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Author Topic: Finally! No more auto-updates from Microsoft!  (Read 583 times)

Offline RayS

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Finally! No more auto-updates from Microsoft!
« on: April 05, 2019, 01:43:28 PM »
I can't tell you how many of those "Convenient" Windows updates broke everything on my sim.

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2019/04/04/improving-the-windows-10-update-experience-with-control-quality-and-transparency/

I despised them... literally.
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Offline jackpilot

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Re: Finally! No more auto-updates from Microsoft!
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2019, 03:44:02 PM »
Seems like a joke to me:

And I love the bs language:
.... installation was automatically initiated on a device once our data gave us confidence that device would have a great update experience......ecosystem health....transparency...we will work closely with ecosystem partners  etc etc
This one is hilarious: 
We are also continuing to make significant new investments in machine learning (ML) technology to both detect high-impact issues efficiently at scale and further evolve how we intelligently select devices that will have a smooth update experience.

 BS or what !!

Anyway they do NOT surrender control of our machines...

we’re making it possible for all users to pause both feature and monthly updates for up to 35 days (seven days at a time, up to five times). Once the 35-day pause period is reached, users will need to update their device before pausing again.


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Re: Finally! No more auto-updates from Microsoft!
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2019, 03:51:44 PM »
Yeah it's like a shell game with those updates.

I guess it's back to editing the registry to turn those stupid updates off once and for all.
Ray Sotkiewicz

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Re: Finally! No more auto-updates from Microsoft!
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2019, 06:26:16 PM »
Hmmmmm....

My words of advice are to make sure you have everything backed up before that May 10 update (the one that is designed to fix all future updates)! 

From the wording in the announcement it seems they will be digging around pretty deeply inside of your machine.

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Re: Finally! No more auto-updates from Microsoft!
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2019, 02:57:39 AM »
I can't tell you how many of those "Convenient" Windows updates broke everything on my sim.

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2019/04/04/improving-the-windows-10-update-experience-with-control-quality-and-transparency/

I despised them... literally.

Ray, cannot agree with you more. In fact, I have several notes, and one sticker, reminding me to never update the "Main Computer". Headaches after headaches.

Great post,

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Re: Finally! No more auto-updates from Microsoft!
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2019, 08:14:06 AM »
Well, in my setup only one machine runs W10, and it is in a subnet with no connection to the outside world. Two different switches are used for this. The machine that does connect to the net runs W7 and has automatic updates disabled.
No problems. I only use Windows for the Sim, for all other tasks, I use Linux Mint in one machine and Ubuntu in the other. No headaches.

I am with Ray on this one, I do despise them too. The worst, is the insult to our intelligence.

Shissh...




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Re: Finally! No more auto-updates from Microsoft!
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2019, 07:52:36 AM »
if you running server then automatic updates not an issue right
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Re: Finally! No more auto-updates from Microsoft!
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2019, 08:58:31 AM »
Bernard, Only if you are setup on a domain and using the pro (Enterprise) Versions..
Then you can install WSUS and pick and choose the updates you want to install or none, also domain connected machines can have updates off by Group Policy.
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Re: Finally! No more auto-updates from Microsoft!
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2019, 09:37:05 AM »
indeed😁

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Re: Finally! No more auto-updates from Microsoft!
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2019, 11:45:07 PM »
Just a PSA (and I suspect most of us tech-savvy sim types are already aware of this) you can stop M$'s update shenanigans by simply disabling the Windows Update "service" (run services.msc). I wouldn't put it past M$ to "helpfully" re-enable this remotely (the EULA allows as much, and more), but so far I've not seen this happen on the handful of my customers' machines that I've disabled updates on.

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