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Windows 10 Version 1607 is Reaching End of Support in a Few Days

Windows 10 version 1607 was released in August 2016. Since then, Microsoft has released a few major updates for the Windows 10 platform, including Creators Update (version 1703) and Fall Creators Update (version 1709). At the same time, previous Windows 10 versions have received a bunch of cumulative updates, including security fixes and stability improvements. In a few days, the OS is reaching its end of servicing.

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Windows 10 version 1607 reached its end of support

Windows 10 version 1607 was released in August 2016. Since then, Microsoft has released a few major updates for the Windows 10 platform, including Creators Update (version 1703) and Fall Creators Update (version 1709). At the same time, previous Windows 10 versions have received a bunch of cumulative updates, including security fixes and stability improvements.

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Stop Windows 10 Anniversary Update from installing Candy Crush and other unwanted apps

Many users have spotted that Windows 10 Anniversary Update downloads and installs some games and apps automatically. Without the user even opening the Store, or asking for his or her permission, the operating system installs some apps like Candy Crush Soda Saga, Minecraft: Windows 10 edition, Flipboard, Twitter and some other apps. Earlier, you could prevent Windows 10 from installing them using a Registry Tweak, but it does not work any more in version 1607 "Anniversary Update". Here is the alternative way to prevent these apps from installing.

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Beware: you have only 10 days to to roll back Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Windows 10 Anniversary Update is finally released. The final build is 14393. On August 2nd, 2016, Microsoft released ISO files for offline installation and pushed the update via Windows Update servers. But you must note that if you install Windows 10 Anniversary Update and you don't like it or have any issues, you only have 10 days to uninstall it.
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Microsoft locks some Group Policy options to Enterprise editions in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Today, we surprisingly discovered that Microsoft has secretly changed the availability of some Group Policy options in Windows 10 version 1607. Windows 10 version 1607 "Anniversary Update" has reduced the control via Group Policy that you have in Pro edition. Pro edition users have lesser options available compared to version 1511, so many behaviors of the OS cannot be controlled.
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