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    Windows10Debloater (a great tool)

    This wonderful tool removes bloatware aka crapware from your PC. Note that it only removes apps i.e. Microsoft-installed apps and those installed from the Microsoft Store. It will not remove installed programs like Adobe Reader, Foxit, etc. I have used it on Windows 10 and Windows 11. It works...
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    Windows 10 Reset This PC : Misery and Subsequent Recovery

    I want to recount how 'Reset my PC' saved my *** recently. My misery started when I replaced a failing 10-year old Lexmark printer with a new Epson WF-4740 AIO. Long story short(er) I was unable to uninstall the Lexmark and made the mistake of trying to manually delete the Lexmark drivers and...
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    Win10 Home Users Can No Longer Block Upgrades

    MIRACLE OF MIRACLES In April 2019 (on one and only one of my 3 home machines) did a FU (Feature Update) show in WUShowHide. Personally, I think FU could mean something else from Microsoft ... Checking for Updates... Please wait... Hidden Updates ------------------------ 1> Windows Malicious...
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    Win10 Home Users Can No Longer Block Upgrades

    I DO INSTALL UPDATES AND UPGRADES when I want, not when Microsoft wants. Who would take a forced update that will hose their machine? Some users who were "adventuresome" enough to install W10O8 v1809 when it was first released (or had it forced on them) LOST DATA! LOOK IT UP...
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    Win10 Home Users Can No Longer Block Upgrades

    ABBREVIATIONS WUP = Windows Update W10 = Windows 10 Initial Release (v15xx W10AU = Windows 10 Anniversary Update (v16xx W10CU = Windows 10 Creators Update (v17xx W10A8 = Windows 10 April 2018 Update (v1803 W10O8 = Windows 10 October 2018 Update (v1809 REFERENCES =>Microsoft has given itself...
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    Getting Windows 10 updates for an older build

    The above site Download Windows 10 will only give you the Media Creation Tool if you are using a browser on Windows. I recently found a way to download the ISO direct: use a Linux Browser.
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    Windows 10 Windows Update "Facilitator" KB4056254/KB4023057

    People are way misinterpreting what I am saying in this post. @Mike says: "I would suggest re-evaluating why you are so fearful of future updates ...". I don't know how many times I have to say this: I am not fearful of updates and I apply all Cumulative Updates when safe to do so. In other...
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    Windows 10 Windows Update "Facilitator" KB4056254/KB4023057

    #### I'LL SAY IT AGAIN AS SOME ARE NOT LISTENING KB4056254 and KB4023057 are **NOT** Security Patches THEIR PURPOSE IS TO FORCE YOU TO UPGRADE TO THE LATEST VERSION OF WINDOWS. HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH SECURITY.
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    Windows 10 Windows Update "Facilitator" KB4056254/KB4023057

    NO IT IS NOT DUMB! It is smart to block worthless updates that are not updates, in this case "updates" that want to force you to upgrade when you don't want to. If not me, listen to AskWoody: On 12 July 2018 AskWoody reported: KB 4023057 — an "update reliability" patch for older Win10 versions...
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    Windows 10 How To REALLY Block Windows 10 Updates and Upgrades

    Since my last post on this thread M$ has (in June and July) dropped kb4056254 and kb4023057 aka The Windows Update "Facilitator" and Update Assistant(V2). Both of these Updates first appeared in February. Microsoft claims the purpose of the WUP Facilitator is to improve the WUP Process. I don't...
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    Windows 10 Windows Update "Facilitator" KB4056254/KB4023057

    Abbreviations W10 = Initial Release Windows 10 (v15xx W10AU = Windows 10 Anniversary Update (v16xx W10CU = Windows 10 Creators Update (v17xx W10A8 = Windows 10 April 2018 Update (v18xx WUP = Windows Update Resources AskWoody.com ######## Microsoft is at it again, trying to force-feed us the...
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    Windows 10 How To REALLY Block Windows 10 Updates and Upgrades

    I agree that in any kind of survey it is mostly those with a problem who respond! This is true of almost any aspect of our lives that involves an opinion. I was in software development for 30+ years and guess what? We seldom get kudos if everything is good -- we only heard if there was a problem.
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    Windows 10 How To REALLY Block Windows 10 Updates and Upgrades

    If you "turn off the internet" meaning you don't use the Internet (?) then you are one in a million. Yes, you won't 'get a malware' but you also won't get *ANY* W10 patches.
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    Windows 10 How To REALLY Block Windows 10 Updates and Upgrades

    Take a look at the following link Windows 10 upgrade: Survey finds half of users experience problems ONE-HALF of the users surveyed said they have had problems with W10 Upgrades. Mind you, the article is talking about a (major) Upgrade, not (minor) Updates. This is opposite to the statements...
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    Windows 10 How To REALLY Block Windows 10 Updates and Upgrades

    @ussnorway we're talking about different things here - updates can be blocked on all versions of Windows 10, but you cannot DEFER updates on Windows 10 Home Ed (this is built into the Settings > Update & security) AND MICROSOFT WILL CHANGE THE RULES no matter if we post "how toos" or not -- and...
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