As of an hour ago.
Unfortunately you won't be able to reactivate windows 8 if the upgrade to 10 was more then 30 days ago. Windows 8 license actually becomes a windows 10 license and you can't go back.
I would run a diagnostic on that specific drive.
SMART tests are kinda useless and a hard drive can be failing long before it throws a SMART error. Run the Seatools long generic test for a thorough check of every sector. Windows check isn't great either, although I haven't heard of HD Tune
I actually used this to a fresh install the other day, I just now checked what build it is and its 14393.693. So unless there was an update after I installed than I don't know what build it was.What build is it? I have both 14393.0 and 14393.479 ISOs, which are around 4GB exact. The latter downloaded this weekend.
The only version of 10 that you can set not to install updates is windows 10 pro.I'm having troulbe with Win10 updates.
I tried the group policy method to change the update policy and I set it to "allow local admin to change..." and I click update (so that it would take) but it still says "updates will be downloaded automatically" and I can't change squat.
Then I set it to "notify me" and it STILL says "updates will be downloaded automaticall."
I even tried to set it to "notify" with Winaero Tweaker, but even that didn't take.
HOWEVER, some days ago I got notified that this update is available:
Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool for Windows 8, 8.1, 10 and Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 x64 Edition - February 2017 (KB890830).
And it WASN'T installed automatically. Matter of fact, I've been avoiding it for a while now Periodically I'll get a message that says something like "Updates need to be installed" but I can close it.
Trouble is, there's no way for me to just dismiss this update and tell Win to not ever download it, furthermore, I imagine that when ANOTHER update comes, one that I DO need and want, I won't be able to install it without also installing this thing I don't want.