Okay – so my blog got hit 30,000 times in the last two days. Specifically this post got hit 30,000 times. It seems to have generated a lot of noise out there. Many people thanking me for the tip (how to stop that annoying dialog asking if you want to reboot when security updates are installed) and some annoyed that I published it. (Can’t win ’em all I suppose).
The original post was published without comment, so I guess it is time to do that. I thought it was a good tip to delay the repetition of the dialog for a couple of hours until I got some work done. The idea being that I’d reboot when I went for lunch or at the end of the day, but right this very minute I want to work.
It seems that many people are using it to stop windows update totally. In my opinion this is a bad idea. Windows Update exists for a reason – that is to help deliver security updates in a reasonably non-intrusive way. Well, that is until the dialog box pops up asking you to reboot.
I offered the tip as a short delaying tactic only – and I have now added a big bold header on the top of the post to remind people of that and that security updates really are a good idea, regardless of which operating system you use.
NOTE: This was rescued from the Google Cache. The original was dated Thursday 29th June 2006.