Windows 10: Mandatory Windows 10 Home updates: The good, the bad, and the ugly

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  1.    17 Jul 2015 #1

    Mandatory Windows 10 Home updates: The good, the bad, and the ugly


    Mandatory Windows 10 Home updates: The good, the bad, and the potentially ugly If you want to run Windows 10 Home then you will have to agree to Microsoft's terms, and those now state that you agree to have updates automatically installed on your system. http://www.zdnet.com/article/mandato...entially-ugly/

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    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM
       17 Jul 2015 #2

    That was made clear months ago, even if you have Pro you can only defer updates for a certain period of time.
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  3.    17 Jul 2015 #3

    Do you think that with these updates that Microsoft may install bloatware to make up for the free O.S. sorta like when you buy a OEM machine ?
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  4.    17 Jul 2015 #4

    letmein said: View Post
    Do you think that with these updates that Microsoft may install bloatware to make up for the free O.S. sorta like when you buy a OEM machine ?
    Ah.. I doubt it and what kind of bloatware are you referring to?
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    w7 pro - ( Server 2012 build 9200 ) - Server 2016 - Mint 18.2
       17 Jul 2015 #5

    Boozad said: View Post
    That was made clear months ago, even if you have Pro you can only defer updates for a certain period of time.
    In Home, typically MMC programming a.k.a. example - gpedit.msc - is not available.
    In Pro, all *.msc programs are available.

    Not that it is a good idea, because Windows 10 needs updates that fix things,
    but ALL updates can be blocked permanently.
    The policy setting in 10 is the same as the policy setting in 7 and 8.

    Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    The setting is DISABLED. (not recommended)
    Nothing is forced. Everything is blocked.
    I have tested this on systems. No updates happen.
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  6.    17 Jul 2015 #6

    In general I don't have an issue with having forced updates (would like drivers to be optional though), my machines are currently setup to install automatically

    For the future I could possibly see them force installing apps, similar to the MSN ones, but they are easily got rid of if not needed
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  7.    17 Jul 2015 #7

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Ah.. I doubt it and what kind of bloatware are you referring to?
    No specific bloatware, just some way to make up for the free upgrade.
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  8.    17 Jul 2015 #8

    letmein said: View Post
    No specific bloatware, just some way to make up for the free upgrade.
    They'll make up for it in cost savings by having one OS to maintain and develop in the future. That's how.
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       17 Jul 2015 #9

    letmein said: View Post
    No specific bloatware, just some way to make up for the free upgrade.
    How would MS filling your machine with crap make up for giving away a free upgrade?
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  10.    17 Jul 2015 #10

    Boozad said: View Post
    How would MS filling your machine with crap make up for giving away a free upgrade?
    Let's say MS installed a desktop icon / app for a free trial of Norton, you can see they would get a commission for those who choose to buy Norton after the trial. But like a previous post said my point is moot since I should be able to uninstall the icon / app. I didn't mean to ruffle any feathers.
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