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at the moment my w7 desktop stand alone in the corner :-) perhaps the updates at the new year :-)

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- It seems this month there is no separate Cumulative Security Update for IE 11. I searched the MS Update catalogus website but to no avail.

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My system hasn't received any updates as of yet. Clicking Check for Updates only finds signature file updates for Windows Defender.

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- Ah. MS was a "bit late". Today I did find the "Cumulative Security Update for IE 11". It's KB 4486474 (for Windows 7).

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For whatever reason they feed my system the updates close to late afternoon going into the evening, when it updated the other day it was nearly mid-night.

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- No, this IE 11 update (KB 4486474) won't be offered through the Windows Update mechanism. The user has to go out and actively search for this update on the Microsoft Update Catalogus website. See e.g. the 1st post in this thread.

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Oops! Who goes back to page 1, post 1? :blink: I got the update and installed it. Thanks for setting me straight. :)

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- Actually, the update for IE 11 is included in the monthly "Roll up update" for Windows 7 (SP 1). But I always download both the update for IE 11 and the monthly rollup. Just in case I need to re-install Win7.

- MS started in 2013 (2014 ??) to release a "Cumulative Security Updates for IE 11" every month. That was long before MS started to issue "Monthly Rollup Updates" (mid 2016 ?).

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On 3/24/2018 at 08:37, hazelnut said:

Not sure which KB number you are referring to but thought I'd link to this just in case anyone has issues

https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/bork-tuesday-any-problems-yet.370217/page-159#post-2746559

It it correct that the latest IE 11 security only update will bring IE 11 up to date including all the earlier fixes? 
Is that what "cumulative" means in reference to IE 11 security only updates ? 

Asking because I wish to limit the number of files I must copy & save on the win 7 desktop. 

Thanks. 

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A 'Cumulative Update' means that while it includes some earlier updates it will check to see what has already been installed and then only install anything new that you don't already have.

eg. For Windows 10 a cumulitive update will include all updates for that particular version (eg. 1803, or 1809) since it was released, but will check and only install any that you don't aready have.

It means you are only downloading/installing updates you don't already have.

By contrast a 'Simple Update' doesn't check and just installs (re-installs?) everything that is in that update.

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Thanks, nukecad. 

I will soon start using as my main OS the latest obsolete version of windows, win 7.  :lol:  

So I just have to install the last  cumulative security only update for ie 11, right?

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Not entirely sure how they work with Win 7.

It's been around a long time so that would be a massive Cumulative Update if it included everything for the OS since it was launched?
Of course if it's just a CU for ie11 (and only the security patches) then it's not that bad.

With Win 10 there is a new version about every six months, and so never much more than six months Cumulative Updates for the whole OS.

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