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Do You Update Windows 7?

Poll Results: Do You Update Windows 7?

 
  • 100% (6)
    I add every update possible that the Windows Update utility provides without question--even the ones that are optional.
  • 0% (0)
    I add only a select few updates for software like audio drivers, which are generally found in the optional section.
  • 0% (0)
    No, I generally don't update anything and manually download any software or patches that I need.
  • 0% (0)
    I refrain from updating. I'm pretty sure it causes system problems... probably.
6 Total Votes  
post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
I'm sure a thread like this has been done before, but I couldn't find it pending a search.

I've done clean installs of my operating system multiple times in the past couple years (mostly due to some bad RAM I got) and I've realized that over time, I've simply chosen not to update Windows 7. For awhile, I blamed it on issues that I was having with my computer which in fact turned out to be hardware related, but even to this day I simply don't update Windows 7 anymore. Well, I do for specific devices such as monitor drivers and what not. After that, I completely disable it by shutting down it down in services.

So, the question is simple: Do you update your Windows 7?

(First time doing a poll--hope this turns out right).
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post #2 of 4
Updates are EXTREMELY important for patching vulnerabilities in Windows. There's no reason to not install them.
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post #3 of 4
Updates have caused loads of problems (including a KSOD on my old rig) for me in the past, so I don't really install them.

And yes, I'm well aware that some are critical for your security.
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post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Waffleboy View Post

Updates are EXTREMELY important for patching vulnerabilities in Windows. There's no reason to not install them.

Yeah, I've thought about that, but I've never actually had an issue in terms of viruses or anything of that such. I'm pretty cautious about what I do with my computer, and it's just never been an issue. That's an entirely different issue in regards to my parents though. I've always assumed that the vulnerabilities that Microsoft referred to were related in that context. Am I off basis?
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Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB M.2 SSD Prolimatech Samuel 17 w/ Ultra Sleek Vortex 12 Fan Windows 7 Home Premium KB87 Bluetooth CNC Acrylic Mechanical Keyboard 
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