I have searched online for sutable answers about what to do when your autoupdates are way out of date, but could not find anything to help me. Surely I can't be the only person to have found themselves in this position?
Yes I know this shouldn't have happened unfortunately due to very serious illness my updates ( which were set to notify me, as opposed to auto update) have really fallen behind.
Having been stung before by an auto update messing up an old PC ( cant recall the exact details but remember many people were caught out by this issue and various forums were flooded with reports and how to fix the propbs etc, it caused a fair few probs and was a bit of a nightmare to resolve...do as I dont't want to get caught out liek that again, I now only use notify me of new updates .
That way I can take the time to research the update and find out if there are any reported probs & the relevant fixes. Then I install them one at a time, yes I know this takes time ( often taken sev hours, espec when reboots are prompted for for certain updates ) and yes I may seem paranoid but doing so has kept me problem free evers since.
I am VERY embarrassed to say I currently have 95 Important Updates waiting to be addressed eek.
(74) - Win Vista
(1) Visual Studio 2005
(1) Visual Studio 2008
(18) Office 2009
I know a LOT these updates date right back to April 2011 and my Laptop has not even switched on for a number of months between then and now. Also a large number are vista security updates too..
I am still ill and to be honest due to the size of this task I am a bit overwhelmed and anxious more about having to deal with the issues/impact caused by potentially majorly problematic updates.
I am assuming the best way to tackle this would be to do the same as I used to do ie:- a) go through them all & organise into date order , b) taking a month at a time C) research those , d) depending on outcome research , either install one at a time starting with the oldest , and to do more research for those potentially problematic ones.
Is this correct ? if not please can someone advise me
I am particularly concerned about the SP2 updates, as I have seen/heard lots of hubbub about the update causing various issues.. and mine is waiting to be updated
I have a Toshiba Satellite A300 _109, am running Win Vista Home Premium SP 2 (32bit), with 150 GB HD, 2 GB RAM,
Thanks in advance for your time