Microsoft adds option to prevent Windows 10 installation of 'bloatware'

Microsoft Corporation: Windows 10 to Let You Block Apps Not from Windows Store

At its October Microsoft Event in NY this morning, Microsoft revealed the next update to Windows 10, the Creators Update, which will release in early 2017 for free. The feature is now live in the latest Fast ring build of the operating system and comes disabled by default.

This Win32 installation blocking system is slated to arrive with Windows 10 Creators Update, expected for April 2017.

Microsoft has been working extremely hard on the next upcoming update to its current flagship operating system, the Windows 10, ever since the announcement of previous year during the launch of Microsoft Surface Studio. The "snooze" capability allows you to pause the update process completely for three days when you need uninterrupted time on your device. In response, Windows 10 is proactive in installing critical fixes and in rebooting to ensure that those fixes are actually active.

Xenophobic Attacks: Senate Appoints Delegation To South Africa
A South African media report said the protesters at the MTN headquarters “vandalised equipment‚ stole customer phones and i-Pads. They also burnt a South African flag outside the South African embassy in Abuja.

According to reports on MSPowerUser, the dialogue box in the update preview says that "limiting applications to apps from the Store helps to keep your PC safe and reliable".

All of these new controls are meant to prevent the dreaded "forced updates" that sometimes seem to happen at the worst possible time. Microsoft hasn't publicly responded to European Union regulators, but this new privacy panel will be tested with Windows Insiders before it's rolled out as part of the Creators Update. It has also been said that the second update will come with a suspected "People Bar", which is a feature that was delayed from Creators update.

While Windows 10 has a lot of happy users and continues to enjoy steady growth, two issues remain serious sore spots.

Valve to Show New HTC Vive With Eye-Tracking Tech
The company says that the new VR headset will use SteamVR Tracking technology, and possibly be built on the OpenVR platform. LG's headset could be more advanced than anything we've seen before, but should be compatible with a lot of Steam content.

Between these changes and other security improvements in this update, your users will end up with more secure systems and be less likely to drag a rogue infection from home to your network.

This blog post today highlights just a part of our journey to listen intently to your feedback and provide on-going improvement to the Windows experience.

Why the FCC delayed new privacy regulations for AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast
The rules approved previously by the FCC , passed via a 3-2 vote, aimed to protect sensitive private data from ISPs. It must determine a deal is in the public interest, a broader criteria than antitrust.

Share

Related News

  • NFL Combine schedule: Dates, times for specific positional drills

    NFL Combine schedule: Dates, times for specific positional drills

    The NFL draft is two months away, and the Giants have yet to write a single name on their draft board. If the RFA signs an offer sheet with a different team, his old team can match the offer and keep him.
    Syrian cinematographer blocked from attending the Oscars

    Syrian cinematographer blocked from attending the Oscars

    Khateeb was scheduled to arrive on Saturday in Los Angeles on a Turkish Airlines flight departing from Istanbul. The White Helmets was directed by Orlando von Einsiedel and produced by Joanna Natasegara .
    Journey to Un'Goro features new 'Adapt' and 'Quest' mechanics

    Journey to Un'Goro features new 'Adapt' and 'Quest' mechanics

    And the hand buffing and Jade styles of play in Mean Streets of Gadgetzan introduced new mechanics without a new keyword. Volcano will deal a total of 15 damage to all minions on the board, similar to a Paladin's Avenging Wrath spell.
  • Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:CY) Upside Stock Technicals at Extreme Strength

    The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website . Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 181,606 shares in the company, valued at $2,148,398.98.

    New iPhone 8 rumors point towards USB-C port

    Meanwhile, some of Apple's competitors, including Samsung (ssnlf), have offered curved screens in their high-end handsets. For one, USB-C is capable of transmitting stuff faster than nearly any other standard around - and that includes USB 3.
    SpaceX 'to fly 2 people to moon in 2018'

    SpaceX 'to fly 2 people to moon in 2018'

    SpaceX says private missions like this one also reduce the cost of government-funded missions over time. Musk would not name the two people, who he said approached the company and would pay for the flight.
  • Experts pitch for policy on rare diseases

    Experts pitch for policy on rare diseases

    Summit Therapeutics PLC (NASDAQ: SMMT LON:SUMM) has hailed the tenth annual Rare Disease Day, 28 February 2017. The announcement was made Tuesday to coincide with the national awareness campaign Rare Disease Day .
    Philippine police will return to drug war: Rodrigo Duterte

    Philippine police will return to drug war: Rodrigo Duterte

    Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday warned police who were sacked for corruption they would be killed if they resorted to drug dealing. He added that he would not spare any rogue officer stating: 'You will be killed, if you make a mistake, you will be killed.
    Giants tag JPP, two years after tagging him the first time

    Giants tag JPP, two years after tagging him the first time

    Two years after being franchised by the Giants, the 28-year-old is expected to be tagged again, according to ProFootballTalk . It's the non-exclusive tag, and it entitles Pierre-Paul to a one-year tender worth 10.14 percent of the total salary cap.
  • 99-year-old granny gets arrested as part of bucket list

    99-year-old granny gets arrested as part of bucket list

    The police station also shared Annie's photo having a great time inside the cell and proudly showing her handcuffs. According to the Daily Mail, the adventurous senior told family members she always wanted to experience jail.
    Rangers find their trade for a defenseman

    Rangers find their trade for a defenseman

    Smith has skated in 33 games with Detroit this season, picking up five points (2-3-5) and 34 penalty minutes. Picking up players for picks helped the franchise win four Cups and play in 25 straight postseasons.
    Egypt-Born French Holocaust Scholar Nearly Deported from US

    Egypt-Born French Holocaust Scholar Nearly Deported from US

    Marouf said the decision to detain and deport Rousso on the next available flight was an "extreme response". Rousso released a public statement on twitter saying, "Thank you so much for your reactions..."