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  # 1621943 3-Sep-2016 14:37
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joker97:

Any way to install the anniversary update without updating drivers?



There are a few driver backup applications around, you could use them to backup your drivers and then restore them after updating or when needed.

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  # 1621945 3-Sep-2016 14:42
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hellonearthisman:
joker97:

 

Any way to install the anniversary update without updating drivers?

 



There are a few driver backup applications around, you could use them to backup your drivers and then restore them after updating or when needed.

 

That's my plan, if negative response to the original question ... thanks ... wasn't sure backup and restore would work but that would be last resort.

 

On the off chance, can't back up the driver using windows itself can i?





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  # 1622095 3-Sep-2016 19:20
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driver rollback button.

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  # 1622135 3-Sep-2016 20:32
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gzt: driver rollback button.

 

Yeah not sure if that will work, it never used to, and I can't re-update for some reason. WU says no update available, and the update tool i downloaded wanted to update to 14xx which is not the 160x ... i'm sure it will reappear ... will try the button and failing that, the driver backup-restore ...





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  # 1622144 3-Sep-2016 21:11
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What kind of drivers are we talking about?

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I use Autohotkey which lets me reprogram keys any way I like

 

hellonearthisman: The biggest issues I have had with win10 are:


Last big grumble is the hijacking of hotkeys. I used to use winkey+v to access my clipboard manager, but MS has take all the win+keys for their own apps, even if that app is removed the hotkey is locked and can't be used by other applications
btw I now use win+shift+v for the clipboard manage but it uses two hands and not one to do.

The file association is a pain too but it can mostly be worked around. Start menu pinned applications sometimes don't have an icon correct ie google keep but a work around fixes than.

I don't look at my network settings so could have that issue too.

Still there are a few really good things too so I will keep using win10 and hope MS fix these little things.





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  # 1622163 3-Sep-2016 22:39
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joker97:

gzt: driver rollback button.


Yeah not sure if that will work, it never used to, and I can't re-update for some reason. WU says no update available, and the update tool i downloaded wanted to update to 14xx which is not the 160x ... i'm sure it will reappear ... will try the button and failing that, the driver backup-restore ...


gzt: What kind of drivers are we talking about?

Just expanding on that. Some drivers are very simple. Others make configuration changes all over the place. It would be nice if the rollback captured all those. It is something I have not looked at closely. So take your pick there.

Your earlier assertion that turning off driver update has no effect for the anniversary update surprises me, but maybe the type of driver can explain something of what is happening there.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1622197 4-Sep-2016 00:50
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Missing words, wrong meaning. In part update:

Some driver installs are very simple. Some driver installs make configuration changes all over the place.

That's better ; ).

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gzt: What kind of drivers are we talking about?

 

Digital sound processing software/driver called "MaxxAudio Pro" that was included in the laptop. But the driver update gives a poorly functioning version (MaxxAudio 3), and the whole internet has emailed Dell to give us a link to the original driver/software but they won't.

 

ANyway as I said I have backed it up. Not sure if it will "restore" easily.





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The Anniversary updates makes Cortana a requirement nad stops you turning it off. There are registry and gpedit hacks but for the majority of users it is more than they can do.

 

This is bad news for three reasons:

 

1 - Cortana isn't available for every area - so why would i want it as it's still not NZ ready.

 

2- Cortana sends info to Ms that some of us consider a breach of privacy. Now it's turned on with option to reverse that from MS

 

3- Windows 10 is a performance dog and cortana and other search functionality is just part of that.

 

This used to work but not so much now - there is a disable button missing.

 

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/windows/how-disable-cortana-in-windows-10-remove-your-personal-data-summary-3633483/

 

 

 

Now it looks like this:

 

 

 

http://www.howtogeek.com/265027/how-to-disable-cortana-in-windows-10/

 

grrr!!!! now you have to pay for windows 10 and MS still steals your info with no option to opt out now.

 

 

 

 





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  # 1628004 12-Sep-2016 17:29
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Well i discovered a feature. If you go back to the previous OS after updating to anniversary edition, it does something over 5 secs and you're back to th your exact previous OS with no way updating to the anniversary version.




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joker97: Well i discovered a feature. If you go back to the previous OS after updating to anniversary edition, it does something over 5 secs and you're back to th your exact previous OS with no way updating to the anniversary version.


You can update using the media creation tool

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  # 1630607 15-Sep-2016 07:30
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This weeks cumulated update is being a pain. I have 3 of 5 machines stuck at 45% downloading. Two machines zipped through fine and I have the others set to also pick up updates from other machines on the network.

The stuck ones have been on 45% since yesterday AM. I have stopped and startedthe Windows update service in cmd and this has made no difference.




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