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Published on April 2, 2017 By DrJBHL In Personal Computing

 

I enjoy reading articles in TechRepublic...I found this one very informative as to possible borking with the Creator Update.

Mind you, I know folks who opted for early update and it has gone just fine for them, without problems at all.

 

On the other hand, MS's big updates have a penchant for problems, so you might wish to wait with this one to see reports of problems before implementing the update.

This article discusses how: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-want-to-avoid-any-nasty-creators-update-surprises-heres-how-to-delay-upgrading/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=23906934820265111040450294515746 .

 

Have a great Sunday, people!

 


Comments
on Apr 02, 2017

I updated one of my laptops to 15063.11 as a test drive and didn't have any problems.  I don't see how this update is any different than for instance the Anniversary update in terms of issues and risks.  It's best if early adopters know what they're doing and those who really don't want hassles to wait, but of course it doesn't seem to work out that way

on Apr 02, 2017

The article is mostly correct that the larger the update, the chances for errors increase (they still can and have screwed up small updates, too).

There are people who like having the ability/choice to put off updating (accepting any risk), to allow them to see if there are problems and with which other software/drivers they have...which to me, seems perfectly acceptable in light of MS's record with large updates. To each his own.

 

on Apr 02, 2017

DrJBHL

There are people who like having the ability/choice to put off updating (accepting any risk), to allow them to see if there are problems and with which other software/drivers they have.

Thank you.

That's me.

on Apr 02, 2017

DaveBax

Quoting DrJBHL,

There are people who like having the ability/choice to put off updating (accepting any risk), to allow them to see if there are problems and with which other software/drivers they have.



Thank you.

That's me.

Ditto........ I won't install it until the  survivors issue their reports.

on Apr 02, 2017

Being a Windows Home user, I might be forced to update when it is pushed by Microsoft.

Or Win10 Home people can follow similar instructions on getting Group User Editor installed and make the appropriate settings. I am looking into this atm. I've seen these instructions in various reputable sites. Just being certain I get the correct files to install. Also, having a valid GUE on Win10 Home would be a befit aside from this issue.

update: Futzing around, I now have a valid gpedit.msc install and running. I have configured Automatic Updates to notify only. I will decide what and when now, which is as how I like it.

on Apr 02, 2017

I use DoNotSpy10, I found it on Major Geeks IIRC. It allows me to defer upgrades and disable automatic updates through Group Policy, plus many, many more handy settings.

on Apr 02, 2017

codewar65

I have configured Automatic Updates to notify only.

How might I ask.

on Apr 02, 2017

Once you have gpedit.msc properly installed (if it is not already), Run WindowsKey + R and execute gpedit.msc


 



..according to various sites.

This is not a supported option by any means. It might not even work on Windows 10, but from what I have read, it does. I will let people know if it does not.

on Apr 02, 2017

The home version doesn't have group policy.

on Apr 02, 2017
on Apr 02, 2017

15063.11 here. Not had much chance to explore yet. Defender interface is much improved. Night light is great - much better for the eyes late at night. Not explored 3D paint yet.

on Apr 03, 2017

Leo the Lion

15063.11 here. Not had much chance to explore yet. Defender interface is much improved. Night light is great - much better for the eyes late at night.

Agreed, the new control panel for Security/Windows Defender is a big improvement.  I'm glad to see them adding the Night Light feature; nice when a feature is included in the OS, but F.lux is more advanced for those who don't mind running another third party app.

on Apr 03, 2017

Victechnical

F.lux is more advanced for those who don't mind running another third party app.

I use it on all my machines...

on Apr 03, 2017

Tried it......wasn't impressed. Did everything by the book and still no go. Its basically designed for older OS's. Besides...I don't really need it.

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