Windows 10: Creator Update - can it be rejected? Solved

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  1.    08 Jul 2017 #11

    OK thanks one and all for the input, but I really don't understand what you are talking about.

    Guess I just have to accept the inevitable!
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  2. Posts : 4,502
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       08 Jul 2017 #12

    I guess one could always go with an Apple machine where there is no alert or choice when an update to the OS is available, just gets installed and doesn't really care if one is doing anything. I've never lost anything with that process since 2010. I have had all the Upgraded versions of Mac OS X since Snow Leopard that came with my MacBook Pro. The latest is macOS Sierra, they've dropped the X probably because it signifies 10. The last few version Upgrades have also become free. I haven't found any big problems transitioning to Mac and back to Windows, even to Linux Mint. Regarding updates, Linux is less intrusive on a daily/weekly/monthly basis to what one is doing.
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       08 Jul 2017 #13

    JW05 said: View Post
    Guess I just have to accept the inevitable!
    Bottom line: Few of us have had problems with Creators Update, it looks little different from 1607. If you wait until it is offered to you through Windows Update then you will know that your machine is regarded by Microsoft as passing the compatibility tests.

    While you're waiting, make a system image of the current system so you can restore it should you encounter problems. Actually, it's good practice to make regular system images anyway, just in case your hard drive fails. Most here recommend Macrium Reflect (free) for that purpose.
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  4.    09 Jul 2017 #14

    I'm like JW05, I've been getting a popup window on my computer telling me to change my privacy settings in preparation for the Creator's update, and the the only option not to do it was to click on Remind Me Later.

    Well, on yesterday's popup, the big window that won't let me continue what I was going to do on my computer didn't have that option. It said this was the last time they were going to delay this action, and that was highlighted. When I clicked on it, the window disappeared. Now I'm not sure what to expect.

    I automatically get important security updates loaded onto my computer, but I was under the impression that the Creator's update wasn't mandatory for security, and would just have a bunch of extra features to do things I have no interest in doing. My computer use is very basic, I'm a senior and don't want to complicate things if I don't have to, I have nobody to assist me if something goes wrong with my computer. Windows 10 already has too much unused junk on it and I'm sorry that my latest computer had to have it on there already.

    What kind of privacy settings do you have to change? Is the Creator update mandatory for overall computer security? Can I expect to be asked other privacy questions before this update is installed? Do you think I'll get another popup telling me to change my privacy settings?

    Sorry for all the questions, I'm not lazy but lack computer knowledge and don't want to make any changes I'll regret. Thanks for any advice. I'm in the United States, when is this Creator's update supposed to be ready for automatic download, I have no desire to figure out how to do it manually by myself.

    Thanks for any advice.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       09 Jul 2017 #15

    Privacy is a big deal these days and Windows appears to be following suit of other vendors in forcing you to review your settings.

    Click on Start, Settings, Privacy. The main headings to look under are General, Location, Camera and Mic. The questions and settings are straight forward. You can check the other headings as well.

    If you shut something off and you need Windows or the app will tell you and ask you to reconsider.
    @Berton, my Apple products ask. If you go to system preferences, App Store you can influence delivery.

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    Windows 10 Pro (32-bit) 16299.15
       09 Jul 2017 #16

    Bigfoot said: View Post
    I automatically get important security updates loaded onto my computer, but I was under the impression that the Creator's update wasn't mandatory for security, and would just have a bunch of extra features to do things I have no interest in doing.
    It will become mandatory sooner or later (assuming Microsoft continue with current patterns) because earlier versions will stop getting security updates. That point is probably at least a year away though.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       09 Jul 2017 #17

    I failed to answer Bigfoot's question on when will Creator update be available for automatic download. The answer, now.

    That said, it is being doled out by Microsoft based on their expected success rate with your machine. The roll out started April 11, 2017. This was new machines, new tech with a high expectation for success. Issues noted, servers reloaded and the next group was updated. Rinse and repeat.

    I've noticed in the last two weeks a number of older machines that I service have been updated. This could also be because they have been closing the privacy message thereby delaying it.

    As you got the message the update should be soon. Now it is big update so the download first has to occur.

    If it doesn't happen, say in the next two weeks, post and people will help you "Force" it. This likely won't be necessary.

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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       09 Jul 2017 #18

    Bigfoot said: View Post
    What kind of privacy settings do you have to change?
    None, really. It's just that Microsoft got a lot of criticism when Windows 10 came out about being too quiet about what information they can collect. This review is as much to tell you exactly what each privacy setting does, as it is to get you to set or change them. It's Microsoft's attempt to be more open about their telemetry.
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       09 Jul 2017 #19

    As already stated, just choose to Defer Feature updates if you are running Pro.

    I`m also staying with the AU for as long as possible, I didn`t like the CU either.
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  •    09 Jul 2017 #20

    Thank you all for your input, it's appreciated.
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