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Standard User johnjburness
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 29-Aug-15 12:15:22
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Not impressed by Win 10 Auto-Updating!!


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Got back to my Laptop, this morning, to find that it had Auto-Updated & needed a re-boot - which I duly complied with.

After re-booting, it informed that there were other "important" updates that needed to be installed/completed (presumably before I could get to the jobs that I needed to do on the Laptop), this I duly complied with!

After 2nd re-booting, it informed that there were even more other "important" updates that needed to be installed/completed (presumably before I could get to the jobs that I needed to do on the Laptop), this I duly complied with!

3 re-boots & a lot of downloading before I could use my Laptop!! Just remind me - Win 10 is "meant" to provide speedier start-ups so you can get on with your work, isn't it?

Anyway, thought that I would randomly check on the details of these ultra-urgent (stop-everything) type of critical updates.

At random I clicked on the history of one of them & it was described as:- "update to resolve issues in Windows. For a complete list of the "issues" see the associated Knowledge Base article". Clearly, if it "resolves issues", it must be hyper-critical?

As it was KB3081449, I checked up on this:- "This update improves the Windows 10 out-of-box experience"! IOW, there wasn't a single "issue" listed - so it appears that it has absolutely NOTHING to do with "resolving issues" &, hence, I really cannot see why it could be regarded as "Critical" - surely it is simply in the "nice-to-have" category that could have been installed at my convenience??

However, what I think is also interesting is that the KB goes on to say:- "we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update"!

So, according the MS's own Knowledge-Base, it should NOT have been installed until AFTER I've installed any Language Packs that I might need!!

So why didn't it ask me to review & agree the requirements BEFORE Auto-Installing??


NB:- I would also add that the KB makes NO mention of any specific improvement in OOBE, just leaves to vague generalisations!

Regards,
John
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Sat 29-Aug-15 12:48:13
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In reply to a post by johnjburness:
However, what I think is also interesting is that the KB goes on to say:- "we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update"!

So, according the MS's own Knowledge-Base, it should NOT have been installed until AFTER I've installed any Language Packs that I might need!!

So why didn't it ask me to review & agree the requirements BEFORE Auto-Installing??
They probably expected that anyone old enough to have done the reboots has an appropriate language pack in their brain for use after completion of the updates.

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Edited by RobertoS (Sat 29-Aug-15 12:53:12)

Standard User OCdragon
(experienced) Sat 29-Aug-15 13:59:02
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Re: Not impressed by Win 10 Auto-Updating!!


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I would guess that you've Windows 10 Home installed?? Please see attached LINK

http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-releases-tool...

IF you are indeed to have HOME installed but wanted to have some controls over for MS Windows 10 auto-upgrade!

Hope this link may help!!!

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Edited by OCdragon (Sat 29-Aug-15 14:00:26)


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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 29-Aug-15 15:23:04
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Best thing is to stay with Windows 7 or 8.1, at least you got more control over updates.

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Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Sun 30-Aug-15 12:39:20
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Re: Not impressed by Win 10 Auto-Updating!!


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sadly that wont help, it can only manage updates that have already been installed, so is a bit of a joke of a tool.

win7/8 have updates once a month via patch tuesday and user has full control.

win10 I have on average been getting updates at least once a week which are automated, so disruption is way higher. Last week was 2 updates back to back.

Keeping win10-well away from production machines at the moment.

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Standard User johnjburness
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 30-Aug-15 23:23:50
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In reply to a post by Chrysalis:
win10 I have on average been getting updates at least once a week which are automated, so disruption is way higher. Last week was 2 updates back to back.

In the last week there has been updates on 6 out of the 7 days!! It really is getting stupid!

Regards,
John
Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Mon 31-Aug-15 00:38:33
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It's called beta testing.

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Mon 31-Aug-15 01:08:14
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That advanced?

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Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Mon 31-Aug-15 02:08:10
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I often wonder how they managed to make such a good job of Windows 7.

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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 31-Aug-15 20:40:13
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In reply to a post by micksharpe:
I often wonder how they managed to make such a good job of Windows 7.

How's about 6 years worth of patches etc etc? Might have something to do with it. By the way, Windows 8 and Windows 10 is still far more stable than Windows 7.

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