I've had quite a fight with my new computer build, mostly hardware related. But, not being an expert in IT, I was surprised to hear the words of a person I highly respect, an expert here = in this area, not this Forum, that "You shouldn't fix what's not broken", meaning that you shouldn't update Windows unless necessary, since "Windows updates have been known to cause more trouble than they solve". I know there has been problems with Windows updates, like there was a conflict between ZoneAlarm and a Windows XP update once, maybe 5 years ago, causing almost all computers using ZoneAlarm to go black with Internet. But what's the true case? I'm not interested in all sorts of fancy things updates may bring, but I'm certainly interested in "Security Updates" --- I mean, they are SECURITY, eh??? Some sort of patches filling the holes from where worms can crawl in? I'm with Windows 7 Professional, I have my update settings at "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them". But the case is, I have not the needed knowledge to decide > I practically go for automatic update. Should I keep the automatic update on, or skip it all until problems appear? A bit confused here, I am.