* Posts by adampski

2 posts • joined 21 Aug 2015

Microsoft now awfully pushy with Windows 10 on Win 7, 8 PCs – Reg readers hit back


Hidden updates

I'm glad this has been mode an article because it's disgusting how pushy they are. It's so obvious they're up to no good, especially with the hidden updates!

Microsoft are not only forcing Windows 10 but they're forcing updates too and not easily displaying what these updates are. You've highlighted that they're now writing less KB articles for all their updates now and will basically pick and choose what they want to disclose in these patches, but you have zero option to decide which ones you do or do not want, or in particular *when* you want to install them.

More info on how to control Windows 10 updates can be found here along with a tool to disable the "Hidden updates" feature (what a stupid and misleading name) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3073930

Microsoft will explain only 'significant' Windows 10 updates


Troubleshooting now made harder

I work in support and the KB articles are great for troubleshooting, or at least pointing you in the right direction. This change will make our business less likely to adopt Windows 10 I would imagine.


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