Difference Between WSUS and wushowhide.diagcab (Show/Hide)

  1.    27 Apr 2018 #1

    Difference Between WSUS and wushowhide.diagcab (Show/Hide)


    Ever since I was unceremoniously "upgraded" earlier this year to 1709 from 1703 I have been meticulously running wushowhide.diagcab (Show/Hide) before shutdown. It seems to be working quite well. However a cursory read about Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) has left me confused. Is one better then the other. WSUS seems to be for administrators though I could be mistaken. Should I take a closer look at WSUS or is wushowhide.diagcab (Show/Hide) a good enough solution. My concern is to be able to forestall any and all updates of my choosing.

    Also what about Windows Update MiniTool?

    Thanks.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...ling-in-window

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...e-catalog-site

    http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/deta..._minitool.html
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  2.    27 Apr 2018 #2

    RE: Windows Update Minitool. Use the WUMT Wrapper Script instead:

    Stop Windows 10 Updates Properly and Completely Solved - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    27 Apr 2018 #3

    You could also use the following reg file but you'd need to delete the subkeys when upgrading in future:
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\Windows10Upgrade.exe]"Debugger"="mshta \"javascript:var sh=new ActiveXObject( 'WScript.Shell' ); sh.Popup( 'This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator', 10, 'Message!', 64 );close()\""
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\Windows10UpgraderApp.exe]"Debugger"="mshta \"javascript:var sh=new ActiveXObject( 'WScript.Shell' ); sh.Popup( 'This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator', 10, 'Message!', 64 );close()\""

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  4.    27 Apr 2018 #4

    These two were responsible for installing W10 Upgrade app to autmatically upgrade to newer version:

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  5.    27 Apr 2018 #5

    WSUS service is a component of Windows Server, used in domain environment with centralized patch management. It is not targeted to home users.

    Instead of MiniTool, you can use "WSUS Offline Update" - replacement of WSUS for home or unconnected computers: WSUS Offline Update - Update Microsoft Windows and Office without an Internet connection
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  6. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       27 Apr 2018 #6

    phaedruspress said: View Post
    Ever since I was unceremoniously "upgraded" earlier this year to 1709 from 1703 I have been meticulously running wushowhide.diagcab (Show/Hide) before shutdown...
    Why? Your specs say you are running Pro, so you should be able to switch from the 'Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted)' (aka CB) to 'Semi-Annual Channel' (aka CBB), doing so would have meant you wouldn't have got 1709 until the next version (1803) was released. In addition, you can also defer Features Updates like 1709 for up to 365 days.

    Windows Update - Defer Feature and Quality Updates in Windows 10
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  7.    28 Apr 2018 #7

    phaedruspress said:
    Ever since I was unceremoniously "upgraded" earlier this year to 1709 from 1703 I have been meticulously running wushowhide.diagcab (Show/Hide) before shutdown...

    Bree said: View Post
    Why?
    Snip

    You might recall that MS ignored many users settings earlier this year when they against user settings and wishes went ahead and installed 1709 WITHOUT permission.

    https://www.computerworld.com/articl...k-updates.html
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       28 Apr 2018 #8

    phaedruspress said: View Post
    You might recall that MS ignored many users settings earlier this year when they against user settings and wishes went ahead and installed 1709 WITHOUT permission...
    True, but it's not a mistake they are likely to make again. Their Enterprise customers would crucify them :)

    Did you not try to roll back, as MS suggested?

    Microsoft said:
    Microsoft is aware that this notification was incorrectly delivered to some Windows 10 Version 1703 devices that had a user-defined feature update deferral period configured. Microsoft mitigated this issue on March 8, 2018.

    Users who were affected by this issue and who upgraded to Windows 10 Version 1709 can revert to an earlier version within 10 days of the upgrade.
    https://support.microsoft.com/help/4023814
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  9.    28 Apr 2018 #9

    Bree said: View Post
    True, but it's not a mistake they are likely to make again. Their Enterprise customers would crucify them :)
    Did you not try to roll back, as MS suggested?
    Snip

    >"...but it's not a mistake they are likely to make again.

    You know I think (maybe it was not you) we might have had this conversation in another thread. I said I was a cynic and you said you were not : )

    >Did you not try to roll back, as MS suggested?

    No, I did not. While I was aware that 1703 had been released earlier in 2017 and this was now the beginning of 2018 I was most upset that my PRO preferences were completely ignored and while no fault of MS I had purchased the computer in DEC of 2017 so I was just getting used to WIN 10 and I did not appreciate the changes. That being said I can be a realist too and with 1703 coming to an end some time this year and considering that my NEW notebook did BOOT up after the update I decided to leave well enough alone.
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  10. Bree's Avatar
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       28 Apr 2018 #10

    phaedruspress said: View Post
    ...we might have had this conversation in another thread. I said I was a cynic and you said you were not : )
    So we did... :)
    Changed Windows Update Assistant Settings and Have a Question
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