Quote: Originally Posted by TomBrooklyn
Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald
I...wait three or four days to see if there are any reports of problems.
Where do you look to find reports of problems?
The folks on this Forum are pretty good at reporting problems, usually in this section (Windows Updates & Activations.)
A couple of thoughts that might save some grief down the road:
(1) Create a current restore point (at a minimum) before installing any
updates. Some updates do create restore points, others don't. Personally, I prefer a current system image.
(2) Don't install updates automatically. If an update hoses your computer you won't know which one it was other than it was one of 43. I install them in groups of 5 or 10 and keep track of the KB numbers. After installing each group I'll restart my computer and make sure everything is working as it should. If all is OK I'll install the next group. If something breaks, you'll know which group was responsible. Uninstall the updates in that group and reinstall one at a time, rebooting after each one. they'll either all install OK or you'll know exactly which one is the problem.
Yes, it's more time consuming this way, but it's always worked for me. Others may disagree.