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  1. Posts : 268
    W7
       #1

    Latest MS Update


    Hello,

    Sr, Citizen now, and not too sharp with this "stuff," so
    please bear with me a bit.

    MS, again, has done an automatic update without my giving permission.
    Hate when they do this; usually messes up something, invariably.

    a. Not sure what this latest rev number is, but only a few days old.
    Where do i find it, please ?

    b. Is there a link somewhere that says what they revised, and did ?

    c. When we got the pc (HP Desktop) it was possible to configure
    it to go to sleep, and the front panel light on the desktop would blink when in this mode.

    Then after an update or two, was no longer possible. Others said so also.

    Now, it seems to be back. Great.

    Anyone have any info. on this ?

    d. If I want to get that vertical panel/screen on the left that shows all the options, etc., how
    do I get it it, or make it, Exactly like it was prior to this update ?

    Thanks for all the help, and the help in the past; much appreciated.
    Bob
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  2. Posts : 35,596
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    MS, again, has done an automatic update without my giving permission.
    Hi, your specs say W7. I will assume Win 10 in fact.

    If you have Home, you bought Windows as a service, with automatic updates as part of that service.
    Only if you have Pro upwards can you control when to apply an update, once you have set the appropriate group policy.

    From build 1903 (the current one) you can pause updates for up to 35 days, and feature updates (upgrades) will not be applied until you allow them, during the service life of the build.

    You also have Active Hours in Settings to control when update-related restarts occur, up to 18 hrs in a day.

    a. Not sure what this latest rev number is, but only a few days old.
    Where do i find it, please ?
    How do you determine your Windows build?
    Win key + r, winver
    or
    Settings, About


    b. Is there a link somewhere that says what they revised, and did ?
    How do you see what updates have been applied? See your
    Update History
    in Settings.
    Once you know the Update number, go to the News section of this forum, where there is a detailed article per update per build.

    For more: use e.g. Google, or search this list of Tutorials:
    Windows 10 Tutorial Index

    d. If I want to get that vertical panel/screen on the left that shows all the options, etc., how
    do I get it it, or make it, Exactly like it was prior to this update ?
    Hmm. I'm guessing here. Do you mean
    Latest MS Update-untitled.png
    Win key + x
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  3. Posts : 1,604
    Win 10 home 20H2 19042.1110
       #3

    From start, click on settings... next, click on Apps. Now click on Programs and Features from the right side top menu. On the left menu, click on installed updates. You can search the KB number and find out what it is and does.
    Latest MS Update-installed-updates.png
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  4. Posts : 35,596
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #4

    Quicker to find Update History to get the same list:
    Type 'Update History' in the search field and click it.

    (Win key +s if the search field is not shown in the taskbar)

    Best to use the News section here than a general search for the update: example- the latest 1903 update:
    Cumulative Update KB4524147 Windows 10 v1903 build 18362.388 - Oct. 3
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  5. Posts : 268
    W7
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Hi,

    Just a quick thanks for all the great replies.
    Just the info. I was after.
    Really clear answers.

    Thanks again,
    Bob (yes, W10)
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 35,596
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #6

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  7. Posts : 819
    10
       #7

    As a former Mac user of three decades this Windows update crapola simply boggles my mind.

    How is this hard, Microsoft?

    1. You know that little Windows icon, left corner of taskbar? When there is an update ready, have it gently blink.

    2. The user clicks it and a window pops up explaining the update and how critical it is. You are then given these choices --

    a. Download/install updates (it will not take over or reboot PC without your permission)
    b. Delay an hour, or day, or week, or month (if a critical security update, week and month may not be offered)
    c. Automatically apply all updates (but warn for reboots)

    3. Whichever you choose, the message goes away and your Windows icon returns to normal.

    Did I miss anything?
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  8. Posts : 12,487
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #8

    The Pool Man said:
    Did I miss anything?
    Just that this is not a Microsoft forum and we are volunteers helping others whenever possible with Windows and that we never know if Microsoft people visit so they may never become aware of your post or concerns listed.
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  9. Posts : 819
    10
       #9

    Berton said:
    Just that this is not a Microsoft forum --
    If you're saying the occasional venting is unwelcome and against board rules, say it.

    If you're saying making MS aware of this opinion is important, it isn't. This would already be fixed if they were listening. So would the various styles of OSes piled on top of each other and labeled 'Windows 10'.

    Like Apple they're simply not listening.
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  10. Posts : 4,457
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708
       #10

    The Pool Man said:
    If you're saying the occasional venting is unwelcome and against board rules, say it.

    If you're saying making MS aware of this opinion is important, it isn't. This would already be fixed if they were listening. So would the various styles of OSes piled on top of each other and labeled 'Windows 10'.

    Like Apple they're simply not listening.
    I can't speak to whether MS is listening.

    However, I'm pretty sure that they aren't listening here.
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