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Finally got my 9 year old computer updated, new and improved (?), and had to get Win 10 installed. 7 worked just fine, but MSFT threw it away.

Anyway - is there a way to shut updates off? In settings, it says they can only be delayed for 35 days. I also don't have a lit of sounds like 7 did. Things like a bing for permanently deleting things, and I can only find the wimpy email notification that came installed with it. Darn I hate change.

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I'm believe there is a way to turn off updates but, to be frank, it's not a good idea. They are pretty good about plugging exploit holes. Some of which are pretty risky to not fix.
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One thing I've noticed about M$FT is that they don't necessarily change how the OS works, but the change the names of functions, and increase the number of clicks required to execute any particular task. But after getting used to Win 10 I've not been unhappy with it.
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One thing I've noticed about M$FT is that they don't necessarily change how the OS works, but the change the names of functions, and increase the number of clicks required to execute any particular task. But after getting used to Win 10 I've not been unhappy with it.
All I found was that they deleted programs , and they took everything and changed its location to confuse users as best they could .
I couldn’t figure out how to turn mine off at first . Then I couldn’t figure out how to burn a CD, not realizing there was no software for it .
Absolute garbage imo . I actually emailed MS and told them they should check for a spy from Apple working their in the software dept, because nobody could possibly intentionally write an abomination like that .
If theirs no spy found, then get mandatory drug testing
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To prevent unwanted updates when running the CNC I just turn off the wifi. Can't download updates if not connected to the internet
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Windows 10 certainly has challenges. There are many still running XP. I've considered XP/Win 7 to be the best OS they developed and really hate the control MS takes with Win 10. And yes, MS can and does uninstall programs it determines it shouldn't have installed which there is little you can do to prevent other than disconnecting from the internet.

You can, depending on your version, delay updates and decide when (time of day) it can look, download, and install but the longest period with internet active is 30-35 days I believe w/Pro version, not Home. You can reinstall those programs MS deems unfit and there may be a way for them to be restored but it has to happen right after the update. And this is after a Major version update generally so best to check after one of those. As far as the new Start Menu which I hate I simply installed Classic Shell which gives me several choices. I use the Win 7 menu style myself.

Unfortunately Win 10 is here to stay and some older computers simply will not run the OS properly. Before deciding to update the OS look at the model computer you have and make sure there are current Windows drivers for the OS version you want to install. If you build your computers like I do then check the mother board model for these drivers as well as video cards, printers, add on cards and so on. No driver no workie.
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Finally got my 9 year old computer updated, new and improved (?), and had to get Win 10 installed. 7 worked just fine, but MSFT threw it away.

Anyway - is there a way to shut updates off? In settings, it says they can only be delayed for 35 days. I also don't have a lit of sounds like 7 did. Things like a bing for permanently deleting things, and I can only find the wimpy email notification that came installed with it. Darn I hate change.
I haven't watched this yet, but this guy has some great computer videos. If you're intent on using Win 7, this is how to do it more safely.
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I tried Win10 for a few days but it was too different to 7 that I had mastered so I went back to Win7. Updates for 7 have now stopped.

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I doubt that you can turn off updates or that you should, John. I did find a place to turn off sharing updates with others! I wish I could get it to ask about installing updates, like it was in the past. Often when I just want to do some little thing, I have to wait for the updates to complete. I agree with Tom that it's okay when you get used to it but that's after going through a list of the nosiest preferences to turn off. I was totally happy with Windows 7 and (the same as many others) I wouldn't have upgraded if it wasn't basically forced.

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