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Windows 7: Why not ALL updates?

16 Sep 2011   #11
dan110024

Windows 7 Home Prem. 64 bit
 
 

I just registered on the sevenforums and was about to post a rant about the amount of updates of late... But I did the ol' think before you post and stopped what I assume would have been 'another one of those threads' being made, lol.


I think I'm kind of experiencing what the OP is experiencing here..

What's with ALLL the bloody updates lately? I swear at one point a month or so ago, I must have installed 3 or 4 updates all within a week. Then a short while later, I had to install some more, which took a couple of installations to complete. And now, I just installed updates and my machine boots up and it's asking me to download and install MORE, right after it's only just installed some.


Is it just me, or is everyone experiencing this annoyingly high amount of updates? Keep it to once a month or so!!!


/rant.


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16 Sep 2011   #12
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

You should regard it as a good thing. The majority of updates supplied outside the monthly "Patch Tuesday" are security updates and protect your machine from the nasties. Would you rather wait up to a month for these to be issued?
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16 Sep 2011   #13
dan110024

Windows 7 Home Prem. 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
You should regard it as a good thing. The majority of updates supplied outside the monthly "Patch Tuesday" are security updates and protect your machine from the nasties. Would you rather wait up to a month for these to be issued?
Yeah fair enough, I know a month would probably be too long to wait. I understand they're usually security updates.

But, still... You got to understand peoples frustration when they take the plunge and press 'download updates' after ignoring it for the past week (because you never remember to do it when leaving your computer, which would be logical), restart their computer, have it install the updates, and finally boot back up and then have a message pop up saying 'new updates for download'.
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16 Sep 2011   #14
kado897

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Yes that is annoying. It is can be to ensure that a prerequisite update is applied first but sometimes there doesn't appear to be any sense to it..
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16 Sep 2011   #15
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Perhaps a bit of Shakespeare would fit here:

To update, or not to update, that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles...

No quotes, due to the liberty that I took with the verse, but it seems to express the idea. As far as I have noticed, there is usually only one update per month, with the exception of Windows Defender. Other instances are due to the fact that some updates require other updates to be installed first.
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16 Sep 2011   #16
kado897

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Very profound
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