Re: Advance info about killer updates?
Tens of millions of Windows machines manage to apply Windows updates without any drama every month. If you've been unlucky enough to encounter problems more than once, it would suggest that there's something out of the ordinary with your system. That's not much consolation for you when you're dealing with the hassle of recovering from this kind of problem, but you might have better success in fending off these issues by focusing on what's different about your machine, rather than focusing entirely on the inevitable updates.
Waiting a week to see what breaks for other people won't help you much if nobody else encounters the problems that you're encountering, and I don't recall any widespread complaints about recent Patch Tuesday updates.