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I'm trying Windows 10 again.

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12 hours ago, SomeGuy said:

Many of the settings in Group Policy editor are vestigial.  Many don't work.  This has been common information for years, now.  It worked for like the first 8 months of Windows 10, but Microsoft disabled a lot of those afterwards - in the first feature update.  This includes the Pro SKU.  You can defer for 1 year on Pro, and then it will force installation of Feature updates.  You can defer security updates for 1 month, and then you'll have to enable it.

Many of us have kept up on this.  I suggest people interested in these things keep an eye on sites like WindowsCentral.com to be on the up and up for these things.

The unlimited deferral only works on Enterprise and Educational SKUs - not Home and Pro.

I have personally been using the policy successfully in Win 10 Pro since 2016, and have never had an update downloaded where I did not first click on "Check for updates".

And to repeat what you quoted me about earlier, I am not referring to the deferral settings. It is in the group policy. You keep bringing up deferral settings, but that is not what I am talking about. And the policy still works.

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Windows 10 is a wonderful OS for music production. I did all the standard "hacks" I did since windows XP, more or less. If there is any point to it - I don't know. Just an old habit. Didn't notice any performance issues before or after

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There is a lot of false information about Windows.  Some is from people that want to justify using a different OS. Some is just hate of MS. Often this false information is reposted innocently by people that think they are doing a favor for others. One should  be careful about any information one can not verify.

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On 2/13/2019 at 11:46 PM, SomeGuy said:

1. Not possible on Windows Home. Can only defer (not disable) on Pro (feature updates for a year, and a month for security uodates).

 

I wanted to use the windows 10 home version in a new computer build but it would not be connected to the internet, I would say that would pretty much disable updates, unless I get some annoying nag screen everytime I turn the computer on.

5 hours ago, Daniel Vrangsinn said:

Windows 10 is a wonderful OS for music production. I did all the standard "hacks" I did since windows XP, more or less. If there is any point to it - I don't know. Just an old habit. Didn't notice any performance issues before or after

I think the whole "tweaking of the operating system" is a leftover from the days of under powered computers, where you were trying to squeeze the last drop of power. These days, computers are so blazingly fast, it's no longer necessary. CPU, RAM, Harddrive type, number and distribution paths are all still important but the OS? not so much. Only time it is relevant is if a particular software will only run under a particular OS.

Computers may even be too powerful for the needs of music production now. My build is only having a i5 8400 and 16gig or ram, that specification is so blazingly faster than what I have now it's ridiculous, yet I am managing with what I have now ok, (4th gen i5, 8gig ram).

The hard discs are important though, I use the bog standard 3 drive machine, 1 large ssd for samples, 1 small ssd for operating system and 1 7200rpm hdd for recording, haven't felt the need to upgrade that one.

If I really want to ruin the performance of my machine, just take out the 3 hardrives and replace them with 1 7200rpm hdd, then the fun begins! All of my DAW's shit themselves.

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23 hours ago, John said:

There is a lot of false information about Windows.  Some is from people that want to justify using a different OS. Some is just hate of MS. Often this false information is reposted innocently by people that think they are doing a favor for others. One should  be careful about any information one can not verify.

Yes, the FUD is at an all time high, these days.

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