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Old 12-26-2017, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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What negatives can happen if we stop the updates? What do those updates do anyway?
The important updates contain security patches. Worst-case scenario if they are not installed: bad people could use one of those unmatched security holes to take control of your computer and destroy all of your data (and depending on what you have stored on your machine, get control of things like your email and possibly your bank accounts).
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Old 12-28-2017, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I have had an automatic Windows update on Windows 10 create any sort of an issue at all. Updates are far less likely to break anything now than years ago.
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Old 12-28-2017, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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I have had an automatic Windows update on Windows 10 create any sort of an issue at all. Updates are far less likely to break anything now than years ago.
The first sentence is a statement of your experience. The second is a generalized opinion disguised as fact.
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Old 01-01-2018, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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The first sentence is a statement of your experience. The second is a generalized opinion disguised as fact.
The first question I'd ask is what are you running that is creating a generalized, repeatable, and systemic issue.

Do you have some sort of odd tuner or capture type card that is wonky with Windows updates? Some sort of cruddy front-end or interface that is irregularly updated and routinely breaks with seemingly unrelated Windows updates? It sounds like it is an app driver/software/hardware firmware issue, not a "Windows update" issue.

I can't imagine most mainstream hardware or software causing frequent crashes or unreliability these days.

I'm currently running the following.

I7 3770K - overclocked to 4 GHz - turbo'ing to 4.52 GHz at max frequency
32GB Crucial RAM
Some Gigabyte motherboard from 2012/2013 when I built the system.
GeForce GTX 960 (all I need now)
512 GB Samsung 950 Pro (from summer 2017 - for speed gains)/256GB Crucial SSD from when I built the rig/Western Digitial 4TB Green for storage

Samsung 4K monitor over DP/1080P Samsung monitor over HDMI - both from Costco. Don't remember models.

I can't remember the last time I had an application of any type hard crash to desktop. The last time I installed anything from a disk was when I bought the 950 hard disk and cloned the prior SSD over. I popped the new SSD in, ran the cloning software, waited 20-30 minutes for the clone to occur, rebooted, changed the boot disk in BIOS to the new drive, and it booted seamlessly with everything just as it was. Once I was up, I formatted the 256GB SSD and am now using it as app/game install drive, along with fast storage for some media.

I just updated my video drivers. I did notice a minor flaw. The drivers set the default sound output to the monitor (which doesn't have speakers), and I had to reset it to my Klipsch speakers. The horror. I don't even have to reboot these days.

I can't think of a time when things were easier to use and more autopilot than today. I am not saying this stuff would be easy to a completely novice user, but I remember fighting drivers as a teenager back in the XP days. Those troubles just don't exist now, by and large.
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