Microsoft Is Changing How You Can Patch Your Windows Machine

Microsoft is changing how you patch your Windows machine. “Starting this month, home and business Windows users will no longer be able to pick and choose which updates to install and which to leave for another time. For example, I’ve often advised home users to hold off on installing .NET updates until all other patches for the month are applied — reasoning that .NET updates are very large and in my experience have frequently been found to be the source of problems when applying huge numbers of patches simultaneously. But that cafeteria-style patching goes out the…err…Windows with this month’s release.” Considering how many Windows patches have caused problems lately, I find this very upsetting.

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