Hide Update(s) on Windows 10

Microsoft has made Windows 10 updates automatic with no obvious way to prevent them from installing.  There is a tool to prevent problematic update(s) from reinstalling automatically the next time Windows Updates are installed.

To temporarily prevent the update from being reinstalled until an updated fix is available, a troubleshooter is available that provides a user interface for hiding and showing Windows Updates and drivers for Windows 10. You can obtain and run the “Show or hide updates” troubleshooter by downloading it from the Microsoft Download Center:

Prevent a Windows 10 Update from Reinstalling

UPDATE: This tool may not work on the current 1709 Fall Creators update.

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After the Meltdown Update

As always, the BETA testers that we are, the KB 4056892 was installed on a few primary system computers. This was to thwart off the zealous zero day that has everyone in a breathless state of “Oh My God”. MELTDOWN!

I know they want to alleviate the “zero day” attack, and we are not running any unknown configurations to conflict with the known antivirus issue, but it affected one of our systems.

After a System Restore we were back to normal.

I recommend anyone running Windows 10, pick up a flash-drive, with at least 8GB’s and then create a Windows 10 recovery USB drive.

Using the tool to create installation media
Select Download tool now, and select Run. You need to be an administrator to run this tool.
If you agree to the license terms, select Accept.
On the What do you want to do? page, select Create installation media for another PC, and then select Next.
Select the language, edition, and architecture (64-bit is typical) for Windows 10.

Select which media you want to use:
Attach a blank USB flash drive with at least 8GB of space. Any content on the flash drive will be deleted. After the installation media is created, keep the USB handy, in case you need it later.

 

 

Pictures Folder Jumps Back To Top When Scrolling

Here is an odd issue that we had the other day. Windows 10.

Anytime the end user tried scrolling down in his Pictures folder, after about 6 seconds it would jump back to the top.

Very annoying.

Click on START (windows button, lower left side) Gear icon is right above it aka Settings
Click on SETTINGS
Click on Personalization
Click on COLORS
Then uncheck – Automatically pick an accent color from my background

Fixed it!

Change Public Network to Private Network | Windows 10

Having upgraded numerous Windows 7 home based systems, I found the network seems to default to a “public network”.

That is hunky-dory if you are in a coffee shop or airport, but home based businesses should be set to a “private network”.

Let me show you how:

First, Click on the START button and then Click on Settings:

settings

Click on Network & Internet:

Advanced options

Scroll down to Advanced options and Click on it. It will take you to this setting:

mackePCdiscoverable

Turn ON – Make this PC discoverable.

This is the How – To for wireless connections.

Much better!

 

Updating Windows 10 | Build 10586

Updating

It typically takes an hour to download the update and about an hour for it to install. The latest “update” of Windows 10 is full of new feature and security enhancements. Check out the video here: What’s New – November Release

No way around it, just a heads up!