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What happens if I don't update Windows?

#11arleasPosted 7/27/2014 4:01:17 PM(edited)
A crack team of commandos from Redmond break into your house in the middle of the night, rearrange all the icons on your desktop, overfeed your pets and then leave a note warning that there had better not be a next time...
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#12PsythikPosted 7/27/2014 5:25:19 PM
MarceloSampaio posted...
if you are careful when using the Internet, have a good antivirus and a nice adblock...

Nothing bad, really.
This. That being said, most people are idiots and click on things without knowing what they're doing, so while someone with technical knowledge might be able to get by with an unpatched machine (don't know why anyone with sense would do this, though). Average Joe is f***ed.

The cranky hermit posted...
Windows updates itself, restarts itself
This too. You have to intentionally disable Windows Update to not get the latest hotfixes. Working as a PC repair tech I've never seen an internet-connected machine that was more than a week or two out-of-date.
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#13MarceloSampaioPosted 7/27/2014 5:29:28 PM
Psythik posted...
(...) get by with an unpatched machine (don't know why anyone with sense would do this, though).



Badly pirated Windows is the main reason, actually. Some pirated copies of Windows can't be patched.
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#14PsythikPosted 7/27/2014 5:32:13 PM
MarceloSampaio posted...
Psythik posted...
(...) get by with an unpatched machine (don't know why anyone with sense would do this, though).



Badly pirated Windows is the main reason, actually. Some pirated copies of Windows can't be patched.
Don't download half-assed releases, then.
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#15MarceloSampaioPosted 7/27/2014 5:47:30 PM
Psythik posted...
MarceloSampaio posted...
Psythik posted...
(...) get by with an unpatched machine (don't know why anyone with sense would do this, though).



Badly pirated Windows is the main reason, actually. Some pirated copies of Windows can't be patched.
Don't download half-assed releases, then.


Well, as you said it before, people are idiots, so don't act surprised that there are people that download Windows versions that can't even update. :p
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#16PsythikPosted 7/27/2014 5:49:25 PM
Touché.
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#17ClouddxPosted 7/27/2014 5:49:53 PM
Every time you don't update windows a child in Africa dies.
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#18MarceloSampaioPosted 7/27/2014 5:52:11 PM
Clouddx posted...
Every time you don't update windows a child in Africa dies.


This is sad...

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Oh well, at least it isn't kittens that are dying. ^^
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#19ClouddxPosted 7/27/2014 5:54:58 PM
MarceloSampaio posted...
Clouddx posted...
Every time you don't update windows a child in Africa dies.


This is sad...

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Oh well, at least it isn't kittens that are dying. ^^


That only happens when you forget to update your service pack.
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#20VdashonePosted 7/27/2014 6:03:08 PM
If you don't update Windows, you usually end up with a more functional product.
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