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Old 09-11-2008
chavendar
 

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Why so many updates
I run two computers on my home network. The amount of time spent downloading
neverending updates for Vista and MS Office 2007 is undermining my use of the
computers. it seems as though everyday I must dowload and install afresh
batch of updates.

So, how can this updating be made less invasive and time-consuming?
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Old 09-11-2008
Tom [Pepper] Willett
 

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Re: Why so many updates
If you're doing it everyday, you have a problem.

"chavendar" <chavendar@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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:I run two computers on my home network. The amount of time spent
downloading
: neverending updates for Vista and MS Office 2007 is undermining my use of
the
: computers. it seems as though everyday I must dowload and install afresh
: batch of updates.
:
: So, how can this updating be made less invasive and time-consuming?


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Old 09-11-2008
Shenan Stanley
 

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Re: Why so many updates
chavendar wrote:
> I run two computers on my home network. The amount of time spent
> downloading neverending updates for Vista and MS Office 2007 is
> undermining my use of the computers. it seems as though everyday I
> must dowload and install afresh batch of updates.
>
> So, how can this updating be made less invasive and time-consuming?


Sounds like you have some other problem. Microsoft - generally - releases
patches the second Tuesday of each month. If you are installing "as though
every day" <-- something is wrong with _your_ system and needs to be
investigated.

Pay close attention to what is being installed... Make sure it is not the
same updates each time, etc.

As far as why there are updates - because nothing is perfect (and some
people like to expose/utilize holes they find in such things to their own
benefit) and you expose that computer to the Internet (the public) daily.

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Shenan Stanley
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Old 09-11-2008
Gis Bun
 

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Re: Why so many updates
"Shenan Stanley" wrote:

> chavendar wrote:
> > I run two computers on my home network. The amount of time spent
> > downloading neverending updates for Vista and MS Office 2007 is
> > undermining my use of the computers. it seems as though everyday I
> > must dowload and install afresh batch of updates.
> >
> > So, how can this updating be made less invasive and time-consuming?

>
> Sounds like you have some other problem. Microsoft - generally - releases
> patches the second Tuesday of each month. If you are installing "as though
> every day" <-- something is wrong with _your_ system and needs to be
> investigated.
>
> Pay close attention to what is being installed... Make sure it is not the
> same updates each time, etc.
>
> As far as why there are updates - because nothing is perfect (and some
> people like to expose/utilize holes they find in such things to their own
> benefit) and you expose that computer to the Internet (the public) daily.


Microsoft may release non-security updates towards the end of the month.

Only other option [especially on a slow 'net connection] is to see what
needs updating and download the updates manually [of course you'll get the
UAC prompt - unless you use an elevated DOs prompt].

Gis

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Old 09-11-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Why so many updates
Are any of these updates failing to install?

chavendar wrote:
> I run two computers on my home network. The amount of time spent
> downloading
> neverending updates for Vista and MS Office 2007 is undermining my use of
> the computers. it seems as though everyday I must dowload and install
> afresh
> batch of updates.
>
> So, how can this updating be made less invasive and time-consuming?


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