Windows 10: Is CU now being forced on my system? Solved

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  1.    31 Jul 2017 #1

    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.    31 Jul 2017 #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:
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    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.    31 Jul 2017 #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.    31 Jul 2017 #4

    MPSAN said: View Post
    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.    31 Jul 2017 #5

    MPSAN said: View Post
    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.    31 Jul 2017 #6

    docpipo said: View Post
    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.    31 Jul 2017 #7

    Thank you all:
    What I meant by an image was a FULL Image using Macrium Reflect!
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  •    31 Jul 2017 #8

    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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  •    31 Jul 2017 #9

    dalchina said: View Post
    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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  •    31 Jul 2017 #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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