.... and one update for mouse and keyboard.

    My question if I should install this updates ? Always to install all updates ?
    I would wait on any optional updates for a bit as some have caused problems recently. I would also check those marked as important and look for KB3022345. If this one is in the batch I would wait on that one as well as it has been the source of some problems.

    Possibly post a screenshot of your update list.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 36
    windows 8 64 bit


    gator I already started to install the important updates. Can I uninstall later KB3022345 if I will see it installed ?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 36
    windows 8 64 bit


    Here is a list of the installed updates I installed only the important.

    Description FixComments HotFixID InstallDate InstalledBy InstalledOn Name ServicePackInEffect Status
    Update KB2899189_Microsoft-Windows-CameraCodec-Package NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB2959936 Chocolade\Administrator 11/21/2014
    Security Update KB2894856 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB2919355 Chocolade\Administrator 11/21/2014
    Security Update KB2920189 Chocolade\Administrator 11/21/2014
    Security Update KB2931358 Chocolade\Administrator 11/21/2014
    Security Update KB2931366 Chocolade\Administrator 11/21/2014
    Update KB2937220 Chocolade\Administrator 11/21/2014
    Update KB2938772 Chocolade\Administrator 11/21/2014
    Update KB2939153 Chocolade\Administrator 11/21/2014
    Hotfix KB2949621 Chocolade\Administrator 11/21/2014
    Update KB2954879 Chocolade\Administrator 11/21/2014
    Update KB2958262 Chocolade\Administrator 11/21/2014
    Update KB2958263 Chocolade\Administrator 11/21/2014
    Security Update KB2961072 Chocolade\Administrator 11/21/2014
    Update KB2962140 Chocolade\Administrator 11/21/2014
    Update KB2965142 Chocolade\Administrator 11/21/2014
    Update KB2965500 Chocolade\Administrator 11/21/2014
    Update KB2966407 Chocolade\Administrator 11/21/2014
    Update KB2967917 Chocolade\Administrator 11/21/2014
    Update KB2968599 Chocolade\Administrator 11/21/2014
    Update KB2971203 Chocolade\Administrator 11/21/2014
    Security Update KB2973351 Chocolade\Administrator 11/21/2014
    Update KB2975061 Chocolade\Administrator 11/21/2014
    Security Update KB2976627 Chocolade\Administrator 11/21/2014
    Update KB2976978 Chocolade\Administrator 11/21/2014
    Update KB2976978 Chocolade\Administrator
    Security Update KB2977629 Chocolade\Administrator 11/21/2014
    Security Update KB2977765 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB2978002 Chocolade\Administrator 11/21/2014
    Security Update KB2978041 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Security Update KB2978126 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Security Update KB2979576 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB2981580 Chocolade\Administrator 11/21/2014
    Security Update KB2987107 Chocolade\Administrator 11/21/2014
    Update KB2989647 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 11/21/2014
    Update KB2989930 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB2990967 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB2994290 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB2998527 Chocolade\Administrator 11/21/2014
    Update KB3000850 Chocolade\Administrator 11/21/2014
    Update KB3001237 Chocolade\Administrator 11/21/2014
    Security Update KB3003057 Chocolade\Administrator 11/21/2014
    Security Update KB3004361 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Security Update KB3004365 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    Update KB3004394 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3006137 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3008242 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Security Update KB3011780 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    Update KB3012235 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3012702 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3013172 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3013410 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3013531 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3013538 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3014442 Chocolade\Administrator 11/21/2014
    Update KB3015696 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3016074 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3018133 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Security Update KB3019215 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Security Update KB3019978 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3020338 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3020370 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Security Update KB3021674 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Security Update KB3022777 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3022796 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Security Update KB3023222 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Security Update KB3023266 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3024751 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3024755 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3025417 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3027209 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3029606 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3029803 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Security Update KB3030377 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3030947 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3031044 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Security Update KB3032323 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Security Update KB3032663 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3033446 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Security Update KB3033889 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    Update KB3034348 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Security Update KB3035017 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Security Update KB3035126 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    Security Update KB3035132 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3035527 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    Update KB3035553 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3035583 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3036612 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    Security Update KB3037579 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3037924 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3038002 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3038562 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Hotfix KB3038701 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    Security Update KB3039066 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3042085 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Security Update KB3042553 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3043812 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3044374 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3044673 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Security Update KB3045171 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Security Update KB3045685 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    Update KB3045717 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3045719 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Security Update KB3045755 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3045992 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Security Update KB3045999 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Security Update KB3046002 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3046480 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Hotfix KB3046737 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3047254 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3047255 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3047276 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3048043 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3048097 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3048778 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Security Update KB3049563 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    Security Update KB3050514 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Security Update KB3051768 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3054169 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Security Update KB3055642 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Security Update KB3061518 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
    Update KB3061904 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/18/2015
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  5. #5


