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Should i update windows 8

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    Should i update windows 8


    i am getting my windows 8 laptop in a few days, ihave heard many issues with windows update,where people update and their computers getting stuck in the middle and so on ,So please tell me when i get my laptop should i update windows or DISABLE UPDATES?

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    bangalore
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    updates are nothing but security fixes. By updating you will be on the safer side. In my case I did not face any difficulties. I suggest you to update windows. In case you experience errors we are there to help you.
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    If you have another partition other than c then you may consider having a back up image of c drive just in case. If updates fails and system gets unstable you can easily revert back to back up .
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    And, system restore will take you back to before an update(s) is (are) installed. A sound policy is to create a new restore point every time before you do an update(s).
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    I have used Windows Update on automatic ever since it came out, and I have never had a problem.
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    Thanks alot, can your'll tell me the steps of creating a backup image of the C drive....or a new restore point?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fdk View Post
    i am getting my windows 8 laptop in a few days, ihave heard many issues with windows update,where people update and their computers getting stuck in the middle and so on ,So please tell me when i get my laptop should i update windows or DISABLE UPDATES?
    No, don't disable them. Microsoft is pretty good at fixing things.

    -Max
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    bangalore
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    A restore point is automatically created before installing an update
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