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January 26, 2013 4:47:59 PM

Hello all,
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...

Thanks all!

a b $ Windows 7
January 26, 2013 4:53:53 PM

my setting are let windows load them and let me choose with one to install .
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January 26, 2013 5:06:43 PM

I was thinking to let Live Update install auto at 4am "when I'm usally not watching tv" but I wanted to see if others were having any issues or different suggestion...Thanks scout.
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a b $ Windows 7
January 26, 2013 5:09:58 PM

you could let it auto but sometimes a update ask for system restart ,let see what others have to tell for that .
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January 26, 2013 5:33:22 PM

ahhhh.....system restart. Didnt think about that one scout. This is why I ask these questions, something always gets brought up I should already know.

I still like to see what others have to say...
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a b $ Windows 7
January 26, 2013 5:35:38 PM

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
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a b $ Windows 7
January 26, 2013 5:42:54 PM

My HTPC/BT PC downloads and prompts, don't fancy my downloads being broken during a reboot.
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January 27, 2013 7:49:05 PM

Best answer selected by robistro.
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