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Message 1356055 - Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 12:25:09 UTC

Just a heads up.
Win 7 just tried to do a nVidia driver update on my GTX560...
Luckily I was paying attention to what it was doing and cancelled the update.
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Message 1356062 - Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 12:55:49 UTC

If I may borrow your thread, Win7 users might be interested in this

Microsoft tells all Windows 7 users to uninstall security patch, after some PCs fail to restart

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Message 1356064 - Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 12:58:52 UTC - in response to Message 1356062.  

If I may borrow your thread, Win7 users might be interested in this

Microsoft tells all Windows 7 users to uninstall security patch, after some PCs fail to restart

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Message 1356065 - Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 12:59:43 UTC - in response to Message 1356062.  

I have not updated yet, so just checked and see that in the list of updates, Update 2823324 is unchecked by default. Phew, lucky that I don't always follow what MS wants me to do. :)
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Message 1356066 - Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 13:01:40 UTC - in response to Message 1356065.  

I have not updated yet, so just checked and see that in the list of updates, Update 2823324 is unchecked by default. Phew, lucky that I don't always follow what MS wants me to do. :)

Can one set 7 NOT to update hardware drivers by default?
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Message 1356067 - Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 13:04:06 UTC - in response to Message 1356066.  

Same way as with all updates: Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Update\Change settings and set 'Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them'. Fixes more than Windows can break. :)
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Message 1356069 - Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 13:09:18 UTC - in response to Message 1356067.  

Same way as with all updates: Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Update\Change settings and set 'Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them'. Fixes more than Windows can break. :)

Thanks, I'll do that now.
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Message 1356075 - Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 13:24:04 UTC

Same way as with all updates: Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Update\Change settings and set 'Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them'. Fixes more than Windows can break. :)

Similar path for XP:

Control Panel/System/Automatic Updates and set "Notify me but don't automatically download or install them." I always review the list before I let it proceed.
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Message 1356076 - Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 13:24:34 UTC - in response to Message 1356055.  
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Just a heads up.
Win 7 just tried to do a nVidia driver update on my GTX560...
Luckily I was paying attention to what it was doing and cancelled the update.

Mark, you can go to "Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Update" and click on "Change Settings" then in the long drop down box select "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them", that will stop that happening again (this is the way all the Win7 PC's are set up here as I prefer to look at what's being thrown at me 1st).

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Message 1356078 - Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 13:27:33 UTC - in response to Message 1356076.  

Just a heads up.
Win 7 just tried to do a nVidia driver update on my GTX560...
Luckily I was paying attention to what it was doing and cancelled the update.

Mark, go "Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Update" and click on "Change Settings" then in the long drop down box select "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them", that will stop that happening again (this is the way all the Win7 PC's are set up here as I prefer to look at what's being thrown at me).

Cheers.

Thanks...already did it.
All my XP rigs are already set not to update anything, as they are crunch only rigs and I don't need them doing anything weird in the middle of the night.

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Message 1356090 - Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 13:47:47 UTC - in response to Message 1356078.  

Thanks...already did it.
All my XP rigs are already set not to update anything, as they are crunch only rigs and I don't need them doing anything weird in the middle of the night.

Yes it always seems to be in the very early hours of Wednesday mornings here and I always seem to have a PC or 2 on my test bench stress testing after doing work on them (I always have a quick panic attack as to what went wrong but being other peoples PC's I leave them in full auto mode).

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Message 1356094 - Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 14:00:41 UTC

I have always set my Windows machines to download updates but let me choose what/when to install. Just don't trust what might get you when you're not looking.

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Message 1356095 - Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 14:02:23 UTC

My personal preference is for the intermediate option:

"Download updates but let me choose whether to install them"

Even with a reasonably robust internet connection, that saves me watching a lot of paint dry when I eventually get round to vetting and installing the latest batch...

Another thing you can do with rogue updates like this one or the NVidia driver updates is to right-click them and choose 'Hide update'. That saves you having to remember to un-tick it each time.

(Wording and instructions are from Windows 7, but previous versions have equivalent functionality)
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Message 1356099 - Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 14:11:14 UTC - in response to Message 1356095.  

My personal preference is for the intermediate option:

"Download updates but let me choose whether to install them"

Even with a reasonably robust internet connection, that saves me watching a lot of paint dry when I eventually get round to vetting and installing the latest batch...

Another thing you can do with rogue updates like this one or the NVidia driver updates is to right-click them and choose 'Hide update'. That saves you having to remember to un-tick it each time.

(Wording and instructions are from Windows 7, but previous versions have equivalent functionality)

Thanks, Richard.
I did do the 'hide update' thingy when it kept asking me about it.
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Message 1356102 - Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 14:18:12 UTC

IIRC in the win7 updater it allows you to uncheck hardware updates as an option.

I haven't seen a harware update since then.
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Message 1356104 - Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 14:21:08 UTC - in response to Message 1356102.  

IIRC in the win7 updater it allows you to uncheck hardware updates as an option.

I haven't seen a hardware update since then.

I do not see that option available in the settings window.
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Message 1356132 - Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 15:10:49 UTC - in response to Message 1356104.  
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IIRC in the win7 updater it allows you to uncheck hardware updates as an option.

I haven't seen a hardware update since then.

I do not see that option available in the settings window.


It's done like this, and of course I have it set to NOT allow any automatic windows update installations of any hardware drivers and such updates.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-id/windows7/automatically-get-recommended-drivers-and-updates-for-your-hardware
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Message 1356135 - Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 15:15:04 UTC - in response to Message 1356104.  

IIRC in the win7 updater it allows you to uncheck hardware updates as an option.

I haven't seen a hardware update since then.

I do not see that option available in the settings window.


Control Panel->Programs & features->View installed Updates. It will list all installed updates. Just click on the one you want to uninstall and go from there. NOTE -- You might have to recycle the machine when finished. When the machine comes back up, check for updates again, the uninstalled update should be listed. Just right click and hide it.


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Message 1356160 - Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 15:48:24 UTC

According to Microsoft, that update has been pulled, and is no longer available.

Thank you Bernie for posting that info in this thread. I had some strangeness going on with Piggy after that update, and now I have uninstalled it remotely.
I passed the info on to our IT Admin here at work, and he will stop it before it gets pushed to the various computers.

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Message 1356191 - Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 16:42:05 UTC - in response to Message 1356067.  

Same way as with all updates: Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Update\Change settings and set 'Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them'. Fixes more than Windows can break. :)

Greetings Ageless,

A really, really good reason for not having Windows automatically do updates:

I read that BOINC does not like not being shut down properly. Windows does not know how to shut down BOINC.

I have never let Windows do updates automatically, even before BOINC and SETI Classic. I don't trust Microsoft. ;)

Keep on BOINCing...! :)



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