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[suggestion] Please read before performing updates

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  • oobulaoobula Member Posts: 19 Troubleshooter
    @xapim i really appreciate that, thank you, i saved them and will implement it. 

    and to disable driver/BIOS updates the method i used was here, that combined with these registry keys should be enough to keep me safe?
  • sri369sri369 ACE Posts: 1,950 Pathfinder
    oobula said:
    i just went in and paused updates for as long as i could, which seems to be 35 days. that is the max i can, i think the ability to delay longer is only for Windows Pro and not Home. i don't see anywhere to prevent a feature update at all. so i guess people with Windows Home can delay these updates for a month before our laptops are bricked lol.
    1. Disable updates via the @xapim way or via the gpedit way (policies available in windows 10 pro) - i push security updates by 30 days and feature updates by 365 days.
    2. Take regular image backups of your windows drive - bi-weekly preferred. Try to partition your drive to about 120 GB + whatever other you can - with 120 GB space for windows only. Install games and others outside of this drive. Also would be wise to map documents folders to outside of drive that contains windows. This way windows reset/reinstall would not effect existing data.
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  • xapimxapim ACE Posts: 5,229 Pathfinder
    edited November 2019
    oobula the disable reg key with service disabled will not update anything you will only have to live with the permanent icon in the task bar saying that youre missing important updates but even if you click it it will give you an error because the service its disabled you can always revert back by enable the reg and service 


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  • ChevyCam94ChevyCam94 Member Posts: 174 Skilled Fixer
    Ehhh, I get the whole "ehr mah gehrd, upderts brrk mah PC" mentality.

    All too often I hear people say that updates are somehow the devil, and should basically be avoided at all costs.

    I disagree.  An update can introduce new features or improvements to old ones that make it BETTER, but don't necessarily "fix an issue".  It worked before, and it will work BETTER after.

    Hypothetically, if an update was available that have your whole PC a 200% speed boost, but didn't "fix" any old bugs, and didn't introduce any new ones, then the whole idea of not updating because it currently "works" isn't a very good excuse.
  • XdxDXdxD Member Posts: 1,209 Overclocked Contributor
    For me, CPU utilization in 1909 is just at 5-10% (or 1.6-2GHz) at idle everyday.
    Trying to do my best here - Your happy Predator owner =)!
  • xapimxapim ACE Posts: 5,229 Pathfinder
    XdxD well i have seen many complaining mainly on fb and asking why the cpu its aiways on boost clock on idle maybe doesnt happen to everyone :)


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    UserBenchmarks: Game 43%, Desk 61%, Work 40%
    CPU: Intel Core i5-7300HQ - 63.5%
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti (Mobile) - 41.9%
    SSD: WDC WDS200T2B0B-00YS70 2TB - 71.4%
    HDD: WD WD10SPZX-00HKTT0 1TB - 93.7%
    RAM: Kingston HyperX DDR4 2666 C15 2x16GB - 76.8%
    MBD: Acer Predator G3-572

    I'm not an Acer employee. (just here to help in the best way i can)
    If my answer fixed you issue please accept it for any other users who search for it would find it quickly thanks :)
    If you want to learn more about undervolting/optimizing windows join the Predator fb group and youtube channel:

    Owner/Admin (HOTEL HERO/Red-Sand/Opoka Opoka)
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1969145569968592/
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNJwGUHxSJ8FKqAhnOqQuAw
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  • sri369sri369 ACE Posts: 1,950 Pathfinder
    I disagree.  An update can introduce new features or improvements to old ones that make it BETTER, but don't necessarily "fix an issue".  It worked before, and it will work BETTER after.
    This is the ideal situation that was true most of the time until the sunset of Windows 7. With windows 10 was introduced the updating of windows drivers and even bios updating... and this isn't successful all the time breaking drivers and bricking laptops. Hence the caution.
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  • sri369sri369 ACE Posts: 1,950 Pathfinder
    XdxD said:
    For me, CPU utilization in 1909 is just at 5-10% (or 1.6-2GHz) at idle everyday.
    Same... with 1909, on idle, CPU utlization is around 3-10%, and about 4-6 cores parked (of the total 8 (4x2) my laptop has).
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  • XdxDXdxD Member Posts: 1,209 Overclocked Contributor
    edited March 2
    I think our old hardware is way more compatible with 1909 than the new ones 😂.
    Trying to do my best here - Your happy Predator owner =)!
  • TiroOoOoOoTiroOoOoOo Member Posts: 1 New User
    Keep up the Great Work  ;);););) ;);) ;);) 

    EgyTecno ^_^
  • MrDywarMrDywar Member Posts: 6

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    edited May 30
    Has anyone already updated to windows 10 v2004?

    I have the Acer Predator PH517-51, and windows don't display it to me, the only way at the moment is using the upgrade tool.

    Really waiting for WSL 2 :)

    List of known issues - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/release-information/status-windows-10-2004
    (I think it's not scary for my device).
  • egydiocoelhoegydiocoelho ACE Posts: 54,508 Trailblazer
    I haven't updated yet. I like to wait a few months until all problems are fixed.
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  • sri369sri369 ACE Posts: 1,950 Pathfinder
    MrDywar said:
    Has anyone already updated to windows 10 v2004?

    I have the Acer Predator PH517-51, and windows don't display it to me, the only way at the moment is using the upgrade tool.

    Really waiting for WSL 2 :)

    List of known issues - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/release-information/status-windows-10-2004
    (I think it's not scary for my device).
    If you asked me, I would be against it. I defer security updates by 2 weeks and feature updates by 6 months. Windows published list may not be scary, but the unpublished ones that people find out the hard way definitely are.
    Karma...
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