When we turn on a desktop PC, in most cases the Microsoft operating system, Windows 10, which is the most used today, starts up. We can also find a Linux distribution . But be that as it may, in addition to the system as such, at the same time we find the programs installed in it, so let’s talk about their updates.
These are key elements in the day to day with the computer, since they are what allow us to carry out the tasks we need. That is, they are the ones that allow us to edit texts, watch videos, open photos, develop other applications, design, etc. Therefore, we could say that the operating system actually acts as a base and support so that we can use the rest of the programs.
We have already downloaded them from their corresponding websites or we have downloaded them from the official system store, such as the Microsoft Store , they need maintenance. This is something that among many users generates some controversy, we refer to updates. These extend to both the operating systems themselves, as well as the programs that we install in them, or even the drivers. Thus, the importance of these updates, for some is relative, in fact there are many who completely ignore them.
All the more reason for us to talk to you precisely in these same lines about the importance of these elements, or about some of their drawbacks as well.
Reasons for refusing updates
As we told you, there are still many users who prefer not to install updates on their computers, or programs, or update Windows. The main reasons for all this are several. One of the first, especially when talking about the operating system, are the possible failures that they can present to us. Therefore, why take risks, we keep what works, ready; some think.
On the other hand, it is also true that these arrivals bring with them an occupation of disk space, sometimes very important, something that many also prefer to save. But we must assess, in parallel, the benefits that these elements bring us to the PC .
Update software to improve your security
First, many of these updates, both to the system and to the programs, come with important security patches. And this is a section with which we must be extremely careful. Working with a Windows or with programs that are not updated properly and with vulnerabilities, is a big problem .
In fact, we put the rest of the installed applications at risk, as well as all the personal data stored on the disk drives. Therefore, for this reason alone, it is probably already worth risking possible failures when updating, or wasting space on the hard disk.
Use the latest software features
On the other hand, in addition to taking care of the security of the PC , these updates bring us the latest releases in the form of added functions. And it is that the developers of the programs that we use every day, usually do not stop improving their projects. Therefore, in the event that we want to benefit from all this, it is advisable to update the installed software, whenever we can. In addition, this is something that is extended to both operating systems and programs of greater or lesser importance.