    St. Augustine
    Posts : 388
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64


    Unless I am missing it, I did not see KB3022345 in the list you provided. I saw KB3035583 which some are concerned about but It has not caused the problems KB3022345 has. Anything installed can always be uninstalled within a reasonable amount of time.

    If you had not done so it is always a good idea to create a Restore Point before installing updates, especially that many.

    If all install successfully don't be surprised to see more when you check for updates again.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 36
    windows 8 64 bit


    And after restarted my pc I have in the optional updates still this two updates: KB3013769 and KB3013816 and also in the important I have new two updates: KB3003667 amd KB3022345.

    1. In the list of updates I installed already should I uninstall any of them ?
    2. In the updates I added here now should I install them now ? Maybe only the two important.

    I noticed now that I see now the KB3022345 update. So I will not install it. And the others ?
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  7. #7


    St. Augustine
    Posts : 388
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64


    I did not see any on the list you provided that I recognized as causing problems. I would recommend holding off on KB3022345 for now and make sure your system digests all the others. If all is well in a couple of days and you don't have any issues or file corruptions I would make a Restore Point and/or other appropriate backup and try installing KB3022345.

    I also suggest you Google Search KB3022345 and read up on it a bit. I still think it is a viable and likely important update for the future but considering the problems it has caused for some I think a little caution is in order.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 191
    Windows 8.1 (Update 1) Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by gator2013 View Post
    I did not see any on the list you provided that I recognized as causing problems. I would recommend holding off on KB3022345 for now and make sure your system digests all the others. If all is well in a couple of days and you don't have any issues or file corruptions I would make a Restore Point and/or other appropriate backup and try installing KB3022345.

    I also suggest you Google Search KB3022345 and read up on it a bit. I still think it is a viable and likely important update for the future but
    considering the problems it has caused for some I think a little caution is in order.
    Are you talking about the sfc corruption the update KB3022345 causes? Apparently, this seems to be a false positive according to the KB article saying the following:

    "This update enables the Diagnostics Tracking Service in Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. This tracking service collects data about functional issues in Windows.

    This update contains the following two manifests that are occasionally updated by the Diagnostic Tracking Service:
    • telemetry.ASM-WindowsDefault.json
    • utc.app.json

    The two files are marked as static files in the update. When an advanced user runs the System File Checker Tool (sfc.exe), the files are unintentionally flagged as corrupted. There is no impact or corruption on a device that is running this update, and this issue will be fixed in a later service update."

    Susan Bradley, an MVP on the Microsoft forums is confirming this: Having trouble uninstalling Windows Optional Update KB3022345 - Microsoft Community

    The KB article is saying that this "false positive" corruption will be fixed in future updates.
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  9. #9


    St. Augustine
    Posts : 388
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64


    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyGui View Post
    Are you talking about the sfc corruption the update KB3022345 causes? Apparently, this seems to be a false positive according to the KB article saying the following:
    Susan Bradley, an MVP on the Microsoft forums is confirming this: Having trouble uninstalling Windows Optional Update KB3022345 - Microsoft Community

    The KB article is saying that this "false positive" corruption will be fixed in future updates.
    Yes, That is the current info on KB3022345

    I am going to wait until MS has a fix for that issue before I reinstall. Isn't it nice how MS leaves out the fact that V.1 of KB3022345 rendered the DISM functions inoperable. When I run SFC /scannow I don't want to be concerned with getting a false positive or is it a real positive and then have to wade through the CBS log to find out what is real or not.
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