Creators Update Improves Windows 10 Update Process, Privacy Settings

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WFang

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Is it possible to tell a given install instance of Windows 10 whether it is in a 'home' location vs a 'work' location? My thinking is, I would not mind Windows 10 downloading etc. during work-hours on a 'home' system, but for my 'work' system I would want it to only download etc. at night-time?!
 
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The worst thing about Windows updates, is after reboot, it doesn't finish right away. Say it updates itself at 3 am and reboots, I start using it after I get home around 6 pm, it says "We left all your files blah blah", then finishes the update for the next 10 minutes. Well, you had hours to finish the update, why are you doing it when I want to use my computer?
 

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It looks at usage patterns and tries to guess when you're not active, and unless you leave idle games running all night/day or do other stuff that would leave your computer running all the time, it's fairly good at suggesting times when you wouldn't mind installing updates. The issue is that the reboot is so cautious now that it will time out and not proceed because some process didn't close, even when you tell it you don't care, so 9 times out of 10, if an update requires a restart, I have to do it manually anyways.
 

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Microsoft's "Offering" for the privacy settings seems totally disingenuous to me. If you read the several posts that have been doing the rounds about this over the last couple of months, Microsoft says you have to go to a Web console where this information is already recorded and turn some things off or on. They've already collected all the information.

Microsoft are still not being transparent of the real scope of what they are collecting, why and what they are doing with it. Which is why the EU and others still have issues with it.

I'm sorry, but I don't believe that Microsoft are really being honest about this. It still reeks of misleading information and trying to fool us into believing them. I think they burnt their bridges. I hope people will see this for what it really is.
 

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@ TANYAC

Right on - when you login with an MS account, the deed is done, data is already gathered.

And there was no word on the key-logging either.

One of the big arguments FOR W10 was DX12. To play with DX12 too, I put Win Ser 2016 on my machine (think W10 without the forced updates & spyware too - again after setting), and found it to be slower in DX12 over DX11 in BF1 using 2x 1070 FTW.

Stick your 10. I have no issues with 7.
 

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You're a little confusing...
* Defining a suitable time-frame for updates seems like a no brainer.
* I'm more concerned about setting connectivity restrictions for the updates:
- Do update while connected to the family LAN.
- Do not update if not connected to the family LAN. (Using a pay-per-MB connection.)
 

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Then i think it`s time for you to upgrade your potato PC. On my PC it takes a couple of minutes to do an update not hours.

When i installed windows 10 from an USB 3.0 stick it took 3 minutes from the start of the installation till the moment it asks for your User.



You are browsing the Internet? Then you have 0 privacy, are you using Google services? Then there goes your privacy, are you using Facebook? There goes your privacy.
Windows uses telemetry to improve things, everybody looses their minds.

Want total privacy? Don`t use the internet!
 

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I've already turned updates off. I'll turn it on only when I hear of an update I really want. In LotR parlance, I kept the ring, but refuse to wear it except in great need. I'm expecting the day when an MS update turns all the unwanted stuff on and removes the options to turn it back off.
 

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For a work PC that is part of a corporate, you can use WSUS or group policies to manage the update & the install time.
 
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My pc has 8 cores, 32 GB ram, runs on a SSD. Try again. Also, you seem to have reading comprehension issues. I said updates take minutes, not hours. But it had hours to use those minutes, and be ready when I wanted to use the pc.
 
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