|| posted on 14-4-2018 at 02:32
|Windoze updates are a pain in the posterierre. The last round of updates for Windoze 10 tipped me over the edge. I hadn't had a BSOD for a couple of
years until January, and then ALL of my machines started throwing them. I now run Linux Mint and have not had a problem since. From go to woah a
complete installation of Linux plus updates took me just on 20 minutes. Windoze never came in under a day! Most of the Linux updates occur in the
background and I've never seen a "hurry up and wait" whilst we give you some "new" features which you neither wanted, nor asked for!
edit: Boot time is now under 1 minute (even with a failing HDD - now it's 40sec with the SSD) and shutdown is almost instant.
|| posted on 13-4-2018 at 14:37
|What Q said. Except you could restart before going to bed.
|| posted on 13-4-2018 at 14:34
|I think updates are important security wise.
You can turn it off, but it's not recommended.
What I usually do is turn it off when it's time to go to bed, and turn it on again first thing in the morning (and let Windows Update run). I don't
need the PC while I'm brushing my teeth
|| posted on 13-4-2018 at 14:05
|I am running Windows 8.1 on my machine, and I generally leave the machine on so that I do not have to take the time to boot up anew and open my
browser, which then takes a little time to open the several standard pages I keep open. (KF is one of them)
From time to time, the machine tells me that Windows Updates are coming in, and that they will not be effective until Windows is restarted. I usually
decline to restart at that time--if I am at the computer, it is because I am using it!
As a result, I usually wait what seems like a long time when I do restart, while the Update changes integrate themselves (please correct me if I am
Do I really need the updates? Since MS has moved on to Windows 10, shouldn't Windows 8.1 already have gotten every necessary fix? Or, is MS sending
me things I need so Windows 8.1 will still work as browsers and other software continue to develop?
If I don't need them, how can I turn them off? Are they loading down my machine with stuff that takes up ram and hard drive space for no real