Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by Extraordinary, Jul 30, 2015.
its not hand holding, the keys are protected in this way from malicious manipulation.
It was stopping me from doing with my pc what I want to do, if that is malicious manipulation then I guess that is what I am doing to my pc to have control of it....
What was happening was I was disabling the "Windows Update" service, but the "Windows Update Medic Service" kept re-enabling the Windows Update service, I was unable to disable Windows Update Medic Service but now I have learned how too and so far Windows Update service has not been altered again without my input, no more hand holding.
I flagged my network connection as metered and no more automatic updates. Simple, easy, risk free.
Same here, I also block IP's via firewall and hostfile so it's not like my pc can even connect to those windows update servers in the first place unless I allow it, so why have the services automatically running in the background if there is no use for them to be?
@KissSh0t wpd.com and block whatever you want
22nd post in that thread.... xD
They do not run all the time. I would understand if they were on "Automatic".
Yeap they also have a discord.
Correct, I've no use for them running at all.
This is the tips and tweaks thread, I asked for help on a very specific topic, I received a useful response, I learned something new, I gained further control of my pc... that's all there is to say.
Yeah, yeah... Only time I managed to brick Windows at home rig I was toying with security permissions of registry keys trying to get rid of notorious DCOM errors in event log. Now MS turned these events into warnings but now I just ignore them.
Anyway, when you do regular backups you have no worries.
I used to know of a tool that would use the superadmin account to open applications such as regedit, but i can't remember its name of the life of me.
Power Run by Sordum
@Astyanax That is the most powerful weapon in my arsenal others(lesser) but valuable include RegFromApp(nirsoft) and RegConverter(sordum)
Windows Search Troubleshooter
Excellent, fast. Been using for months.
@boogieman Its way faster than windows search
I don`t understand the need to search for files. I do this so seldom that I don`t need 3rd party tools.