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Old 10-21-2008
Gregory
 

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Hello friends. Is it safe to enable automatic updates to my new Vista Home
Premium ? Is there a better way to keep things in order ? Any inputs to
avert pitfalls would be appreciated. Yours gratefully,
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Old 10-21-2008
JerryM
 

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Re: Auto Updates
Yes, this is the best way to keep your system up to date.
Please note that if your system operates 24-7 it uses 3:00 AM.
If you turn your system off every night, then this will not work.
Reset your time to day time hours.
I use 10:00 AM, but my wife uses 7:00 PM just as an example.

Jerry

"Gregory" <Gregory@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Hello friends. Is it safe to enable automatic updates to my new Vista
> Home
> Premium ? Is there a better way to keep things in order ? Any inputs to
> avert pitfalls would be appreciated. Yours gratefully,
> --
> Gregory


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Old 10-21-2008
Hank Arnold (MVP)
 

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Re: Auto Updates
Gregory wrote:
> Hello friends. Is it safe to enable automatic updates to my new Vista Home
> Premium ? Is there a better way to keep things in order ? Any inputs to
> avert pitfalls would be appreciated. Yours gratefully,


Absolutely. My preference it to set it to download & notify. I review
the updates and decide if I want to install any or all of them.

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Old 10-21-2008
Ramesh Kumar MVP
 

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Re: Auto Updates

Hank Arnold (MVP);114124 Wrote:
> Gregory wrote:
> > Hello friends. Is it safe to enable automatic updates to my new

> Vista Home
> > Premium ? Is there a better way to keep things in order ? Any

> inputs to
> > avert pitfalls would be appreciated. Yours gratefully,

>
> Absolutely. My preference it to set it to download & notify. I review
> the updates and decide if I want to install any or all of them.
>
> --
>
> Regards,
> Hank Arnold
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Server - Directory Services


Well said Hank
Definitely I would be much better to select desired updates only.


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Old 10-21-2008
Gordon
 

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"Gregory" <Gregory@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Hello friends. Is it safe to enable automatic updates to my new Vista
> Home
> Premium ? Is there a better way to keep things in order ? Any inputs to
> avert pitfalls would be appreciated. Yours gratefully,
> --
> Gregory



You need to be wary of non-MS hardware driver updates offered by WU - there
are problems with these on occasions. It is much better to get these direct
from the Vendor's website.
Therefore set WU to notify only - then you won't install hardware drivers
that may mess up your hardware!

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Old 10-21-2008
Gordon
 

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Re: Auto Updates
"JerryM" <jerrym526@msn.org> wrote in message
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> Yes, this is the best way to keep your system up to date.


I beg to differ. There have been many documented problems with non-MS
hardware driver updates offered through WU. It is far better to get non-MS
hardware driver updates from the Vendor's website, NOT via WU. Therefore the
BEST way is to set WU to notify, not to just blindly download and install
everything and anything.

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Old 10-21-2008
JerryM
 

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Re: Auto Updates
In case you haven't noticed, only critical updates are installed, not every
problem solving glob that comes along.

Jerry

"Gordon" <gordonbparker@yahoo.com.invalid> wrote in message
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> "JerryM" <jerrym526@msn.org> wrote in message
> news:uNrrxIyMJHA.4240@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>> Yes, this is the best way to keep your system up to date.

>
> I beg to differ. There have been many documented problems with non-MS
> hardware driver updates offered through WU. It is far better to get non-MS
> hardware driver updates from the Vendor's website, NOT via WU. Therefore
> the BEST way is to set WU to notify, not to just blindly download and
> install everything and anything.


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Old 10-22-2008
Hank Arnold (MVP)
 

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Re: Auto Updates
Gordon wrote:
> "Gregory" <Gregory@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:0086D10D-B7F6-4D0C-8909-B668296F2D24@microsoft.com...
>> Hello friends. Is it safe to enable automatic updates to my new Vista
>> Home
>> Premium ? Is there a better way to keep things in order ? Any inputs to
>> avert pitfalls would be appreciated. Yours gratefully,
>> --
>> Gregory

>
>
> You need to be wary of non-MS hardware driver updates offered by WU -
> there are problems with these on occasions. It is much better to get
> these direct from the Vendor's website.
> Therefore set WU to notify only - then you won't install hardware
> drivers that may mess up your hardware!


I'm glad you added that caveat. It's important. Never, ever, download
hardware drivers from MS. Always get them from the manufacturer.

Also, update drivers only when there is a reason. This is the best
example of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!".......

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Old 10-22-2008
 

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Re: Auto Updates
Microsoft Update is still the best way to keep your Microsoft software up to
date, but you can decide whether to download the hardware drivers which
Microsoft Update offers. But drivers signed by Microsoft is strongly
recommended, they may have better stability.

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> Hello friends. Is it safe to enable automatic updates to my new Vista
> Home
> Premium ? Is there a better way to keep things in order ? Any inputs to
> avert pitfalls would be appreciated. Yours gratefully,
> --
> Gregory


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Old 10-22-2008
 

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Re: Auto Updates
I agree, this is quite a clear instruction.

"Hank Arnold (MVP)" <rasilon@aol.com> 写入消息
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> Gordon wrote:
>> "Gregory" <Gregory@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:0086D10D-B7F6-4D0C-8909-B668296F2D24@microsoft.com...
>>> Hello friends. Is it safe to enable automatic updates to my new Vista
>>> Home
>>> Premium ? Is there a better way to keep things in order ? Any inputs
>>> to
>>> avert pitfalls would be appreciated. Yours gratefully,
>>> --
>>> Gregory

>>
>>
>> You need to be wary of non-MS hardware driver updates offered by WU -
>> there are problems with these on occasions. It is much better to get
>> these direct from the Vendor's website.
>> Therefore set WU to notify only - then you won't install hardware drivers
>> that may mess up your hardware!

>
> I'm glad you added that caveat. It's important. Never, ever, download
> hardware drivers from MS. Always get them from the manufacturer.
>
> Also, update drivers only when there is a reason. This is the best example
> of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!".......
>
> --
>
> Regards,
> Hank Arnold
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Server - Directory Services


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