Is there a way to accomplish this? I'd like to uninstall IE altogether, but am afraid I won't be able to get Windows Updates anymore. It's the only reason I ever use IE anymore. After doing a search I saw this site recommended to do it: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/default.aspx But I don't see where you can actually accomplish it here. When I click on "Windows Updates" on that page it says you must add it to your trusted sites in IE. But... I won't have IE to do that. Then it says to allow scripts, because that's the only way it can determine what updates you already have, and therefore which ones you need. But if I do that, again, it simply states that you need IE5 or above for it to work. Then gives you a link that takes you right back to that page I linked above. So is there a way/place I can get all future critical updates, with the assumption that I already have all of them up till now (which I do)? Using Firefox. Something besides enabling automatic updating. I don't want that running all the time in the background. I guess I could just enable it on "update Tuesday", get my updates, then disable it again for the next 30 days. But I'd prefer another solution. Any advice is much appreciated.