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disabling Windows 10 updates

by rainbowlou / January 4, 2016 9:00 AM PST

To stabilize my Incredimail (which I love and don't want to give up)
I had to disable updates..What problems could I have with this?
Why do they have to keep updating the Flash player, what's that about? That is the update that causes Incredimail crashes.
thank you for any suggestions.

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Clarification Request
What version of Win 10? You can't disable w/Home, & only...
by wpgwpg / January 4, 2016 9:22 AM PST

...delay with Pro. I understand, based on what MS has said, that you CAN disable updates with the Enterprise version. Is that what you have?

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I have Windows 10 Pro
by rainbowlou / January 4, 2016 12:08 PM PST

and I was able to disable updates by going to Admin Tools, Services, Windows update.
it gave me the option to choose "manual' or "disable"..

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Incredimail usually fixes this or risk loss of users.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 4, 2016 9:02 AM PST

Back to the source Luke.

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Re: Flash updates
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 4, 2016 10:04 AM PST

All Flash updates are security updates, issued by Adobe. They are done, because security risks are found in it quite regularly.

Maybe it's just bad software? If you don't view sites that still use Flash, you don't need it.


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Re Flash player
by rainbowlou / January 4, 2016 12:10 PM PST
In reply to: Re: Flash updates

How would I know which sites require Flash...I would like to get rid of it!

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Just uninstall Flash Player & see. Can always reinstall.
by wpgwpg / January 4, 2016 12:18 PM PST
In reply to: Re Flash player

The only thing I have that still uses it is Pandora. It was having problems with Firefox, IE, and Edge, so I switched to Chrome (which has its own built-in flash player), uninstalled the Adobe Flash, and am living happily ever after. Laugh k You can always go to and get it if you should need it. Personally I can use Edge to open PDFs and Chrome for anything needing a flash player, so I can say goodbye to Adobe and all their non-stop updates and bugs foreverrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Grin
Good luck.

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Re: Flash
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 6, 2016 1:06 AM PST

Great idea to use different browsers for different things, if they are better suited.

Now you only need Chrome patches for the flash-related security updates in Chrome and Edge padches for the pdf-related security updates in Edge Wink .
But those patches are coming in already, so you don't really notice.


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You can set Chrome to open
by orlbuckeye / January 8, 2016 4:43 AM PST

enter at the chrome://plugins/ on the address bar and you can enable Adobe reader.

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Well Flash is the old standard for
by orlbuckeye / January 8, 2016 4:40 AM PST
In reply to: Re Flash player

videos on websites. The world is moving to repalcing flash with HTML5. This is why MS created Edge for Windows 10 and also left IE 11 in WIN 10 also. Since the world is moving slowly to HTML5. IE is for legacy websites.

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a year or so ago
by James Denison / January 6, 2016 12:48 AM PST

a serious fatal flaw was found in Flash and there's no permanent fix for the system, so they just keep patching against each new exploit of it. That's why there's been so many updates of it in the past couple years. Flash therefore is on the way out, soon be a thing of the past like real player.

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Well by turning off updates
by orlbuckeye / January 8, 2016 4:36 AM PST

you could miss security updates and alot of malware attacks are fake Flash installs. One thing I've noticed with Flash updates is the fake one just say Flash while true Flash update will allways say Adobe Flash.

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Windows updates..
by rainbowlou / January 8, 2016 7:34 AM PST

I've turned updates back on and all has been stable for a few days now!

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