Most people are familiar with the update process for either Apple and Microsoft installed operating systems. Both vendors have the ability to ASK the computer user if they want to install updates “now”. As hard as these companies try to test these updates before they are released, sometimes updates can break things.
Earlier this week, Microsoft released one of their biggest patch bundles in their history. Unfortunately, many reports arouse wherein the computer started to crash, (aka the Blue Screen Of Death; BSOD). Read those experiences here…
In order to reduce corporate IT costs and wasting time for business, Menlo Technical suggests these update settings to be delayed several days. In the event that an update release breaks certain computers, the manufacturer will know about it within a day and repair these issues within another four days or less.
For Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 users, set the automatic update and installation to a Sunday… five days after Microsoft’s monthly Tuesday update. This will give them enough time to repair any problems in the update that MAY occur.
For Apple owners, consider waiting a week from the time they are asked if they want to perform the updates.
By holding off on installing patches for a week, it will prevent chances of inadvertently installing broken patches.