Reasoning why not keeping windows up to date causes most issues

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    NavyLCDR said:
    An operating computer is in a constant state of change, regardless of whether or not software is updated. Nobody can predict how any specific change will affect the infinite combinations of hardware and software installed on it. Sometimes a change will have a positive effect, sometimes it will have a negative effect. The same change may be positive on one computer, and it might crash the computer right next to it.
    Never been an linux user so be curious to see if its the same for linux, could you not install linux and use only the web browser and be able to use it for a year without update or will this get buggy and need to be updated aswell?

    same with my chromebook i turned off updated and it works with no problems ( I understand windows is more complex but reality is for most tasks that are done by most offices is the more complex system which has to be constantly updated better to use?
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    FerchogtX said:
    I can agree at some extent, but you can't also update blindly without expecting potential problems, like Insiders zip decompression issues (you can not count this one, is an insider problem after all), or the problem with default app settings or now the newest "I deactivate your AV and remove integration with Defender because why not?".

    This are the things that refrain me from moving from build 17134.320, I don't want to deal with borked settings, and seems that I will be able to update probably on mid December, if Microsoft can fix their issues... let's hope...

    I still remember the days I used Windows 7... not even a single update, and never had to deal with stuff, just the usual "update this driver to get your HDD working good"...
    What windows default settings issue is there?
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    Whelan189 said:
    What windows default settings issue is there?
    Windows 10 keeps hijacking my choice for Office documents - Windows 10 Forums
    cannot change file association - Windows 10 Forums

    Basically this, and they haven't fixed it yet...
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    Whelan189 said:
    Never been an linux user so be curious to see if its the same for linux, could you not install linux and use only the web browser and be able to use it for a year without update or will this get buggy and need to be updated aswell?
    No, you can't use Linux while you "not install linux", you can install Linux if you want, if you do not want to install Linux you do not install Linux, you can't run a browser out of thin air.
    if you want to run a browser with Linux, you have to install Linux before being able to run the Browser.
    Once you install Linux you can run it, update it or not (not updating is not advisable), and yes it will not "get buggy"

    You can howeverf run Linux loading it in ram using a usb/dvd in live mode, you boot Linux without installing it, once you turn it off every change/data will be lost.
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    roy111 said:
    No, you can't use Linux while you "not install linux", you can install Linux if you want, if you do not want to install Linux you do not install Linux, you can't run a browser out of thin air.
    if you want to run a browser with Linux, you have to install Linux before being able to run the Browser.
    Once you install Linux you can run it, update it or not (not updating is not advisable), and yes it will not "get buggy"

    You can howeverf run Linux loading it in ram using a usb/dvd in live mode, you boot Linux without installing it, once you turn it off every change/data will be lost.
    With one exception, you can retain settings and installed programs by enabling "Persistence" with live Linux on a USB. Using a small SSD with a USB3 adapter it would work just as fast as with a HDD installed internally. Best way to have a "spare system".
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    Back to the original question: Why does something that works perfectly fine stop working shortly after a windows update was missed.

    How do you know this is true? Could it be just random coincidence?
    (Proving cause and effect takes work!)
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