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Windows 7: Why putting off software upgrades can make things worse

29 Apr 2016   #21
Tharthan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), Lubuntu (64-bit)
 
 

If it isn't broken, don't fix it.

Windows 10 is a good example of this.

There is nothing wrong with Windows 7, so if you have Windows 7, there are few reasons to move to Windows 10.

Now, I don't blame folks who don't want to deal with playing the update game with Microsoft, but there are other options out there aside from Windows 10. GNU/Linux Lubuntu is a good example of one. If you have a fairly good head on your shoulders (I'm not a geek either, so if I can do it, you probably can too), you ought to be able to modify Lubuntu to your liking, and you can even dual boot with Windows 7 and knock Windows 7 offline. That's what I did.

Alternatively, if you like Apple products (I'm not a big fan, although I did like OSX Leopard when it came out), you could switch to a Macintosh. They are more expensive, though, so they might not be in your price range.


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29 Apr 2016   #22
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

As I have posted before, nothing gets auto updated/upgraded on my systems, nothing.

Their could be a problem doing it this way.
You have to continue checking for updates/upgrades on your own. Personally I don't have a problem with this method but some might forget to check.
If you teach yourself to check often you should not have a problem.
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30 Apr 2016   #23
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
As I have posted before, nothing gets auto updated/upgraded on my systems, nothing...If you teach yourself to check often you should not have a problem.
LaybackBear, your words are golden apples upon a silver platter. I try not to forget to invoke the below batchfile as soon as the Windows session's desktop comes to parade rest:
echo disabling Windows Update for current session
c:\windows\system32\net stop wuauserv
c:\windows\system32\sc config wuauserv start=disabled
exit
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30 Apr 2016   #24
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thank you Roland.
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30 Apr 2016   #25
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

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You could just disable the automatic updates in Windows 10, and not have to worry about it anymore. I find setting your Internet connection to be metered works best for this.
Doesn't that only work if you have a wireless connection? If you use a wired connection (ethernet cable) like most of us probably do then that option isn't available.

I've heard that there's supposed to be some sort of registry 'hack' that fools Windows 10 into thinking a wired connection is wireless so you can use the metered connection option but, knowing MS, I'm sure that won't stay working for too long.
You can set both a wireless or Ethernet connection to be metered.


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Brink will people still need to do this, even if you use the registry files?

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If you have not already, you will need to first change the owner of the DefaultMediaCost registry key in the left pane to be the Administrators group. (see screenshot below step 3)
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30 Apr 2016   #26
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Groze,

Yeah, you'll have to do that so that the .reg files will be able to successfully merge.
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30 Apr 2016   #27
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
LaybackBear, your words are golden apples upon a silver platter. I try not to forget to invoke the below batchfile as soon as the Windows session's desktop comes to parade rest:
echo disabling Windows Update for current session
c:\windows\system32\net stop wuauserv
c:\windows\system32\sc config wuauserv start=disabled
exit
You could put a shortcut in your Startup folder and then you wouldn't have to remember.
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