- May 18, 2009
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|System Name||Personal / HTPC|
|Processor||Ryzen 5900x / i5-4460|
|Motherboard||Asrock x570 Phantom Gaming 4 /ASRock Z87 Extreme4|
|Cooling||Corsair H100i / stock HSF|
|Memory||16GB DDR4 3200 / 8GB DDR3 1600|
|Video Card(s)||EVGA XC3 Ultra RTX 3080Ti / EVGA RTX 3060 XC|
|Storage||500GB Samsung Pro 970, 250 GB SSD, 1TB & 500GB Western Digital / 2x 4TB & 1x 8TB WD Red|
|Display(s)||Dell - S3220DGF 32" LED Curved QHD FreeSync Monitor / 50" LCD TV|
|Case||CoolerMaster HAF XB Evo / CM HAF XB Evo|
|Power Supply||850W SeaSonic X Series / 750W SeaSonic X Series|
|Keyboard||Black Microsoft Natural Elite Keyboard|
|Software||Windows 10 Pro 64 / Windows 10 Home 64|
I have an HP laptop running Windows 10 Home. Last year Windows saw fit to perform a forced laptop firmware update, which I was appalled by. I then googled and found it was a common problem with laptops from various manufacturers. I then researched how to ensure this couldn't happen again. I did the usual things people advise, like telling Windows Update not to perform hardware driver updates etc. I also installed HP's own software just so I could make sure the updates options were all disabled.
So even after doing all that, last night it did it AGAIN. A message came up telling me to restart so it could install HP firmware. Upon restart there were options to postpone or cancel. I chose cancel. I rebooted but those two options were back again. Apparently 'cancel' is not true, the two options are actually postpone or postpone. I let it do it and it was successful. But if it had failed, it would have made my laptop a paperweight.
I've now used O&O's ShutUp10 software to completely disable updates but whether this will work the next time a BIOS update is available, I don't know yet. But I don't really want to disable ALL updates, just the hardware ones. Is there any 100% definitive way to do this? One which definitely works and won't become disabled again?
I am so fed up with this garbage OS that I am seriously considering putting Windows 7 on the laptop, which apparently even though it's modern, you can do if you follow a few steps. But how crazy that I would have to do that, just to save my machine from being damaged from a failed BIOS flash.
I never could get ShutUp10 to work as it was suggested to work for disabling Windows 10 forced updates. Even with all update options disabled through ShutUp10, my daughter's laptop would constantly still do forced updates. It's not the updates that really bugged her (or me), it was the fact that the system would want to update when she was busying using the laptop (doing streaming for school or other tasks).....Windows 10 would just straight up not give a shit you were using the laptop and download and install updates.
I suppose it has irritated her so much she hasn't turned her laptop on for the past 6 months now. She just uses the old, slowly failing screeen, iPad instead of her laptop due to Windows 10 bullshit updates.