Quote: Originally Posted by markg2
Makes sense if you understand decision criteria.
So if it's an important update always yes, if not, why not?
If there's an optional update and it's for an installed device--always yes?
What update types would you tend to ignore?
For me I hide Silverlight too, for one, since it could have the same vulnerabilities as does Java, which I don't use. MS considers Silverlight important but I don't. Critical updates I always install since they often address some security issue but the reasons MS gives for what they do, is very cryptic and doesn't mean anything to a normal human.
For installed devices that's a personal preference. MS offers a driver
for my Samsung monitor when installed I have a light beige background when I view pictures (I do that a lot). I have to go to the Colors console, jump through several hoops to reset a different default color profile. WU usually has older device drivers
than the manufacturer has.
I have mine set as Jack does as well, Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them.
Also in a big list of found updates one may uncheck several, install a few, reboot and do a few more.
I experienced 4 updates that failed today and I did what the MS tech did, picked one to install, it succeeded, then got the rest, and some more came up then too. WU seems very buggy to me.