Windows 7 update guide: How ‘security-only’ and ‘monthly rollups’ differ

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It’s been more than a year since Microsoft ended the decades-old practice of letting customers choose which patches they apply, and instead instituted a cumulative update maintenance model for Windows 7 and its shadow-of-a-sibling, Window 8.1.

And yet some users still don’t grasp the new scheme.

“There are plenty of people who don’t know which kind of update they should use,” Chris Geottl, product manager with client security and management vendor Ivanti, said in a recent interview. “‘Which one should I do? What non-security features are included in the monthly rollup? There’s still some confusion.”

No wonder there.

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