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I meant the Windows installation breaking through an update causing Windows to not boot anymore on some machines. I think that happened more than once in the last decade? I won't catch that because my updates are getting installed automatically. So as an alternative to switching over to installing things manually and only after there are no reports of issues, I mentioned there's backups.

Regarding the amount of information provided in the KB articles, I guess I'm remembering wrong or it was different in the past. Just now, I randomly clicked on a handful of different updates that were installed in February, and the KB articles are impressive. A security update I looked at was linking to some pretty technical document that mentioned all issues that were reported and fixed. In my mind, I was imagining articles that are very close to what's mentioned in that box on the right side in the Windows Update tool in the Control Panel, things like "this is an important update!" and basically nothing more. I was definitely wrong if there's nice articles like what I looked at just now.

So overall it's just laziness if I'm honest. I'd read everything if it would be an Admin job for a whole bunch of machines, but I won't do it at home. tongue.gif

 

But it's your computer... why do you refuse to take full control of it?

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only because it is not 7. tongue.gif
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But it's your computer... why do you refuse to take full control of it?

I did it in the past. I only let Windows Update notify me of new things, looked at those, then decided on what should happen. I noticed I often was just waving it through without being diligent. If that happens often, there's no point in not using the automatic behavior of Windows Update. I guess I just got bored? The "decisions" I made were also pretty much always the same: I installed all updates. The only difference to now is that I knew that there were updates and perhaps knew about some of the changes.
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I did it in the past. I only let Windows Update notify me of new things, looked at those, then decided on what should happen. I noticed I often was just waving it through without being diligent. If that happens often, there's no point in not using the automatic behavior of Windows Update. I guess I just got bored? The "decisions" I made were also pretty much always the same: I installed all updates. The only difference to now is that I knew that there were updates and perhaps knew about some of the changes.

 

You could also just stop using Windows Update. ;) I haven't had any benefits from Windows Update, only problems.

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You could also just stop using Windows Update. wink.gif I haven't had any benefits from Windows Update, only problems.

This is what I told my brother Ed. windows update only install junks in it.
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This is what I told my brother Ed. windows update only install junks in it.

True Bro, True! wink.gif
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Why would you want to allow Microsoft to force updates on you that you might not want?

But MS might have been thinking of people like you and have made Update1 mandatory, otherwise no more patches for you. Of course by the sounds of it this doesn't worry you
Edited by error-id10t - 4/10/14 at 12:44am
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But MS might have been thinking of people like you and have made Update1 mandatory, otherwise no more patches for you. Of course by the sounds of it this doesn't worry you

 

hehehe you're right. On a fresh install, I just update to all of the latest updates and then I disable Windows Update. To be honest, I'm not really sure why I install any of the updates in the first place, but I guess I have myself convinced that it's a good idea to at least be as up to date as possible after a fresh installation. Of course, things will be different if I am going to be avoiding Update 1 since that will limit me. I don't mind so much though. :)

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I don't like that I can't disable Aero. Its only by doing that that I can effectively stream and record gameplay using Open Broadcast Software.
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I like 8.1, well... If there was one thing I hate the most is all the moaning and gigantic threads about it.
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