Sledgehammer - Windows 10 Update Control

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  1. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Thanks, is there anything short-term we can do until release? Disabling usosvc?
     
  2. zylor

    zylor MDL Junior Member

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    One day until release. Just wait
     
  3. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Let's just declare it "beta test" aka "prerelease hotfix". :rolleyes:
     
  4. pf100

    pf100 MDL Expert

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    Actually, good idea.
     
  5. wallofasgard

    wallofasgard MDL Novice

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    Hi,Good day,thank you for the quick fix.After applying it successfully,may i ask if the following behavior normal? I am currently using 1809 version of Windows 10.Thank you...
     

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  6. pf100

    pf100 MDL Expert

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    Yes, that's normal for the "settings > update" window to just close on its own because usosvc is disabled.
    That's why I never disabled usosvc before today.
    I'll be working on a fix that doesn't make the update window close but to do that takes a lot of time, so for now I'm just adding the fix to disable usosvc.
    Windows 10 will still work normally otherwise.
     
  7. Funky Bottoms

    Funky Bottoms MDL Novice

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    Thank you so much for the hotfix, this forced update nonsense from MS is so greasy, I'm truly grateful for your hard work!

    For those of us who choose to use it, Is it now a good idea to also setup an instance of ServiceTray to keep an eye on usosvc since it's now a known vector for updates that needs to stay down?

    Thanks again for all your hard work and quick action!
     
  8. pf100

    pf100 MDL Expert

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    It's up to personal preference. It's fine whether you do or not.
     
  9. Homer712

    Homer712 MDL Junior Member

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    For those of us to whom "coding" is not second nature . . . what is this "Service Tray" and how would it be implemented?

    And, a big "Thank You" to those responsible for this gem that keeps M$ at bay!
     
  10. Funky Bottoms

    Funky Bottoms MDL Novice

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    Thanks, I'm going to do it, that red icon in the tray gives me a warm feeling every time I see it.
     
  11. Funky Bottoms

    Funky Bottoms MDL Novice

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    ServiceTray is a free program which is discussed in the readme contained in the root of the Sledgehammer zip. It's a great idea. Basically you set it up to monitor the Windows Update Service to make sure it's not up and running. All the details are in that readme, check it out. Since the usosvc service is now also a culprit and we also want to make sure it's always disabled, it's a nice little tool for a quick visual check and peace of mind.
     
  12. Homer712

    Homer712 MDL Junior Member

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    Thank you!
     
  13. pf100

    pf100 MDL Expert

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  14. Homer712

    Homer712 MDL Junior Member

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    Installed ServiceTray and am getting these types of notifications after a restart. Does this seem normal or is the update service somehow trying to gain control?
     

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  15. pf100

    pf100 MDL Expert

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    I'll look into it. The service should never be able to start so I'll have to verify this.
     
  16. Whistler4

    Whistler4 MDL Member

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    It's seemed pretty normal to me after several years usage to have Service Tray initially trigger several on-off notifications of the state of WUS. I think the important thing is what the stable end state of the service that Service Tray shows. You can always double check with a separate instance of WUB.