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    This topic contains 9 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  Susan Bradley 4 months, 1 week ago.

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    • #209722 Reply

      dph853
      AskWoody Lounger

      Almost had a heart attack late last night when I booted my tablet. As is usual I was informed that there was a windows defender definition update. Proceeded to load windows update and saw the following text with accompanying new features video right on the windows update screen:

      “Your device recently got the latest windows update with new features and important security updates”

      I’ve not seen this before. Winver still shows I’m on 1709 and all of my settings (win update, group policy, wushowhide) should prevent a feature update for a long time to come.

      Message first appeared on my tablet last night. This morning it is present on my desktop computer. I’m confident that there was no big download when I wasn’t looking so this must be a false feature upgrade report. Anyone else seeing this?

    • #209727 Reply

      geekdom
      AskWoody Lounger

      You mention two computers. What operating system and bit size do you have on each computer?

      Group G{ot backup} Win7 · x64 · SP1 · i3-3220 · TestBeta
    • #209731 Reply

      dph853
      AskWoody Lounger

      Actually I have three computers, all updated to the same windows 10 v1709 (16299.492)

      One computer is the wife’s and I look at only when it’s time to make changes. I checked that computer and it too displays the “Your device recently…” announcement.

      All are configured the same, all run wushowhide, and all are set to never download updates without permission.

      When I noticed the update announcement on the tablet last night, I checked the windows update screen on the desktop and the announcement was not present on that system. After verifying both systems were still running v1709, I powered down and went to bed. After booting the desktop this morning but before any automatic update checks were done, the announcement was present on the desktop machine.

      • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by  dph853.
    • #209729 Reply

      usmule
      AskWoody Lounger

      I use an app on MY windows 10 PC called WinAero Tweaker. You can control /reset a LOT of the settings –even disable Automatic updates. It is free –and effective. There IS a learning-curve– but if you want to easily stop a lot of MicroSuck’s nonsense you CAN. It just takes some reading.  Donations to the developer are allowed–but not REQUIRED. I just got an update that changed all my careful settings BACK– so I put a folder on my DESKTOP– that I named Microsoft Sneaky Downloads( ALL Caps LOL)–and that’s where all Edge’s BACKGROUND downloads will go from now on. I will check it daily.  I am getting really sick of MS ‘s c**p.

      I use Firefox –and DuckDuckGo ONLY –for searches. Have for years now. Google is in cahoots with everybody– and owns half the internet.

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    • #209737 Reply

      dph853
      AskWoody Lounger

      The only updates that I recall authorizing in the recent past were virus definitions, one update to windows defender itself, an adobe flash update and the monthly windows malware search and removal scan.

       

      A servicing stack update may have sneaked into the mix if I was distracted, but I usually look up each available KB when running wushowhide. It would be unlikely that I made the same mistake on all three computers unless the KB article failed to mention some operation that would have caused me to block it. By default, all updates I install are at least 30 days old as they do not appear as available until that time.

      • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by  dph853.
    • #209740 Reply

      usmule
      AskWoody Lounger

      I use an app on MY windows 10 PC called WinAero Tweaker. You can control /reset a LOT of the settings –even disable Automatic updates. It is free –and effective. There IS a learning-curve– but if you want to easily stop a lot of MicroSuck’s nonsense you CAN. It just takes some reading. Donations to the developer are allowed–but not REQUIRED. I just got an update that changed all my careful settings BACK– so I put a folder on my DESKTOP– that I named Microsoft Sneaky Downloads( ALL Caps LOL)–and that’s where all Edge’s BACKGROUND downloads will go from now on. I will check it daily. I am getting really sick of MS ‘s c**p. I use Firefox –and DuckDuckGo ONLY –for searches. Have for years now. Google is in cahoots with everybody– and owns half the internet.

       

      I must have broken a rule… oops. I will do some more reading. Sorry mods.

    • #209766 Reply

      usmule
      AskWoody Lounger

      The only updates that I recall authorizing in the recent past were virus definitions, one update to windows defender itself, an adobe flash update and the monthly windows malware search and removal scan. A servicing stack update may have sneaked into the mix if I was distracted, but I usually look up each available KB when running wushowhide. It would be unlikely that I made the same mistake on all three computers unless the KB article failed to mention some operation that would have caused me to block it. By default, all updates I install are at least 30 days old as they do not appear as available until that time.

       

      The thing i like about that app I use– is that all these settings are in ONE place– and can be monitored more easily. That’s why I use it. You can change stack settings with a couple of clicks. Just a suggestion, of course. You can Shut update down period– if you want to. Trouble is– then that starts to be a security-concern for other software. They need to be watched– because the updates often change all those settings BACK– so YOU can be watched.

      • #209797 Reply

        dph853
        AskWoody Lounger

        Thx for your software recommendation.

        Just to be clear – all indications suggest that none of my computers has been updated to the next feature release despite the notice within windows update settings that says otherwise.

        As far as I can tell, no unauthorized or surprise updates have been installed. The sudden appearance of a notice saying that I have received a feature update when I haven’t is what this thread is all about.

    • #209796 Reply

      anonymous

      I noticed this on one of my systems today aswell, never seen the little embedded video before on the updates page, saw it today, not had any updates slip by or anything either

    • #210165 Reply

      Susan Bradley
      AskWoody MVP

      I think that’s just in the UI/help section, not that you actually did get an update.  You are seeing it because you went to that page.  If you go into update history (or use powershell/dism to list the updates) that would confirm it as well.

      Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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