Should I get these option Windows Software Updates?
I generally follow the advice here and get the high priority Windows Updates (except for net framework updates). However, last night my daughter came home with an English paper on her flash drive - to work on the paper at home. Her school has a recent version of Microsoft Word - and hers at home is from 2002, I believe (maybe 2003). Before she could read the program at home, she was prompted to get a Microsoft Word update that would translate her document to a format that her Word could use. I may have that backwards - it may have updated her Word program to be able to read it.
At any rate, that got me thinking that perhaps some other non-high priority updates might be useful. She has a dell dimension 4500 - Windows XP sp3 (just upgraded to 1.5 GB RAM).
I just checked and here are some optional software updates that I wonder if we should get:
1 - Update for Windows XP (KB971513) - the latest Microsoft user Interface Automation (whatever that is)
2 - Windows Search 4.0 for Windows XP
3 - Windows Media Player 11
4 - update for root certificates (KB931125)