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  1. Posts : 9
    windows 10 and windows xp
       16 May 2016 #1

    Is there anyway to pick and choose the Forced win 10 downloads :(


    Hi

    Win 10 home - just purchased on ASUS computer
    (don't know how to determine "build" )
    New to win 10 and I really Hate that microsoft forces downloads!!!
    Has anyone been able to restore the pick and choose function of "the good old days" ?

    It is not only annoying when you are working and suddenly everything slows down or freezes - I have never Immediately
    downloaded updates since Vista - after getting some really nasty effects when they were first released

    any help appreciared
    Last edited by Brink; 16 May 2016 at 16:50. Reason: moved thread to proper forum
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  3.    16 May 2016 #3

    Windows 10 works differently than the previous Operating Systems. All updates are cumulative. So, if you don't install the update on 12 April, but decide to update on 15 May, the 12 April update will be included. In this way you do not have a whole slew of updates like in the good old days. You only have the one.
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  4. Posts : 9
    windows 10 and windows xp
       16 May 2016 #4

    flybynite said: View Post
    All updates are cumulative. So, if you don't install the update on 12 April, but decide to update on 15 May, the 12 April update will be included. In this way you do not have a whole slew of updates like in the good old days. You only have the one.
    That's actually pretty concerning - so if a particular update screws up your system - there is no way to ever get rid of it?
    So what is the value of "uninstalling" any update if it just comes back under a different update?
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  5. Posts : 9
    windows 10 and windows xp
       16 May 2016 #5

    I saw those - but they do not allow you to pick and choose among updates - like in the previous window systems
    : (
    if you disable automatic updates is there a way to manually download only those you want?
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  6.    16 May 2016 #6

    vilontano said: View Post
    That's actually pretty concerning - so if a particular update screws up your system - there is no way to ever get rid of it?
    So what is the value of "uninstalling" any update if it just comes back under a different update?
    Due to the communications between your OS, and Microsoft known as telemetry, anonymized data sent back will report any problems you, and others have with updates, and they get fixed straight away. This is unlike previous Operating Systems where it could take quite awhile for anything to get fixed.
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  7. Brink's Avatar
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       16 May 2016 #7

    vilontano said: View Post
    I saw those - but they do not allow you to pick and choose among updates - like in the previous window systems
    : (
    if you disable automatic updates is there a way to manually download only those you want?
    No, but you can hide the updates you don't want to install.
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  8. Posts : 9
    windows 10 and windows xp
       17 May 2016 #8

    Brink said: View Post
    No, but you can hide the updates you don't want to install.
    I have that software you can run to hide updates - but it appears to only work AFTER
    the update has downloaded and you've uninstalled it
    ; (
    - I've run it with pending updates that I wanted to defer and it says "no updates to hide"
    - it seems it only prevents a bad update from being re-installed

    But Thanks for the reply
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  9. Posts : 9
    windows 10 and windows xp
       17 May 2016 #9

    flybynite said: View Post
    Due to the communications between your OS, and Microsoft known as telemetry, anonymized data sent back will report any problems you, and others have with updates, and they get fixed straight away. This is unlike previous Operating Systems where it could take quite awhile for anything to get fixed.
    Yes it is great that perhaps they fix it faster than they used to but some updates have really reeked havoc for some people
    - one people couldn't even uninstall - I'd like to avoid that ....

    That is really my question - in win 10 home is there anyway to STOP a particular update, maybe a third party software or a hack
    (other than stopping them all together - I know how to do that - I'd I'd rather not)
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    Windows Home x64 (Home per choice)
       18 May 2016 #10

    vilontano said: View Post
    if you disable automatic updates is there a way to manually download only those you want?
    You can use Windows Update MiniTool, but disabling WU is not as easy as it used to be, not on Home at least.
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