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JS96
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Thanks Windows!

I’m really glad you started to install your fucking updates when I tried to wake up you from the “Sleep mode”, and of course you also decided to restart the PC just after that throwing away the entire work I was doing...

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  • 5
    There is a linux way πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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    I remember once I had just popped to the toilet for 5 minutes, came back and Windows was doing an update/restart without me having saved my work for the last half an hour, grrrr !

    After that I got one of those, stop updates tools.

    Can provide links if you need !
  • 4
    @Nanos It's ok that Windows 10 wants to update itself when I turn the PC off at the end of the day, it's just annoying when it does it during the day for no reason.

    If that tool blocks the automatic updates but keeps the ability to update when I want, it could be useful. :P
  • 3
    All I see is a man who was lazy enough to not update windows in his free time and now bitching when windows had enough of your shit and took matters into its own hands.
  • 1
    @JS96

    There are three of them that I know of, one I've tested and works, but costs $3, the others are freeware and I've yet to test them:

    Costs, but works: jjstellato.blogspot.co.uk

    Free, untested:

    http://novirusthanks.org/products/...

    http://majorgeeks.com/files/...

    https://oo-software.com/en/...

    Some also work on other Windows OS, but again, I've not tested fully to know if they really do work or not !

    And I don't have a spare machine at the moment to test things on, so test results may be some years !
  • 3
    @eternallyAlone
    The updates are enabled and I always have the latest version of Windows 10.
    It usually installs updates when you turn off the PC, it shouldn't do it when you wake it up from the sleep mode!
    That mode allows you to keep all the programs in the RAM, but if Windows decides to restart the PC to install a fucking update erases everything.
  • 1
    > annoying when it does it during the day

    FX [ Nods in agreement. ]

    I found the 12, but now 18 hour window for updates limiting. (Why not 24 hours!)

    Though the 35 day pause function now (I think its only available in the pro version maybe and not home..) seems to work nicely, though I swear I caught it updating the other day when the pause was on !

    I think perhaps it now (Or the settings are..) downloads the updates, but doesn't install them, until the 35 days are up.

    As such, I think it still hogs the internet connection at times downloading updates.

    I'd have to check my settings to be sure, and I so loath fiddling with them in case they break !

    At the moment, I pause and check once a month, and that appears to work, though I'm a bit suspicious about it..

    As I'd rather not use an update blocker and introduce another variable into an OS that is already fragile !
  • 1
    > wake it up from the sleep mode!

    I've never got that to work reliably. :-)

    Its taken me 20 years to get hibernation to finally work, and even then, if you don't restart once every 10 or 20 hibernations, it will hang on you suddenly !
  • 3
    @Nanos I forgot I have the Pro version, so I can change the default ability to postpone the update for "0 days" up to 365.
    Hopefully this will fix my problem. πŸ˜…
  • 1
    @JS96

    I've not tried the up to 365 day one, even though I heard someone mention it a little while ago.

    I've not even seen that option yet !

    FX [ Goes to look and hopes just looking doesn't break anything.. ]

    Oh wait, is it under 'advanced options' ?

    Because, I'm sure, if I look there, it automatically turns off the paused updates..

    Which obviously, I don't want to do right now. :-)

    But I'll try and remember to look next time !

    Don't you just hate things that unpause themselves when you don't want them to !
  • 1
    @Nanos Reminds me of a DVD player I had once, leave it on pause for more than 5 minutes, and it auto starts playing !
  • 2
    @Nanos yep, it's under "advanced options".
    In theory if you set it to 7-30 days, you can update it manually in your free time before it reactivates them automatically, but you need to remember that. πŸ˜‚
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    This is one of the main reasons i turned off windows updates...
  • 2
    Am I the only one that hits CTRL+S every few lines?
  • 3
    How can you leave the computer without saving your work?

    Whenever I go to the bathroom I do a git commit and git push, and here you are putting it to sleep without even saving? Windows is not your problem. Not saving is your problem.
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    @AndSoWeCode I have a key on the keyboard to enter in Sleep mode and I acidentally pressed it, and when I tried to wake it up, it started to install updates.

    So it's caused by a coincidence (the accidental pression of the key and the fact that Windows 10 had an update installation in the queue), but it's something I thought can't happen (it shouldn't look for updates during the wake up process...).
  • 2
    @Jop- why? πŸ˜…
  • 0
    @Jop-

    > usually Microsoft fanboys

    As some who has used mostly MS products for like since DOS 6.0 days, some might regard me as a fanboy, and yet others tell me I must be doing everything wrong because they never get the problems I suffer by the bucket load with MS products !

