Windows 10: Manual updates possible or not

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  1.    02 Feb 2015 #1

    Manual updates possible or not

    Hi there

    Is it possible to manually install updates. I don't like this "Dumbed down" methodology as you might with very good reason not want to install "all possible updates".

    You can't (or I can't find it) even get a history of your updates -- another retrograde step.

    This is one area that has definitely regressed -- what happens if you have say 6 computers --do I need to download say a new build 6 times for the computers. There won't always be ISO's available as far as I can see if this automatic update becomes the norm.

    I suppose this is all because of that stupid "Store" system copied from Apple and Google. Those businesses have a different business model. Ms doesn't need to go that route.

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  2. Posts : 587
    ,7,8.1 10TP 10upgrade,MINT
       02 Feb 2015 #2

    You are right, updates have been dumbed down, if it keeps going this way, I may end up preferring W8.1
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  3.    02 Feb 2015 #3

    Updates are going to be automatic in 10 TP. I hope this changes when 10 goes final.
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  4.    02 Feb 2015 #4

    It's quite likely, when Windows 10 goes final, these options will change:

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    However, as time goes by and the 'native' side of Windows keeps diminishing, I'm afraid we'll be getting more and more of our updates from here:

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  5.    02 Feb 2015 #5

    Updates are mandatory in the TP so that Microsoft can ensure everyone is using the most recent builds. It makes no sense for them to get feedback and telemetry from older builds where problems may already be fixed.

    If an update breaks your system, then then you will have to wait until they fix that... that's part of what being a beta tester means.. sometimes your system breaks. You go back to your production version of Windows and wait for a new release.

    It's a lot of extra work for Microsoft to sift through reports and updates from 6 ages old versions where things have been fixed a long time ago. They rightfully say, if you want early access to this, then you must always use the most recent stuff.

    It will not be this way in the final release. And probably not even in the Consumer preview.
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       02 Feb 2015 #6

    This was posted a while back,
    Update W-10 manually
    Doesn't change much now though
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  7.    03 Feb 2015 #7

    Hi there

    Has HISTORY or List installed updates gone -- I can't find it on build 9926.

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       03 Feb 2015 #8

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there
    Has HISTORY or List installed updates gone -- I can't find it on build 9926.
    History is there - in advanced, but it's useless.

    Windows update will have to revert to the Control Panel - but MS is playing with everything.

    I submitted feedback
    - WU is brain dead - please fix it so I can easily see what's been installed, what is offered, and all the other good information that has been lost in the 9926 WU. I can't provide service my clientele without this information!

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  9.    03 Feb 2015 #9

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    Has HISTORY or List installed updates gone -- I can't find it on build 9926.

    Go to >settings>update and recovery>advanced: should give you a list of installed updates.
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  10. Posts : 80
    Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 8 Enterprise
       03 Feb 2015 #10

    Hi, to bring back Windows Update in Control panel follow this steps in registry editor:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00



    Now Windows update is back in Control panel and you can configure which updates to install and which to hide.

    Note: this is a registry hack and Microsoft recommends not doing it. Use it on your own risk.

    Good luck, werty
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