use Automatic Updates has its pros and cons.The undoubted advantage is the rapid closing of the identified vulnerabilities.This is important, since the appearance of hacker resource information about another vulnerability in a few days leading to the breaking of millions of computers around the world.Surgical closure of the vulnerability greatly increases the security of the network.
disadvantage of automatic updates is that on unlicensed use of its operating system often leads to deactivation.Computer screen goes black, the user sees a stern warning that the use of unlicensed operating system.Furthermore, even on the licensed Windows update sometimes leads to malfunction of the system.Finally, many users do not like when the computer is doing something without their knowledge or disable the automatic
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To disable the automatic update , in Windows XP, open the "Start" - "Control Panel" - "Automatically update ».In the window that opens, select the "Turn off automatic update » and click OK.Now find in the Control Panel, select "Administrative Tools" - "Services".In the list of services, look for the "automatic update », open the service.Select the drop-down list, type start "Disabled", and then stop the service by pressing "Stop".Save your changes by clicking OK.Automatic update disabled.
Windows 7 automatically updates turned off the same way.Open the "Start" - "Control Panel", find the "Security" tab.It open the "Update Windows» and select off.Then, as in the case of Windows XP, open the "Services" and turn off the Automatic Updates service.
Note that after you install Windows on a computer running many services that the average user does not need.Extra services occupy resources, which negatively affects performance.In addition, some running services are potentially dangerous - for example, "Remote Registry", this service allows you to remotely edit the system registry.Unnecessary services should be disabled, the list can be found in the network.