Wow, I had no idea this thread would explode like it had.. I was just asking a theoretical question and was hoping for a mere 2 or 3 posts
Please note, I never condoned nor suggested anything in my question, so please don't go off the deep end here. I only wanted to inquire you guys about the importance of Update, because I wanted to know if it's an effort worth continuing. I understand that many here rely on it for different reasons, but I also strongly feel the need to sympathize with those who do not.
In the 4 years I've had my system I've always updated to the fullest capacity, although I've never really understood the 'why' of it. If my system isn't put in peril by Windows Update first, I'm not feeling or reaping the benefits--so it's like a catch22, and I can't be the only user who feels this way.
Not long ago my mom wanted my help with an Adobe problem she was experiencing, that was when I noticed a tooltip in the corner; Windows Update was hungry. I told her that she needed to update her system with it, and in return she gave me a very confused look. I honestly couldn't give her a very confident or coherent answer; other than it needed to be done, and that it would keep her system safer. Deep inside I really had no idea what I was saying, other than I continue to brainwash her into thinking this way, when I really don't even have a good enough reason myself. She has been victim to post-Update errors before, which has led me to become very hesitant in my advice.