What I really (honestly) want is someone to tell me that it's okay to avoid it, because I truly hate it with a burning passion. Oh yes.
To start, I've just reinstalled my computer. I've done this many times before (many), but this time around Windows Update has suddenly decided not to install updates correctly. I truly have no idea what has changed since the last time I did this, but they just won't. I have set them to download and install automatically, so that I don't have to interfere with the process. Here's what happened:
On about the 3rd wave of the Windows Update assault on my hard drive, I was prompted to shutdown again, but this time I was left hanging on the "shutting down" message for an hour, forcing me to do nothing else except shut it down improperly. This has happened to me twice already (the first being the previous installment), but why is this happening?? I turn my system back on and Windows Update is freaking out, giving me the 'updates did not install correctly' tooltip. 136 of them apparently didn't make the cut.
I'm using Norton, Malwarebytes, Firefox w/NoScript, Adblock Plus, Ghostery, Web Of Trust, and have updated all the main plugins. Please tell me these methods along with safe browsing is safe enough for my system. I can't do this Windows Update thing any longer, it's driving me nuts and is gonna put me in a very early grave.
Edited by Double44, 12 January 2013 - 08:50 AM.