What do u do, when it comes to the Windows Updates?

Windows 8 Will Be Less Demanding of Update Restarts, as Microsoft will give a 72-hour grace period for the user to save his or her work and restart to install updates.

Anyway, according to Microsoft's statistics of Windows 7 users
89.3% allow updates to install and restart the system automatically. 
2.38% want to be notified before install
3.44% want to be notified before download
4.88% have update checking disabled.

So, what about Tom's HW forum regulars, any different than that?

Windows 8 Will Be Less Demanding of Update Restarts
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  1. I have update checking disabled, but I update manually every week once or twice.
  2. I get the notifications only....generally wait a week and let others ride the bleeding edge.
  3. JackNaylorPE said:
    I get the notifications only....generally wait a week and let others ride the bleeding edge.

    It was just bugging me : )
  4. Not a bad option^
    I used to tell everyone to avoid windows updates all the time-before WIN7. Now its pretty essential to keep the OS updated unless you want incompatibility problems with drivers etc.
    I still have a problem with M$ calling their IE browser an "important" update. I also think it bloats their user figures since everyone has it installed by default. Seems dishonest to me.

    So anyway that's why I don't let windows auto install for me, since IE is the one piece of software I always have problems with after installing.

    Can't say I'm happy with Firefox lately either. Some folks like chrome, I can't stand it. Someone should start a browser for the rest of us. I don't think IE should be an auto update through windows update. I actually miss netscape.
  5. buzznut said:
    Not a bad option^
    I used to tell everyone to avoid windows updates all the time-before WIN7. Now its pretty essential to keep the OS updated unless you want incompatibility problems with drivers etc.
    I still have a problem with M$ calling their IE browser an "important" update. I also think it bloats their user figures since everyone has it installed by default. Seems dishonest to me.

    So anyway that's why I don't let windows auto install for me, since IE is the one piece of software I always have problems with after installing.

    Can't say I'm happy with Firefox lately either. Some folks like chrome, I can't stand it. Someone should start a browser for the rest of us. I don't think IE should be an auto update through windows update. I actually miss netscape.

    I agree, but drivers can mess things up too.

    Chrome for me : ), but I used FF and got fed up in version 3.5 and by 4.0 I was gone with the wind!But I still like it. I didn't like chrome, but got used to it and its great.
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