Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




Mad Scientist
19628 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2604

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

Topic # 205441 13-Nov-2016 16:23
Send private message

Hi I don't want Windows to update the anniversary edition from windows update because it finds a corrupted Dell update (which dell doesn't care about) and updates it, cannot be rolled back. Anyway, wondering if there is an update file I can download, update it offline, then use the disable update tool after the update to stop it from updating that particular driver. Don't feel like creating an ISO to do this.

 

Alternatively I could trial a driver backup and then restore (but that is not ideal)





Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


Create new topic
16 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 1670128 13-Nov-2016 16:33

Hi,

 

Does this help you

 

http://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-anniversary-update-iso-available




Mad Scientist
19628 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2604

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1670130 13-Nov-2016 16:36
Send private message

That you have to create a USB media tool to update (don't have a USB drive!). But no chance of just clicking on a file like in previous windows service packs of old?





Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


 
 
 
 


16 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 1670135 13-Nov-2016 16:41

It's an iso.

 

Dload it, burn to dvd.

 

Install.

 

No usb required.

 

Plenty of free iso burning software about.




Mad Scientist
19628 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2604

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1670151 13-Nov-2016 16:55
Send private message

No DVD drive. Yes I have 100 blank DVDs in the box.





Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


16 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 1670158 13-Nov-2016 17:11

Interesting Dell

 

No USB or DVD  !!!

 

You can mount an iso natively within W10

 

http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/how-to-natively-mount-and-burn-iso-images-in-windows-10/

 

is as good an explanation as any.

 

But if the Anniversary update requires a restart at any time in the process you of course loose the virtual image.

 

That's why I didn't mention it sooner.

 

 


810 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 191
Inactive user


  Reply # 1670172 13-Nov-2016 17:35
Send private message

Mount (or open, with say 7-Zip), copy the install file(s) to a temporary folder, then hope the installer isn't expecting to be in a specific folder and can find itself again if needed to during any reboots.

Alternatively I'd see if I could find where win10 caches downloaded updates, hope the files are in the same format, and copy them to there. It's probably protected though and there may be other problems, I'd try the first method first unless you're going to be wanting to do things like this a lot.

Actually, not to hijack your thread, but I was wondering today if it would be possible to share the cache folder with other installs and simlink to their cache folders - then you could force the lead to download updates and have them immediately avalible to the others. I have no idea if even individual parts of that would work, never mind if the whole is a good idea or not.

1922 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 149

Trusted



Mad Scientist
19628 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2604

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1672661 17-Nov-2016 11:56
Send private message

PurplePukeko:

 

Interesting Dell

 

No USB or DVD  !!!

 

You can mount an iso natively within W10

 

http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/how-to-natively-mount-and-burn-iso-images-in-windows-10/

 

is as good an explanation as any.

 

But if the Anniversary update requires a restart at any time in the process you of course loose the virtual image.

 

That's why I didn't mention it sooner.

 

 

 

 

I just recalled that, that was how I updated from windows 8.1 to windows 10.

 

So did that, mounted the ISO, fired up "setup.exe", option to NOT download updates (ie download updates later), and it worked like magic.

 

However the update broke the driver, but because I had backed it up, pointed device manager to the backup folder and it reinstalled the driver without complaining.

 

Phew.





Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.




Mad Scientist
19628 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2604

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1672663 17-Nov-2016 11:57
Send private message

And immediately re-ran the "hide update" tool and re-hide the driver from future updates.

 

Till next anniversary and I'm bound to forget this again and ask the same question. 





Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


16 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 1672768 17-Nov-2016 13:24

Cool  :)

 

Nice to see we found a way to get you updated.

 

As always there's many ways to skin a cat.

 

Yep I also have updates turned of for everything.

 

If it's not broke I'm not going to make it that way.


Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.