climateprediction.net home page
Delayed 'Patch Tuesday' updates
Delayed 'Patch Tuesday' updates
log in

Advanced search

Message boards : Cafe CPDN : Delayed 'Patch Tuesday' updates

Author Message
Profile astroWX
Volunteer moderator
Send message
Joined: 5 Aug 04
Posts: 1459
Credit: 76,183,576
RAC: 71,704
Message 55698 - Posted: 15 Feb 2017, 17:11:52 UTC

Hi, all,

M$ outfoxed itself. Again. It seems update strategy is changing. Again.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/02/microsoft-delays-patch-tuesday-as-world-awaits-fix-for-smb-flaw/
____________
"We have met the enemy and he is us." -- Pogo
Greetings from coastal Washington state, the scenic US Pacific Northwest.

Profile Dave Jackson
Send message
Joined: 15 May 09
Posts: 1790
Credit: 2,671,578
RAC: 898
Message 55699 - Posted: 15 Feb 2017, 20:08:07 UTC - in response to Message 55698.

I was reading your saga in another place of trying to disable automatic updates and M$ not thinking that cpdn work meant the computer was busy. It occurred to me that, "busy" might mean keyboard activity and if you had something that would tell your computer you had pressed the space-bar once every half hour or whatever interval was needed it might do the job?

Les Bayliss
Volunteer moderator
Send message
Joined: 5 Sep 04
Posts: 6408
Credit: 16,839,542
RAC: 21,887
Message 55700 - Posted: 15 Feb 2017, 20:25:05 UTC - in response to Message 55699.

Hi Dave

Ahem - start at my post here and work your way forward in time.

Profile astroWX
Volunteer moderator
Send message
Joined: 5 Aug 04
Posts: 1459
Credit: 76,183,576
RAC: 71,704
Message 55701 - Posted: 15 Feb 2017, 20:26:03 UTC - in response to Message 55699.

Hi, Dave,

Keyboard and/or mouse activity count. HDD, CPU, and network activity appear to be beyond M$ capability (or willingness) to detect.
____________
"We have met the enemy and he is us." -- Pogo
Greetings from coastal Washington state, the scenic US Pacific Northwest.

Profile Dave Jackson
Send message
Joined: 15 May 09
Posts: 1790
Credit: 2,671,578
RAC: 898
Message 55705 - Posted: 15 Feb 2017, 21:59:57 UTC

The dangers of speaking about that which I do not know!

I think I will stick to Linux (and WINE) until native tasks become available again.

Les Bayliss
Volunteer moderator
Send message
Joined: 5 Sep 04
Posts: 6408
Credit: 16,839,542
RAC: 21,887
Message 55720 - Posted: 17 Feb 2017, 1:26:37 UTC
Last modified: 17 Feb 2017, 1:28:37 UTC

I've had an even better idea.

Put a sheet of thin, clear plastic over the keyboard.
Put a bottom less cage around the whole lot.
Keep half a dozen pet mice in the cage.

That aught to keep the keyboard active. :)
You could then also say that you had a combined keyboard and mouse pad. :)

Perhaps a switch to swap between two keyboards. Not sure if these are available.

Profile Ray Murray
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 7 Aug 04
Posts: 50
Credit: 541,111
RAC: 0
Message 55730 - Posted: 17 Feb 2017, 19:46:29 UTC
Last modified: 17 Feb 2017, 19:55:43 UTC

A little trick I found (after a lot of searching) after getting fed up with inconvenient restarts killing LHC Virtual Machines.

In the Win Update settings, set to not download over a metered connection, then in your network settings, again set as metered. It doesn't matter if your connection IS metered or not but this will trick MS Update into seeing it as such, so it won't Auto Update.
You will still need to occasionally manually let it download updates but you will be able to do that at YOUR convenience rather than Microsoft's.

Les Bayliss
Volunteer moderator
Send message
Joined: 5 Sep 04
Posts: 6408
Credit: 16,839,542
RAC: 21,887
Message 55731 - Posted: 17 Feb 2017, 20:17:43 UTC - in response to Message 55730.

Hi Ray

That sounds good. Not as much fun, but a lot simpler.

I keep hidden from MicroSoft by running a Wine version.

Profile astroWX
Volunteer moderator
Send message
Joined: 5 Aug 04
Posts: 1459
Credit: 76,183,576
RAC: 71,704
Message 55736 - Posted: 17 Feb 2017, 23:51:20 UTC - in response to Message 55730.

Hi, Ray,

Couldn't find GUI suggestions except for Wi-Fi. Instead, found this:

This method only allows you to set mobile and Wi-Fi connections as metered. There is no GUI option to do this with wired Ethernet connections. Part 2: Set Ethernet Connection as Metered in Windows 10 To set your Ethernet connection to metered, you’ll have to dive into the Windows Registry to tweak the settings.


Too many years since I played in Registries, ergo ...
____________
"We have met the enemy and he is us." -- Pogo
Greetings from coastal Washington state, the scenic US Pacific Northwest.

Message boards : Cafe CPDN : Delayed 'Patch Tuesday' updates


Main page · Your account · Message boards


Copyright © 2017 climateprediction.net