Last week the technology industry and many of our customers learned of new vulnerabilities in the hardware chips that power phones, PCs and servers.
We (and others in the industry) had learned of this vulnerability under nondisclosure agreement several months ago and immediately began developing engineering mitigations and updating our cloud infrastructure.
Windows Update - Some settings are managed by your system administrator The PC settings in the modern interface don’t look much better.
Choose how updates get installed When I am testing software, I usually work with linked clones in Virtual Box.
Update: This article about the Preview version of Windows 10. Please read my new articles about the topic: Stop automatic updates in Windows 10 RTM (build 10240)Disable Windows 10 Update in the Registry and with Power Shell From Microsoft’s point of view, it makes sense to force testers of the Windows 10 Technical Preview to always install the latest updates.
This will also disable UCSI features in the Windows operating system.It can get on your nerves if Windows Update then starts installing updates again.Thus, I always disable Windows Update in my virtual machines and update my master image manually.By default, you can’t change the Windows Update settings in Windows 10 Technical Preview.In this post, I explain how you can disable Windows Update and set it to “Never check for updates” with a little Power Shell script.The Configure Automatic Updates setting can be found at Computer Configuration - Windows Update.Group Policy - Configure Automatic Updates As you can see in the screenshot above, you can’t really disable Windows Update here and, if you change the Group Policy setting to Allow local admin to choose setting, you will only get the Control Panel options you see in the screenshot below.Update: In Windows 10 build 9926 (January build), the Windows Update applet in the Control Panel disappeared.To bring it back you have to copy the text below to a file with the extension REG and then launch the file.Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Update\UX] "Is Converged Update Stack Enabled"=dword:00000000 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Update\UX\Settings] "Ux Option"=dword:00000000If you set AUOptions to “1”, Windows 10 will never check for updates. Notice that this will only work if you keep the default configuration of the above-mentioned Group Policy setting.Never check for updates If you choose this setting, please make sure that you update your Windows master image regularly.