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cdcox
02-28-2010, 10:24 AM
I keep my computer running for months at a time. It is not uncommon for me to have 40 Word files, 20 Excel files, 10 power points, and 30 pdf open at one time. So it could take me 20 minutes to shut down my computer. Kind of a major deal. So I don't run the windows updates every time they come in. Today I decided would be a good time to get caught up. I had 20 updates in the que! Can anyone beat that? Didn't mean to get that far behind. Updating now.

DaFace
02-28-2010, 10:29 AM
I usually set our work computers to install automatically, but apparently someone turned them off. The other day when I was working on that computer I noticed that it was out of date and installed somewhere around 70.

Guru
02-28-2010, 10:37 AM
Mine is set to alert me so usually once per week. I wish they would stop informing me of hardware updates though. I don't know how many times their hardware updates screwed up my system. Especially the sound card update.

cdcox
02-28-2010, 10:42 AM
I usually set our work computers to install automatically, but apparently someone turned them off. The other day when I was working on that computer I noticed that it was out of date and installed somewhere around 70.

F'n Rain Man.

DaFace
02-28-2010, 10:43 AM
Mine is set to alert me so usually once per week. I wish they would stop informing me of hardware updates though. I don't know how many times their hardware updates screwed up my system. Especially the sound card update.

Yeah. Drivers are definitely one of those things where "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."

Priest31kc
02-28-2010, 10:58 AM
Automatic updates...

KCFalcon59
02-28-2010, 11:32 AM
I have it set to notify me daily. Then I choose which I want to download and install. I try to keep up to date.

keg in kc
02-28-2010, 11:36 AM
I have it set to notify me daily. Then I choose which I want to download and install. I try to keep up to date.Same. There's usually a defender update every day.

Bane
02-28-2010, 12:59 PM
I run it about every 2 weeks.

Taco John
02-28-2010, 03:49 PM
Rainman is a total tool.

That's a pretty mean thing to say.

Taco John
02-28-2010, 03:49 PM
Good decision deleting that before Kevin saw it.

JD10367
02-28-2010, 04:08 PM
You guys must have nice computers. I have a cheap POS from Best Buy that I can barely keep running for an hour without it freezing up, never mind leaving it on 24/7.

SnakeXJones
02-28-2010, 04:13 PM
You guys must have nice computers. I have a cheap POS from Best Buy that I can barely keep running for an hour without it freezing up, never mind leaving it on 24/7.
depends on how much crap u have on startup

Bane
02-28-2010, 04:50 PM
You guys must have nice computers. I have a cheap POS from Best Buy that I can barely keep running for an hour without it freezing up, never mind leaving it on 24/7.

Sometimes you get what you pay for,but my boys have the $499 base model Dell laptops.After 2 years the only thing I have done to them is upgrade the RAM and I've had no problems out of them.I have 5 Macs and a rebuilt PC running win 7 and they all run smooth.

tymania
03-01-2010, 07:45 AM
is it really necessary to have over 100 files open at once? kind of ridiculous..

Bane
03-01-2010, 07:56 AM
is it really necessary to have over 100 files open at once? kind of ridiculous..

I was thinking the same thing.:shrug:

38yrsfan
03-01-2010, 02:43 PM
I keep my computer running for months at a time. It is not uncommon for me to have 40 Word files, 20 Excel files, 10 power points, and 30 pdf open at one time. So it could take me 20 minutes to shut down my computer. Kind of a major deal. So I don't run the windows updates every time they come in. Today I decided would be a good time to get caught up. I had 20 updates in the que! Can anyone beat that? Didn't mean to get that far behind. Updating now.

Hope you save frequently and use a UPS .................

Saulbadguy
03-02-2010, 07:52 AM
Everything on Automatic except driver/hardware updates.

joesomebody
03-02-2010, 10:28 AM
On XP I usually ran it once a month or so. Now that I have Windows 7 it's on automatic. I love Window's 7. Except that it asks me every time I open a program if I really want to open the program... Why did I just double click on it if I didn't want to open it?

Fish
03-02-2010, 10:31 AM
On XP I usually ran it once a month or so. Now that I have Windows 7 it's on automatic. I love Window's 7. Except that it asks me every time I open a program if I really want to open the program... Why did I just double click on it if I didn't want to open it?

That feature is called UAC(User Account Control), and can be turned off if you find it annoying. Just follow these instructions if you wanna turn it off:

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/12/30/how-to-disable-and-turn-off-uac-in-windows-7/

joesomebody
03-02-2010, 11:16 AM
That feature is called UAC(User Account Control), and can be turned off if you find it annoying. Just follow these instructions if you wanna turn it off:

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/12/30/how-to-disable-and-turn-off-uac-in-windows-7/Thank's fish. It's not a huge deal, I just don't understand the need for it. I suppose it really puts a hamper on Spyware, since it will pop up and ask me if I want to run (pornbot6x243.exe)