Users are reporting that a Microsoft Windows update fails to properly install, and instead forces them to continually reboot, to no avail, for implementation.
You should always keep your system updated; security patches are there for a reason. Nonetheless, you're also missing out on any improvements by Microsoft, released for the OS.
I have been siting here for minutes thinking as why this is one of the worst mistakes anyone could possibly make. It's so easy to make a backup of the system regularly, and it very fast to restore to a previous point.
I've got to agree with Fedora.I have been siting here for minutes thinking as why this is one of the worst mistakes anyone could possibly make. It's so easy to make a backup of the system regularly, and it very fast to restore to a previous point.
So you're telling me that you never update because of faulty updates which are in some cases rare? If you do happen to receive a faulty update, I'm pretty sure you will see information online giving detailed information on the update(s) that caused the issue in the first place.
I can't believe you would go through so much trouble not updating the system (which is not smart at all) when you can simply revert all changes with backups if you made any.
I feel the need to correct people if they're doing the wrong thing, sorry that's just how I have became lately. Feel free to continue to do what it is you do with not updating, but I'm just stating a more smart way of dealing with these faulty updates.
Very good explanation as to why to keep your system updated. All of your posts seem to always provide a in-depth explanation and reason as to why one would want to do this or that.I've got to agree with Fedora.
@nissimezra, Antivirus software doesn't always do the job. If there is an exploit which allowed a malware writer to launch a program with administrative rights (giving more control of your system (to what it can do) if UAC is enabled) and your system is not updated and is missing out on the latest security update from Microsoft which patches this all up, then you may be in some bad luck one day. (For the record, this sort of thing has occurred in the past).
It's like Antivirus software. If a malware writer creates an exploit for it (as an example), what will the vendor do? They will release a update, patching it up (if possible - it won't hurt for them to try and patch it up...). - just so you know, the exploit would be related to the drivers of the Antivirus software, and as a result of the exploit a BSOD would occur. (in this example, instance).
You may have never been infected before, however that's not to say you won't be in the future. Keeping your system updated with the latest Microsoft security updates is a start to preventing it.
Said who? MS? sure they want you to believe that it's a high risk and very DANGEROUS not to update, do you know why?You should always keep your system updated; security patches are there for a reason.
No, security patches are not released for making money.Said who? MS? sure they want you to believe that it's a high risk and very DANGEROUS not to update, do you know why?
Money. if you won't be afraid you won't buy. I know many XP users that want to stay with XP but have a fear that its dangerous when it's not that bad.
Updates can cause a problem sometimes. We can take an example from this thread. However, fixes are released. This doesn't mean you shouldn't update. If someone really did not want to encounter such an issue when updating, they could wait maybe a few days before updating and check for any reports online about the update. This means, they get a updated system but avoid faulty updates. Make sure you always have a backup of your important documents, and it will save you stress when there is a updating issue.I worked on an IT for a year and you won't believe how many problem updates can do. and it slow the pc when installing. I uselessly update once when install and done for at least a year