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When do you install operating system updates?

Survey period: 16 Nov 2020 to 23 Nov 2020

As programmers we're meant to be smart about these things...

OptionVotes% 
I install updates as soon as they are released16018.69
I install beta versions of updates if they are available131.52
I install as soon as it's convenient to restart my device25129.32
I install when I know it will be safe to have potential downtime10011.68
I install when I've been convinced the updates is safe9410.98
I install when I remember to, or when I get sick of being bugged about it445.14
I install when I have no other choice596.89
I do not install OS updates192.22
It totally depends on the OS or the update itself. Some I trust, some I don't11613.55



 
GeneralMissing Option... Pin
Nelek21-Nov-20 23:05
protectorNelek21-Nov-20 23:05 
GeneralWhen it means I could lose unsaved work Pin
kmoorevs18-Nov-20 6:04
kmoorevs18-Nov-20 6:04 
GeneralOnce others have done the company's testing for them Pin
patbob17-Nov-20 12:22
patbob17-Nov-20 12:22 
Generaldepends Pin
sasadler17-Nov-20 5:58
sasadler17-Nov-20 5:58 
GeneralUpdate == rebuild and rollback Pin
Rusty Bullet17-Nov-20 3:42
Rusty Bullet17-Nov-20 3:42 
GeneralAnyone else have Windows Insiders builds? Pin
Stuart Dootson17-Nov-20 1:45
professionalStuart Dootson17-Nov-20 1:45 
GeneralDoes the update kill some of my apps? I'll wait. Pin
MarkTJohnson17-Nov-20 1:14
professionalMarkTJohnson17-Nov-20 1:14 
GeneralPatch anxiety doesn't affect me Pin
Member 1330167916-Nov-20 20:40
Member 1330167916-Nov-20 20:40 
GeneralWhen I need to procastrinate Pin
den2k8816-Nov-20 6:38
professionalden2k8816-Nov-20 6:38 
GeneralAs soon as they are released Pin
Davide Zaccanti16-Nov-20 6:27
Davide Zaccanti16-Nov-20 6:27 
GeneralAs soon as they are released Pin
Scott Serl16-Nov-20 6:17
Scott Serl16-Nov-20 6:17 
GeneralWhenever Microsoft decides it's time Pin
MehreenTahir16-Nov-20 4:48
mvaMehreenTahir16-Nov-20 4:48 
QuestionRe: Whenever Microsoft decides it's time Pin
Ravi Bhavnani16-Nov-20 8:27
professionalRavi Bhavnani16-Nov-20 8:27 
AnswerRe: Whenever Microsoft decides it's time Pin
MehreenTahir18-Nov-20 1:58
mvaMehreenTahir18-Nov-20 1:58 
AnswerRe: Whenever Microsoft decides it's time Pin
Anurag Gandhi18-Nov-20 20:41
professionalAnurag Gandhi18-Nov-20 20:41 
GeneralRe: Whenever Microsoft decides it's time Pin
agolddog17-Nov-20 3:38
agolddog17-Nov-20 3:38 
GeneralWhen in shape to close all the open windows/apps... Pin
Sandeep Mewara16-Nov-20 3:49
mveSandeep Mewara16-Nov-20 3:49 
And this might be a day or weeks... sometimes hits the limit of a date to update by.
No check on update stability or compatibility or any such thing.

... falls into conviniece option I believe.

General(Personal - auto update) (Work - ITS takes care of that) Pin
Slacker00716-Nov-20 1:10
professionalSlacker00716-Nov-20 1:10 
GeneralIt's the "Convenient" one for me Pin
OriginalGriff15-Nov-20 23:25
mvaOriginalGriff15-Nov-20 23:25 
GeneralMissing Option Pin
Ralf Meier15-Nov-20 21:24
mveRalf Meier15-Nov-20 21:24 

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