I`m a home user, not new to PCs, and I`m using a Win7 home premium. I do browsing on safe web-sites, mainly reading news / book reviews, searching for jobs (so forums), and the occasional gaming. I use Chrome browser and a free antivir called Ad-Aware Antivirus.
Every couple of days there are some 'essential' updates / patches and so on that need to be installed from MS.
I`d like to know, will they do any good? From the experience I have so far (from home use and office use) the security patches / random updates will cause the system to move slower, boot slower, and so on.
Do the benefits of those patches outweigh the minuses to performance?