Goodness no. it is your responsibility to
run Windows on an error-free computer.
Evidently you did not. :-)
Likewise, everyone else for whom these
updates did not work.
All auto-selected, yes. And Microsoft
officially recommends that you let them
install automatically, too.
My (ideal) method is to take a complete
image of the Windows volume(s), which in
practice I do not do often enough. But with
Linux ntfsclone tool, for instance, you can
create a disk image to go back to at any time.
My data is on a different partition.
Now, if updates fail, then, sure, run one at
My current machine is 32-bit Windows 7,
a Dell Latitude ST tablet with SSD, and
it has frequent hung-crashes and also has
one-full-minute freezes, at random.
(However, I got more hung-crashes when
web browsing with Opera 12.00.) I am
open to suggestions about that, but it
does present "natural" breaks in computing
activity when you can catch up with the
updates - only, just when you were trying
to do something else on the computer,