Time to block Windows Automatic Update — with a new twist for Win10 Pro | Computerworld

If you’ve ever had issues with Windows updates — haven’t we all — this is the article for you. It tells you how to delay the updates until Microsoft gets the bugs out. After all, they’re not paying you to test their software. With their last earnings, they can afford to hire and pay employees to get the brunt of the bugs fixed before forcing a roll-out to its captive users.

Rumors swirling all over the blogosphere have Microsoft re-releasing the ill-fated Win10 version 1809 on Patch Tuesday this month. Personally, given the dearth of worthwhile features in 1809 and the painful first release last month, I’d rather that they just wait a week or a month or six, until it’s fully baked, but that probably won’t happen.

Better still, I wish they’d wait a year or two, roll in some new features worthy of a full reinstall, and then unleash something new and worthwhile. If wishes were horses …

While we wait for Pennywise the September October November 2018 Update clown to appear again, now’s a very good time to make sure your machine won’t install it — or any other poorly tested patches — until the cannon fodder has weighed in.

Read how…

Source: Time to block Windows Automatic Update — with a new twist for Win10 Pro | Computerworld