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View Poll Results: Is your system up to date with Critical "Microsoft Updates"?

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  • I install the same day received from Microsoft

    10 76.92%
  • I wait several days to make sure Microsoft Update does not contain errors in Code

    3 23.08%
  • No, I always forget or don't think its important to me.

    0 0%
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Thread: Tip: Keep your computer software up to date

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    Default Tip: Keep your computer software up to date

    Video Tip: Keep your computer software up to date



    Microsoft Update


    Microsoft does an excellent presentation in this short video.
    Go and take a look
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    yeah i always download the windows updates as they will available......updates are very much required to keep system works better and effeciently.....

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    See bits from bill

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    This is the question: to update or not to update?
    It happens from time to time that Microsoft patches fail, well, this happens to security software some times.
    As I like to risk I disabled automatic updates (my PC is faster too - less services starting with windows) and I personally check via Windows Updates almost every day

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    Consider this, leofelix:

    I don't see how the Windows Update Service is going to slow down your computer. I did a quick check of Windows Task Manager and saw that wuauclt.exe is not using any CPU cycles and is only using 1.232K memory.

    In addition, you can save yourself some time. You don't need to check Windows Update every day. Microsoft updates are issued on the second Tuesday of each month. It is only rarely that an out-of-band security update. Should that occur, I am certain you would read about it here anyway. Besides, you are subscribed to Security Garden and will hear when the updates are scheduled from me.

    Windows Defender updates are more frequent -- generally twice a week. The main thing would be to be sure to check for updates if you are going to scan your computer with WD.

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    eheheh you're right Corrine,
    I read Security Garden and I remember when you talked about Automatic Updates.

    You know: as I use XP too and some of personal computers of mine are not recent (for instance I own a PC running Win2000 which I bought in 2001 and another one running XP home which I bought in 2003) the more services I can disable the more I feel good

    In relation to Windows Defender: I preferred MS antispyware beta...
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