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Old October 26th, 2012, 03:51 PM   #1
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Hi guys, How often do you update windows (any version)? I usually check for updates once a week.

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Old October 26th, 2012, 04:18 PM   #2
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I auto update.
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Old October 26th, 2012, 04:27 PM   #3
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I auto-notify, then manually update when I have time to look at the list of updates. I get notified about one or two times a month.
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Old October 26th, 2012, 04:29 PM   #4
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Same as Seth. Especially hardware updates!
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Old October 26th, 2012, 04:37 PM   #5
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I auto update.
Chris is this advisable? I mean can windows update while you are doing something, like editing or rendering?

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Old October 28th, 2012, 12:09 PM   #6
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Re: How often?

I reformat my C drive every one year or so, and carefully choose manual updates at that time.

After that, no updates other than Firefox and related plugins. I am the engineer who doesn't fix anything until broken.

Am I the only one?
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Old October 28th, 2012, 12:37 PM   #7
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Most of the time, the auto update works behind the scenes and is not an issue. I alway shut down daily, and occasionally, when shutting down, you have to wait as it does some reconfiguring with the new update. I just walk away when that is going on. Next time I start up, there is no issue.

I am no software engineer, though I have been using PC since 1980's and have fought a lot of driver issues, so I can understand Ervin's approach. My thought is my major software, Vegas, CS5, Cineform and others are also keeping up with the OS updates, and will update theirs if there is an issue. Seems to work pretty well, as I don't seem to have as many issues on my common Dell machine, than others. I seem to rarely have a driver or update issue as a result.
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Old October 28th, 2012, 02:28 PM   #8
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Being a Mac user , I just let Software Update take care of things ( I have to authorise each update by entering my password ) .

In the event that an update proves to be a bad move , I use Time Machine to go back .
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Old October 28th, 2012, 03:59 PM   #9
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I like to be notified of updates but i would never choose auto update because i would not want windows updating video drivers etc for me. Security updates im usually happy with but thats it.
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Old October 28th, 2012, 05:23 PM   #10
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Hi guys, How often do you update windows (any version)?
I do a fresh install, install all updates and that's it, update gets disabled and never used again untill I buy a new pc. Once I installed all of my programs I use my pc intensively for editing for about a week to be sure it runs stable and when it does I make a disk copy with Acronis true image and use that copy about once every 2 months to keep my system "fresh". (My editing pc is used for editing only, no virusscanner, firewall or other unhealthy stuff)

I only do updates if my software requires me to but other then that, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. I feel like an Apple user, no virusses and no crashes :D
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Old October 28th, 2012, 08:02 PM   #11
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I sort of take the "update when getting a new machine" approach. I normally power down every few months whether I have to or not but usually the system runs 24/7. Of course with clients and their customers spread from NY to Tel Aviv to Tokyo I sort of run 24/7 as well.
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