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  1. Joined : Jul 2014
    UK
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       17 Jul 2015 #11

    it's an interesting point on apps though

    On my 8.1 I have the Skype app as optional update, if all updates are forced would Skype be installed on my machine

    and if I uninstalled, would windows update put it back again
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  2. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       17 Jul 2015 #12

    paulsalter said: View Post
    it's an interesting point on apps though

    On my 8.1 I have the Skype app as optional update, if all updates are forced would Skype be installed on my machine

    and if I uninstalled, would windows update put it back again
    I had the same issue and I uninstalled Skype and if it showed up again as an optional update I put it on hide and it never showed up again.
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  3. Joined : Mar 2015
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    Windows 10
       17 Jul 2015 #13

    You can block driver updates by following this.
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  4. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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       17 Jul 2015 #14

    fracking4oil said: View Post
    You can block driver updates by following this.
    The Skye update is not a driver issue.. it's an app that MS tires to install as an optional upgrade.
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  5. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 616
    Windows 10
       17 Jul 2015 #15

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    The Skye update is not a driver issue.. it's an app that MS tires to install as an optional upgrade.

    I know this; I was just saying!

    Can't say anything around here without someone jumping on my case.
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  6. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 133
    Win 10 preview 10074
       17 Jul 2015 #16

    I like to have the important updates installed automatically - but I want to review optional updates.

    Will Win10 allow Optional updates to be stopped/blocked (assuming they have Important and Optional as separate components)?
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  7. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,941
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       17 Jul 2015 #17

    I have always downloaded and installed all Windows updates and never had a problem.
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  8. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 616
    Windows 10
       17 Jul 2015 #18

    Cliff S said: View Post
    I have always downloaded and installed all Windows updates and never had a problem.
    The problem is that it's not only Windows Updates, but driver and app updates that may not be wanted or buggy; although, as I said above, driver updates can be stopped.
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  9. Joined : Feb 2015
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       17 Jul 2015 #19

    fracking4oil said: View Post
    The problem is that it's not only Windows Updates, but driver and app updates that may not be wanted or buggy; although, as I said above, driver updates can be stopped.
    The biggest problem, though, is 3rd party AV's, but that is another thread/another subject
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  10. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       17 Jul 2015 #20

    Cliff S said: View Post
    I have always downloaded and installed all Windows updates and never had a problem.
    It's not that Skype causes issues it's simply not wanted by some.. like me. So I removed it and hide the update in the future.
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