You May Be Able To Selectively Update Windows 10

Windows 10 updates will be mandatory — except when they won't. Microsoft's added another tool to make some Windows 10 updates that bit more optional.

One of the more prominent features in Windows 10 to enable greater security is the way it will automatically patch and update itself in a mandatory fashion. In theory it's a great idea, because users are often pretty slack when it comes to keeping their systems secure, but it also opens up issues if a particular update is buggy or removes needed functionality for a given system.

We've already seen how it's possible to stop Windows 10 (and other versions of Windows) from updating your drivers.

Now Microsoft is set to make the "automatic" update process a little less automatic via an optional troubleshooter package that allows you to hide specific updates, effectively stopping them from installing.

The idea is that if a given update causes instability, you can uninstall it, and then run the tool to stop Windows 10 from automatically trying to reinstall it the next time the system is restarted.

It's a feature in the current Preview build of Windows 10, but with the launch only a day away it's a fair bet to say it'll also be part of the final code.

Microsoft releases tool to hide or block unwanted Windows 10 updates [ZDNet]


Comments

    At the very least you need to be able set when it updates time wise. For some reason it takes 80% of my bandwidth. Which is a pain when playing Lol.

      Not to mention the dreaded "Windows will now restart to apply updates" when you're in the middle of something important.

        Like playing Lol.

    This would have been handy to know the other day when my preview build decided to get hung up a Microsoft USB Mouse driver. It just kept trying and failing. I eventually had a gut full and did a full system refresh.
    Which still didn't solve my overall problem that it wouldn't find the newest build to download - I'm still stuck on 10075 :(

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