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Posted: 12/20/2016 10:16:05 PM EST
I have a bunch of computers between work and home and I do like Windows 10. At work I have one we had to rollback to 7 because our blood machine are not compatible with 10 at this time. We figured that out in the first 2 days no issues.

My home laptop I upgraded to Windows 10 right after I got it last January(?) now with the most recent Windows update it will not come up. It takes about 10 times to try to reboot and finally give me the option to do a restore to a previous time but since I am past the 30 day trial I cannot go back unless I reinstall 7 which for me is a PITA.

Anybody have any ideas. I had to do this twice in the past two days. Is there a way to turn off the automatic updates?

Thanks!
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 12:32:29 AM EST
Originally Posted By Dr-G:
I have a bunch of computers between work and home and I do like Windows 10. At work I have one we had to rollback to 7 because our blood machine are not compatible with 10 at this time. We figured that out in the first 2 days no issues.

My home laptop I upgraded to Windows 10 right after I got it last January(?) now with the most recent Windows update it will not come up. It takes about 10 times to try to reboot and finally give me the option to do a restore to a previous time but since I am past the 30 day trial I cannot go back unless I reinstall 7 which for me is a PITA.

Anybody have any ideas. I had to do this twice in the past two days. Is there a way to turn off the automatic updates?

Thanks!
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Unless something changed you cannot stop the updates, only delay them.

It's just one of the reasons I'm not upgrading to Win 10. Too many reports of broken things after those forced updates.


Link Posted: 12/21/2016 1:23:56 AM EST
Updates can be turned off, but I forget how.

It took me lots of googles to figure it out, but it can be done.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 2:05:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/21/2016 2:05:42 AM EST by Mariner82]
Originally Posted By Dr-G:
I have a bunch of computers between work and home and I do like Windows 10. At work I have one we had to rollback to 7 because our blood machine are not compatible with 10 at this time. We figured that out in the first 2 days no issues.

My home laptop I upgraded to Windows 10 right after I got it last January(?) now with the most recent Windows update it will not come up. It takes about 10 times to try to reboot and finally give me the option to do a restore to a previous time but since I am past the 30 day trial I cannot go back unless I reinstall 7 which for me is a PITA.

Anybody have any ideas. I had to do this twice in the past two days. Is there a way to turn off the automatic updates?

Thanks!
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I think that "rollback" is to the last restore point, which it should create automagically before any major update like the one that's giving you trouble.

You can stop updates by going into Services.msc and disabling the Windows Update service, but that will stop ALL updates, including Windows Defender virus/malware updates.  You can still go get the manual updates though, but it's something you'll have to consciously do regularly (daily).
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 5:18:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/21/2016 5:19:44 AM EST by cruze5]
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 6:08:53 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Mariner82:

You can stop updates by going into Services.msc and disabling the Windows Update service, but that will stop ALL updates, including Windows Defender virus/malware updates.  You can still go get the manual updates though, but it's something you'll have to consciously do regularly (daily).
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You say that like it's a bad thing. Windows Defender is a joke. Get Malware Bytes or pretty much anything else.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 12:58:56 PM EST
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You say that like it's a bad thing. Windows Defender is a joke. Get Malware Bytes or pretty much anything else.
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Yep. Plenty of better free or low cost options that work far better.

Personally, I use Bitdefender and I'm perfectly happy with it. It scores consistently near or at the top in tests, too.

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