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Re: Dell Tech Support telling users to completely disable Windows Update in Vista?

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I don't know where they've got such a stupid idea as that from emoticon.Surprise.title  It certainly wasn't sanctioned/advised by Microsoft!

Nobody should disable Windows Update! 

I know many, many people... particularly on a number of other forums, who are very tech savvy - with both hardware and software.

Yet I've never known any of them disable Windows Update!?


Are you sure they actually said/meant "Windows Update" though, and not User Account Control (UAC)?

I know plenty of folks who disable UAC (I turn it off myself).


But far from being "much safer"...  turning off Windows Update could actually increase the risk of something 'untoward' happening to/with your system, because there are regular 'security risk' updates released through it!

From experience, I've found that:   “Beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder”!!


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