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[–] HelmedHorror 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

No, no, no. Even Professional users will be forced to install all updates or none at all. The only difference is that they can be postponed by 4 to 8 months. [1] [2] After which time you will be cut off from all security updates as well.

You either tilt your head back and let them force-feed you their bullshit feature updates while they stroke your throat and hold your jaw shut, or if you're a Pro user they'll give you a few months. But after that, it's "That's a nice secure OS you got there. Be a shame if security patches were to stop showing up on account of some silly mistake like refusing to install our freely-offered and totally brilliant feature updates that you couldn't possibly not want. You seem like a reasonable guy who likes his OS to be secure. We know you'll make the right decision. We'll be back in 4 to 8 months. We hope you'll have chosen wisely..."

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[–] Orbitrix 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'd love to hear some reasons from people why this is bad. I already install all updates Microsoft sends my way on Windows 8.1 Pro, and it has never been a bad thing. This wont be a change in pace for me at all. Steam wont let you play games without applying updates either. Boo hoo.

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[–] tribblepuncher 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

See one of my posts for the reasons I put down off the top of my head...

https://voat.co/v/AskVoat/comments/344202/1363990

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[–] somerandomteen 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Precisely my thoughts. Why wouldn't you update, especially when there's such a robust system of Windows Insiders and Canary beta-testers?

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[–] somerandomteen 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Point: if you're technical enough to know how to defer updates, you're technical enough to realize that after "a few months", even if there were issues (which is extremely unlikely, as I already explained, due to Canary and Insider going forward), they would have worked their way out of the system for sure.

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[–] HelmedHorror ago 

Yes, except avoiding issues with updates is not the only reason to want to refuse updates. Some updates add features/changes the user may hate.

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[–] zopsi ago 

I've been running the insider builds and end technical preview before that and I can say I will NOT be upgrading due to the fact that it has ambiguous updates with unexpected restarts. Even if they have some sort of defer update or schedule restart I still don't like that Microsoft will at some point update without needing your consent.

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[–] somerandomteen 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

There are no unexpected restarts - it's a case of either updating at the time of scheduled maintenance, or on next reboot. Just like the current system. Insider builds are VERY different from RTM and consumer builds - Insider builds are expected to be unstable. Heck, it even says so in the Insider EULA.