There are actually 34 patches being deployed to users of Windows XP, Vista, and 7 today. That is a record amount of patches for Microsoft to push, and some of the patches are considered “critical.” None of the patches being offered for Windows 7 are considered critical, which may mean that the Windows 7 operating system is coming out of the box in better shape than previous versions.
And I don’t mind getting patches if they are important. But it would be really great if these patches could be taken care of without having to tie up a machine for several hours. Especially since it’s my only working machine this morning while both of my desktops await warranty repairs from Dell.