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Richard Sennett

Windows 10 updates no choice folks

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Well tooling around in f1 kingair and started getting serious stutters - then said hmm bet it windows 10 doing something in the background low and behold message center had some updates waiting for me - security updates and nvidia driver - hmm I shut off all of the switches and even reg hack to make sure it wouldnt over write my nvidia driver well thats out the window - it installed the driver and you have no choice so as I like Windows 10 its starting to look very intrusive and not cool imo and I am running pro version go figure 

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There is a thread on simforums.com about this. It doesn't look very good at all! Its not just windows 10. There is something going on the world in general that Is very sinister indeed. I think we are entering into an age when all of the freedoms and civil liberties hundreds of thousands and at this point perhaps millions gave the lives for are about to be eradicated. The future of freedom looks very bleak indeed :-(

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There is a thread on simforums.com about this. It doesn't look very good at all! Its not just windows 10. There is something going on the world in general that Is very sinister indeed. I think we are entering into an age when all of the freedoms and civil liberties hundreds of thousands and at this point perhaps millions gave the lives for are about to be eradicated. The future of freedom looks very bleak indeed :-(

 

No kidding put up with this crap on work pc - so aggravating cant even do my job with all the bs running in the background and 3d designing is hard enough on a pc never mind all of this nonsense in the background pi#$%#s me off

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And get this- now you can't even get the current nvidia drivers from their site. They get pushed thru win update only so you don't even have the option for a duu install. Not happy at all, this needs to get fixed/stopped asap.

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Then buy an edition of Windows 10 does allow updates etc.

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Been telling people for weeks about this. It's a disaster for simmers that want to control what Microsoft changes on their system without their knowledge or permission.  

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Then buy an edition of Windows 10 does allow updates etc.

 

Pro edition is suppose to be able to have controls on what is installed - yet you dont - super

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There is a thread on simforums.com about this. It doesn't look very good at all! Its not just windows 10. There is something going on the world in general that Is very sinister indeed. I think we are entering into an age when all of the freedoms and civil liberties hundreds of thousands and at this point perhaps millions gave the lives for are about to be eradicated. The future of freedom looks very bleak indeed :-(

 

Wow, that escalated quickly.

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Pro edition is suppose to be able to have controls on what is installed - yet you dont - super

 

Nope, Pro edition only allows you to prolong the installation, not choose what it installs. Plenty of websites have already taken apart the Licensing agreement and discussed what Microsoft plans on doing with their universal OS, one of which is the inability to control updates to the OS. While you may postpone the installation, it will also affect future security updates that you receive (in some cases, your system may not even qualify for a new security update until you've installed the previous set). Should have researched a bit more before jumping the gun and making it your primary/sim OS.

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I will probably go Dual Boot Windows 10 for P3D V3 hopefully DX12 and Windows 7 for everything else.

Once I get it running nicely, I'll remove any and all LAN drivers from Windows 10 so it cannot connect to internet at all :-) Sure there are some drawbacks but its a start. I am not letting those nosy SOB's mine my privacy.

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http://betanews.com/2015/07/26/windows-10s-automatic-updates-for-nvidia-drivers-could-break-your-computer/

 

There could be quite a spectacular MS car-crash on Wednesday if the powers-that-be don't get this problem sorted out rather rapidly! I don't know exactly what percentage of the Global GPU market Nvidia currently has - but I think that MS might just be about to alienate half of the PC owners in the World.

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Found a solution around this and works fine for me.

 

type “services” in the Windows 10 search box and click View Local Services.

 

Scroll down to Windows Update and double-click the service. Set the startup type to Disabled. If the service is already running, click Stop. After the service has stopped, click OK.

 

If you now click Check for Updates in the Windows Update app, you should see a reassuring error message. This means updates are now turned off. If you want to update windows, simply re enable.

 

Hope this helps

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Found a solution around this and works fine for me.

 

Thanks much - made the switch - see what happens :)

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/584078/windows-10-automatic-updates-start-causing-problems/

 

might want to read this too - especially what their attitude is towards people who hack windows to disable updates.

 

Seems like I'll be staying with 7.

 

Considering the amount of anger this update policy has caused around various forums, I'd expect MS to lighten up at some point. 

 

Vic

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I just cancelled my Windows 10 reservation. Not taking ANY chances. Later when they sort it out, I'll consider upgrading.

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Pro edition is suppose to be able to have controls on what is installed - yet you dont - super

No, it isn't.

 

HOME and PRO are both set to always automatic.

 

The only difference is that PRO has the ability to "defer" updates for a certain number of months. This means that the updates will not install right away, but rather, later.

 

(Also, keep in mind that PRO has the Group Policy Editor, which does contain a setting for turning off automatic updates... However, I don't think it works.)

 

Found a solution around this and works fine for me.

 

type “services” in the Windows 10 search box and click View Local Services.

 

Scroll down to Windows Update and double-click the service. Set the startup type to Disabled. If the service is already running, click Stop. After the service has stopped, click OK.

 

If you now click Check for Updates in the Windows Update app, you should see a reassuring error message. This means updates are now turned off. If you want to update windows, simply re enable.

 

Hope this helps

This does work, but the problem is that you will no longer receive security updates (Which, to be honest, should be the only thing that Windows Updates pushes out).

 

 

It's funny how wrong MS is in regards to updates. They think that by forcing updates, everyone will be on the same version. As a result, many people will simply turn off updates.

 

They messed with something that has been the same since XP (maybe even prior). This is the result.

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Microsoft differentiate between Updates and Upgrades (not sure what the difference is meant to be). Updates can't be deferred. Upgrades can be deferred.

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(...)

 

Seems like I'll be staying with 7.

 

Considering the amount of anger this update policy has caused around various forums, I'd expect MS to lighten up at some point. 

 

Vic

 

 

Hopefully MS will rectify this and the dust will settle soon enough (at least before the end of security updates for Win7 in January 2020 :P).

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Was planning to upgrade to Windows 10. I guess I won't now!

 

We will stick with Windows 7 for another 5-10 years, or until MS can come up with a OS based on UNIX infrastructure.

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