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Standard User DavidFinbarr
(freechataholic) Wed 29-Jul-15 14:41:06
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Re: Windows 10 updates to be automatic and mandatory


[re: herbgold] [link to this post]
 
MS has released tool that lets you block an installed program from installing again once you uninstall it.

But can't see anything about having to option to stop the update from installing in the first place.

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Edited by DavidFinbarr (Wed 29-Jul-15 15:03:12)

Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Wed 29-Jul-15 14:57:06
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Re: Windows 10 updates to be automatic and mandatory


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Aren't auto-correctors wonderful? smile

"uninsulated"

As I read the blurb there, it is to stop manufacturer updates that aren't fully W10 compatible, after W10 install or update has installed its own drivers. Or of course a cruddy W10 version.

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Edited by RobertoS (Wed 29-Jul-15 14:59:40)

Standard User johnjburness
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 29-Jul-15 15:02:14
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Re: Windows 10 updates to be automatic and mandatory


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In reply to a post by Sark:
Not patching your system is like leaving your front door wide open and going out for the day. WAY WAY more risky than letting a highly trusted tradesmen in once a month to fix the locks.

Who says I don't patch my system?

I don't have a problem with "trusted" updates &, when I download them I can double-check the validity of the source.

However, even if I am expecting a "highly trusted tradesmen", I don't leave the doors open for him - just in case it is someone else who takes advantage!

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Standard User DavidFinbarr
(freechataholic) Wed 29-Jul-15 15:09:10
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Corrected smile

It "corrected" a word that I spelt right to start with.

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Wed 29-Jul-15 15:10:45
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Re: Windows 10 updates to be automatic and mandatory


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Quite. Happens to me several times a day crazy. Hence the wording of my post.

I assume you saw my edit? About what the tool may be for.

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Standard User Sark
(legend) Wed 29-Jul-15 18:08:13
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Re: Windows 10 updates to be automatic and mandatory


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It's up to you. But consider that if anyone else is able to take advantage of automatic updates then your system is already compromised. Windows Update is not like an open door, it's a door with the world's most complex lock on it and only Microsoft have the key. If someone else can get in through that door then they've already broken in through a window and changed the locks from the inside.

But more importantly the automatic system cannot be tricked into installing malware in the same way a human can nor can it forget about or overlook an important patch or put off installing it for months on end. That's why it's "no bad thing" that Microsoft is making security updates mandatory.

John.
Standard User broadband66
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 30-Jul-15 16:15:56
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What happens if an update causes an issue?

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Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 30-Jul-15 16:25:32
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Re: Windows 10 updates to be automatic and mandatory


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In reply to a post by broadband66:
What happens if an update causes an issue?


Windows bricks? That is a definite possibility and has happened with bad updates before. In reality most users probably leave updates on auto anyway so Win 10 would be no worse for them - the people it hits are those that control their updates and only update after either a period of time or after testing on other kit.
Standard User broadband66
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 31-Jul-15 12:41:38
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I control my updates and have never had an issue. A friend (on Vista) has had 3 issues with auto updates and her internet connection was lost until I found the cause and removed a particular update.

No need to apply updates that are not required.

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Standard User martinsq
(member) Sat 01-Aug-15 23:37:53
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In reply to a post by broadband66:
I control my updates and have never had an issue. A friend (on Vista) has had 3 issues with auto updates and her internet connection was lost until I found the cause and removed a particular update.

No need to apply updates that are not required.


Ditto smile
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