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      • #2303441 Reply
        Da Boss

        October Patch Tuesday is just around the corner. Now’s a good time to make sure you have “Pause” set on your Win10 machines (or that you turn off Auto
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      • #2303505 Reply
        AskWoody MVP

        Not to worry, I have four sets of drive images, two of which are stored offline, so updates/patches can do me no harm.  Anyone who runs Hardened Windows is in no danger.

        Create a fresh drive image before making system changes/Windows updates, in case you need to start over!
        "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns
        "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware

      • #2303515 Reply
        AskWoody Lounger

        wushowhide.diagcab to the rescue.

      • #2303517 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        Make your backups now:

        • Sometimes defer, pause, hide may not function well.
        • Sometimes you click: Check for Updates.
        • Sometimes there are new unannounced update rules.
        • Sometimes updates are confusing.

        Everyday is backup day.

        G{ot backup} TestBeta
        offline▸ Win10Pro 1909.18363.959 x64 i3-3220 RAM8GB HDD Firefox79.0 WindowsDefender
        online▸ Win10Pro 1909.18363.1139 x64 i5-9400 RAM16GB HDD Firefox82.0 WindowsDefender
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        AskWoody Plus

        Another reason to stick with Windows 7 as long as I can. Way back, I clicked on “Never check for updates” and that’s it. I never have to worry about  next Patch Tuesday, even if I am late with doing last month’s patching.  No pausing, no deferring, no Microsoft changing the rules.

        I can understand the idea (and ideal) of having all Windows machines being all patched up and at the same level, to theoretically avoid buggy patches from different configurations. BUT it doesn’t seem as if Windows 10 has ushered in that happy state of affairs, now does it?

        Win 7 Pro, 64-Bit, Group B ESU,Ivy Bridge i3-3110M, 2.4GHz, 4GB, XP Mode VM, WordPerfect
      • #2303728 Reply

        Win7 2020-08 Monthly Rollup (KB4571729) metadata revised last thursday
        whatever changed 🙂

      • #2303755 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        paused that update for the .net. It is better to be safe than sorry.

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