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...another Geeky article by Cenay Nailor

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  1. I had a similar problem myself this Wednesday Cenay.

    A Microsoft update decided it wanted to keep installing itself repeatedly and finally my PC gave up and crashed.

    The ONLY thing that saved the day (and restored my computer) is the fact that I’d backed up everything to an external drive. My Lenovo/IBM has a great quick restore feature, but without my backed-up files and programs, I would have been “toast”.

    I’ve since turned automatic updates off!

    I’ve yet to be hacked, but I believe that while updates are being installed, a PC is vulnerable to external threats. I don’t know if this is a fact. I now install updates manually and turn off my internet connection while I’m doing so.

    Luke.

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  2. Luke, I have my automatic updates set to notify me when it finds something it thinks I need to install. Period.

    I take control of choosing what I download and then later choose what I install, in what order, and when.

    Each new *update* contains an explanation of what it is, and a link to read more about it. I always follow those to see if I actually *need* the update or not.

    For example, I do not use (nor do I have NetMeeting installed), so why would I want to *update* it?

    Just my two cents worth.

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