If I don't install the new critical update?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by username30, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. username30

    username30 New Member

    Jun 9, 2015
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    I will be away from my laptop for a while. It is on but it is plugged in to the charger and it is closed. It is not being used.

    So I have not installed the new critical update. Since my laptop is not being used, is it bad that I have not installed the update? Or does it not matter since it is closed and not being used?

    I am just concerned that my laptop will get hacked if I do not install the newest update.

    But if I am not using my laptop, it cannot get hacked from the bug right?
  2. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

    Nov 30, 2009
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    That is correct.
    If you are talking about KB3074667, it would seem that it requires the user to actually start the ball rolling (as is usually the case).
    SOURCE: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3074667

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