Is CU now being forced on my system?

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  1. Posts : 549
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    Is CU now being forced on my system?


    I have been running v1607 and had Windows Update set to defer FEATURE Updates.
    Today I see one of the Updates Windows Update is telling me to download is Version 1703. Isn't that CU that I did not want and is there any way to stop it?
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,083
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    Hi, I had this happen too.

    Defer feature upgrades = delay it for some months. Defer = delay, not stop, prevent, inhibit.

    Try this to extend the delay:
    Is CU now being forced on my system?-2.jpg
    Is CU now being forced on my system?-1.jpg

    Ultimately to stay with the Anniversary edition you will presumably have to disable Windows Update completely.

    References:
    Configure Windows Update for Business (Windows 10) | Microsoft Docs
    The new Defer Upgrades and Updates Group Policy in detail 4sysops
    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/set-pe...tes-windows-10

    Note:
    A further level of protection is gained by setting Windows updates to Notify
    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/make-w...indows-updates
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  3. Posts : 549
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thank You. However, should I let it update? I always do an image first so I could restore the image cant I?
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  4. docpipo's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro
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    MPSAN said:
    Thank You. However, should I let it update? I always do an image first so I could restore the image cant I?
    I'm not 100% sure, but I can't see why you wouldn't be able to do a restore point or something of that nature if you find out you don't want the update. (or an image like you said.) Good luck, let us know if it works.
    (p.s. getting kinda tired of M$ plugging updates as critical or whathaveyou when they're not necessary at all.)
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  5. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,083
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
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    MPSAN said:
    Thank You. However, should I let it update? I always do an image first so I could restore the image cant I?
    Well, as they say, the choice is yours. And a very wise person would, as you say, create or update a disk image first.
    If the Creator's works ok for you, that's fine... you didn't say if you'd a specific reason to defer it.
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  6. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,083
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
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    docpipo said:
    I'm not 100% sure, but I can't see why you wouldn't be able to do a restore point or something of that nature if you find out you don't want the update. (or an image like you said.) Good luck, let us know if it works.
    (p.s. getting kinda tired of M$ plugging updates as critical or whathaveyou when they're not necessary at all.)
    System Restore points are (as they should be as the old ones are then meaningless) deleted when you upgrade. So they are irrelevant in that context. Reversion to the previous build (within 10 days) is supported.

    MS's policy of providing security updates would be fine if
    a. they were always reliable (sometimes after a new build they may be problematic
    b. there was no risk of an unexpected restart.

    - I choose to have updates set to Notify so they are downloaded at my convenience - I can update my disk image beforehand, and no risk of unexpected restart.

    Necessity- they may not add functionality, but they are meant to fix bugs and security loopholes.
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  7. Posts : 549
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    Thread Starter
       #7

    Thank you all:
    What I meant by an image was a FULL Image using Macrium Reflect!
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  8. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,083
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
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    And a very wise person would, as you say, create or update a disk image first.
    create = full image.

    If you already have an image set (base image + differentials or base + incrementals) well, heck, you can just create a new differential or incremental (= update your image).

    The end result is you're protected. The choice is yours.
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  9. docpipo's Avatar
    Posts : 18
    Win 10 Pro
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    dalchina said:
    System Restore points are (as they should be as the old ones are then meaningless) deleted when you upgrade. So they are irrelevant in that context. Reversion to the previous build (within 10 days) is supported.

    MS's policy of providing security updates would be fine if
    a. they were always reliable (sometimes after a new build they may be problematic
    b. there was no risk of an unexpected restart.

    - I choose to have updates set to Notify so they are downloaded at my convenience - I can update my disk image beforehand, and no risk of unexpected restart.

    Necessity- they may not add functionality, but they are meant to fix bugs and security loopholes.
    I agree, I didn't mean to imply the updates are worthless.

    to MPSAN: when i referred to using Macrium Reflect, I cloned the drive, so if you have an unused drive, I suppose you could either clone it or create an image to reapply if the updates do not suit you or what have you. I think dalchina is correct in that you should be a-okay!
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  10. Posts : 549
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #10

    OK, ALL:

    Well, I had been worried that the CU would deactivate Windows and Office 2016. Others say that it will not and that all of their software, MS and others, was OK after the update!
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