    I just say it as it is, I use it, but that doesn't mean I like it !

    It's like going to the dentist, we have to go, doesn't mean we enjoy having our teeth pulled out !

    I think sometimes people forget about the bubble they live in.

    If their bubble is lucky, they think everyone else's bubble is the same.

    It isn't !

    I've met folk that no matter what car they buy, it always works perfectly, never breaks down, and always gets fixed correctly, on time, and at low cost.

    Other folk I know, no matter what car they buy, its always a lemon, breaks down all the time, they can never find a mechanic who knows how to fix it right and it costs them a fortune !

    Both folks experiences are true, but different..
  • 0
    > How can you leave the computer
    > without saving your work?

    Often it isn't easy to save 50 open tabs in your browser, the exact position you happen to be in a PDF manual, and having things like the PC powered by an UPS, you think its relatively safe to blink without thinking, I must save every 5 minutes !

    Though I do try and save often, if the application lets me without some great hohah (He says, glaring at Unity 5..), but one would hope that an OS would be a bit better behaved, like many previous versions of Windows that didn't do these kind of things unless you asked them to !

    That's all we ask. :-)

    I'm reminded telling friends with cats the same thing..

    "What, you didn't save your work before going into the other room and then a cat jumped on your keyboard.."

    Note: I don't have cats. :-)

    But if I did..

    I'd have one of those clear thick strong plastic keyboard covers to leave on when I went out..

    But then, they do like playing with mice don't they..
  • 1
    @AndSoWeCode I wouldn't push just for a bathroom break. Seems a bit Overkill. Saving, certainly. Commiting, why not. But I wouldn't be merging my local branch into the development branch and then pushing unless something was completed
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    @AndSoWeCode plus, I don't think my bowels would wait that long πŸ˜‚
  • 0
    @antic

    When I used to be playing an important role in a MMORPG, I'd play with a portable toilet within arms reach, so I'd never have to leave my desk !

    I'd rather not return to those days.. :-)
  • 1
    @Nanos I loathe WoW. Lol. I hadn't seen friends in like months, they were just staring in front of their computers for years at a time with nothing left to show for it.
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    @antic not merging :) just pushing to origin, in case my laptop gets stolen by someone who gets entry in the office or if we have to evacuate the building due to a fire while I'm shitting. Fuck the laptop! The code is what's important.
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    @antic

    > for years at a time with nothing left
    > to show for it.

    That reminds me of work. :-)

    But is one of the reasons I stopped playing MMORPG's, as I thought, well, if I can do well in one of these, and it doesn't pay me anything, I should try in the real world where I can earn money doing the same thing !

    Only struggling to make much money, mainly because I didn't start off with a free spaceship..
  • 2
    Switch to linux comments?... Oh I'm late
  • 0
    Guys.
    Guys.
    Guys.

    You can disable automatic updates for good.
    No tools or anything.
    Just edit your Local Policies.
    https://rizonesoft.com/disable-wind...

    Literally the first result of searching "win10 disable updates".

    You're welcome
  • 0
    @endor

    I could never get those sort of solutions to work for me.

    I notice also it says:

    > This does not disable Windows 10
    > updates, but will stop updates from
    > downloading.
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    @Nanos dunno man, it's pretty straightforward to me. I've done that in 3 win10 installs so far and it has worked fine every time.

    > This does not disable win10
    > updates, but will stop updates
    > from downloading

    That means you won't get any more automatic updates, but you'll still be able to manually update whenever you want
  • 0
    @endor

    Will it check for updates ?

    I've tried it in about two dozen installs and couldn't get it to work, so rather gave up on it.
  • 1
    @Nanos you can disable automatic checking as well if you want to. I have done that, and I haven't had any update messages of any kind for nearly 2 months now.

    Just open gpedit (local policy editor), go to Computer configuration > Administrative templates > Windows components > Windows Update, and read all the settings in the list, if you open them you'll see a detailed explanation of what they do.

    The main two you're looking for are "Configure Automatic Updates" and "Automatic Updates detection frequency". Disable both, and you'll have full manual-only control over any system updates.
  • 1
    @endor

    Thanks for that, made a note and will try it out sometime.
  • 1
    Did anyone mention ShutdownGuard (to prevent automatic shutdowns/restarts)? Oldie, but I had gut experiences with it in the past.
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