Sometimes, I feel like Microsoft's right hand does not know what the left hand does.
It does not help if communication is often minimal or non-existent.
This runs in the background, telling you when new critical updates are available.
In general, if you don't know otherwise then you should install all the critical updates, and leave the others.
It will start downloading the updates, then will install them all.Also noticed the three updates today were very slow installing and the restart after updates was also very slow, so I guess there is some kind of conflict, I will continue to watch for errors created by today's (4/12/16) updates.Some of the many complaints just seem to be with Windows 10 problems in general, and don't actually relate to the two April patches.The site will scan for available updates, then allow you to see what is available and install them. This gives you a list of the updates that Windows Update thinks you need to install.Usually you should just accept this list, however you may want to look at the "Windows 98 and 98 Second Edition" section for other useful updates, such as the "Windows Critical Update Notification".Considering that the system did not work too well on Windows 10, it seems likely that users will be hit with issues eventually on Windows 7 or 8.1 devices as well.Since it is no longer possible to block faulty updates, or uninstall them, all that users can do if they run into issues is to remove the whole update package.The company decided to bring cumulative updates to those operating systems, much like it does for Windows 10.This means that organizations and end users get only update packages instead of individual updates.Case in point is two new updates released this month that have created problems for some users.SEE ALSO: Microsoft hits a new low -- sneaks Windows 10 advertising into an Internet Explorer security patch Microsoft has started an official thread for updates KB3147461 and KB3147458 asking if anyone is seeing issues with them, and a lot of people are.