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  • 10 tricks to get Win10 Creators Update buttoned up and locked down

    Posted on August 9th, 2017 at 06:49 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    General advice for taking control of Win10 version 1703.

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    This topic contains 16 replies, has 7 voices, and was last updated by  PKCano 2 months, 1 week ago.

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    • #128578 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      General advice for taking control of Win10 version 1703. Computerworld feature.
      [See the full post at: 10 tricks to get Win10 Creators Update buttoned up and locked down]

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    • #128601 Reply

      b
      AskWoody Lounger

      Trick 1: Get latest updates.
      Trick 7: Don’t get latest updates.

      • #128728 Reply

        MikeFromMarkham
        AskWoody Lounger

        Not quite so black and white “b”:

        Trick 1 is about how to get updates when the time comes by running Windows Update manually;

        Trick 7 is about deferring updates until new version releases have earned CBB status, or whatever MS is calling it at the time.

        There is no contradiction here at all.

        • #128758 Reply

          b
          AskWoody Lounger

          Trick 1 is about getting all available updates for new computers and recent upgrades; nothing about when the time comes.

          Trick 7 defers cumulative updates for 30 days; contrary to Trick 1.

    • #128608 Reply

      b
      AskWoody Lounger

      I don’t think “Start Fresh” is at Settings, Recovery any more. It’s morphed into “Fresh Start” in Windows Defender Security Center: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4012986/windows-defender-track-your-device-performance-health

      (Confirmed in the first paragraph at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10startfresh)

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    • #128624 Reply

      anonymous

      I will be listed as anonymous, but used to be K,  life is just too hectic to get signed up, let alone sleep.

      I am confused Woody.  You had those of us on windows 10 version 1607 hide the updates on Tuesday 8/8/17.

      This Infoworld article says we should install Windows 10 1703.  What should we really do?  Shouldn’t we wait until the August updates for 1703 at least have the issues ironed out.

      Do you now want us to install “Creators Update” or what-ever they call the 1703 and then hold off on any updates offered.

      I feel I am getting mixed directions.  Is there a straight forward or blunt answer?  Should we install “Creators Update” for windows home (1703) or should we keep the Windows 10 home people keep 1607 on our computers until you give us the go to install those updates.

      I follow your advice, but something is not clear to me.

      Thank you very much!

      K

       

      • #128631 Reply

        PKCano
        AskWoody MVP

        I think Woody is saying it is time to update from 1607 to 1703 Creators Update.
        With that said, you can wait till later this month when the DEFCON level is 3 or above to do the actual updating. That will give the current update time to percolate and be sure it isn’t going to cause problems.

        • #128644 Reply

          radosuaf
          AskWoody Lounger

          Isn’t clean Creators Update install WannaCry vulnerable?

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          • #128649 Reply

            PKCano
            AskWoody MVP

            This will be an update from 1607 to 1703 through Windows Update.

          • #128753 Reply

            b
            AskWoody Lounger

            Isn’t clean Creators Update install WannaCry vulnerable?

            No.

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        • #128642 Reply

          anonymous

          Thank you very much.  I hope your conjecture is correct, and having read many of your posts I am 99.999% you are.

          Do you think he will clearly state that it is time to make the jump?

          I appreciate your help.

          K

          • #128647 Reply

            PKCano
            AskWoody MVP

            Do you think he will clearly state that it is time to make the jump?

            When the DEFCON number at the top of the front page of the website is 3 or above, would be the signal to go ahead and update to 1703. Woody also publishes the instructions at the time.

            If you want to read about the DEFCON system, there is a button at the top of the page that links you to the description.

            • #128684 Reply

              anonymous

              Yes, I’ve been following it for a couple of years now.

              So we just skip the 1607 for windows 10 home updates totally, and install the creators update?  The Adobe update is for version 1607.  What about that?

              I received no MS Office 2007 updates so I am good with that.  I am aware it’s end of life is October.

              I am assuming the MSRT is the same no matter what.

        • #128769 Reply

          b
          AskWoody Lounger

          I think Woody is saying it is time to update from 1607 to 1703 Creators Update.
          With that said, you can wait till later this month when the DEFCON level is 3 or above to do the actual updating. That will give the current update time to percolate and be sure it isn’t going to cause problems.

          Time but not time. Much clearer.

    • #128896 Reply

      anonymous

      I have a Windows 10 Home laptop. I followed the link to your “20 Ways to Hate Windows 10 Less”, specifically the “Keep your drivers” information. Does this information not apply to the Home version? I’m guessing not but asking to make sure. The only thing that was in Device Information Settings was about automatically downloading manufacturers apps and custom icons. I’m embarrassed to ask but is a driver considered a manufacturer’s app?

      L

      • #128918 Reply

        Kirsty
        AskWoody MVP

        …the “Keep your drivers” information. Does this information not apply to the Home version?

        Windows 10 Home used to have non-WU driver settings (but I haven’t checked them in Creators Update, sorry).

      • #128953 Reply

        PKCano
        AskWoody MVP

        The Device Manager is still available through the Control Panel in 1703 CU.

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