Control Windows 10 Migration Push from Microsoft

Microsoft is pestering its Windows users by constantly displaying the “Migrate to Windows 10” icon in the taskbar.  It is even presenting the Windows 10 migration as an Optional “upgrade” in Windows Update module.  Attempts to opt-out/hide the “Optional upgrade” is not being registered by Windows and the “upgrade” still appears.

If you are one of those users who are annoyed by how hard Microsoft is trying to get you migrated from your current working OS version to Windows 10, you are not out of luck.

Install the GWX Control Panel tool from http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/ .  This tool allows to completely control the “Migrate to Windows 10 nag” from Microsoft and helps you regain your peace of mind.

GWX Control Panel

Control Windows 10 Migration Push from Microsoft

Patch Management – Best Practices

Personal Patch Management 

Secunia PSI (Personal Software Inspector), is a free software which scans all the applications in your computer, find the ones that are end-of-support or have security patches and highlight them for update in your computer.  Secunia have the ability to automatically update the application or provides instructions and links on how to perform the update operation.  This allows your programs to be up-to-date and safe from vulnerabilities which are already discovered.

Other References:

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-keys-to-successful-patch-management/

https://ics-cert.us-cert.gov/sites/default/files/recommended_practices/PatchManagementRecommendedPractice_Final.pdf

NIST Guide to Enterprise Patch Management: http://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/SpecialPublications/NIST.SP.800-40r3.pdf

Patch Management – Best Practices