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  1. Ha! You're right - d'oh! I must've been off by...

    Ha! You're right - d'oh! I must've been off by a couple of pixels when I thought I was clicking on the drive name.

    Oh well, I learned something. :-)

    - Tim
  2. C-Drive properties brought up Windows info dialog twice, then stopped?

    Hey folks...

    This is for Windows 10 Pro x64 / 20H2

    SoI right-clicked my C drive from Explorer to bring up the context menu, and clicked "Properties", as I wanted to remove old temp files.
    ...
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    I didn't, I just selected both of my NIC's and...

    I didn't, I just selected both of my NIC's and marked them "metered connections". After that, auto updates stopped happening. Dunno why I didn't have to do a registry hack, if you say it has to. ...
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    I dunno why, but when I tried this with that same...

    I dunno why, but when I tried this with that same setup, it didn't work for me. I don't want to risk it not working again, so I'll stick with what I've got so far and hope that it continues to do...
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    UPDATE: Although I had turned off driver updates...

    UPDATE: Although I had turned off driver updates via the user setting, it wasn't taking affect. I looked in the matching Group Policies, and they weren't set for some reason (perhaps selecting the...
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    Windows Update wants to download 3rd-party drivers/apps! Argh!

    So as you may see from my other threads, I've been installing Windows 10 Pro x64 v. 2004 from scratch, and have been fighting with Windows wanting to install everything under the sun.

    I finally...
  7. Thread: How to stop Windows 10 2004 from auto-installing things? by tbessie
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 42 Views 7,564

    Well all I can say is I tried that (changed the...

    Well all I can say is I tried that (changed the Group Policy for Automatic Updates), and it didn't stop Windows Update from updating without any action from me.

    So OldMike65 , you're saying that...
  8. Thread: How to stop Windows 10 2004 from auto-installing things? by tbessie
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 42 Views 7,564

    I'll likely give it a try. I do have to say, I...

    I'll likely give it a try. I do have to say, I was still hoping to find something in the "standard issue" ways of doing things that would work (registry changes, Group Policy edits, etc), but it...
  9. Thread: How to stop Windows 10 2004 from auto-installing things? by tbessie
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 42 Views 7,564

    Huh, odd. When I used WAU Manager, it didn't...

    Huh, odd. When I used WAU Manager, it didn't stop either Store nor Windows Update downloads from happening. :-/

    I just tried the Metered Connection approach, and though it doesn't let me select...
  10. Thread: How to stop Windows 10 2004 from auto-installing things? by tbessie
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 42 Views 7,564

    Oh no worries - I'm installing Windows from...

    Oh no worries - I'm installing Windows from scratch for each attempt I make... my procedure is like this:


    Delete all partitions
    Run the Windows installer
    Install all motherboard drivers
    ...
  11. Thread: How to stop Windows 10 2004 from auto-installing things? by tbessie
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 42 Views 7,564

    Ok, thanks! Have other users confirmed that your...

    Ok, thanks! Have other users confirmed that your stuff works to prevent auto updates on v. 2004 as well?

    - Tim
  12. Thread: How to stop Windows 10 2004 from auto-installing things? by tbessie
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 42 Views 7,564

    How would installing version 2004 lead to MS...

    How would installing version 2004 lead to MS compromising your OS?

    - Tim

    - - - Updated - - -

    Also, another update - I just tried Wu10Man, Sledgehammer and WAU Manager.

    Wu10Man says it...
  13. Thread: How to stop Windows 10 2004 from auto-installing things? by tbessie
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 42 Views 7,564

    It's weird, I haven't installed any of my own...

    It's weird, I haven't installed any of my own apps yet. These were all updates to things I either hadn't installed drivers or apps for, or things related to the motherboard drivers and apps I...
  14. Thread: How to stop Windows 10 2004 from auto-installing things? by tbessie
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 42 Views 7,564

    I'm going to try a couple of the other options...

    I'm going to try a couple of the other options first. If those don't work, I'll try yours.

    I'm still wondering, in any case, why all of those other suggested gambits didn't work at all. Have...
  15. Thread: How to stop Windows 10 2004 from auto-installing things? by tbessie
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 42 Views 7,564

    Ok, I just used the various registry and Group...

    Ok, I just used the various registry and Group Policy modifications in your provided links to turn off auto updates in both Windows Update and the Microsoft Store. I rebooted. Then I plugged in my...
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    I probably should have read the entire tutorial...

    I probably should have read the entire tutorial before I asked another question. ;-)

    Thanks!

    - Tim
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    How to turn off auto updates in MS Store while offline?

    One thing I just noticed - if I open Microsoft Store while offline and without ever having turned on the network, I can't get to its settings panel. Anyone know how I can turn off the "auto update"...
  18. Thread: How to stop Windows 10 2004 from auto-installing things? by tbessie
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 42 Views 7,564

    Ah, thanks! I wasn't aware it was a different...

    Ah, thanks! I wasn't aware it was a different mechanism! :-)



    Well yes, but I meant even after the registry and Group Policy tweaks to stop it from doing that (which USED to work).

    Anyway,...
  19. Thread: How to stop Windows 10 2004 from auto-installing things? by tbessie
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 42 Views 7,564

    Thanks for all the info. Yeah, I searched all...

    Thanks for all the info. Yeah, I searched all over before posting and didn't find anything I hadn't tried that looked likely to work. But I'll study your links and suggestions! Sorry for asking...
  20. Thread: How to stop Windows 10 2004 from auto-installing things? by tbessie
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 42 Views 7,564

    How to stop Windows 10 2004 from auto-installing things?

    I have a lot of experience with Windows installs. In general, I disable auto-updates in Windows right after I've installed it, so I can manually run Windows Update when I like.

    However, in a new...
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    I found that I don't even have to turn the...

    I found that I don't even have to turn the display off and back on. The minimized windows, after some amount of time, are smaller when I open them up again. They just have to be sitting around,...
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    App windows shrink when display turned off and back on...?

    Hi all...

    So I have an HTPC setup for my TV. I'm using integrated graphics (Intel 8th generation), running Windows 10 Pro x64 (Version 2004 currently), plugged into a passthrough HDMI port in a...
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    Hmm - a shame how dumbed-down they made Windows...

    Hmm - a shame how dumbed-down they made Windows 10. I'm a software developer, and appreciate more options, not fewer. Ah well.

    - Tim
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    Can't change color of keyboard icon in Language Bar in Windows 10?

    Hi all!

    In Windows 7, when you add keyboards to the Language Bar, you can select a color for the icon that represents each keyboard. This is useful for switching between languages (eg. US English...
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