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What do ThinkVantage System Updates do?

2008-06-09, 0:40 AM
I'm a new member, so Hi to all!

I'm wondering about how important it is to maintain the ThinkVantage system updates. I think I may have turned them off a few weeks ago when I noticed they were taking a fair amount of download time - I'm on a pretty archaic dialup system. Also, it seemed to take them a long time to install, slowing shutdown.

Can anyone give me an idea of what they do, whether or not they're dispensible with, etc.? Are they worth the inconveniences I mention?

Many thanks.


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Re: What do ThinkVantage System Updates do?

2008-06-09, 13:28 PM
What it does is updates all your thinkvantage software, drivers and some system programs (.net, etc)  It is a good idea to use it, it is similar to Windows Update (a little more thorough IMO)
 
if you are using dialup, then i would recommend shutting system update down, and only doing periodic updates (perhaps monthly)
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