After a long time, I just connected to Windows98 update site to check if I need any critical updates and discovered that I do need one (KB891781). Since I have not done it lately, I have forgotten the correct procedure. I know if I download it, it will install automatically. But do I need to close the programs that run in the background first? For software installation, I always do that (Ctrl+Alt+Delete, then End Task) though I know some people say that is not necessary, just close the programs you can SEE running. However, to be on the safeside, I ALWAYS do that, and I have never regretted. My question is, is it necessary to do the same even for installing Windows updates/security patches? Should I, at least, temporarily disable the antivirus program and remove the screensaver? I believe in taking precautions -- better be safe than sorry.
Any advice from knowledgeable persons will be appreciated.
Edited by Shoban Sen, 28 February 2005 - 11:50 PM.