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      • #241976 Reply
        Da Boss

        In the no good deed goes unpunished department… I’ve now seen several reports that Microsoft has started pushing Win10 1809 on normal Win10 PCs, eve
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      • #242021 Reply
        AskWoody Lounger

        I’m waiting for them to come up with a way to force it on us 7’s during an up date.

        • #242044 Reply
          AskWoody Plus

          Hah! I actually am wondering if something that nefarious might actually be coming — both in terms of secretly installing telemetry even in Group B Security Only updates, and in forced upgrades when Win7 reaches its EOL.

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      • #242022 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        Just yesterday I got a new KB 4023057 which needed a reboot so I would imagine 1809 will be coming down the chute as you report. I turned off feature updates in gpedit though and for some reason it stopped ALL updates except for KB 4023057. I have to manually check for Win Defender updates and I manually installed the SSU for 1803.

        Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
        4 Win 10 Pro at 1909 (3 Desktops, 1 Laptop).

      • #242039 Reply

        I made few tests with UUP dump API, and i cannot see that happens

        “Feature update to Windows 10, version 1809 (17763.195)” is only shown if IsSeeker=1 attribute is set (i.e. “Check for updates” button)

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        • #242047 Reply
          Da Boss

          Any chance there’s another way to update, without leaving notice in the UUP dump?

          Admittedly, there are lots of people who’ve been updated – through various means, over many years – without remembering that they initiated contact….

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      • #242079 Reply

        Windows 10 Home x64 1709 – it tried to update me to 1809 yesterday even with metered connection set (which I do have). It does not care about what you set. I have all the settings recommended on here from various posts. Play cat and mouse with Windows Show/Hide. It will find a way to sneak onto your machine through sedlauncher.exe. I was able to stop it by turning off my WiFi and I was able to uninstall an old kb4023057 that was installed in august (when I purchased my computer). So far it hasn’t started up again.

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      • #242107 Reply
        Carl D
        AskWoody Lounger

        You could try turning off updates in services.msc and downloading / installing CUs and SSUs manually to avoid feature updates.

        Turning Windows Update off in services.msc doesn’t work with Windows 10 because MS will ‘magically’ change it from Disabled to Manual and start downloading updates after a certain period of time.

        You need something like Windows Update Blocker (which I use after someone here recommended it) to stop MS from changing the Windows Update Service from Disabled to Manual. Best part is it also works with Windows 10 Home.

        Gigabyte GA-B250M-D3H Motherboard, Intel i5-7600 CPU, 32GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Graphics Card, 1x Samsung 860 EVO 250GB SSD, 1x Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD, Windows 10 Professional 1909 64bit.

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      • #242135 Reply
        AskWoody Lounger

        And I’m sat here using Windows 7, laughing as I update exactly when, or if I want to.


        I really don’t know how you guys let MS tell you what to do with your own possessions in your own house. It would rage me beyond belief.

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        • #242159 Reply

          @BobT ‘rage’ does not go to describe the experience. I have a Win 10 with updates broken on my daily driver, so I experience your bliss, but my others are always up to some no good on regular occasions.

          The question is ‘are you prepared for the future?’ At some stage this insidious infection will have to be caught. I held off for years, but would advise a dual boot or a VM of Win 10 so you at least know your enemy and the inevitable future; one day you will update hardware or need a program to run, and it just won’t. Already happened to my much loved Win 9 (8.1).

      • #242145 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        Woody, thanks for keeping us updated.  However, I do notice a problem with the picture of Christmas.  The Santa Claus looks like the devil and is apparently making the little boy cry.

        Hope everyone has a good holiday and time to enjoy family and friends!



      • #242164 Reply
        AskWoody Lounger

        Its not coal in your stocking, its just 1809 on your PC. I think I’ll take the coal myself.

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        • #242194 Reply
          lurks about
          AskWoody Lounger

          lol, coal in the stocking would be an improvement.

      • #242224 Reply

        Sighhhh~If it forces the PC to update to 1809 when they see it as ready, it better be when I am at home and around 3:30pm or 4pm because I ain’t doing it before bed and/or when I come home to see a sign in screen.

        Also thank goodness my parents upgraded to 200mbps for spectrum speed. D*** Microsoft and Windows…..Their Xmas grinches and scrooges.

        NB: Please respect the Lounge Rules on language

      • #242726 Reply
        Mr. Natural
        AskWoody Plus

        Is this the “home vs. pro” issue? My home laptop running 1803 pro shows no updates available. I did not check for updates, but simply opened windows update.

        Red Ruffnsore reporting from the front lines.

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