thanks, that’s encouraging to know. I believe that on windows 10 professional the auto updating can still be turned off, but not on the home versions.
I’d be interested in your Ascom settings for Phd2 and the ACOM The SkyX controlled telescope. I understand that with the lodestar as auto guider the camera to mount cabling is no longer required. Also if you still guide with Maxim DL what type settings you use to link to the guide camera.
Maybe you could contact me off forum.