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Microsoft will publish two feature upgrades for every release per year. As the name suggests, these upgrades update devices that are already running Windows 10 with the latest features, experiences, and capabilities. Among other things worth:

"In Windows 10, your device is always kept up to date with the latest features and fixes. Updates and drivers are installed automatically, with no need to select which updates are needed or not needed." - Microsoft Support (Bullshit of the First Class!).

For Windows 10 servicing according upgrades there are three options-branches that businesses deploying Windows 10 can choose from. They differ mainly in when the feature upgrade will be available and how long it will be supported. You should choose the option that best fits your needs:

Note that we will only talk about CB and CBB below, as the LTSB does not receive any feature upgrades. When Will My Windows 10 Branch Go End of Life, like version 1507? - R.I.P. Android releases after the 'KitKat' (year 2013) version, and may be even, update and upgrade from day one to day. My cell phone 'Sony Xperia M2 aqua', Anroid version 4.3 (Jelly Bean), has been updated every day without problems for years. Microsoft its predecessors simply 'kill'; I do not understand why.

 Life Time line of Windows 10
Figure 4.6.68 Windows 10 Branching Update and UpdateTimeline.

According a blog of Barry Angell, Figure above shows that life-time of any version is not much long, and at the same time it exists five versions of Windows. Each of them has own 'flies', which make backward compatibiliti under a large questionnaire. I tray all that 'flies' myself, and I'm not particularly thrilled. Why I say that? Because trivial installation of v1703 at virtual PC begins with next Figure.

 First screen of installation
Figure 4.6.69 Starting screen at installation on VirtialBox.

A lot of bigger mess with a bunch of BSOD's is present when installing on the physical computer with the features of Example II. What kind of PC should it be that this is not happening? The only thing with which no problem is, for now, always the same serial number! Each new version is less compatible with old software. There is also a better proverb than the title: 'Crazy fucks confused!'.

For me, best user experience I have with version 1511_2. So, I install that version on my PC and do all updates since installation. At the end of installation starting desktop looks like at next Figure.

 Upgrade Assistant  
Figure* 4.6.70 Software 'Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant'.  

At the animated Figure can be noted small icon named 'Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant', and corresponding program support installed some ware in Windows OS.

 Upgrade Icon Well, this program support is usefully for UPGRADE operating system to version 1607, but if user do not stopped that, upgrade will be executed automatically. If user deinstall this feature, automatically will be install upgrade for version 1703. User can erase this feature to, but next update, like user action at 'Check for Updates', will bring back 'Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant', what is worse possible solution. At the history list, shown at next figure, it is clear what update do. I am not much happy about that.

 History of Update OS
Figure 4.6.71 Update History of Windows 10, Version 1511_2.

Problem with AMD drivers steel exists, so user must suspend that using GPEdit (Local Group Policy Editor), as shown at Figure 4.6.57.


 - Prohibition of upgrading the graphics driver
   Local Computer policy ->
   -> Computer configuration ->
   -> Administrative Templates -> System ->
   -> Device Installation ->
   -> Device Installation Restriction ->
   -> Prevent Installation of devices that mach any od these device IDs
      State: ENABLED -> SHOW ->
             -> Write Hardware ID from data of graphic card driver, e.g.
                (PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6811&SUBSYS_20151458&REV_81)

Beside that, user after updates of build v1511_2 can prolong for some time updates and upgrade using GPEdit (gpedit.msc command).


 - Prohibition of UPGRADE option
   Local Computer policy ->
   -> Computer configuration ->
   -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components ->
   -> Windows update ->
   -> Defer UPGRADES and UPDATES
      State: ENABLED
             Upgrades: 8 month
             Updates : 4 weeks
 Local Group Policy Editor
Figure* 4.6.72 Using 'Local Group Policy Editor'. ( + / - )

Update is prolonged for four weeks (to next Cumulative Update), and upgrade is prolonged for eight months. If the UPDATES are set to zero, there will not be any delays for them. What to do after that, and after R.I.P. of this version, I do not now what is best to do. Maybe MAC is the best solution?

Seems to me, there are four essential actions what microsoft do with each version of operating system.

