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Old 08-20-2016, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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I did get a little laptop with win 10 so that I could see websites that required the latest versions of things, and just to keep up with what is going on. However...

What do I do to keep this narcissistic twit of an operating system from trying to grab focus while I am in the middle of doing something that doesn't involve bowing down and sucking its ... wonderfulness.

I'll be typing along and an update will have indigestion and demand immediate focus. I do [ESC] and sometimes it shuts up, other times it brings up the whine screen and then I have to exit out of it before I can do anything.

Please tell me how to make this behave.
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Old 08-20-2016, 11:44 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Settings > Notifications & actions
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Old 08-21-2016, 11:53 AM
 
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Actually Settings/System/Notifications and Actions
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Old 10-03-2016, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Update on this. I have the notifications set so it shouldn't demand focus, but it is back again with a blue notification overlay "Can't install Windows Updates" whenever it feels like it, which then goes on to open the update screen. It isn't just me - one of the guys at tech-tv recently complained that he had his setting set so there shouldn't be an issue, and Windows decided to do an update right in the middle of when he was on-air using the computer for his show.
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Old 10-03-2016, 02:19 PM
 
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Please tell me how to make this behave.
Windows 7
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Old 10-04-2016, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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I heard Windows 10 operating system do not let the users to turn off Windows Update. Which is really annoying. I don't like updates. So I haven't updated my windows OS. I'm still running Windows 7 and nobody is having a digestion problem
I suspect that this will come back and bite MS on the a**. At some point, somebody will be running a life-critical app that ceases to function because of this nonsense, and somebody will die. MS has done a lot of stuff in the past that was problematic, but this is beyond that.
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Old 10-04-2016, 02:27 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I suspect that this will come back and bite MS on the a**. At some point, somebody will be running a life-critical app that ceases to function because of this nonsense, and somebody will die. MS has done a lot of stuff in the past that was problematic, but this is beyond that.
A life-critical app on a home computer? Like what?
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Old 10-04-2016, 04:03 PM
 
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^ dream on. It has been out for over a year. No change.

Regarding critical infrastructure, keep in mind that enterprise additions have more control over updates.
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Old 10-04-2016, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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I heard Windows 10 operating system do not let the users to turn off Windows Update. Which is really annoying. I don't like updates. So I haven't updated my windows OS. I'm still running Windows 7 and nobody is having a digestion problem
Windows + R
type gpedit.msc
hit enter
go down to automatic updates and disable it.

Need Windows 10 Pro/Enterprise/Educational as you need access to group policies which aren't included in home editions.
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Old 10-05-2016, 10:58 AM
 
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A life-critical app on a home computer? Like what?
First, consider that not all people are fully able.

Second, consider how home automation is increasingly gaining headway.

As a possible example, something as simple as an automatic thermostat control for a bedridden person could default to "no heat". Monitoring systems and security could fail, allowing an intruder. I'm not going to bother to bring up more examples of possibilities, as I suspect this could turn into a religious debate with believers in the potential problem and non-believers. If you can't see it, fine.
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