do you update windows with latest security patches?

@mtsandeep (1586)
India
December 11, 2008 11:25pm CST
"[b]Microsoft released eight patches to fix 28 security flaws yesterday, including a critical flaw in the new search component in Vista and Windows Server 2008. Of the eight patches, which will be the last released from Microsoft in 2008, six were described at 'critical' while the other two were listed as 'important'.[/b]" i read this story on my pcworld's email subscription. Even if everyone say that these security fixes and patches are important. i don't bother to update my system. Do you update your system regularly?
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11 responses
@pau_79 (793)
• Philippines
13 Dec 08
mines Vista and it updates automatically -i just postpone it when im doing something -but after a while i update it- it takes a while but i think it has to be done. Since its not mine -I wont alter the settings so I wont have trouble w/ the owner lol. I think you should also update your system regularly -it has a purpose -and most likely it will help your system
@gjabaigar (2101)
• Philippines
12 Dec 08
Although I installed Windows XP pro in Linux Ubuntu via VirtualBox.... I still update especially the latest security patches.... So I won't keep on blaming Microsoft if there's some problem on my Windows system....
@Kumaresan (450)
• Malaysia
12 Dec 08
hello there... i update my computer each time windows update notifies me that there's a new update... i don't care whether it's important update or normal one, i just download and install it because you'll never know when this flaws would become bigger...
@gjabaigar (2101)
• Philippines
12 Dec 08
yeah that's what I'm all talking about....
@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Jan 09
I do but not necessarily immediately. It depends on what I'm doing and how critical the patch is. Usually I wait until I'm finished with things rather than install first and wait until that's done.
@oyenkai (4399)
• Philippines
6 Jan 09
Yep! I almost always update my PC here in the office - only because I could with no restrictions :D I actually set it to automatically download updates and just ask me when I want them installed so it doesn't bother me at all. But as for my personal laptop, I rarely do that, as long as it's working good then I don't want to waste any more space on such patches. The last thing I want to do is to be part of an experiment patch by Microsoft - a patch that needs another patch to fix it x__x Thanks for the response on my discussion!
• Philippines
19 Dec 08
updating is important at least for me. keeps your system good and up to date. at least twice a month a do an update on my pc and tune up to keep it up and running
12 Dec 08
Call me retarded but I don't know why you *wouldn't* get the latest security updates...unless you need your system to be up be 100% of the time. Windows servers are a pain...
• India
12 Dec 08
No i don't update because i am happy with what i am using and updating takes more time so i am very lazy updating the windows i don't update and prefer service packs and third party firewalls and security center to protect my computer against virus and all other problems
• United States
12 Dec 08
i get them as soon as i can so my pc will run safe and well.. i have a dell so it needs all the help it can get the piece of crap!
@idcoder (382)
• India
12 Dec 08
no i donot update my system regularly...actually i have windows sp 2 and i updated to sp 3 when i got it from a friend...i do not update via internet because it usually takes a long time to update and my system is old which may sometimes hang the computer..i do though upgrade my anti virus.. thanks happy mylotting
• India
12 Dec 08
I have a Windows XP SP3 installed on my computer and I update and install the latest patches available.I know this is not necessary for the general user but I prefer to be on the safe side.