Start Vista windows updates quit updating

Vista windows updates quit updating

Some of them are even costly and if you haven't yet had an occasion where you've sworn at an update, you either haven't spent enough time with Windows or you're much more even-tempered than me.

Without doing a thing, when Wanna Cry came along almost 2 months later, the machine was protected because the exploit it targeted had already been patched.

It's because of this essential protection provided by automatic updates that those advocating for disabling the process are being labelled the IT equivalents of anti-vaxxers and whilst I don't fully agree with real world analogies like this, you can certainly see where they're coming from.

I've had it sitting there pending while waiting to rush out the door.

I've had it install drivers that caused all manner of problems.

But right now, you need to decide what to do about it: We agreed that Microsoft need to make this better, right? I mean it's all well and good for some people to be unhappy with the way updates run today but Keep your operating system and software up-to-date with the latest patches.

Vulnerable applications and operating systems are the target of most attacks.

Otherwise they’re literally fighting the problems of the present with tools from the past.

I doubt that even the most ardent opponents of my earlier tweet will disagree with either of the quotes above, so how are you going to achieve it if not by Windows Update?

You know what really surprised me about this whole Wanna Cry ransomware problem? Not the breadth of organisations it took offline either and no, not even that so many of them hadn't applied a critical patch that landed a couple of months earlier.

It was the reactions to this tweet that really surprised me: When you position this article from a year ago next to the hundreds of thousands of machines that have just had their files encrypted, it's hard to conclude that it in any way constitutes good advice.

Those of us who've felt Windows Update-inflicted pain will all agree on this: Microsoft needs to make Windows Update better.