2004 defer updates and deactivate web search - no longer possible?


  1. Posts : 13
    Windows 10
       #1

    2004 defer updates and deactivate web search - no longer possible?


    Hello everybody,

    did I miss something, or is it now with 2004 no longer possible to delay quality updates by x days even under Pro?

    The web search (search field in the taskbar) can no longer be deactivated - right?
    I am familiar with the "DisableSearchBoxSuggestions" workaround, but there are disadvantages.
    Does anyone have another solution?

    Thanks and regards,
    Martin
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 25,103
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    did I miss something, or is it now with 2004 no longer possible to delay quality updates by x days even under Pro?
    This seems to be a bug.. and is discussed elsewhere on tenforums.
    You may find the setting in group policy (Pro) but I understand it's thought the relevant registry key is missing.

    Known and Resolved issues for Windows 10 May 2020 Update version 2004

    Windows 2004 Windows Update missing some Advance options.

    Also note for interest this history with the effect of a non-zero deferral period when upgrading (1903-9):
    Can't Defer Feature Updates in v1903 Windows 10 Pro?

    The web search (search field in the taskbar) can no longer be deactivated - right?
    I am familiar with the "DisableSearchBoxSuggestions" workaround, but there are disadvantages.
    Does anyone have another solution?
    - also discussed elsewhere on tenforums
      My Computers

  3. The Pool Man's Avatar
    Posts : 468
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    (This is a rant. If you can't handle rants, move on please. I don't care if MS sees this or doesn't. I'm venting. Thank you.)

    Why OH why does Windows make this INSANELY SIMPLE THING so UNBELIEVABLY COMPLICATED?

    Sometimes I've seen a little green update icon appear on the right hand side of my taskbar. Not on all my PCs, and not always, just sometimes. I like that as the beginning of an idea.

    So. Let's say update 2004 is in beta. They need testers. What to do? They deploy a red update icon in your taskbar. A novice is like, hey, what's that? They click it and get a message which says --

    If you're a Windows power user and wish to try, evaluate, and report to us on our next major update -- click HERE and we'll install a new version of Windows for your to try.

    When you do it goes to a new screen imploring only experienced users do this, implores you to create a backup, and automatically creates a restore point. If you think better of it you can click DISMISS BETA PROGRAM THIS TIME or PERMANENTLY.

    So months pass. Then a YELLOW update icon appears. It informs you the beta period is done and now Windows is slowly rolling out a finished version. It gives you two buttons: 1. Sure let's be bold and 2. Delay for 30 days. When you select 30 days it says, no worries, and the yellow icon goes away.

    A month passes and one of two things happen. You either get another yellow update icon (which you can delay for 30s days) or a green update icon... which only allows you 30 days to pick a day to install it. After 30 days it will do it automatically do so.

    RED, YELLOW, GREEN. Windows will typically give you 90 days to update.
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