Microsoft announced a significant improvement coming to Windows Update. With Windows 10 Creators Update, update delivery will be faster once again due to reduced size of updates. Microsoft is working to use delta updates for consumer PCs once again.
Windows 10 is known to auto restart your PC when it installs updates. This is completely unacceptable no matter how important the update is. If the user does not restart the operating system for a certain period of time, Windows 10 starts showing warnings that the PC will be restarted at a specific time. Eventually, it restarts it on its own even if the user is in the middle of something important. In this article, we will see how to stop Windows 10 from auto-restarting and take the reboot control back in your hands.
Windows 10 has a special option which is able to use your internet connection's bandwidth to deliver updates to other computers! When enabled, it acts like a torrent seeder, using the user's PC to share files it downloaded with other Windows 10 users. Here is how to stop it.
There are many users who are extremely unhappy with the way Microsoft is pushing Windows 10. They are constantly releasing special updates, which nag the user to migrate from Windows 7 or Windows 8 to Windows 10. Even if you block them, they get unblocked automatically. With every such update, it is harder and harder to say "no", because of misleading UI and lack of clear choice to refuse the upgrade.
Microsoft is continuing their aggressive push to install Windows 10 on Windows 8 and Windows 7 PCs. Another round of updates has started - a new update, KB3150513, has been released to "help" the user switch to Windows 10 immediately.
Windows 10 now includes a new feature, which allows the user to customize "active hours" during which you are expected to be using your PC or phone. No updates will be installed, and no restarts will be scheduled during those hours, so it seems to be a way to keep the user in control although the OS still doesn't let you manually install updates. Let's see how to change Windows Update Active hours in Windows 10.
New information has appeared on the internet related to the upcoming Windows 10 Redstone update. In internal builds of Windows 10, which are not available for the public yet, an updated Windows Update user interface and options have been spotted. Let's see exactly what changes Microsoft is working on.
Microsoft has released a new update for Windows 10. The ID for the update package is KB3140741, it is very small and doesn’t require a reboot.
Many Reddit users faced an unexpected behavior from Windows Update when suddenly it forcibly and silently started the installation process for Windows 10 without any warning. This happens if KB3035583 is installed, which comes with the following description:
Update installs Get Windows 10 app in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1
Without any confirmation, the updated Get Windows 10 app not only starts setup but upgrades the user's installed operating system to Windows 10!
A new cumulative update for Windows 10 TH2 has been released by Microsoft. The KB3140742 patch bumps Windows 10 version number from 10586.104 to 10586.112.