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Windows 7: The Drawback of Windows Updates

11 Dec 2013   #11
slovenc0417

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Layback Bear,

Please understand, no serious offense was taken on my part. I appreciate the time everyone takes on these forum to assist those in need. As my first post stated, I was looking for thoughts and opinions.

I partially agree with Seffrid's later comment in that not everyone is computer savvy enough to maintain a regular computer maintenance program. On one hand, we all understand the importance of taking our cars for regular oil changes (equal to running updates, etc.), but none of us would be happy if after you got that oil change your car stopped running (equal to bugged updates).

In my own situation, I try to take the time and maintain my personal computer. However, as I work in a medium sized engineering firm with no dedicated IT staff, a few of us pitch in to take on the responsibilities. Of course, I handle a majority of the issues that arise and they are mostly software related. I am trying to take a proactive approach by introducing a maintenance program here in our office and I am trying to determine what the routine should be, i.e. physically dusting out the inside of these machines, running Windows updates, etc. That is why I introduced this topic. And again, all opinions are welcomed!


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11 Dec 2013   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I wish people would understand that an Operating System like Windows is probably the most complex thing on earth. With 60 Million parts it is nteen times more complex than a moon rocket and comparing it to a car with a few thousand parts is not appropriate.

If anybody is skilled to find that 1 bit that is set wrong in those 60 Million instructions and makes the OS blink under some rare combination of conditions, you better make yourself known because you are ready for the Nobel price.

I have spent 35 years in Operating System development and I still don't know how to develop error free code. The tests that are conducted are absolutely humongous. An OS test matrix is about as big as the matrix for the total US economy. And still you cover only a small amount of all possible cases and permutations for all possible hardware combinations, drivers, application programs, etc.

I think Microsoft is doing a fine job and it is really amazing that we have so few problems.
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11 Dec 2013   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You do not need a I.T. Department to keep Windows 7 Updated.
whs has more knowledge of computing in his little finger that I will ever have. That being said I keep my computers up to date. I have no schooling or degrees in computing what so ever.
If you have problems their are people here that can help.
For a business local outside help might be needed. Kind of like (Rent a I.T. Department) It's still a must one way or the other to keep Windows 7 up to date for the security of the business and it's customers.
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