I just competed my first htpc build and I am wanting to know the best settings for Windows Live Update and Firewall settings. ... Should I have the live update settings to download automatically or should I manually update? Reason I ask is I"m thinking the live update would interrupt with dvr and video streaming. I am also looking for the best setting for my Windows Firewall.
If this should be listed under 'new build' forum, please copy and paste into the forum for me...
I have mine set to auto and install when I'm asleep...The restart (should one be needed) will also happen without intervention after the timer times out.
The only thing you'll see is a login screen when you move the mouse/wake the comp in the morning.
As far as firewall settings, mine is always on, windows will notify you when an app needs access through the firewall. Then you can decide if you want that to happen...
Hope this helps...jq