Windows 10 Storm Ahead!

Note: A user-friendly design should be presentation-friendly too:
http://www.theverge.com/2016/4/28/11525418/microsoft-windows-10-upgrade-prompt-storms-weather-report

Hehe, thats funny. I understand why Microsoft are doing it, but their IT guy needs to do some reading:

To block the upgrade to Windows 10 through Windows Update, specify the following registry value:
Subkey: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
DWORD value: DisableOSUpgrade = 1
Subkey: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Gwx
DWORD value: DisableGwx = 1

As someone commented on the video:

You think the Windows 10 messages are annoying? Get an iPad and don’t update it, every time you enter your passcode it asks if you want to upgrade or to ask you later, and if you upgrade it just runs slower because it’s old equipment.?

There is indeed no way to skip or ignore an update on iOS, or OS X for that matter. But Apple users have been accustomed for years to upgrade every year, and more often for apps. Windows users, for their part, have lived with much older versions of the system until Windows 10, as upgrades were not free.

Plane Mode ?

Just the other day I discovered there is a way for OS X (finally). System Preferences > App Store and uncheck automatically check for updates. Hasn’t been long enough for me to know if it works :slight_smile:

[quote=264143:@JulianS]To block the upgrade to Windows 10 through Windows Update, specify the following registry value:
Subkey: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
DWORD value: DisableOSUpgrade = 1
Subkey: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Gwx
DWORD value: DisableGwx = 1[/quote]
Windows 10 automatically downloading update stuff at worst possible moments when you’re on a mobile hotspot, telling you not to switch off, even not when you have to go right away and your laptop battery is about 10% left, and last but not least treating you on a “finishing updates” for the next 10 minutes when you quickly want to show something to your most important customer.
I really, really don’t understand why people seem to accept this from Microsoft.
So, yes, I am also looking for an option to switch off this behavior. Anybody experienced with changing registry settings as stated above ?

Here’s a walk through:

http://www.ghacks.net/2016/01/08/disableosupgrade-prevents-the-upgrade-to-windows-10/

You can complete turn off and ignore all updates on both iOS and Mac OS X if you want. In fact all my computers are set up this way, I only upgrade after waiting a few days to make sure Apple hasn’t released a screwed up patch.

On the Mac : System preference / App Store / Automatically check for updates.

On iOS : Settings / iTunes & App Store/ Automatic Updates / Updates.

It works, have been using it for years.

[quote=264158:@JulianS]Here’s a walk through:

http://www.ghacks.net/2016/01/08/disableosupgrade-prevents-the-upgrade-to-windows-10/ [/quote]
This is just avoid being forced to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or 8. I was wondering how I can simple disable automatic updates by Windows 10 itself.

There was that option in Windows that said “hide update”, so one could effectively skip it. More granularity than simply renounce all updates.

Oh sorry, misread you, see the following message, I don’t know if you version supports this, have a look:

[quote]Deferring upgrades in Windows 10
Some Windows 10 editions let you defer upgrades to your PC. When you defer upgrades, new Windows features won’t be downloaded or installed for several months. Deferring upgrades doesn’t affect security updates. Note that deferring upgrades will prevent you from getting the latest Windows features as soon as they’re available.[/quote]

Right, but it doesn’t matter as Microsoft is ignoring the users choice.

A request for a new OS isn’t strictly a patch for that OS, they are not really the same :slight_smile:

Come over to the dark side, join the W10 clan. I’ve only had one in six fail the transfer :wink: I’m instilling you with confidence :smiley:

Well. As usual this kind of discussion ends up in sterile platform war. Ignoring this thread now.

Voila !

I’ve had the update option in iOS disabled and Apple ignore that also. It got to a point where it felt like every time I wanted to use the phone, I’d get the update dialog, there needs to be a shut-up and piss off option.

The only time i see it is when i plug an iOS device into a computer to sync it.