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PostSubject: Windows 10 updates   Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:15 am

Microsoft publish a page showing what's in the monthly round of OS updates. Not all updates/fixes affect everyone's usage but it's maybe good to see what takes all that time to download and install every month. The page linked to below shows the updates issued on July 11th.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4025342
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PostSubject: Re: Windows 10 updates   Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:56 pm

I just leave well alone, Windows then as far as I know just downloads automatically

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PostSubject: Re: Windows 10 updates   Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:15 pm

That's right andsome, the monthly updates do download and install automatically without user intervention ..unless the updates are checked for manually.

There are some who don't like automatic updates and take steps to prevent them installing. I'm not one of them though.

The Microsoft page is just for those interested in seeing what the updates are about. Some people want to know. Maybe not us here but heck! it creates a computer thread doesn't it? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Windows 10 updates   Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:12 am

Details of what's in the latest round of Windows 10 Updates:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4025342/windows-10-update-kb4025342
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PostSubject: Re: Windows 10 updates   Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:32 am

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That's right andsome, the monthly updates do download and install automatically without user intervention ..unless the updates are checked for manually.

There are some who don't like automatic updates and take steps to prevent them installing. I'm not one of them though.

The Microsoft page is just for those interested in seeing what the updates are about. Some people want to know. Maybe not us here but heck! it creates a computer thread doesn't it? Smile

When I complained about auto downloading and installation, Microsoft told me that this was mandatory.

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PostSubject: Re: Windows 10 updates   Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:32 am

There are ways to stop automatic updates but I haven't tried them. A link to a reputable site below. Further down this 'How-To Geek' page, is a link to another page that describes how hide individual updates. Windows doesn't install updates that are hidden.

https://www.howtogeek.com/224471/how-to-prevent-windows-10-from-automatically-downloading-updates/

On the other hand, I've never had updates cause any trouble with our W.10 computers (has anyone?). I let them go ahead as and when they become available on the basis that Microsoft wrote the operating system and are far more likely to know what's good for it than me.
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PostSubject: Re: Windows 10 updates   Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:18 am

I abandoned Mr Gates something like 10 years ago. Windows seemed to have become a yo-yo, with all its uploads and downloads.
I went to Ubuntu for a year or two and found that to be just to my liking, but abandoned it a few years ago when it seemed to be trying to copy Bill &Co. with unnecessary frippery and bovine excrement.
Since then I have been a happy user of Mint, and updates/upgrades seem to be as rare as hens teeth.
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PostSubject: Re: Windows 10 updates   Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:59 am

Mart wrote:
There are ways to stop automatic updates but I haven't tried them. A link to a reputable site below. Further down this 'How-To Geek' page, is a link to another page that describes how hide individual updates. Windows doesn't install updates that are hidden.

https://www.howtogeek.com/224471/how-to-prevent-windows-10-from-automatically-downloading-updates/

On the other hand, I've never had updates cause any trouble with our W.10 computers (has anyone?). I let them go ahead as and when they become available on the basis that Microsoft wrote the operating system and are far more likely to know what's good for it than me.


Thanks for the info, but it seems to be a lot of trouble. It should not be necessary, it was fine when we could select updates that mattered to us.  For example I do not need updates to Edge, Windows mail etc.  I don't like them and use third party programs.

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PostSubject: Re: Windows 10 updates   Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:12 am

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Since then I have been a happy user of Mint, and updates/upgrades seem to be as rare as hens teeth.

That's interesting. What version of Mint are you using? It's just that I installed Mint 18.2 a few weeks ago and updates seem to be coming for that almost daily. Do you have the 'Update Manager' icon showing at the bottom-right of the screen that lets you know when updates are available?
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PostSubject: Re: Windows 10 updates   Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:46 am

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Thanks for the info, but it seems to be a lot of trouble. It should not be necessary, it was fine when we could select updates that mattered to us.  For example I do not need updates to Edge, Windows mail etc.  I don't like them and use third party programs.

Me too andsome. Most platforms come with parts/programs that some people aren't going to use. Although W.10 updates for these parts/programs may not not needed by an individual user, I think they would only take up about as much disk space as the original installation because code would be overwritten rather than added to. Oh well ..automatic cumulative updates is the way Microsoft has chosen to go and I suppose we either accept it or vote with our feet. This is something a home user has the option of doing.

Then again, no OS is perfect. There are plenty of complaints about other platforms to be found. There have also been many about previous versions of Windows as I remember. It's just a question of using the one that suits best or has the lowest level of annoyances. Smile

Look into using Linux Mint perhaps? It's free and the latest version is running very well on my HP laptop computer. There are still updates but they don't install automatically.
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PostSubject: Re: Windows 10 updates   Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:35 pm

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Since then I have been a happy user of Mint, and updates/upgrades seem to be as rare as hens teeth.

That's interesting. What version of Mint are you using? It's just that I installed Mint 18.2 a few weeks ago and updates seem to be coming for that almost daily. Do you have the 'Update Manager' icon showing at the bottom-right of the screen that lets you know when updates are available?

No. But that does not seem to stop them sending big updates, which are not frequent in my opinion (only 2 or 3  times a year)
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PostSubject: Re: Windows 10 updates   Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:01 pm

Here's a screenshot of an update to Mint 18.2 I got only today. The icon being pointed to told me it was available. It shows a tick mark when the system is up to date and shows an 'i' when there is an update to do. Without this icon showing, perhaps some updates are being missed?

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