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#1 bigbrown411

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 12:35 PM

If I turn off or delay my "check for updates" under the "Windows Update" in my control panel on my Windows 7 ASUS computer, can it:

 

1) Screw up the uninstallation process of other programs on my computer?

 

2) Screw up the installation process of an external hard drive and flash drive

 

3) Screw up the transfer process of data on this external hard drive of flash drive?

 

If i were to turn off the "check for updates," it would be for a temporary time. 2-3 days I'd say. Also, these questions apply to if I were to keep the "check for updates" on. So please answer both ways. Thank you.


Edited by hamluis, 24 March 2014 - 06:31 AM.
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Posted 23 March 2014 - 12:51 PM

If I turn off or delay my "check for updates" under the "Windows Update" in my control panel on my Windows 7 ASUS computer, can it:

 

1) Screw up the uninstallation process of other programs on my computer?

A temporary delay in downloading and applying updates to windows will not cause problems with the deletion/uninstallation of other programs

A permanent shutdown of updates still causes no problems with other programs but does not allow you to receive security updates which leaves your system as risk

 

2) Screw up the installation process of an external hard drive and flash drive

Same as above

 

3) Screw up the transfer process of data on this external hard drive of flash drive?

Still the same response

 

If i were to turn off the "check for updates," it would be for a temporary time. 2-3 days I'd say. Also, these questions apply to if I were to keep the "check for updates" on. So please answer both ways. Thank you.

My recommendation is that you do not turn off the update feature unless you have a compelling reason to do so. And then, I'd only turn it off for the duration of the process that required it. I know of none.

 

Keep us posted

 


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