Wndows 10 up to no good again.

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There goes more data!  "With the current shift to Windows-as-a-service, Microsoft plans to release more updates to the operating system more frequently"   http://www.pcworld.com/article/3146925/windows/how-windows-10-data-collection-trades-privacy-for-sec...
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Markgc, Champion

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A friend just skyped me and told me that the latest twin 10 update last night broke some programs on his pc. Oh what joy.
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I through in the towel on Win10 with the exception of one machine. Three others that formerly had Windows OS's have now been formatted with Linux Mint.

I just got tired of doing beta testing of Win updates.


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I stayed with win 7. My punishment is that the updates don't seem to work anymore but no loss there.

I did some updates by hand but they impacted a program that I use a lot and caused it to perform erratically. Fortunately I had made an C drive image and was able to return my pc to pre-update status.
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Here's an idea that I haven't tried yet, since I haven't been forced to use windows 10 yet:  what if you go into services.msc  and set the windows update service startup mode to manual instead of automatic, and never start that service.  With both windows xp and windows 7, the windows update service suddenly started going wild and caused everything to slow to a crawl, and I had to turn off the windows update process in that manner to get windows to again work.
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trick for win 10 is to set lan connection as metered.  Google "set lan connection as metered windows 10" and disable automatic updates in control panel.

every so often.......2-3 months I change connection back to unmetered and enable updates and bring everything up to date.......and once finished change it back.

Mind you im on classic plan and do this during the free zone.......last time I did it I had about 12 gig worth of updates.
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Please be advised the "metered" only works on designated wifi connections. If you connect by Ethernet cable the metered setting will have no effect.

There is registry edit that allows wired connections to be declared as metered but it requires as registry hack.

Also understand that after each Win Update episode that all settings need to be reviewed as many updates will cause Win10 to revert to its default settings.

 

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phinneus

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actually updating has NEVER changed registry edit for me(I know this cause I have all 5 entries set to metered aka 2....when I do an update I change only ethernet to 1......and after update still only ethernet is 1...rest are 2)..........and I stated to Google "set LAN connection as metered windows 10" and it would bring up how to do it on some pretty mainstream sites.

If your not comfortable editing a registry key(BTW its step by step with pictures) then you could bring your PC to local PC repair shop and im sure they would do it for $20 or less.

Really though Microsoft should stop hiding stuff in the registry and add it to the main interface like they do the WiFi.
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More win10 "joy": http://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-gets-even-more-ads-heres-how-to-disable-them-all/?fta...

And another possible fix for it from the comments section of that article (clicking on the image will pull up a separate browser page with the full size image in it):

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Hi Gwalk900 - Thak you for the updates on Windows 10.  This will be very helpful!
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Thanks for the help. I will give it a try. We are running out of gigs in the first week after the rollover.

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