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#1 xie2007

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 01:12 PM

How many dadburn windows updates do i really need?

 

seems like a lot lately, so ive turned off auto updates

 

maybe cause I got a vpn and Im naughty?



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Posted 15 February 2015 - 01:21 PM

Hi xie :)

Windows Updates are there to enhance the Windows OS by patching it. They can patch pretty much everything from security to errors that would make certain program fails. Ideally, you want to install every Important Updates since these are critical to the Windows OS, as they address security issues and without them, your system would be more vulnerable to malware and hackers. As for the Recommended Updates, they are mostly optional driver and program updates that you don't really need. Personally, I suggest you to install every Important Updates, as well as Recommended Updates that addresses Windows related features and components, then leave the driver ones out.

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 01:29 PM

it seems like there are an awful lot lately 

like every day



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Posted 15 February 2015 - 01:31 PM

Usually, Important Updates are released on the second Tuesday of each month. If you have updates everyday, it means that you didn't install them in the past or that you didn't install some of them for a while. I suggest you to manually search and install them until none are found. This way, you'll be up to date with the update release cycle.

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Follow the instructions below to check for available Windows Updates and install them:
  • Click on the Windows Start Menu and select Control Panel;
  • From there, click on System and Security and select Windows Updates;
  • Click on the Check for updates button in the left-pane;
  • Wait for the scan to complete and see which updates are found, Recommended Updates and Recommended Updates (or Optional Updates);
  • Click on X Important Updates (X being the number of updates being found) and make sure that they are all checked;
  • Install every Important Updates found and restart your computer once it's done;

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