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    Windows 10 May 2019 Update - users get more control

    Users will be able to pause updates for up to 35 days after rollout.
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    Re: Windows 10 May 2019 Update - users get more control

    I love the sound of this feature....

    https://www.howtogeek.com/410077/windows-10s-stable-april-2019-update-will-cause-bsods-in-some-games/

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    Re: Windows 10 May 2019 Update - users get more control

    Well, even I will concede that that is a significant step in the right direction.

    One caveat - they say, delay by 7 days, up to 5 times.

    That's probably enough, even for me, provided you get asked at the expiration of a 7-day period (go ahead with update, or defer again).


    Given that, it's a good balance between not messing users about, yet getting the less tech-aware users updated and protected.

    At the same time it gives people like me a good, long chance to pick a suitable time AND to have waited to see how it went down, and what else it broke.

    Maybe MS are finally starting to listen.

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    Re: Windows 10 May 2019 Update - users get more control

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post
    and what else it broke.
    This is precisely it.

    My PC is my income, I can't have it broken.

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    Re: Windows 10 May 2019 Update - users get more control

    Quote Originally Posted by Iyney View Post
    I love the sound of this feature....

    https://www.howtogeek.com/410077/win...in-some-games/
    Anyone concerned about this should set their internet connection to "metered", so that the update will not automatically download and check with the publishers of their games before allowing the update in.

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    Re: Windows 10 May 2019 Update - users get more control

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    This is precisely it.

    My PC is my income, I can't have it broken.
    Exactly.

    Auto updates, for me, have always had too main issues. That one, and ..... "NOOOO ..... not now, you stupid bleeping machine, I've got an urgent deadline/meeting/whatever.

    Which is why I've always said it's MY machine, not Microsofts, and I get to decide what gets updated, and when.

    But this update addresses a large part of why I feel that way. It takes some of their arrogance and presumption out of it.

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    Re: Windows 10 May 2019 Update - users get more control

    Quote Originally Posted by Friesiansam View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Iyney View Post
    I love the sound of this feature....

    https://www.howtogeek.com/410077/win...in-some-games/
    Anyone concerned about this should set their internet connection to "metered", so that the update will not automatically download and check with the publishers of their games before allowing the update in.

    Indeed, I have them deferred and delayed as much as possible but I'll be keeping an eye out, on this one!

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    Re: Windows 10 May 2019 Update - users get more control

    From the recent tone of changes, I'm starting to believe that the update cycle and continually broken features are working exactly as well inside of Microsoft as they aren't out here in the real world. Maybe I'm cynical but it feels like they're only relenting a little because it no longer suits them to work with what they make, not because someone is actually listening to the users.

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    Re: Windows 10 May 2019 Update - users get more control

    You may be right, Ozaron. I may have come to that conclusion myself, if I paid more attention to MS antics than I do these days.

    See you at the next monthly Cynic's Club meet?

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    Re: Windows 10 May 2019 Update - users get more control

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    My PC is my income, I can't have it broken.
    So you're on the LTSB, right?

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    Re: Windows 10 May 2019 Update - users get more control

    Quote Originally Posted by Quartz View Post
    So you're on the LTSB, right?
    Dunno about Hoonigan but, personally, no, even though it would probably be the best option.

    Also, it is not what MS want users like me (and probably Hoonigan) using. They want us on Pro. LTSC is supposed to be for fixed-function mission-critical uses like medical equipment. Their answer to our criticisms would be .... use Pro, it gives enough deferring options. Which of course, misses the point.

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    Re: Windows 10 May 2019 Update - users get more control

    I'm currently hibernating again as I can't shut down without it installing an update. I'll hibernate until such a time as I have 2-3 hours to fix potential issues when I install.

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    Re: Windows 10 May 2019 Update - users get more control

    Oooh, I missed an autoinstall by 7 minutes. I left the PC on whilst I went to make a sandwich. And it popped up a message box saying it was going to install updates and restart unless I said delay. I caught it with 7 minutes to spare. What if I'd left it mid important work and it decided to bork my PC again?

    I'm getting sick of this. I can't shut down without it installing updates so I hibernate to avoid it, so it waits until it thinks I'm not watching and starts a countdown.... SOD OFF, MICROSOFT.

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    Re: Windows 10 May 2019 Update - users get more control

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    Oooh, I missed an autoinstall by 7 minutes. I left the PC on whilst I went to make a sandwich. And it popped up a message box saying it was going to install updates and restart unless I said delay. I caught it with 7 minutes to spare. What if I'd left it mid important work and it decided to bork my PC again?

    I'm getting sick of this. I can't shut down without it installing updates so I hibernate to avoid it, so it waits until it thinks I'm not watching and starts a countdown.... SOD OFF, MICROSOFT.
    If you intend to leave a PC with important work for a while you should be saving it anyway. There could be a power cut or a hardware failure.

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    Re: Windows 10 May 2019 Update - users get more control

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    so it waits until it thinks I'm not watching and starts a countdown

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    Re: Windows 10 May 2019 Update - users get more control

    I hope they will finally take on the DNS client parsing hosts issues. Having OS level crap-block is cool idea, but not if that extends internet accessibility by 2 minutes...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post

    This is precisely it.

    My PC is my income, I can't have it broken.
    And you are not using Pro license? It's like a server-room that decides to host services on desktop grade PCs - yes you can, but for some reason they don't.
    What is even more strange for me as i am using Pro license for gaming oriented PC. Anyway i guess you did a research of costs vs benefits.

    Anyway, auto-updates without user confirmation are trend now - just count the number of update services running on your computer from third-party applications.

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