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Which Updates To Install?

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#1 spix14


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Posted 14 February 2008 - 03:53 AM

Someone on here before has mentioned that you shouldn't just automatically install whatever updates windows sends you. If this is the case, then how do I know which ones to install and which ones to not install? I'm scared to install anything, as I am deeply mistrustful of Microsoft. Thanks for any help you can provide with this.

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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 08:04 AM

I suppose this is a matter of opinion.

Sometimes IT Departments do not want updates automatically installed on their computers until they have been fully tested.

But for the average home user, automatic updates are usually the best choice, as at least this way they get installed. Most of the updates are security related. By not installing them you run the risk of getting infected or worse.

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#3 beanniebaby


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Posted 16 February 2008 - 09:07 AM

I would have agreed with this advice prior to buying a computer with Windows vista on it. It took me several months and your forum to figure out all the problems I have been having with vista are from updates that have been installing. I have now turned the auto update off and I will research the updates before I put them on my computer. May be a little more time consuming, but vista is so buggy it is not funny.

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