Now there is one less reason to dislike Windows 10! My home laptop is not my primary computer and it may sit for a week with no use. All editions can use below that does the same thing. And the Windows Update Medic service if required. Most Microsoft updates are issued to patch security vulnerabilities, many others are to improve performance, and some are to add features. Become a and go ad-free! Method 1 — turn off automatic updates Method 2 — advanced settings to configure automatic updates Method 1 of 2 Completely turn off automatic updates Important: We recommend you before editing the Registry just in case if something goes wrong! Yet more caveats and work-arounds I have heard, but have not been able to verify, that a disabled Windows Update service can magically become re-enabled after some period of time. Do you find being locked down for 30 min for 'updates' to be installed reasonable? Hope the options still are working.
Theuns I have stuck in a windows update circle too. By using this method, it cut down more trifling updates which typically include new drivers and software features. I come back to my computer and find that updates have automatically installed. If you are interested in preventing windows updates from 1607 to 1703 you can do that but there are trade offs. Eventually the problem was fixed.
What folders are you trying to rename? Here, I just changed MusNotification. To turn everything off, here is what to do. The problem with doing so is that you will get messages about the failure to upgrade. So far the service has been unable to start. Just before the previous installation, I made a back-up image of my system and was so glad I did; after about a day with new update I encountered what for me were major problems with some of my older programs, and restoring to just before the update using the image backup was a breeze. That way it can be re-enabled if required.
Major updates like 1809, for some reason only Microsoft knows, will do weird things like delete your Windows 7 games like FreeCell. Often Windows will send new updates at regular intervals in order to ensure that a system remains new. If you find yourself submitting the same answer multiple times, stop yourself, because your answer will show up in the review queue. This brings up the Local Group Policy Editor. I've never had updates every 10 days.
In case your computer has missed multiple updates, you may have to click on Check for Updates multiple times, until your computer says that it is up to date with Updates. For some small number of people, that will clearly never be the case. Thanks Bye Balubeto You are welcome. Changed the user account controlling the item from System to my account. Follow the simple steps given below to stop or disable Windows 10 Automatic app updates. Is there a way to specifically block the reboots vice nuking the entire update process? This time, Windows Update checks for updates. Sure, there are occasionally minor annoyances.
You seem to be unaware of any practical or legitimate need to prevent unexpected updates, or any consequences beyond losing a desktop game or two. This is an extreme measure, but it would prevent what you have described from occurring. Turning these updates off can have adverse effects on your computer, as it leaves the system exposed to several security threats. I do wish they'd cut that out, but it is a simple matter to reinstall them, and they do not delete your records. This is a big hammer.
Do default , always on , or always off below for what you would like to do. I am on a metered connection, and Windows Updates suck up all my data. While the above method helps you get rid of automatic updates, you should still keep enabling them from time to time. Use this at your own risk. More control over updates is sorely needed — even in Windows 10 Home edition. Step 1: Type Regedit in Start menu or taskbar search box and then press Enter key.
Anything you create should be fair game as long as it is not in use. Activity window of only up to 12 hours possible to prevent updates during that time? On the upside, security updates are cumulative meaning if you do skip these updates, you can download the next one and be up to date. Funny, 7 was the quietest update without problems afterwards. For example, create a simple text file in Notepad called disable-wu. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact. On each item I've adjusted, I've changed the following tabs.
All seems fine now, but the nuke from orbit approach is a bit much to stabilize what was a machine that used to work just fine. I know I should update more frequently than I do, but it is such a pain-in-the-. Consider trying a rename from an administrative command prompt? So far, I've only Disabled and not Deleted any parameters. I like it more and more and more as I work with it and learn its tweaks. Re-enable and re-start To re-enable Windows Updates, reverse the process. Win 10 Pro just restarted in the middle of watching a movie and updated for 30 mins, I could not change the time, and now I got even less options in Windows Update.
But disabling this feature is very unwise, even for experienced users. For this reason, I would like to ensure that Windows never automatically restarts. The curve between Windows anything and Linux of any flavor is that times a thousand. I do a system image backup before any upgrade. And who knows maybe there will come an update that isn't good for one of my machines, so to have a choice at least for non-critical or security updates would be good. There are many methods to turning it off, but one of them should work.