All about Updates and Upgrades of operating system is already written, but very interested is replacing 'old' Windows design like at version Windows 7, with very big windows and fonts in Windows 10 for same purpose. Screen width compatibility? This big fonts are very ugly at big screen. My opinion is that the Windows 10 is not brand new operating system, it is modified Windows 7 (Windows XP) version which is not so good as Microsoft want to be. It can be concluded by the older type of interface that is still used.

 New and old System Window
Figure* 4.6.73 New and old Windows GUI.

So, there are two concepts, first one based on software in the [Windows\System32] directory (folder, map) and second based on the 'XML' configuration files in the [Windows\WinSxS] directory and its accompanying content; since the seciond is not 'finished', it relies on the resources of the first with more or less success. A tandem of 'Pampers' system that is clearly seen in the previous figure. At the same time user must have 'loupe' for work with File Explorer (FE), and some better usability is when fonts are made bigger. But font of 'ribbon menu' can't be changed and is still to small. Who knows what will be in new FE?

 Compatibility Mode
Figure* 4.6.74 Future of Compatibility Mode? / Adjust of compatibility. ( + / - )

As almost all old program support works more problematically with every new version of operating system, compatibility menu maybe would be modified as show Figure above. However, there is a comfort solution for the compatibility setting displays animated image 4.6.74b. When described control program finds a solution will automatically 'pick up' a solution over Internet from the related OS (Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8). But do not get your hopes up that states fully solve the problem of compatibility, but will be better than before. Eg. states allowed for the software of image processing to 'find' scanner, but most of problems are not resolved.

When installing Windows 10, you must select 'manually' adjust the settings and set them all to 'OFF'. Uninstall 'OneDrive' reach to the 'cloud', and all the gadgets offered by the installation of news, sports, food and onwards. Is 'Windows 10' possible newspapers, store or something else instead of being useful operating system.

In addition, Microsoft installs 'Windows 10 Update and Privacy Settings'. What this means does not need to be interpreted. Uninstall does not help because it is reinstalled over time, but somehow it helps:


 - Prohibition of TELEMETRY option
   Local Computer policy ->
   -> Computer configuration ->
   -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components ->
   -> Data Collectiom and Preview Builds ->
   -> Allow Telemetry
      State: ENABLED
             0 - Security [Enterprise Only]

So if it does not help, you should use local system policy for a single computer instead of a group policy that monitors more PC's into network - SECPol (Local Security Policy Editor), by entering the 'secpol.msc' command into the available 'Run' form.

 SECPol.msc
Figure** 4.6.75 Defining Local System Policy. ( + / - )

At this way particular programs are block to run at PC. Must restart PC to take wishes state. Listed files can't be executed. The image shows that the file for UPGRADE has changed the specification three times. Exactly in the spirit of Microsoft's behavior. Closing a one pipe does not mean that two new ones will not be open. Windows 10 updates are like a nasty friend. At any cost does not accept a 'NO', works as it will and by the way also crashes the computer. However, I am most pleased with the possibility to blocking execution of the software shown in Figure 4.6.75b. Goodbye 'IE' and 'Edge' forever. Exists, can be upgraded, but thay can't work. Namely, in a large cache for their program support, most often compressed so as not to take up a lot of space, all sorts of garbage will be stored, then malicious program like the 'DNS Unlocker' can't easily be found in compressed content. So, when the work of the above mentioned programs is over, it is easy to wipe out all their work products (garbage). I expect regular updates to 'Windows 10' to run normally because no execution is done, and 'FOX' will work less heavily, moreover all its temporary files and cache are located on RAMDISK and with shutdown of the computer all possibly written malicious software went to the 'black hole'.

However, to prevent 'UPGRADE' it is efficient to add the next entry in the 'registry', if it works:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate]
"DisableOSUpgrade"=dword:00000001

If something drive me crazy that's Microsoft's self-will, which does not allow me to configure the system as I want. Next image is another attempt to prevent the automatic 'UPGRADE' of the build service to upgrade version of operatyng system 1511_2 to version 1603 or some other.

