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Poll: How do you perform your Windows updates?

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / October 31, 2014 10:05 AM PDT
How do you perform your Windows updates?

-- I have it set to automatically update.
-- I have it set to notify me and I update it myself.
-- I update Windows manually on my own accord.
-- I have no idea.
-- You know me, I don't run Windows.

Is it bad to have Windows automatically do updates? Why or why not? Why do some people choose to update the system on their own? Is it safer or control thing?

Click here to vote in the poll and tell us how you go about doing your Windows updates.
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Notify and update myself.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / October 31, 2014 10:23 AM PDT

This way I can wait a couple of days to see if problems arise from the updates.

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by tedtks / October 31, 2014 11:33 AM PDT

I did the same. instead of updateing SP3 I bought the dvd from ms. its around someplace.hahaha
never put it on as there were too many comments on problems.
I looked thru all the updates it wanted to download and found that there was less and less
usable things to add/fix/update especially since they also tended to add other bloatware type
So - I cant even remember how long ago since I even bothered to look at their site
to see what was up. never had any problems that were not caused by myself. Happy

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Recently ecovering from hack, things are..hinky.
by Darkskaar / October 6, 2015 10:50 AM PDT

Finally, got most of my stuff working like it was originally with my windows 8.1. However, I've been trying to update to Windows 10, but, my Windows Update has been disabled and it tells me that only system administrator can make changes, to get it back. But, I am the system administrator.

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by Darkskaar / October 6, 2015 10:53 AM PDT

Sorry, I forgot to preface this with " are you use Windows Update to automatically update" lol

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The old discussion of admin, well....
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 6, 2015 11:11 AM PDT

Try making a new admin user account. It can be called backupadmin and then you make sure it's admin capable. Then try it in that account. There is malware and damage that can break WU. But this old thread is not where I would start a discussion so far off topic.

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