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    Windows Update

    Well, I finally got my XP up and running last nite after stripping it down with nLite. Now that I've done this, do I need to allow for windows to check for updates? I'm sure that tons of them are missing, but do I need them?
    I ran nlite using a copy of a sp1 disk and integrated sp2. Do you all disable updates or allow for your computers to randomly check? My concern is that now that I've removed all this stuff from windows, allowing for updates is just going to add back more things to the OS (that may or may not be necessary for my machine).

    BTW, WOW!!! this thing runs so much faster after the new install and disabling the unnecessary services. Thanks a bunch to you all and this forum!!!

    Please advice on the updates situation.

    thanks!!!

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    I suppose you don't really need to run updates if you don't want to. If your machine is stable and you are happy with it, why bother?
    If you do connect to the internet, some of the security updates might be a good idea tho.
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