 Hide of UPGRADE
Figure* 4.6.76 'Hide' of UPGRADE. ( + / - )

The procedure is identical as description at the Figure 4.6.56c for the graphics card driver, and must to be used 'wushowhide.diagcab' tool for that purpose. It looks like the only way that works despite all system policies. Figure 4.6.76b shows some of the upgrades that Microsoft installs because it considers the user is needed. Using this tool upgrades are blocked.

In addition, it is useful to prevent the use of 'clouds' using GPEdit by other program support:


 - Prohibition of using 'CLOUDE' (OneDrive)
   Local Computer policy ->
   -> Computer configuration ->
   -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components ->
   -> OneDrive ->
   -> Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage
      State: ENABLED

In today's fast-moving Internet, with a growing number of diverse services, one company is particularly remarkable about computer maintenance - 'Reimage Repair'. Their software is installed by downloading their installer who is downloading and installing software. Very useful service for computer maintenance. Of course, you have to pay it. All that matters is expensive.

 Reimage Repair  
Figure 4.6.77 Software 'Reimage Repair'.  

Reimage company is a world leader of internet-based system repair solutions. The highly acclaimed Reimage PC Repair solution scans, assesses and repairs the Windows operating system improving working speed and ensuring system stability, in addition to restoring settings and registry values compromised by viruses and other forms of malware.

As always, Reimage remains as dedicated to its users as it is to its product. They are ultimately committed to core values: Honesty & Reliability, Innovation & Simplicity. Their developers are at the Reimage R&D Center in Tel Aviv, Israel, are consistently updating and improving software, to assure compatibility with every new Windows build and Microsoft security patch, from XP to latest Microsoft supported edition of Windows OS.

The biggest problem with maintaining the operating system is the [Windows\WinSxS] and [Windows\System32\Driver Store\File Repository] directories (folders, maps). There is nothing to them and not. If some driver is uninstalled or if you want to keep it older because it works better than a new (most often ATI drivers) but has no Microsoft certificate, it will remain in [FileRepository] a complete installation of each of them. There is a lot of content to be collected, so it is not surprising Reimage notification that the system partition must have at least 80 GB. It does not exactly comply with Microsoft's system recommendations as described at the beginning of this Chapter, but is in line with the current state of affairs that is causing constant modifications and upgrades. Of course, surfing the Internet can be found by various tools that are able to clean something, but it takes time and some more knowledge of the operating system. Especially I am nervous that after installing the operating system there are various languages in all directories, no matter what the installation is. This also applies to most program support. Unnecessary content is unnecessary for no reason.

 TewakBit Driver Update  iStripper
Figure** 4.6.78 Part of 'TweakBit' software / Driver Store Explorer / Dism GUI. ( + / - )  

'Reimage' is not only one my recommendation. Vary usable is 'TweakBit' bunch of software, especially part to upgrade device drivers, which of course must be paid. In my opinion the above should be part of 'Windows 10' rather than installing some generic (general) drivers that only support the basic features of the embedded device. 'Windows 10' is far from what the operating system should be, rather than turning it into a trick for a variety of sales and reporting. 'Microsoft Store' is apparently now the biggest hit. All is given only to sell!

By using these tools for upgrading, cleaning and adjustment should be very careful. They can be very useful but also delete something what should not make, and OS should be re-adjusted. If you do not watch what you are doing can create the right 'party'.

 Driver Store Explorer  Dism GUI The 'Windows 10' operating system is relatively inexpensive compared to what is being used to keep it in an acceptable state, because what is worthy of software is expensive, even though it has good free software downloads. To some of them 'pointing' icons at the beginning of this paragraph, and some of their interface is shown in the above subFigures, 'Driver Store Explorer [RAPR]' and 'Dism ++'. 'RAPR' is a tool to remove old versions of the drivers, or installed new versions that are not used because of the bans imposed by system policies, as previously described for the ATI graphics drivers. 'Dism' is Deployment Image Servicing and Management Tool (DISM.exe), and it is a command-line tool that can be used to service and prepare Windows images. 'Dism' command has big number of options regarding the maintenance of the operating system, and GUI interface is the tool how to easy use them.

