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    A bit of advertising in the latest Win10 Anniversary Update’s Windows Update pane. Click on the link and you get whisked away to KB 4014001 which tell
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    • #101218

      Out of curiosity: do you use black background / dark theme or whatever it is called in W10?

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    • #101228

      I use it on my Lumia 735 – the screen is OLED, so that helps with battery life and looks better than white in my opinion, but for big screen – no. I’d very much welcome dark grey, but black is just too dark. Thanks for the reply :).

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      • #101252

        I prefer a dark background too.

        SettingsDialog

        -Noel

        • #101256

          I don’t, but each to there own!!! As I said in another post, I don’t want monolithic people neither… 😀
          Diversity is the spice of life….

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        • #101290

          Something like this is OK:

          Black is just too dark – but if it suits you, then it’s fine with me :).

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    • #101592

      From another forum:

      The Creator’s Update “ad” in WU shows up even in LTSB 2016 (and maybe 2015?). I wonder if it means an annual LTSB release

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      • #101694

        for LTSB users, they will have to update manually to the Creators Update thru installation media only. Win10 LTSB users never receive “feature updates” the way that normal Win10 users do.

        • #101893

          For LTSB users, they will have to update manually to the Creators Update thru installation media only. Win10 LTSB users never receive “feature updates” the way that normal Win10 users do.

          We don’t know if Creators Update will be available in a LTSB build or not. Personally I don’t think it will.

          But you are right. LTSB users who want to “upgrade” will have to use installation media. However, personally I don’t see why LTSB users should ever “upgrade”.

          Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst.

      • #101894

        From another forum:

        The Creator’s Update “ad” in WU shows up even in LTSB 2016 (and maybe 2015?). I wonder if it means an annual LTSB release

        No, it doesn’t mean anything else than Creators Edition which will be CB and later CBB only.

    • #101692

      woody. Check out this recent WinSupersite article titled “Metered Connections in Windows 10 Creators Update Will Not Block All Windows Update Downloads”:
      http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/metered-connections-windows-10-creators-update-will-not-block-all-windows-update-download

      • #101698

        Metered connection has never blocked ALL Windows Updates:

        How does setting my network connection to metered affect my PC?

        Any app that relies on an Internet connection to update or display info may be limited in the amount of data it can download or display. You might notice these and other effects:

        *Windows Update will only download priority updates.*
        Apps downloading from the Windows Store might be paused.
        Start screen tiles might stop updating.
        Offline files might not sync automatically.

        Metered Internet connections: FAQ
        https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17452/windows-metered-internet-connections-faq

        So the change to wording of the setting is just a clarification.

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        • #101707

          You’re absolutely right – and I’m surprised Richard posted this.

          I’m still not completely clear on what gets through a metered connection. Do you have any details? The “priority updates” part doesn’t seem to include cumulative updates – or at least, they get blocked in 1607. I don’t have a definitive list of what goes through, though.

    • #101712

      The only strategy that will block ALL updates involves doing things only a geek could love.

      Being just such a geek, I have developed a multi-step layered approach as follows:

      • Configuring Automatic Updates to be Disabled in the group policy editor (gpedit.msc).
      • Disabling and stopping the Windows Update service (wuauserv) using services.msc.
      • Disabling the scheduled tasks having to do with WindowsUpdate in the Task Scheduler.
      • Having the firewall normally disallow contact to update servers by default, and only allow contact with sites like fe2.update.microsoft.com and other Microsoft update servers when I choose to apply updates by reconfiguring.
      • Using the Windows Update Show/Hide tool (WUShowHide, KB 3073930) to request a list of available updates.
      • Researching and vetting all updates before asking the Settings App to actually install them.
      • Reviewing regularly generated reports containing lists of running processes, scheduled tasks, service states, and installed updates on my system for unexpected changes due to Microsoft’s attempts at meddling.

      The above of course requires additional effort to do steps that most folks won’t want to be saddled with. That said, it’s still pretty straightforward to actually DO an update, and control remains with the user.

      Specifically, as I did a couple of days ago to get the March updates, I have to:

      • Reconfigure my firewall (basically I assign a different zone to svchost)
      • Enable and start the Windows Update service in services.msc
      • Manually request a list of updates available via the WUShowHide tool
      • Review the available updates, do online research, etc.
      • Assuming those who have already installed the updates out there aren’t crashing and burning, request the updates be installed through the Settings App.
      • Then afterward stop and disable again the Windows Update service.
      • Reconfigure the firewall back to disallowing updates.

      This strategy is as effective for deferring full feature updates as it is for getting patches – i.e., only when the user is good and ready.

      How DARE Microsoft presume it can dictate when new software must be installed on our systems!

      -Noel

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      • #101892

        Noel, thanks for your bullet points. I myself have implemented (1) Disable automatic updates using Group Policy, (5) use WUShowHide to request list of updates and (6) hiding all updates I don’t want, before running Windows Update in Settings to install the remaining updates. I found this out myself a little time ago. I believed this should be enough for me to maintain control over updates if I need to run Windows 10 in the future, which hopefully won’t be for several years at least.

        I think I will also implement (3) disable scheduled tasks related to Windows Update, as you suggest.

        Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst.

    • #101882

      Funny how when reading the title I was puzzled by the enthusiasm in it. I really lost the excitement of discovering a new version of Windows.

      To me, I greet builds with either indifference or annoyance if they announce things I don’t like. I am not sure there is anything that will make me happy about Creator’s update and the fact it is out when I am barely finishing adjusting to 1607 just reminds me I will have to loose time looking at many details again, that I might have to redo a lot of configuration manually even if I made an automatic tweaker for lots of things and that I will have to hope the new build won’t introduce more issues.

      I am fed up with this game and please don’t send me new games apps again. I don’t like car games or candy crush soda, I am just not interested.

      Now I will get lots of cals from home version users who will ask me why their computer changed so much again.

      • #102280

        Funny how when reading the title I was puzzled by the enthusiasm in it.

        To employ a cultural reference that may not be useful here, when I first read that title, it was in Professor Farnsworth’s voice, from Futurama. As in, “Good news, everyone! Your next delivery is to the Planet of Extreme Deadly Danger! Of Death!”

    • #101905

      I don’t like car games or candy crush soda, I am just not interested.

      Do you really think it would matter for MS? 🙂

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