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    QOTW: How soon do you install the latest software updates?

    Do you have to have the newest releases asap, or do you prefer to wait until the bugs are ironed out?
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    Re: QOTW: How soon do you install the latest software updates?

    Now that you can postpone the big updates for a year & small ones for 30 days and use the trick of setting the connection you use to metred I do it when I want for Windows 10.

    On Android I just don't care so whenever it wants.
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    Re: QOTW: How soon do you install the latest software updates?

    IMHO you should be able to install a update on day #1
    IF ! you cant do that then the company are doing a piss poor job with its beta testers, and yes companies should ask more of those, maybe so much they will have to pay those people.

    The companies i am working with developing and testing new hardware i often ask if they should ask more of me, cuz really i think i am not doing as much as i should,,,, but like any person i am lazy so its not like i just step up on my own.
    But in general the companies seem happy,,,, which then it turn annoy me a little.
    But i am not flying off the handle over that, i get to do a little work ( i am on early retirement ) and i get my hands on new "free" hardware i would otherwise not be able to get on my pension.

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    Re: QOTW: How soon do you install the latest software updates?

    Quote Originally Posted by AGTDenton View Post
    Now that you can postpone the big updates for a year & small ones for 30 days and use the trick of setting the connection you use to metred I do it when I want for Windows 10.

    On Android I just don't care so whenever it wants.
    You can do what now?

    *sets to metered* - YOU SHALL BORK MY HARDWARE NO MORE! (for a year).

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    Re: QOTW: How soon do you install the latest software updates?

    Hopefully when the bugs are out (I have deferred updates), I read the posts around the updates to see if they are problematic.

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    Re: QOTW: How soon do you install the latest software updates?

    Pretty much as soon as possible, and I am running Windows insider builds so that means every week at the moment.

    I am yet to be hit by any major windows update bugs/issues though, so my confidence level is high

    The only exception is my iPad, as it just takes too long and I am not remotely interested in the new "features" etc that often come with iPad updates (read: slowdowns..) so I delay those constantly.

    Windows is asap though. Can't go back to pre 1903 now, Dark Mode file explorer is really nice

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    Re: QOTW: How soon do you install the latest software updates?

    I'm beta-testing Kubuntu Linux 19.10, so once or twice a day, whenever they turn up.
    Haven't needed to boot my W10 install since Easter.

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    Re: QOTW: How soon do you install the latest software updates?

    As soon as i see they are avalible really, but most programs are set to auto though so i just let them get on with it.

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    Re: QOTW: How soon do you install the latest software updates?

    I have been using originally WUMT Wrapper Script and now Sledgehammer as it is now called to take control of Windows 10 updates. I then use it to update Windows when I want to update it and not when Microsoft decides to do it. This enables me to wait and see if there are any problems, and lets face it, there have been many problems with Windows updates breaking games and other things. I have never had any problems from using this method so will continue to do so.

    I only update gpu drivers a couple of weeks after release, again to see if there are any problems reported with them or not. Motherboard drivers and bios get updated when I notice there are new releases on their website.

    My Android phone gets updated whenever it likes as long as I am home and it's using my wi-fi connection.

    I wish there was some way to block Kindle updates because they seem to update it just for updating sake. It works perfectly so leave the damn thing alone. Before I realised I could delete them from my Amozon account there were 16 manual revisions on my Kindle!! Wish I could get rid of the dictionary as well but they won't let me.

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    Re: QOTW: How soon do you install the latest software updates?

    ASAP. I like to run the latest stable version of whatever OS I am running.

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    Re: QOTW: How soon do you install the latest software updates?

    Quote Originally Posted by lodore View Post
    ASAP. I like to run the latest stable version of whatever OS I am running.
    In my experience there's nothing stable about early, unrevised Windaz 10 updates.

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    Re: QOTW: How soon do you install the latest software updates?

    Generally ASAP, but as I don't have Win10 that tends to mean the updates work just fine.

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    Re: QOTW: How soon do you install the latest software updates?

    As soon as possible, except for my Apple products. With the ONLY exception being iOS 12, **every** single Mac/iOS update removes more features than it adds on aging hardware (on top of making them slower and all around worse-off).

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    Re: QOTW: How soon do you install the latest software updates?

    Well it depends which OS is offering the update. My Linux laptop, no problem straight away. My Android phone & tablets (x2) straightaway. My Windows 7 HTPC only after I've looked into it. My Windows 10 laptop straightaway. And lastly but not least my Mojave Hackintosh which is my main machine only gets updates as & when I'm sure they won't break it, or if they do I can fix it.

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    Re: QOTW: How soon do you install the latest software updates?

    Win 7 - within a week
    Android - As soon as I notice
    Win 10 - delay it at least a month and preferably as long as possible. I've never knowingly suffered from avoiding an update, but I have suffered several times for downloading them promptly.

    In general I don't want "feature" updates in an OS. I want the OS to be as light and reliable as possible with updates being aimed at security & bug fixes. Oh, and DON'T keeping changing the UI, I HATE that! I'd stick with Win2000/Win7 Classic forever if I could.

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    Re: QOTW: How soon do you install the latest software updates?

    It all depends on what tbe software is, and what's in the updates. And, of course, which machine it's on.

    For OS updates, never, ever straightaway, exceot for critical security updatescon machines with a net connection .... which most of mine don't. Even then, by "straightaway" I mean after appropriate backups, mirrors, and providing it doesn't clash with time-sensitive tasks.

    Mostly, though, only after enough time to let any obvious gotchas be experienced by the keener types that like immediate updates.

    And for most application software, it depends what the update offers, and whether I need it. Sometimes, that means I update never. I have several machines for specific jobs snd they've been stable and working, doing what I need of them, for 10, even15 years. Why would I ever update them?

    The question asked, for me, is one of those "how long is a piece of string" questions, snd the answer is .... it depends. There is no one-size-fits-all answer.

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