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    • #1968253 Reply

      Tracey Capen
      AskWoody MVP

      PATCH WATCH By Susan Bradley There’s no way to sugar-coat this: The current Windows updating situation is a disaster. No, I’m not talking about the us
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    • #1968352 Reply

      Alex5723
      AskWoody Plus

      There’s no way to sugar-coat this: The current Windows updating situation is a disaster.

      🙂

      Windows 10 problems are ruining Microsoft’s reputation

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      Meitzi S
      AskWoody Plus

      My expirence so far, only Adobe Flash Player updates have been safe to deploy on day 1. (released by Adobe directly or by Microsoft)

      Any other product / vendor, not so safe.

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      GreatAndPowerfulTech
      AskWoody Lounger

      It’s better to simply uncheck IE11, in the Control Panel, Programs and Features. It’s simply a troublesome bit of code these days.

      GreatAndPowerfulTech

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        anonymous

        In the Windows7 system, Turning Off IE from the list of Programs and features:

        Does this leave the troublesome IE11 code in place, to support the OS from behind the scene?

        Will the system instead revert to IE9, or earlier? These are old and not supported.

        Which of these two conditions would be less troublesome in the years 2019 and 2020?

        Is it better to leave IE checked, Turned ON, in the list of programs and features? And continue to accept updates for that application, when they are deemed safe by advice available here on AskWoody.

        • #1970578 Reply

          anonymous

          I am very careful online. I turned off IE 8 years ago. I installed “security only” updates beginning in 2016. I have quit/disabled ALL MS updates as of 2017-03. Again, I am VERY careful online and have experienced ZERO issues since 2017-03. Your results may vary!!! I still need to manually delete data using “internet options” as “Windows Explorer” still collects online data.

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