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Offline ChrisJBrady

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Windows 10 Automatic Update Nightmare
« on: February 10, 2017, 01:46:04 pm »
I have just bought a Dell Inspiron - it came with Windows 10 Home. However the automatic updates are causing real problems - huh, as they are for millions of users. So I want to install Linux Ubuntu in dual boot mode. My premise is that if I'm booted into Linux will this circumvent the automatic downloading and installation of Win 10 updates? I want control of MY laptop like I had with Win 7. Thank you.

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Re: Windows 10 Automatic Update Nightmare
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2017, 02:26:28 pm »
Yes, Windows cannot update whilst you're booted into Linux .. but as soon as you boot into Windows it will start downloading them, and in this case it can sometimes "seem" worse because a lot of updates may have stacked up ;)

I have a dual boot but rarely boot into Windows .. whenever I do I immediately come up against a backlog of updates, and Windows has a habit of not letting you reboot (back to Linux) without installing them first, so it can be quite some considerable time before I can get back to Linux, and this always happens when you're in a hurry >:(
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Re: Windows 10 Automatic Update Nightmare
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2017, 04:04:15 pm »
I too have a Dell Inspiron.

One thing I would like to add is that Windows 10 does lock the drive into a state which cannot be read from Linux.

To unlock the NTFS Windows partition you must hold the shift key down when exiting Windows.

(having used Linux for years now I find Windows TOO frustrating and have abandoned it completely)

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Re: Windows 10 Automatic Update Nightmare
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2017, 03:41:54 am »
Mark, Chris,

Why not use Ubuntu and boot into Windows when you're not in a hurry?
Then just go to bed for a couple of days while Windows updates...

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Re: Windows 10 Automatic Update Nightmare
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2017, 04:53:41 pm »
Problem is **whenever** I end up booting Windows these days I just want to get in and out quickly, so I'm **always** in a hurry.
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Re: Windows 10 Automatic Update Nightmare
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2017, 02:02:18 am »
An interesting take on Windows 10, from Scott Mueller, no less..

http://forum.scottmueller.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3165

 


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