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    Win10 to update or not to update,that is the question

    Hey guys,,,i have just recently started using Win10. I keep seeing threads and post talking about Win10 updates. Some good some bad,,, Im getting a little confused. Should i allow Automatic updates or not???
    Thanks in advance for your replies.

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    Security updates are "Normally" a good thing, however Upgrades can lead to unwelcome changes sometimes.
    Personally, I have a W10 Pro ( upgraded from W7 Pro ) HP laptop and I am at bld. 1511 and I have "Defer Upgrades" set until ver. 1607 gets more positive reviews. I also have "Metered Connection" set so that I can see what updates are available and see if any are a problem before downloading & installing them.
    Hope this helps.

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    All the Windows 10 machines I monitor install updates when they are released. There have been no problems with them. The machines are a variety of desktops, notebooks, & tablets of varying ages and specifications.

    You should consider your individual setup. Is your machine of a relatively recent vintage? Do you have any unusual peripherals or software installed? The newer and more standard your setup the better chance you'll not have update problems.
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    Computer is only 2yrs old. So far no problems. Thank You ,,that makes me feel a litgle better.

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    What I'm doing--as are many here--is a regular image of the C: drive, so that you have a recent fallback position if anything goes wrong with a particular update.

    I'm on an upgraded Win7 PC, thru Win10 1511 and 1607 to latest updates this week, and so far all has been well.
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    Yeah i have a backup and all my important stuff also on another disk just in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lugh View Post
    What I'm doing--as are many here--is a regular image of the C: drive, so that you have a recent fallback position if anything goes wrong with a particular update.
    Quote Originally Posted by Weedhopper View Post
    Yeah i have a backup and all my important stuff also on another disk just in case.
    I also practice periodic imaging in order to be prepared for such a calamity (or even a minor snafu), but haven't had any to speak of (yet). I've been using Windows 10 daily, on a handful of computers, since August of 2015. Updates are automatically downloaded and applied.
    Clone or Image often! Backup, backup, backup, backup...
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    Thanks RockE,,again that makes me feel safer with AU.

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