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Windows update Question:  Which ones to install first?  What order to install?

Posted on 2013-05-28
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I have a list of about 30 updates that my XP machine wants to install.
Question:  How does does Windows XP know which order to install them in?  I'm worried that some may install in the wrong sequence.  I fell behind in keeping up with my updates.
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by:aadih
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Worry not. Let Windows manage the order.
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by:tailoreddigital
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I'm just reaffirming aadih,   Windows will install them correctly.   Even if you try to manually force some update out of order, the update will point out something that needs to be installed first (if required).
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by:nr820s
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Certainly, let Windows take care of it, the computer knows best. I agree with aadih.
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Like the other guys said you can just install the updates. For more information on how to install multiple updates: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/296861
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by:CSI-Windows_com
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When I get behind, I install no more than 15 at a time - without concern to order.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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I have installed over 100 at one time when I had to redo a machine.  I did not have any problems.  I always install all the 'automatic' updates for my XP machines.  I also install all of the 'optional' Root Certificate Updates.  They are the documents that validate your HTTPS connections to secure sites.  You have to go to the Windows Update site to get those.
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by:sriramiyer
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>>How does does Windows XP know which order to install them in?
It is the part of windows job. hence you need not worry much. It is their job. Don't worry about others job. We have a lot more to do. Just a suggestion and don't angry on me pl.
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