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MidwestMike
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Windows 10

Post by MidwestMike » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:26 pm

It seems as if every few days there is a new upgrade. I’m getting tired of it. Get it right Microsoft.

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Re: Windows 10

Post by jebmke » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:30 pm

Depending on which version you have you can control most of the updates. I switched the settings on my network connection to "metered" and it won't download and install most updates. Once a month or so I turn off "metered" and do a mass update. Most of the ones I've seen lately are security update or the monthly cumulative W10 update.
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Re: Windows 10

Post by go_mets » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:30 pm

MidwestMike wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:26 pm
It seems as if every few days there is a new upgrade. I’m getting tired of it. Get it right Microsoft.
I have Windows 10 on a couple of laptops that I don't use much.
There are monthly updates.
Coming up is the major 1809 update.

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Re: Windows 10

Post by onourway » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:31 pm

If you are on a version of Windows pretty much other than Home, you can choose to defer feature updates for a number of months while still receiving security updates.

Windows 10 is far from perfect, but this model is much more sustainable in the long term vs. the major launch of an entirely new OS every 5 years or so. They'll get the cadence right eventually.

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Re: Windows 10

Post by oldcomputerguy » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:31 pm

MidwestMike wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:26 pm
It seems as if every few days there is a new upgrade. I’m getting tired of it. Get it right Microsoft.
Welcome to Windows.
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Re: Windows 10

Post by tuningfork » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:08 pm

MidwestMike wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:26 pm
It seems as if every few days there is a new upgrade. I’m getting tired of it. Get it right Microsoft.
Windows 10 updates monthly, although it seems sometimes the update comes out in several parts that might install on different days. I had updates on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Before that was Aug 15, and before that was July 10. I wouldn't call that "every few days".

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Re: Windows 10

Post by riots_rus » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:10 pm

Change operating systems.

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Re: Windows 10

Post by sport » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:47 pm

I just had updates the last two days for Windows 7. It seems it takes a long time "to get things right".

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Re: Windows 10

Post by rgs92 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:55 pm

I never thought I would say this about Mr. Softee, but I love Windows 10. It's incredibly robust. So I happily put up with all the updates. At least they care. (I've used it since it was brand new.)
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Re: Windows 10

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