Author Topic: Latest Windows update? Beware.  (Read 224 times)

Offline pr126

Re: Latest Windows update? Beware.
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2018, 01:06:28 PM »
Well, it is working fine now, after the restore this morning.
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Offline SGOS

Re: Latest Windows update? Beware.
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2018, 01:22:01 PM »
I've had a couple of updates that screwed things up so bad that I just did a system restore.  When you do that, it seems like it wipes out the updates, because Windows recognizes they aren't there and reinstalls them again.  In my case, they seem to have been debugged before Windows second attempt, and everything works again.  Perhaps during the first update, the install corrupted itself.  Who knows?  It's a computer, a highly complicated machine waiting go haywire from time to time.

Re: Latest Windows update? Beware.
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2018, 02:35:41 PM »
I postpone installing updates for three days after they come in. Gives them time to fix anything they didn't find before they shipped it.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Latest Windows update? Beware.
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2018, 05:01:27 AM »
I love my Mac Mini... LOL!  Keeps working.
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!

Offline SGOS

Re: Latest Windows update? Beware.
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2018, 08:36:11 AM »
I postpone installing updates for three days after they come in. Gives them time to fix anything they didn't find before they shipped it.
That's a good idea.  Somewhere in the tools of my Windows, I have the option to turn off automatic updates, and be asked.  I'll look for it.

Offline pr126

Re: Latest Windows update? Beware.
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2018, 09:13:47 AM »
Open the Run command (Win + R), in it type: services.msc and press enter
From the Services list which appears find the Windows Update service and open it
In ‘Startup Type’ (under the ‘General’ tab) change it to ‘Disabled’
Restart
To re-enable Windows Update simply repeat these four steps, but change the Startup Type to ‘Automatic’
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past. Orwell, 1984

Offline SGOS

Re: Latest Windows update? Beware.
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2018, 10:12:19 AM »
Open the Run command (Win + R), in it type: services.msc and press enter
From the Services list which appears find the Windows Update service and open it
In ‘Startup Type’ (under the ‘General’ tab) change it to ‘Disabled’
Restart
To re-enable Windows Update simply repeat these four steps, but change the Startup Type to ‘Automatic’
Those options are also available in the control panel, at least in Windows 8.1

Open the control panel
<click>System and Security
<click>Windows Update (Turn automatic updating on or off)

The default setting is "Install Updates Automatically", but you are given 4 other options in a drop down menu


Offline Cavebear

Re: Latest Windows update? Beware.
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2018, 02:58:07 AM »
Have fun on your Windows...  I don't envy your struggles.  Switching to a Mac Mini was a lot easier than I thought.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2018, 11:39:21 PM by Cavebear »
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