But the most ridiculous is that Microsoft's upgrades are such that software developers need to keep track of the consequences of their upgrades by updating their products. Take the devil 'Compatibility Mode'. Will a user come into the situation with each new bild to buy a new hardware or computer or a new version of software? Bild's are changing as socks. Sizif's job for all the participants in this business.

End of service (support) for Windows 10, version 1511 for Current Branch (CB) and Current Branch for Business (CBB) occured on October 10, 2017. So, My PC is now trash! Therefore, the author of these lines decided to install the original version of this operating system 1507 (RTM) because it has an LSTB service option. For this version of NVIDIA there is no driver, but for Windows 7 it has. Total mess. This 'service' approach in development of OS is most silly thing i have ever seen. In car industry service parts must be available at least five years after model is out of production. Microsoft changes his OS like socks, and 'guaranty' is miserable. Now Windows 10 became something like fashion, all with goal to make more many. Who cares for other things. Maintenance of the computer system will become a nightmare for large and small companies. Everything would be fine if it is maintained hardware and software backward compatibility, but in my experience so far - not even a little bit.

At a computer expo (COMDEX, November 1997), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry (General Motors) and stated: 'If GM had kept up with the technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25.00 cars that got 1'000 miles to the gallon.'.

In response to Bill’s comments, GM issued a press release (by Mr. Welch himself) stating:

If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics:

Who would want PC which crashes at least twice a day? Unfortunately, I am one of the users to whom this is happening. Since 1997 nothing has changed so far and the current situation is even worse.


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SUMMARY:

 Pampers 10 This is part of my opinion about 'Windows 10', and at this page is still enough place to put new descriptions. In addition, I need to revise my opinion about partitioning the disk system into partitions. I still recommend the division of the entire disk volume as at the table in the Chapter of 'Windows 7'. As well as defining the system policy as described so far, any updates (update and cumulative update) take place with or without any problems. Of course, without the ATI graphics card driver upgrade. But, all my recomedations described for Windows is not relevan for casual user. For him ther is inaf one disk and one partititon, or preinstaled system, and friend or service who will periodically clean his PC.

I will not waste time to describe one bad development approach of this product, for which its creators are trying with all his effort to become a multi-platform base like the 'Google mobile compatibility'. Should not sell it at all, rather than distribute it without charge, when already have intend to make money on the questionable 'services' they offer. And it is not a product that is constantly evolving, as they claim, but the least of them five that are even incompatible between themselves. Each development team themselves grass grazing!

In fact, I'm wrongly thinking. Basically, I'm a happy user because I no longer have to worry about what's going to happen after I upgrade my operating system. I would appreciate Microsoft to the grave. With some good free anti-malware and new generation of FF (FireFox), and still can take good care of my computer. And Microsoft will occasionally do something like with the RTM version, which is basically for the working of other PC hardware manufacturers and software developers. So even the original version is not worth it when it's constantly 'patched'? Buy new hardware and software at every update or upgrade? Pampers 10! And this is not the last Microsoft operating system, how they want to say. It have so much versions and subversions which on the fingers of the hands and feet can not be enumerated!

P.S. Everyone has their own favorite grandson / granddaughter, picture, car and the like. And I, who spent half my life on computer and installing operating systems, I have a favorite picture from which I immediately get sick:

 Upgrade

It seems that the only way to eliminate unwanted upgrades is to use 'wushowhide.diagcab' (see Figures 4.6.56c and 4.6.76). Care should be taken if all the cleaning tools described have been cleared and this information has been deleted. All versions of Windows OS after version 1511_2 by me are heavy mishit.

P.P.S. Since the devil has never slept he whispered me to upgrade the existing operating system to version 1709. And during the installation promises, promises ... Promises - crazy rejoicing. The upgrade has 'wipe out' all the predefined settings and most drivers, and only the '$Recycle.Bin' icon remains on the desktop. Fortunately, the backup is updated regularly. And then I realized: 'Microsoft 'Windows 10' is not the operating system for the present time, but for some future time, and they probably have a vision of how must to look hardware and software, but we still do not know that. It is necessary to be patient and wait'. However to perceive, service access of maintenance the operating system (OS) is a fantastic thing. Take the car (OS) in the service and return to your coach!


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