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    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1 Build 19043.1151 (Branch: Release Preview)
       #380

    CountMike said:
    Crapware is...... well.... crap by definition and should be used accordingly.


    ...but the problem is, how can an average user know what is "Crap Ware" and what is not? I think that those users who don't know the difference should stick to mostly MS only apps, just to be safe.

    Also Portable Apps are generally safe to use, unless it's a system modification app.
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       #381

    slicendice said:
    Go to Services and completely disable the following service:
    Windows Update

    Then also make sure you have stopped the same service.


    Then navigate to:
    C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Downloads\

    Delete everything in that folder.

    Reboot computer.

    The current update in progress will fail, but that is OK.

    Now you have 2 options:

    A: Re-enable Windows Update service and go to the Windows Update tab in Settings, and reapply the upgrade.
    B: Upgrade using your ISO

    If you chose option A and it fails, try option B but remember to do the disable service and delete content in Downloads folder, reboot, before using ISO.
    It seems that even though I deleted that folder, in the Windows Update tab, the update is still there.
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    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #382

    slicendice said:


    ...but the problem is, how can an average user know what is "Crap Ware" and what is not? I think that those users who don't know the difference should stick to mostly MS only apps, just to be safe.
    I just Google or Bing it, there's a lot to be found very soon after published. Any developer or publisher worth their salt will also have detailed description, usage recommendations and help. Blindly just installing stuff is an invitation to disaster or at least should be handled with a lot of precautions.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1 Build 19043.1151 (Branch: Release Preview)
       #383

    doriandiaconu said:
    It seems that even though I deleted that folder, in the Windows Update tab, the update is still there.
    Yes the update is there until you reboot
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    WINDOWS 10 Pro x64 build 19042.685
       #384

    slicendice said:
    One of these applications is CCleaner. It is dangerous if you don't know what you are doing when it recommends to clean the registry. It is easy to break everything in Windows using that tool. :)
    Many free AVs I also call "Crap Ware"
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1 Build 19043.1151 (Branch: Release Preview)
       #385

    @doriandiaconu After you have Disabled Windows Update Service and deleted the Downloads folder content, DON'T open the Windows Update Tab, or it starts to update again, even if WU Service is disabled. Also make sure you have completely closed the Settings App before doing all the procedures I described.
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       #386

    slicendice said:
    @doriandiaconu After you have Disabled Windows Update Service and deleted the Downloads folder content, DON'T open the Windows Update Tab, or it starts to update again, even if WU Service is disabled. Also make sure you have completely closed the Settings App before doing all the procedures I described.
    It's still the same. No matter if I disable/enable/delete the folder/reboot the status of the update is set to: awaiting restart.
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  8. Posts : 4,666
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1 Build 19043.1151 (Branch: Release Preview)
       #387

    doriandiaconu said:
    It's still the same. No matter if I disable/enable/delete the folder/reboot the status of the update is set to: awaiting restart.
    HUH!?! That should not happen. Have you tried clicking on the restart button in Windows Update after you have deleted the files in C:\..\SoftwareDistribution\Downloads\ folder? That status message should go away...
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  9. Posts : 4,666
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1 Build 19043.1151 (Branch: Release Preview)
       #388

    Try THIS great tutorial by @Brink

    That should help solve your Windows Update problems...let me know if it worked.
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  10. Posts : 15,083
    Windows10
       #389

    I cannot get it to even find updates from 16241 and that was a total clean install and nothing else!

    Will have to try VM method :-(.
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