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Are Updates really necessary?


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Stryker06

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I've turned off the Windows Updates service. Is that a good idea? is it really critical to have download a new update every 2nd day? I'm starting to think that eventually it'll consume half your hdd.
I got XP Pro with SP1a

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Hi Stryker.
I think it is VERY important to keep our Windows XP updated.
I too, would like an expert GEEK to give us the reasons why! :tazz:

I checked Windows update History for August and there were 7.
They look IMPORTANT...here they are:


Windows XP family Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer for Windows XP Saturday, August 13, 2005 Automatic

Windows XP family Security Update for Windows XP Friday, August 12, 2005 Automatic Updates

Windows XP family Security Update for Windows XP Friday, August 12, 2005 Automatic Updates

Windows XP family Security Update for Windows XP Friday, August 12, 2005 Automatic Updates

Windows XP family Security Update for Windows XP Friday, August 12, 2005 Automatic Updates

Windows XP family Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - August 2005 (KB890830) Friday, August 12, 2005 Automatic Updates

Windows XP family Security Update for Windows XP Friday, August 12, 2005 Automatic Updates

Windows XP family Update for Windows XP

Edited by fflowergirl, 30 August 2005 - 07:33 AM.

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I agree with FlowerGirl! You must all ways be updated espsecially with Windows Update and ever XP user MUST have service Pack 2 but before they download that please make sure your system is clean!
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Related to Win Updates so I won't create a new topic for it. But where does Windows store the Updates?
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In your system root folder, most probably "C:\WINDOWS"
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is it really critical to have download a new update every 2nd day?


Although it is not neccissary for windows xp to update to keep running it is highly recommended that you do update atleast once a week because updates contain protection against harmful attacks to your computer.
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