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fiver
Posted on 12-01-17 10:16 PM Link | #91584
Posted by GalacticPirate
Funny how people complain about W10 updates while on W7 there are like 5 updates a week, versus one per month at most on W10.

I think the problem is how forced they are, but that doesn't seem that accurate? could just be me though I'm pretty young lol
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Jamie
Posted on 12-02-17 02:46 AM Link | #91594
You can't be too young to understand something.

But yeah, Windows 10 forces updates down your throat. And when you're on a shitty slow school network, that takes forever, it's even more ugh. Just imagine businesses that need to do something important and then an update rolls out meaning they can't do it on time :(
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Swingball
Posted on 12-02-17 02:43 PM Link | #91604
“Gah, we should have stuck with Win7!”

“We should have chosen Linux!”

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Jamie
Posted on 12-02-17 02:54 PM Link | #91605
w7 does the same thing since 2015 unfortunately :(
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Swingball
Posted on 12-02-17 03:05 PM Link | #91606
With the “get Win10 banner”?

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Posted on 12-03-17 04:31 PM (rev. 2 of 12-03-17 04:31 PM) Link | #91648
They got rid of those but added spying and forcing updates. Hence why RAM usage on 7 from a clean install to a fully updated install goes up by over 400MB.
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Swingball
Posted on 12-03-17 05:15 PM Link | #91657
Is there any way you can uninstall the spy stuff as of late?

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fiver
Posted on 12-03-17 07:52 PM Link | #91660
Posted by IceFairyAmy
You can't be too young to understand something.

It's not about understanding it, it's about not remembering ever having an issue there
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Jamie
Posted on 12-04-17 02:31 AM Link | #91669
Posted by Swingball
Is there any way you can uninstall the spy stuff as of late?

On 7 or 8.1 you literally uninstall the updates that do that.
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Swingball
Posted on 12-04-17 02:46 PM Link | #91674
But what if I get Win7 now and its my first time using it? :(

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salty
Posted on 12-04-17 02:54 PM Link | #91677
if you get windows 7 i'm pretty sure there's a native way to disable updates

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StapleButter
Posted on 12-04-17 02:58 PM Link | #91678
sure there is

services.msc, kill the fucker from there (stop it and tell it to never start again)

keep in mind that a few things can reenable it, but usually you will notice its unwelcome presence


there is that security update against the leaked NSA exploits, tho. you can download it and install it standalone, just like pretty much any update. maybe doing so reenables Windows Update as a side-effect, I don't remember.

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Splitwirez
Posted on 12-05-17 03:29 PM Link | #91710
Posted by StapleButter
services.msc, kill the fucker from there (stop it and tell it to never start again)

...to clarify this for anyone else reading this thread, you can set the Windows Update Services' startup type to "Disabled" to prevent it from starting.


Posted by StapleButter
there is that security update against the leaked NSA exploits, tho. you can download it and install it standalone, just like pretty much any update. maybe doing so reenables Windows Update as a side-effect, I don't remember.

I have it installed and can verify that, atleast on Windows 8.1, it does not re-enable Windows update. You have to temporarily re-enable the service to install it, but it doesn't even try to stop you from disabling it again afterwards.
Thankfully.
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