Thanks for the reply. I didn't expect a solution to Microsoft's adding insult to injury with their big business approach to their customer base wants or dislikes. I've had window versions since win 3.1 way back in the dark ages. I've been happy, or mostly happy with all versions up to win 10. I wonder what Microsoft will unleash with win 12?
I use Windows Update MintTool. You can check for updates, see which ones you want to install, and hide the ones you don't. I block Windows from checking through Services. When I want to check for updates, I enable Windows Update in Services and then check with the MiniTool. When I'm finished, I disable it again. Here is the link Download Windows Update MiniTool - MajorGeeks
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