Microsoft updates

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by Maverick74, May 7, 2004.

  1. Maverick74


    I'm really curious. Does anyone know exactly what all these updates are on Windows XP? You know when you get a prompt that says windows update ready to install and you click install. It takes just a few seconds. But what exactly is it that they are installing? Are these virus patches maybe? I've always been curious since they never tell you. Anybody know?
  2. nitro


  3. Same here. Do it manually. Lots of those non-critical updates are needless horseshit and then you're forced to reboot every time they install.
  4. Do them by hand and in the weekend. In that case if it develops a conflict you have time to sort it out. (eg restore from backup)

  5. alanm


    If I remember correctly, the window that Windows Update pops up contains a list of the patches, which you can check or un-check, and links to the details of the patch in the brief descriptions beside each one.