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Is it neccessary to update windows ?

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So this is a noob question. Some of my friends told me that they don't update windows at all, because sometimes the updates just make your pc slow. So I'm wondering If i should keep updating my windows or If i install it leave it the way it is and just turn off windows update.
post #2 of 8
I think some of your friends aren't too smart. Updates fix vulnerabilities, software/hardware compatibilities etc. I never noticed any slowdown from updating. My opinion is to just keep updating and not worry about it. thumb.gif
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Update everything. 100%. (Don't bother with all the language packs and all that crap).
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post #4 of 8
Pretty sure it doesn't slow down your computer. Just like the post above says, its worth updating via Windows Update.
Keeps your system up-to-date in security.
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Ok then. Thanks guys. Coz every other day my PC updates 1gb or half of it. That's why I'm wondering if it necessary.
post #6 of 8
On some occasions users can run into issues with updates, however that is due to other things conflicting with them.

I have never had an issue with updates. I always recommend updating. Many security patches and issues can be solved with updates.
post #7 of 8
Your friends are idiots. Updates don't "make your PC slow". Updates primarily protect you against known security vulnerabilities.

I work IT and not installing your Windows updates is one great way to increase your chances of getting infected with malware. Do you want malware? No? Then do your freaking updates.

Also, tell your friends to stop giving out IT advice, they are bad at it.
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Ok then. Thanks guys. Coz every other day my PC updates 1gb or half of it. That's why I'm wondering if it necessary.

Every other day? Did you just install Windows 7 recently? A fresh install usually has a lot of updates to download but then Windows updates only happen the 2nd Tuesday of every month, its called patch Tuesday.

Or are you referring to other updates, like Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader, and Java? Because you should do those updates as well. Also, most Windows updates overwrite existing Windows files and don't take up more space on your hard drive.
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There were a couple issues with updates in XP that eventually got sorted with more updates. Aside from that, pure nonsense.
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