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      This thread is currently a rough draft for general patching guidelines. When a final version is complete, I will request rough draft removal and this draft should disappear.

      As an explanation, in an earlier thread:

      We’ll be addressing that in the site re-design (say, in the next month or so). There are different needs for different groups of users — most people need a green light/red light system, while advanced users and admins face a more nuanced situation.

      Emphasis will be placed on user skills and DEFCON number:

      • backups and usage
      • restore points
      • rebooting

      The above three criterion will be used to determine user skills and some instruction or links will be provided for making backups, using restore points, and booting up.

      My goal is to make this instruction sheet readable and useful — one that those at all skill levels can use to determine if patching is safer for them.

      My understanding is that there will be different DEFCON levels for each Windows operating system. My own skills are limited to Windows 7, but I will attempt to include information on how to block updates until ready, make backups, boot up, and set and use restore points with references and links to the AskWoody site and applicable to all operating systems.

      Source for some preliminary conversation:

      Group G{ot backup} Win7 · x64 · SP1 · i3-3220 · TestBeta
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