17 epic Windows Auto Update meltdowns

These legendary clunkers made Patch Tuesday a living hell for Windows users the world over
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17 epic Microsoft Windows Auto Update meltdowns

I still cringe whenever I read the admonition that everyone should turn on Windows Automatic Update.

While it's true that your Great Aunt Mable's PC should be set to update automatically, most experienced Windows users -- certainly, everyone advanced enough to be reading this missive -- should set Windows to "Notify but don't download," and wait until the Black Tuesday wails have passed every month.

I wrote about the worst Automatic Updates of 2012 earlier this year, and picked five real stinkers. This time I go back a little farther and show you my favorite automatic fumbles of all time.

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