Posts Tagged ‘automatic updates’

Windows 10 May Already be on your PC even if You don’t Want It

Friday, September 11th, 2015

Here comes Windows 10 … whether you want it or not.

Microsoft is betting big on Windows 10 and the operating system’s adoption rate in the next few years. The company mentioned more than once that it plans to deploy Windows 10 on more than one billion devices in that time. The operating system is off to a good start thanks to the free-for-nearly-everyone offer that Microsoft announced to the surprise of many.


How to Go Back to an Old Version of Firefox

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

When a Firefox update goes haywire, don’t panic; you can always reinstall an earlier version …

My Firefox Nightly version that I have been running for some time now received an update two days ago that rendered it completely unusable. I got weird black bars on the screen that would move around on mouse movement and made it impossible to work with the browser at all. I was not too worried about that at the time as I knew that Nightly versions of the browser sometimes had hiccups like this, and that the next update would likely fix the issue again.


Update Freezer – Control Automatic Updates of Popular Apps on Windows

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

This seems like it would be very useful for folks who simply want to be able to decide on their own when they need an update and when they don’t …

Automatic updates are convenient, as you do not have to handle the updating process of applications manually. Instead of having to stay in the loop, to know when updates become available, to download and install them when that happens, the process is handled by the software automatically instead.


How To Block Specific Updates In Windows Update

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

I can think of quite a few situations where this would come in handy …

It is usually not necessary to block updates in Windows Update, Microsoft’s integrated updating tool for Windows operating systems. Windows Update notifies the user of new updates by displaying a notification in the system tray, that is, if the update service is up and running.

There are two scenarios where Windows users or admins may want to block updates from being displayed. The first is to block an update’s deployment in a small to middle sized business or organization, the second if an update is either not needed, or known to cause problems in a single computer environment.