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      • #2354346
        Susan Bradley
        Manager

        https://twitter.com/ariaupdated/status/1372565828441280524 AH HA! The first unofficial documentation I’ve seen that confirms what @PKCano and others h
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        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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      • #2354350
        cyberSAR
        AskWoody Plus

        Can confirm. That’s why I have been using those GP settings rather than the windows update GP settings. Also works after an install or upgrade if set prior to 1st check for updates.

        Edit to add: When installing or upgrading from .iso.

        • This reply was modified 1 week, 4 days ago by cyberSAR.
      • #2354359
        techweenie
        AskWoody Lounger

        Yet I still have to disable that button because some users think the sky is falling if there’s updates available.  Computers patch when I tell them to, not when a user thinks they know better.

      • #2354369
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        “If you have certain settings in place, you DON’T get offered up the preview updates.”

        Which is great.

        Nice tip about disabling IE11.

        • This reply was modified 1 week, 4 days ago by Alex5723.
        • #2354428
          anonymous
          Guest

          Alex5723., is a tip on how do you disable Edge from running on Windows 10? IE11 is working better for me that Edge. Also disable all updates on Windows 10?

          • #2354533
            Susan Bradley
            Manager

            Is there a reason you want to block all updates?  What’s not working with Edge?  As IE is no longer supported and thus it’s not wise to be using it.

            Susan Bradley Patch Lady

            • #2354991
              anonymous
              Guest

              Like many that come here, we do not want MS to spy on us with Telemery data, key logger called improve typing and updates that break our computers. This is why I use Windows Xp and agent switcher for many sites. I will not touch Windows 10 spyware with a ten foot pole.

              • #2355016
                Susan Bradley
                Manager

                There are ways to block telemetry  versus running a platform that is so old and out of date.  I’m wincing reading you say you run XP and browse on it?  Ouch.

                Susan Bradley Patch Lady

      • #2354429
        anonymous
        Guest

        This is not news… It has been like this for years

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        • #2354554
          Susan Bradley
          Manager

          Aria is a Microsoft employee and thus it’s the first time I’ve seen confirmation from someone tasked with Windows update information acknowledging what PK and others have found.

          Susan Bradley Patch Lady

        • #2354588
          Microfix
          AskWoody MVP

          AKB2000016 Section 5 explains how to achieve this from over a year ago..and even then, it’s been longer still within WUfB settings. Local so called, ‘experts’ thought it was for ‘insiders’ only ROTFL, it seems ‘outsiders’ know more from actually testing rather than ‘toying with their own vanity’ 😉

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      • #2354478
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Alex5723., is a tip on how do you disable Edge from running on Windows 10? IE11 is working better for me that Edge. Also disable all updates on Windows 10?

        You can block Windows 10 updates with the free portable O&O ShutUp 10.

        You don’t need to block Edge, just set IE11 to be the default browser.
        You can block Edge by renaming its folder. You can also uninstall Edge.

        • This reply was modified 1 week, 4 days ago by Alex5723.
      • #2354536
        dmt_3904
        AskWoody Plus

        Sorry I need to confirm, I think I missed posts on it. Does this mean if I have GPedit settings for target release, deferral days for quality updates, etc., I can click “Check for Updates”and it will download updates as per my GPedit settings – I have target release 2H02, quality update deferral days 30 in Windows update for Business.

        Also have: Do not include drivers with windows updates and configure automatic updates (2 Notify & download) in Windows Update settings, but those are not in the above section of GPedit.

      • #2354589
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        configure automatic updates (2 Notify & download

        If you configure GP ‘notify’=2 there is no need for deferrals.
        You will get a list of pending updates waiting for you to download/install.
        You can hide the ones do don’t want.

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