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  1.    08 Jul 2017 #1
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    Creator Update - can it be rejected?


    Firstly I should say I am a computer lay person. Is there any way to permanently reject this update? Turning updates off is obviously not a good idea. Not clear how to use WUSHOWHIDE to firstly see this, and can it be permanently Hidden so as not to install?

    Thanks for any help.
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  2.    08 Jul 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
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    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    Hi JW05. Welcome to the TenForums @JW05

    What version and build are you currently on? (Windows key + R, type winver, enter)

    Can I ask why you want to reject the Creators Update? If you don't wish to answer don't.

    Here is a link that may be of interest.

    Hide or Show Windows Updates in Windows 10


    Ken
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  3.    08 Jul 2017 #3
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    Not having any problems on my Desktops, Notebooks or Tablets with the latest CU Version 1703 Build 15063.447. There is another Version Upgrade coming this fall, maybe waiting for that?
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  4.    08 Jul 2017 #4
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    Hello Ken, thanks for the reply. Version 1607, build 14393.1358

    I suppose it's because I just like things simple and I don't want/need what Creator is offering. Also somewhat put
    off by things which might go wrong installing this and I don't have the know how to resolve. I just find W10 a pain not being able to select downloads, rather having everything forced on me.

    Yes, it was that tutorial which prompted me to download WUSHOWHIDE, but I do not follow how you use it to block an update. Will the update 1703 appear in one of the options and I check or uncheck to hide it?

    Is it just my PC, or do characters not appear when typing sometimes, so you have to go back and redo?

    Thanks.
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  5.    08 Jul 2017 #5
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    You can go to windows update advanced options and choose pause new updates

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  6.    08 Jul 2017 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
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    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    JW05 have a look at Macrium Reflect. This gives you a path back and I'm pretty sure you have 7 or 10 days to go back.

    I hear you on the updates but if you read this board you will see plenty of members with update issues at the current level. As to taking them in large chunks, that is the way everyone delivers although they ask if you want and you can delay almost forever. I have Apple phone, every update, which has security updates, has a bunch of other stuff which can be equated to putting a single bullet in a revolver and giving it a spin.

    You know what they say. "The only constant is change".

    If you do the Creator update be patient, I think a lot of wounds are self inflicted, that and people have lots of add ins to change, tweak or alter Windows. As well if you do the update be sure you have your data backed up off machine.

    Can't answer if 1703 will show, I'm a big believer in doing updates so I haven't tried. Hopefully another member will have first hand experience.
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  7.    08 Jul 2017 #7
    Join Date : Jan 2014
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    Quote Originally Posted by JW05 View Post
    Firstly I should say I am a computer lay person. Is there any way to permanently reject this update? Turning updates off is obviously not a good idea.
    If you reject this update, then before too long the updates will stop.

    The first version of Windows 10 was released in July 2015, just under 2 years ago, and is already out of support as far as updates go.

    So if you succeed in rejecting the Creators' Update you would find that the version you have would drop out of support in a year or two, assuming Microsoft don't change their policy.
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  8.    08 Jul 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by JW05 View Post
    Hello Ken, thanks for the reply. Version 1607, build 14393.1358

    I suppose it's because I just like things simple and I don't want/need what Creator is offering. ... Yes, it was that tutorial which prompted me to download WUSHOWHIDE, but I do not follow how you use it to block an update. Will the update 1703 appear in one of the options and I check or uncheck to hide it?
    Your choice, but I have had no problems after upgrading 1607 to Creators Update (1703).

    Do you have Home or Pro? If it's Pro you can defer features updates - which is what the Creators Update is.

    If it's Home, then wushowhide is your only option. My System Two in 'my computers' below is a test machine which has system images for all versions of Windows 10. For the earlier versions like 1511 and 1607 I use wushowhide to keep it on that version, so I am familiar with it's use.

    You cannot hide an update until it appears in Windows Update when you check for updates. You cannot hide a features update once it has started downloading, so it is essential you set a 'metered connection' before you check for updates.

    Set Wireless Network as Metered or Non-Metered in Windows 10
    Set Ethernet Connection as Metered or Unmetered in Windows 10

    When you see the 'Features update to Windows 10, version 1703' appear in windows update, then you can run wushowhide to hide it. Once hidden, you should restart your PC. You can now turn off 'metered connections' if you wish.

    Note that when 1703 is declared 'Current Branch for Business' this effectively reissues the features update. If you still want to delay it you will have to hide the reissued update.


    @Josey Wales - ironically (for a thread about hiding 1703) your screenshot is from 1703 Pro and demonstrates the big improvements to Pro's update options that came in with the Creators Update.
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  9.    08 Jul 2017 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    Your choice, but I have had no problems after upgrading 1607 to Creators Update (1703).

    Do you have Home or Pro? If it's Pro you can defer features updates - which is what the Creators Update is.

    If it's Home, then wushowhide is your only option. My System Two in 'my computers' below is a test machine which has system images for all versions of Windows 10. For the earlier versions like 1511 and 1607 I use wushowhide to keep it on that version, so I am familiar with it's use.

    You cannot hide an update until it appears in Windows Update when you check for updates. You cannot hide a features update once it has started downloading, so it is essential you set a 'metered connection' before you check for updates.

    Set Wireless Network as Metered or Non-Metered in Windows 10
    Set Ethernet Connection as Metered or Unmetered in Windows 10

    When you see the 'Features update to Windows 10, version 1703' appear in windows update, then you can run wushowhide to hide it. Once hidden, you should restart your PC. You can now turn off 'metered connections' if you wish.

    Note that when 1703 is declared 'Current Branch for Business' this effectively reissues the features update. If you still want to delay it you will have to hide the reissued update.


    @Josey Wales - ironically (for a thread about hiding 1703) your screenshot is from 1703 Pro and demonstrates the big improvements to Pro's update options that came in with the Creators Update.
    That is what I was running at the time..
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  10.    08 Jul 2017 #10
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    With all the ransomware encrypting PC all over the world it's not wise to block updates ms claim fully up-to-date 10 systems are safe from ransom ware so you should take that into account before blocking if you have an image you can role back from needed
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