read the fine print
by mittens - 12/10/09 4:10 AM
In Reply to: Look at BITS. by R. Proffitt
I disabled automatic updates two years ago, and deleted most (but not all) of the ones I already had. If you accept all the updates you're clogging your computer with stuff that often doesnt even pertain to you or your OS.
And if you go to the info site to see just what it is you're getting, often the cure is scarier than the apparent and so-called danger.
Only accept those (if you accept any) that pertain to your specific OS and version. And decide if the possible risks (it might say, for example, "could cause XP to shut down unexpectedly") and the cure for the cure is worth the effort.
another important thing about auto updates, the older ones are no longer supported!! After a certain length of time, if you click on one of your older updates (they are all in the add/remove section ), many of them will tell you that MS no longer supports any problems you may have with this.
This is not encouraging. There are thousands and thousands of MBs being added to your computer, most of them unnecessary.
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