It’s that point of the yr once more… Apparently, only a day earlier than Christmas, Microsoft pushed out an replace that may start putting in the most recent Home windows 10 October 2018 Replace on all of the appropriate machines. Going away from the seeker method, the most recent Home windows 10 model (v1809) will now start downloading in your PC with out you clicking on the “examine for updates” button.
Microsoft up to date the notorious KB4023814 article, which is the place the compelled updates nightmare comes from. “In case you’re presently working Home windows 10 model 1507, model 1511, model 1607, model 1703 or model 1709, your laptop detects the Home windows 10 Replace Assistant routinely,” the up to date KB article says (by way of AW). “Then, you possibly can count on to obtain a notification that states that your machine will need to have the most recent safety updates put in after which initiates an try to replace your machine.”
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Home windows 10 1809 rollout to hurry up now that the corporate has began pushing it extra aggressively
Microsoft has skilled a number of the worst adoption fee with the most recent Home windows 10 model. However now that the corporate has sorted out a lot of the points, it’s seemingly the adoption fee will start to rise. The Home windows maker may also really feel extra assured in aggressively pushing it on extra gadgets, which is what seems to be taking place now.
The KB article up to date on December 24 says that this computerized course of will present you the next dialog field (from the earlier replace course of) to get your permission, however the textual content itself explicitly warns that it could provoke the replace course of.
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To its credit score, Microsoft has shared detailed steps on learn how to keep away from this compelled replace saga. Right here’s what the corporate wrote beneath “workaround:”
If this replace 4023814 is listed in View put in replace historical past or the Home windows 10 Replace Assistant is proven in Applications and Options, it signifies that your laptop has already put in this replace 4023814 or the Home windows 10 Replace Assistant. Then, you possibly can uninstall the Home windows 10 Replace Assistant by working the next command. It takes some minutes for the deleting course of.
C:Home windows10UpgradeWindows10UpgraderApp.exe /ForceUninstall
In any other case, you possibly can suppress the notification by manually deleting the next folders:
- C:Home windows10improve
In case you can not take away these folders, begin Process Supervisor (taskmgr.exe), and finish the UpdateAssistant.exe course of and the Home windows10UpgraderApp.exe course of. Then, you possibly can attempt to delete the folders once more.
We’re nonetheless ready for consumer stories to see if they’ve skilled any Home windows 10 compelled updates over the previous couple of days. However, if you wish to keep away from Home windows 10 model 1809, it could be sensible to dam it to keep away from any surprises.
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