Shut up, Microsoft

by Volker Weber

Microsoft, thank you for screwing me with an unwanted Windows 10 install. I was just lucky to have that particular virtual machine on backup. Restored. Now I am applying this registry fix to all of the remaining machines.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Gwx]
"DisableGwx"=dword:00000001
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate]
"DisableOSUpgrade"=dword:00000001

And I am fetching my Windows 2000 Professional install CD. That does not even require your activation.

Comments

I did this a long time ago with my VMs. It was just a nightmare getting all these (useless?) updates and see them failing every second time. Now the Windows 7 VM lives isolated on my Mac without security updates, virus scanners and other junk. And it just works.

Axel Koerv, 2016-02-16 10:44

Recent comments

Volker Weber on Pi-hole on Raspberry Pi at 15:33
Volker Weber on Coming up :: Nokia 7 Plus at 15:32
Jochen Kattoll on Coming up :: Nokia 7 Plus at 15:01
Clemens Müller on Pi-hole on Raspberry Pi at 14:20
Michael Spreitzenbarth on Pi-hole on Raspberry Pi at 13:41
Volker Weber on Pi-hole on Raspberry Pi at 13:19
Jochen Schug on Pi-hole on Raspberry Pi at 12:30
Peter Muchmann on Alexa und die Oma at 16:27
Volker Weber on Coming up :: Nokia 7 Plus at 13:43
Volker Weber on Will a firmware update make an Onkyo receiver a Sonos player? at 13:40
Daniel Jäger on Will a firmware update make an Onkyo receiver a Sonos player? at 12:43
Felix Kluge on Coming up :: Nokia 7 Plus at 12:21
Stefan Beermann on Alexa und die Oma at 07:49
Daniel Pape on Alexa und die Oma at 23:05
Armin Roth on Will a firmware update make an Onkyo receiver a Sonos player? at 22:58
Jochen Kattoll on Alexa und die Oma at 21:29
Volker Weber on Alexa und die Oma at 18:08
Christian Just on Alexa und die Oma at 17:36
Oliver Regelmann on Alexa und die Oma at 16:57
Thomas Langel on Echo Spot oder Echo Show? at 13:15
Peter Meuser on Alexa und die Oma at 13:10
Joachim Bode on Coming up :: Nokia 7 Plus at 12:55
Bernd Hofmann on Alexa und die Oma at 11:49
Tobias Vogel on Alexa und die Oma at 11:41
Manfred Wiktorin on Echo Spot oder Echo Show? at 09:08

Ceci n'est pas un blog

I explain difficult concepts in simple ways. For free, and for money. Clue procurement and bullshit detection.

vowe

Contact
Publications
Stuff that works
Amazon Wish List
Frequently Asked Questions

rss feed  twitter amazon

Local time is 15:39

visitors.gif

buy me coffee