Windows 10 Creators Update Will Let Users Block Desktop Apps from Installing

Windows 10 Creators Update Will Let Users Block Desktop Apps from Installing

The new feature, which is akin to one available in macOS, will make it easy to halt the update for up to three days.

The new Windows 10 Creators Update will have a feature that is created to prevent users from installing classic Win32 apps.

Windows 10 Creators Update is expected to launch in April, and will deliver a wealth of new features and improvements.

Windows users, take note: a potentially annoying update is headed your way.

John Cable is the Director of Program Management for Windows Servicing and Delivery and provided all the details. A new screen with more granular controls around location, speech recognition, diagnostics, tips and recommendations and relevant ads would replace the existing "Express Settings" in Windows 10.

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Pick a time - your select when the update gets installed. "Active Hours", or the time window during which Windows 10 will install updates, is also being expanded. 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. Many would argue (successfully) that the firm was too aggressive when pushing folks into upgrading to Windows 10.

There are 16 categories of privacy settings that contain a total of 44 different individual privacy related options.

Even with this better testing, the possibility of having to hold back the Creators Update for some users due to the discovery of an incompatibility can't be ruled out. The company is also reportedly working on a ChromeOS-like version of Windows 10 that will completely prevent installing Win32 apps.

Just like Microsoft, Apple was betting big on its app store, which is supposed to host only clean and fully secure applications, so Gatekeeper enables users to allow applications downloaded from the Mac App Store, the Mac App Store and identified developers, and anywhere.

This scrounge has been with us for years, but it seems Microsoft is finally listening and taking a more pragmatic approach to keeping us both happy and up to date.

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