Discussion in 'Windows & Other OS Discussion & Support' started by Trusteft, Oct 1, 2014.
Haha. This was such a good one, i just had to quote! haha.
Once again the laptop (which I fully realize is quite "out of date" hardware-wise) is having problems installing the downloaded updates. At this time I'm trying the "fix problems" under the Windows Control Panel/Fix Problems. So far, it did fix several issues....just not the one re: Updates. Rebooted and running it once again to see if it works this time.
What seems to be the problem? Do you run out of space on C: during the process? In any other case, it should go through, given enough time. It's perfectly possible that you've run into a bug, though.
Whatever the problem was, the above procedure corrected it. I don't use this laptop very often. So, when there are updates it seems there's a ton of them at one time. Whether that causes the problem or not is beyond me. But, MS should have some way of delegating priority for updates that pre-date the current use of the system, IMHO. When this problem does happen, it's usually showing at least 4 - 5 updates downloading...and then failing to install.
What is the recommended way to disable automatic updates on Windows 10 Professional? Group Policy or something else?
There is no way in W10 itself. The only thing you can set is the choise when it reboots after updates.
Though, I've used O&O Shutup10 to disable automatic updates. Have yet to see if it works though since I still mainly boot into W7.
Windows 10 home you can't necessarily disable updates through the gui... but pro you can... as for the best way... that's really hard to say.
I just got a cumulative update for Windows 10.
Same here ... • 2018-02 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1709 for x64-based Systems (KB4090913)
Similar question as my previous one, but I've lowered the bar a bit: what's the recommended / civilized way of telling Windows 10 to not update graphics drivers? Group policy?!
Windows 10 updates graphics drivers?
How do I find out why did Task Manager decide to start running on startup all of the sudden?!
And where is any kind of official help? The Get Help app is useless!!! And so is google, whatever link I click, there's about 70% chance that the settings the article/thread is talking about is no longer where it was at the time of writing. I'm getting really frustrated here!
EDIT: I've disabled fast startup, we'll see if that helps.
Were you able to fix your issue @IvanV?
And just to let all of you know Steve has added Windows 10 to the Profile selection now, so you can now proudly say you are running Windows 10 instead of "Other" as an OS.
If Windows Search isn't working for you, it's because some Bing cloud service that's integrated with it isn't working. To get it to work, wait for MS to resolve the problem or disable that Bing integration as described in my post here. (Posted as separate thread as that way it may be (?) easier to find if someone looks for a way to do this one thing.)
I don't know if I should post here, or in You Laugh, You Lose. WTH, Windows?!
This is the VM that I "fixed" by changing the virtual hardware version. I guess that that caused Windows to deactivate, but I'm not sure what to do with it now. I may be that I'm missing some required Windows updates without which activation no longer works, but I'm reluctant to do that - I really don't want anything to break as it's the "development" environment specifically set up for work.
Solution to the problem from above: I updated the VM to Build 1803 and it reactivated.
So, MS will deactivate your copy of Windows if you get too far behind with your updates. That sucks. I mean, this is a VM That we created to run specific software, so we got everything up and running, tested everything and, because things can be finicky, froze everything (as far as updates go). And then MS just decides to slap you with a "Windows is not activated" watermark that a client or a partner may see.
Whenever I open File Explorer it always shows me the Quick Access options. I hate hate HATE that. Is it possible to show me by default the This PC contents instead?
go into the folder option, switch from quick access to PC for the "when i open file explorer"... then go to the quick access part, uncheck the options for showing quick access crap, and then also clear...
apply, then it'll only show 4 of the user folders, at which point just hit the arrow beside quick access so that it collapses the tree, exit the window.... next time you open explorer, it'll go straight to "this pc" and the quick access tree will be collapsed
Thank you. I can't believe I didn't think of this myself.
To anyone else wondering, what Judas said worked 100%.
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