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Old 12-07-2008, 04:33 PM   #1
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Default Will my laptop be alright if I don't install anymore windows updates?

My laptop crashed because of a windows update and I had to reinstall windows. I looked up the reason why it happened and it was because the windows update installed a atipcie driver that my laptop couldn't handle. So to avoid this happening again would my laptop be ok if I didn't install anymore windows updates?
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Old 12-07-2008, 04:37 PM   #2
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Default Re: Will my laptop be alright if I don't install anymore windows updates?

Set your updates to "Download updates but let me choose whether to install them." That way you can select which ones you want to install.
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Old 12-07-2008, 04:38 PM   #3
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Default Re: Will my laptop be alright if I don't install anymore windows updates?

A lot of updates are patches that fix security issues, and I would suggest that you do continue installing those if you want to keep you computer secure.

Was the update that crashed you laptop a critical or suggested optional update?
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Old 12-07-2008, 04:55 PM   #4
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Default Re: Will my laptop be alright if I don't install anymore windows updates?

i never use my windows update.
Unless its to like find a driver that i cant find or get things like the .net Framework thing.
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Old 12-07-2008, 05:00 PM   #5
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Default Re: Will my laptop be alright if I don't install anymore windows updates?

I have Windows XP Pro with SP 2 installed...

... and haven't updated it at all. Although there are one or two fixes I had to install for applications.

And had no issues with my machine.

If your running SP2 then don't bother.
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