Got a New Windows 10 Computer? Avoid getting Insider Builds

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September 23, 2015 at 21:54:26
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This post is basically A Warning How to Not Be Gullible.

On Windows 10 if you navigate to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Advanced Options, you will see Get Insider Builds, with the tempting invitation Be one of the first to see future updates and improvements to Windows and provide feedback. Take Heed!. If you are not sure will happen if you decide to back out afterward, read the following to find out.

How to Become a Windows Insider and Test New Windows 10 Features

Just remember its your machine and you are free to do as you please.

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User


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#1
September 24, 2015 at 00:29:28
"Just remember its your machine and you are free to do as you please"

Well up to point that's true, not forgetting that on Windows 10 you cannot disable Automatic Updates like you can on Windows 7. That alone is a big deal breaker for me.

Even though it's a free upgrade, I only have a 1.5 Mb/sec internet connection. No way am I using that for some of those whopping Windows updates.

Windows 10? - - no thanks.


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#2
September 24, 2015 at 02:07:02
phil22 -

I completely understand your stance even though I happen to like Windows 10. Windows update is not the only part of Windows 10 that is terrible; the other parts are specifically

1. It Uses Your Upload Bandwidth Without Even Telling You

2. Few Options for Automatic Updates Hurt People on Limited Internet Connections

3. People Are Upset About Privacy, and Microsoft Isn’t Communicating Well. (Read about my recent encounter as well as the 30 Ways Windows 10 Computer Phones Home to Microsoft HERE)

4. Microsoft Won’t Give You Patch Notes (a lot of users have trouble accepting It (include me))

5. The Start Menu is Flashy and Missing Basic Functionality

6. Metro Apps Are Still Practically Unusable

7. Mandatory Driver Updates Can Break Some Systems

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User

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#3
September 24, 2015 at 10:23:56
Actually there are ways to disable updates in the registry. But I'm not sure windows will not bitch about it.

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#4
September 24, 2015 at 10:57:56
Of course I am aware there is a way to disable updates in Windows 10 registry BUT it is not advisable to do so if you want to maintain system stability and security. What I was just beefing about is not having the opportunity to preview to allow or to disallow each windows update like we do in the earlier Windows family.

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User

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#5
September 26, 2015 at 14:51:51
In Post 2 above, I cited Mandatory Driver Updates Can Break Some Systems as one of the 7 terrible parts about Windows 10. The good news is that I just found a way to turn it off by editing Windows registry following this tutorial. I tested it myself and it worked.

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User


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