Don't want mandatory Windows 10 updates? Microsoft has a tool to block some
Microsoft has a tool available that should prove useful to those who wish to prevent some Windows 10 updates from installing. Microsoft has made it so Windows 10 will automatically download all available updates (to help fight issues and intentional vulnerabilities), but not every update is worth downloading, especially if they cause system instability.
While the times of individually selecting exactly which updates you wish Windows to install, Microsoft's tool will at least let you prevent latest graphics card drivers from messing up your carefully calibrated system. There have been issues with Nvidia's driver rollout for Windows 10 testers. Luckily, this package from Microsoft should prevent said situations from occurring.
Package KB3073930 allows you to hide or block Windows 10 updates, as well as new driver versions. This allows you to research for any issues with latest releases and decided whether or not you wish to deploy them. While the tool itself is for the Windows 10 insider program, it's noted that the tool should work with the final release, which is set to roll out on July 29.
Source: ZDNet; thanks, tushar_kp, for the tip!
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To be fair, so fair its quite stable and good for me for the most part. There are still some problems especially about the drivers, but in my case its fixable.
I recommend to just not upgrade within the first week or even a month of the launch, just wait for the news just to be sure.
The general fixes updates sometimes cause havoc as well. After the last few (general fixes I couldn't get gwx to manually run - so installed them) updates on my W7 install, running a virtual machine and multitasking is nigh on impossible as certain system files take up over a gig of ram (unrelated to the virtual machine). This behaviour was non existent before....