How to get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update  

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  1. Posts : 7,599
    Windows 10 Home 20H2

    I suspect 'Show or hide updates' can isolate the RS1 update from others, but I have not tried it before.
    LGP is absent from my Home Edition, and I could not find the registry value shown in your post #275.
    A metered connection + Show or hide updates + VBScript work well at my end.
    A metered connection does not entail changing my PPPoE settings.
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  2. Posts : 3,365
    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc

    I can partially recognize why the Home edition would be lacking while the Pro, Education, and Enterprise editions wouldn't be as far as seeing the option to disable any OS upgrade capability. For any place of business, a school, college, university, government building, etc. where a good number of machines have to be maintained the tech will be the one who knows about how to go about disabling any automatic upgrade.

    On the other hand for any naive home user who simply buys a desktop, laptop, tablet out of a retail store not knowing how things works and would never edit the reg or change anything with the LGP the upgrade by WU simplifies things quite a bit for them. So the Home edition being intended for the non pro typical home user won't offer as much as the higher priced editions used by professionals as well as tech pc savy types.

    Now for one other thing I should reflect about Post #275 is the inclusion of the snipping showing the slight change in registry sub key for 10 being the "au" sub key for the DWord value not seen with the previous versions which the guide was mainly intended for. That was for those not wanting the free year long offer to upgrade to come in and simply take over to replace their W7, 8, or 8.1 present time OS until they elected to try 10 out.

    Here I have been keeping a dual boot with the 7 Ultimate edition on separate drives not simply wanting to toss 7 too soon since that has been a good one! Mostly now however everything has been running well on 10 where I don't boot into 7 much any more. The one thing that poop1711 hasn't stated however is why he wouldn't want the RS1 going on at all since that has already shown itself to be much more stable then seen with the previous Threshold 2 update seen a year ago? After the 14316 and 328 Insider builds the transitions without the need to reinstall much of anything improved vastly The PCIe sound card's software and that for an old PCI type tv tuner card with the RS1 only needing it for the sound card have been the only things effected.
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  3. Posts : 29,478
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    poop1711 said:
    I want to block ONLY the anniversary update...
    I use wushowhide to do that. It works. I still get all the other updates. This tells you how...
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  4. Posts : 7,599
    Windows 10 Home 20H2

    I have suggested the same thing in my post #282.
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  5. Posts : 3,365
    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc

    The problem is you no longer have the option to pick and choose which will or won't be downloaded and installed as seen in the previous versions of Windows. There you saw a check box next to each individual update regardless of what the particular was. Now you will be prompted constantly for the RS1.

    With the other guide you can leave everything to automatic even have a scheduled restart which avoids the Active hours while the RS1 or any other OS upgrade type update simply won't be allowed to install. That is for disabling the OS upgrade function entirely so even with a dvd, flash drive, or mounted iso image the upgrade over the present couldn't take place.
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  6. Posts : 20
    windows 10


    maybe somebody here, is this forum, know where windows update download the anniversary update? are its like all other updates - in C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download, or this own is download in the $WINDOWS.~BT folder?

    if is in the $WINDOWS.~BT, this folder I simply can locked this folder.

    many thanks!
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  7. Posts : 3,365
    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc

    The "C:\$Windows~BT" folder seen at the root of C is a temporary installation folder that gets overwritten with eash newer build(if in Insider Preview program) or general update(TH2, Redstone 1, next to come). In some cases you won't even find the ~BT but may find a ~WS or even a ~QT folder at times particularly more so with the Insider Preview builds.

    Here apparently I will need to put a damper on all updates since when showing a cumulative update the WU still tries downloading a fail to install LanguageOnDemand-AMD64 update with several copies each for a different location without the option to block all of them. The tool didn't prevent those from trying to install along with the regular periodic MS regulars. Solution? Disable WU entirely!

    The other options for disabling the OS upgrade are for the System Registry and Local Group Policy edits there which tell Windows itself not to do anything with the RS1 update or any other attempt to upgrade over the existing copy of Windows. Even during an upgrade install the active processes are ended during the system restart as part of the upgrade/update process canceling out any locked folder ideas. Since the existing OS is no longer running during the process the lock would obsolete.
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  8. Posts : 7,704
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit

    For those wanting to block the AU, note post 10 here Any reason to upgrade past 1511? states that support for v1511 ended in December. You might want to reconsider whether you shuold upgrade to v1607 (AU)?
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  9. Posts : 3,365
    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc

    So far here the Anniversary update has proven itself to be the most stable RTM 10 has seen so far. But evidently poop1711 has some unspecified reason for not wanting it or anything else newer to go on.
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  10. Posts : 7,704
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit

    I've been holding off installing the AU since my current Windows installation started life as Windows 8 Pro and I have 4 drives which may have been subject to the missing drives / RAW format bug.

    I just let Windows Update upgrade the PC to v1607 since it appears v1511 will no longer receive updates. I'm surprised to report I had zero problems! :)

    I still find it irritating that I have to configure my desktop personalisation after these updates.
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