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Your browser will redirect to your requested content shortly. Your browser will redirect to your requested content shortly. To keep the official GWX Control Panel user guide short and to-the-point, I’m now maintaining all release notes for the program in this post. As always, you can download the program at the Ultimate Outsider Downloads page. Removed a misleading alert that was appearing on some computers with “clean” Windows installs that had not yet encountered Windows 10 symptoms. This was a dialog box I had added while I was testing a fix I had implemented in version 1. 0 but ended up not needing.
The alert was harmless, but wasn’t supposed to appear in the final release, so now it’s gone. Fixes issues that can occur if third-party tools or scripts break permissions on some Windows 10-related registry keys. Now checks for the “Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates” setting of Windows Update, since this can leave you vulnerable to some known Windows 10 update patches. You can now block the Microsoft Get Windows 10 icon app even if it isn’t currently installed. Previous versions of the program disabled the “Disable Get Windows 10 App” button if the app couldn’t be found. But now you can preemptively disable it in the event that the KB3035583 patch gets installed on your PC subsequent to running GWX Control Panel. The text changes to “Prevent Get Windows 10 app” in this case.
Stand-alone users will still just have a button that takes you to the Downloads page. Disable Monitor Mode and Display the User Guide buttons have moved. Making room for an upcoming feature. Fixed some unexpected behavior that could occur if a user chose not to allow GWX Control Panel admin rights if required to perform an action. Improved internal performance of diagnostic logging.
Program no longer crashes when run on Windows Vista. Microsoft does not target that OS for Windows 10 upgrades. I just didn’t want my program crashing when Vista users tried to run it. To eliminate some odd timing issues caused by users having Monitor Mode enabled for both All Users and Current User at the same time, the installer now makes sure that only “All Users” is enabled. This only applies to upgrades, and only where Monitor Mode was already enabled. For debugging purposes, installer now saves a log file in the install directory, named install_log.
The installer is now based on NSIS 2. 5, which has some security improvements over previous versions. LOTS of under-the-hood refactoring and optimizations in preparation for some future plans. Fixed an erroneous “Monitor Mode is not currently running” message in Save Diagnostic Info reports.
Screen now refreshes more accurately depending on current state of monitor mode. It didn’t always notice when a running instance shut down. Improved logic around Monitor Mode detection of Windows Update switching into “install updates automatically” mode. Intended behavior is to only trigger a warning if user preferences change from a non-automatic setting to automatic installs.
Monitor Mode now has new “Change Monitor Mode preferences” menu option where you can select what kind of events you’d like to be notified about. All buttons and dynamic text fields in the program have tooltips that appear when you float the mouse over them, for extended information. Added a new information field and detection logic for “non-critical” Windows 10 settings. Previous versions of GWX Control Panel monitored these settings, but bundled most of them under “Windows 10 Upgrades.
Now, the “Windows 10 Upgrades” logic is only tied to settings and features known to directly affect visible Windows 10 upgrade behavior. Disable Non-critical Windows 10 Settings button so users can change those settings at will without affecting the computers “Windows 10 Upgrades” status. Added “Click to” to the names of all buttons to make it clear that the button text represents actions, not status. The upper “information” area is where to look for your computer’s current status.