how do you handle microsoft updates?

Discussion in 'polls' started by mantra, Sep 21, 2013.

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how do you handly windows 7/8 updates

  1. install every updates

    28 vote(s)
    35.9%
  2. select which update to install

    24 vote(s)
    30.8%
  3. wait some days and install every updates

    8 vote(s)
    10.3%
  4. wait some days and install selected updates

    11 vote(s)
    14.1%
  5. do you have update turned of

    7 vote(s)
    9.0%
  1. Noob

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    Happens to me all the time. I set it to check for updates but ask me to install them and a few weeks later . . . "Windows is installing updates" #$%^. Hahahaha
     
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  2. SweX

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    It have actually never auto-enabled itself, after that I have set it to notify wich it currently is set to, it have stayed that way.

    Perhaps you could disable the updates all together, and that way they may stay disabled. I mean it's not like you need to be notified once a month, you surely know when it's time to update or check for updates anyway. ;)
     
  3. Noob

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    Hahahahaha isnt it every second tuesday of every month?
     
  4. blacknight

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    select which update to install; I check the other updates and if I believe someone really useful -it happens rarely - I install it.
     
  5. aztony

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    I have Windows updates set to notify, and then check the updates to verify what is necessary before permitting the download.
     
  6. wat0114

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    it's well documented what I do. Supported by some and heavily critisized by others :D Windows update disabled, and I manually install the updates I feel are important.
     
  7. starcraft

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    I ignored all microsoft updates. :p
     
  8. luciddream

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    I always wait until the following week to update Windows, just in case an update is bad/glitchy, to give them time to remedy it. This just happened a couple months ago too.

    More than likely none of the patches apply to me anyway. But still, I install all critical ones. Optional, only what I want/need.

    And no automatic updating. I have to turn on a few services, remove a fake proxy (0.0.0.0) from IE options I use to prevent any leaking, then turn them back the way they were until the next update.
     
  9. Page42

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    Most of the time with my fingers crossed.
    Sometimes there is prayer.
    Now and then I remember to back up my systems beforehand.
    But never, ever automatically. :cool:
     
  10. Krysis

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    Updates set to Notify – if I do see something obvious that I don't want, I'll hide those updates.

    Otherwise it's......Click'n'Pray!! :blink:
     
  11. Page42

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    Soon as I saw they were available yesterday, boom!, I installed them.
    This despite knowing all the safe practices about backing up first or waiting a while to see if there are problems.
    In reality, I am so glad to see they are available that I install them straight away.
    I don't want o spend another day or minute being susceptible to the vulnerabilities that they patch.
     
  12. mattdocs12345

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    Primary laptop = LMDE
    2nd laptop = W7 automatic updates
    2x family laptops = XP and will soon turn off all updates
     
  13. Kerodo

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    I install everything as soon as it comes out, with the exception of a few odd optional updates that I don't want. Never had any problems to speak of really....
     
  14. Page42

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    Oh, same here... always go the custom route and choose what is right for me. I inevitably leave out the some updates for a variety of reasons. Auto-updating never has been my cup of tea.
     
  15. taotoo

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    I let it install everything, with the exception of Bing Desktop and Silverlight (I hide them, but of course they keep reappearing for some not very strange reason.)
     
  16. EASTER

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    I always recommended as a rule for users to update ms security releases but since i employ a much higher level of third party security that already address newly discovered or unknown risks, i usually catch up to them later on down the Calender. And it's proven reliable even in the long term.

    EASTER
     
  17. SweX

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  18. imdb

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    hi swex
    i had the same issue with my xp installed pc but after i installed updates via the yellow icon in sys. tray, everything went back to normal. did you try to do that? sorry if it's been mentioned in the given link. i just didn't read it all.
    best regards
     
  19. SweX

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    Hello Sir. Yes I tried and tried and.... :D
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=2305493&postcount=33
     
  20. imdb

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  21. SweX

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    Yeah, I have now tried the "normal" way via the WU website today and last month and same result both times, so manual install is the way to do it for me from now on. It takes too much time trying this and that every month :)
     
  22. imdb

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    or you could try something like that:

    -http://www.raymond.cc/blog/offline-windows-update/
     
  23. Wroll

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    I just install the updates and I swear for a whole minute, the reboot time, the M$ programers who haven't yet solved the need of a reboot for every update.
     
  24. SweX

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    Thanks, yeah maybe, i'll think about it :D
     
  25. Tyrizian

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    I voted for "wait some days and install every updates"

    Because, Microsoft has been known for releasing patches that could potentially mess up the system, which results into a patch pull.

    If no negative reports have been posted, then I install.

    It just seems like a safer approach to me.
     
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