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Old 01-14-2016, 07:12 PM   #11
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hugh: Surely you are throwing out the baby with the bathwater
No, I don't think so.

I used to check updates a couple of times a year but with the current Microsoft crapola, it's not worth the risk of crapping out my system. I'm careful where I go and what I do. I won't be checking updates and/or enabling the update service until Microsoft makes changes to its approach.

I've read of instances where the "just check" has been overridden and updates (force) downloaded--along with Microsoft changing the priority level (optional, recommended, important, etc.) of various "updates" so that you end up with the Win10 nag if not worse. Microsoft's "instructions" on how "manage" Win10 notification and update ref'd in The Register article requires that one download an "update" that actually makes one more vulnerable to the Win10 install, to wit--bolding mine:

"Microsoft has released new updates to enable you to block upgrades to Windows 10 through Windows Update. These updates install a new Group Policy Object. Computers that have this Group Policy Object enabled will never detect, download, or install an upgrade to the latest version of Windows."

With respect to "never detect, download or install", they should have added "until we (Microsoft) change the code behind your back". Not for me...thankyouverymuch!

>>I had read the Register article earlier.

What I like reading is the comments. On the whole, they are pretty interesting and don't seem to devolve as many comments do on sites.


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