don't get me wrong, i read every one of those "updates" before i allow the installation. by the way, i didn't mean to upset you.
I'm not upset at all, sorry if you interpreted my reply that way.
oh and another thing, since when does windows recommend that Skype be installed? or some Zune package be installed? what does that have to do with vulnerabilities to my operating system?
Microsoft doesn't push these via Windows Updates like that. Only if you have Zune installed (and even there, it's discontinued), same goes for Skype. If these aren't "Important Updates", disregard them.
and to tell you the truth, i have opted to go with the manufacturer of my computer...Dell to get any driver downloads and any "urgent" or "recommended" or even any "optional" updates installed on my Dell computer. And if i have any kind of graphics problems, i've opted to go with the manufacturer of my graphics medial accelerator chipset, Intel for those updates.
I never went with the Windows Updates for the drivers updates and always adviced users to not go with that method either. You should always get your drivers from the manufacturer, simple as that.
windows automatic updates is NOT the answer for everything in my computer. in fact, every time i allow automatic installation of windows updates WITHOUT reviewing them first, i've had problems that don't get fixed until i go to Dell.
This happens often when Recommended/Optional updates are installed and they are driver-related. Hence why I recommend to not install them from there.
but did it ever occur to you that maybe the person that is on their computer ALL THE TIME knows a little bit more about their computer than say....some tech guy that has never even SEEN my computer's insides? i know my computer inside and out. i clean it and check it all the time.
I'm just going to ask you a rhetorical question on that one alright? If you knew your computer "that much", why would you need to come see guys like me (techs) to fix your issues? I never said that I knew your computer or anything else, you implied that. However, I know enough to be able to troubleshoot your issues without having to use your computer everyday, or without even using it once. Otherwise, I wouldn't have my current job wouldn't I?
Anyway, this thread has gone a bit off-track. Unless we get back on topic (which is solved), a Moderator will close it.