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Blocking automatic Windows 10 update

Dirbatua

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and Raj it does just install itself, I got machines that have no human interaction they just install windows patches automatically for security reasons, no optional patches are installed only things flagged as moderate up to critical and when they reboot as part of the process once a month, ####ing BAM, windows 10 is installed ####ing everything up, its ####ing retarded in a corporate environment where specific windows operating systems are required for specialised software.

If it was just flagged as an optional software update that is deselected by default like all the other optional updates it wouldn't be an issue, but having this **** automatically install and update is nuts, it installs itself like spam then follows through like a virus, downloading itself and installing into an environment.

I know of companies pending legal action against Microsoft for the loss of data and revenue because of it.
 

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I am getting the strange vibe that Dirb is not a fen of Windows 10.
 

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used utorrent yesterday on Windows 10.. no drama.
 
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Oh I almost forgot. Windows 8.1 had Family Safety which was local to the machine. Windows 10 now forces you to make a Microsoft email address as well as your children and everything is managed online. Stuff that for a joke.
Pretty much everything is moving to the cloud. Get used to it. Pretty soon, home infrastructure will be in the cloud. We have countless VMs and network appliances already in the cloud. I use the term "infrastructure as software" for some of it - it's VERY nice!

It doesn't have to be a MS email address. I've personally used my Gmail address at home. At work, it's our corporate Office365 arrangement that we use.

and Raj it does just install itself, I got machines that have no human interaction they just install windows patches automatically for security reasons, no optional patches are installed only things flagged as moderate up to critical and when they reboot as part of the process once a month, ####ing BAM, windows 10 is installed ####ing everything up, its ####ing retarded in a corporate environment where specific windows operating systems are required for specialised software.

If it was just flagged as an optional software update that is deselected by default like all the other optional updates it wouldn't be an issue, but having this **** automatically install and update is nuts, it installs itself like spam then follows through like a virus, downloading itself and installing into an environment.

I know of companies pending legal action against Microsoft for the loss of data and revenue because of it.
OK, let's be clear here. Originally, Windows 10 was an OPTIONAL update. Fine for everyone, opt in only. MS changed the update from OPTIONAL to RECOMMENDED. Still an opt in for everyone with one major HOWEVER. If your Windows Automatic Update settings are set to automatically download and install RECOMMENDED updates, then you have already opted in for whatever MS recommend you install. Not a great practice and certainly not something that a corporate environment should be set to do. Corporate environments (our MOE included) should be configured to automatically install critical updates and security patches ONLY. All other updates are evaluated by our MS team prior to deployment.

Legal action will gain nothing. Why? Because you had to have a setting that you automatically wanted MS recommended updates to install without question for Windows 10 to install as part of Windows Updates. It's not set to critical or security update, it's recommended. If you have already said you want recommended updates then you've already agreed to it if MS recommend you install Windows 10. Poor sys admin practices if corporates are affected and most likely a certain degree of naivety for home users. And regarding lost data, that's just plain BS. Windows 10 retains all data. Backing up before hand is always recommended but I've lost count of the Windows 10 updates I've done and not a single issue.

It seems that few are.
I think people think they aren't happy with Windows 10 because they've been made to feel stupid. Not because it's not a great product. Windows 10 is far superior to Windows 8 and better than both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. I still don't get why you wouldn't want a flagship product FOR FREE!
 

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yea id be getting rid of 3.4.1, its known to have all kinds of crap installed with it which is why it is banned from most private trackers.

Roll back to 2.2.1 or use something else like Deluge.
Well I uninstalled 3.4.2 last night and just went and grabbed whatever was latest which turns out to be 3.4.7, so I'm in action again except now they've put embedded ads which are not stopped by the adblocker.
How do I 'rollback' ?
(Do we need a new thread seeing as we're OT?)
 

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Well I uninstalled 3.4.2 last night and just went and grabbed whatever was latest which turns out to be 3.4.7, so I'm in action again except now they've put embedded ads which are not stopped by the adblocker.
How do I 'rollback' ?
(Do we need a new thread seeing as we're OT?)
Turn off everything but the Status Bar and Narrow Toolbar under the Options menu.

Once you have done that go into preferences and disable everything else there, no need to panic and roll your version back.

Disable Sponsored Torrents And Ads In uTorrent | Lifehacker Australia
 

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I think the "lost data" could be more to software that won't run on Windows 10, or is not supported.. wheather it is 3rd party or inhouse software.. but like you said MS aint going to do squat, nor should they as you have agreed by their terms and conditions..

Worst case, go back to backup, roll back the update to win 7/8, or strip and reload the pc with win 7/8, put on network and bring the users profile back thru.. i don't really see an issue.

Out of our client base, only one machine would be screwed with the win 10 upgrade.. it is a prop machine, running propeller (boat) software.. but that run's on DOS so doesnt even know what windows is..
 

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Point still stands. You need an email address for every one for Family Safety to work. I'm not making an email address for a 7 year old and a 9 year old. That's just stupid.
 
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Point still stands. You need an email address for every one for Family Safety to work. I'm not making an email address for a 7 year old and a 9 year old. That's just stupid.
Why is it stupid? Friends with a 9 year old and he has an email address for school.

They're all going to need an email address sooner or later. No more or less stupid than enrolling kids into school the week they're born.

But if you're worried just create alias' to your own email address instead.
 
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