KB 2929437 is NOT pre-checked for download/installation

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KB 2929437 is NOT pre-checked for download/installation
« on: April 08, 2014, 04:55:20 PM »
With Windows Updates for 8 April 2014, KB 2929437 is showing up as a Cumulative Security Update for IE 11 (in my case, on a Win7 system)...but unlike the remaining updates today, it is NOT pre-checked for automatic installation.

But I was automatically offered (i.e., pre-checked) KB 2936068 --- which is the update corresponding to MS14-018 --- Security Update for IE.

Looking at the documentation for KB 2929437 at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2929437 , it is described as incorporating the cumulative fixes of MS14-018, and additionally, offering "new enhancements" related to "F12 developer tools, IE11's WebGL renderer, Enterprise Mode for IE, JavaScript typed array enhancements" as well as a few other items.   Do we need all of these?   Or are they in fact optional --- which would explain why this update was not pre-checked for inclusion.

A definitive (documented) answer would be appreciated.

[Cross-posting this question at Landzdown and DeLL forums...]

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Re: KB 2929437 is NOT pre-checked for download/installation
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2014, 06:40:22 PM »
I've found one official explanation from Dustin C. Childs (Group Manager, Response Communications, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing) here http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2014/04/08/the-april-2014-security-updates.aspx

which says:

"Customers running Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 also can choose a cumulative update: KB2929437. In addition to previous [MS14-018] updates for Internet Explorer 11 on these operating systems, it includes enhancements such as improved Internet Explorer 11 compatibility for enterprise applications. If you install this cumulative update, you will not need to install the KB2936068 update offered through MS14-018".

So it again appears to be an optional enhancement.   Which again begs the question, should be opt-in to it, or just settle for the more basic version?