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[–] NotThisMind 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Am i the only one that already disabled Windows Update?

I mean, i run windows 7, so, there's no more support for it, just before i disabled WU it had installed almost 10 updates of telemetry/updating to windows 10, lost couple of days trying to remove a single (annoying) update from there, had to use everything but WU to remove it, when i finally did, the update was still listed in both "Installed updates" and "Updates ready to install"... so, i got fed up of this bullshit and just disabled it.

If there's any real security threat i just download the update itself (usually it's avaiable) and install it.

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

Fuck windows 10. I take the updates I need.

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[–] MRPockets 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

i run windows 7, so, there's no more support for it

That's what Microsoft wants you to think, but actually it is supported until 2020! Now, you probably aren't going to see very many updates (outside of the stupid "Do you wanHERE'S WINDOWS 10!!!!!" updates) but the ones that do come will be security updates primarily.

I recommend the GWX Control Panel to fix the Win10 updates problem but there are lots of other programs and even a script (named Aegis I think) developed by a Voater that do pretty well; I just have found GWX Control Panel to work more smoothly and break the update system less.

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[–] Umrtvovacz 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

This is the script made by a voater.

Summoning /u/thepower

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

There's no more support besides the extended support a.k.a security patches until 2020, actual development ended 2015, http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/lifecycle

I already know that program, however i don't need it 'cause i disabled all of the crap manually and disabled windows update, and i'm fine with it so far.

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

No. I turned mine off after the updates started screwing up the computers I was in charge of. However, when I mention it, people come out of the wood work to tell me what a horrible thing it is I've done, and many others who don't seem to act as if every last copy of Windows 7 will disintegrate upon the release of the final security patch.

Ironically, my malware track record is pretty freaking good, and yet Microsoft's behavior since July (and arguably much, much earlier) has resembled malware more than a software maker.

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

And the keylogger they keep turning back on? Oh, wait, "you're paranoid, LOL," right? Or "everyone else does it, why is Microsoft getting the blame?"

I'm not even going to bother mentioning the other things wrong with it on both a practical and theoretical level, the reply is usually the exact same answer that encourages me to shovel my data in Microsoft's direction and let them take ownership of the computer I paid for, and the fact that Microsoft siphons off your data at the source does not make it any better for anyone to siphon it off downstream.

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[–] NotThisMind 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Who cares about boot times? I usually boot once a month. No way i'm going for a addonless browser over one of many already supported. Windows 10 interface is no cleaner than windows 7's, games better run better 'cause they have the new DirectX, that would be the only reason i'd update, but if that day comes, it'll be game-only and i'm already on linux.

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

How come there can't be 1 (ONE) patch to transition people to Windows 10? It should be clearly named; "Offer to Upgrade to Windows 10; KBxxxxxxx". This name would make it easy for people to find and get rid of, you know, like all those Visual C++ things you see in programs and features.

It should present the user with a dialogue with the following options. (yes, do it) (not right now; ask me later), (more information) and most important of all (No thanks). Clicking the (no thanks) option should ask to uninstall the fucking patch, at which point it does not come back. It can stay listed in Windows Update, just in case the user changes their mind and decides to go through with it after all.

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

Glad to help you again. You are a great boon to our community and I will make sure you have all the info to keep your script updated.

BTW, thanks!

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[–] Chillyhead 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I check every update that isn't a security update now before I install it, and I should probably start being suspicious of those too. Windows 7 will be my last Microsoft operating system. I've got 2 laptops and a couple of media servers running linux, my desktop will be next.

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[–] OpenCommunity 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

likely at my own detriment (I started out as a windows admin a decade ago), I switched to linux full-time when windows 8 came out. I can't believe they think stupid shit like this is a way to build trust among consumers. I keep a windows 10 VM for the occasional time I need to use a windows-only application that I can't get to run in wine, and I'm paranoid the entire time it's running. I start it up, run what I need to, and immediately close it.

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