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How do I stop a rogue update?

By Angie2334 ·
Someone started an update about 6 days ago & it's currently at 72%. I did not want/need it and cannot stop it. I have tried to go to my programs & delete it. It won't die. It also has been slowing my system waaay down & even shuts down in the middle of emails or websites etc. HELP. It has the yellow shield for Windows updates

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Start the Windows Update

by OH Smeg In reply to How do I stop a rogue up ...

Then when you are asked to chose the updates in Vista or 7 deselect the one in question.

If this is XP start the Windows Update and chose Custom when the Window Opens and then deselect the Update in Question when they are shown.

You can even chose to ignore the update if you wish.

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change windows update settings to download and notify only . . .

by Who Am I Really In reply to How do I stop a rogue up ...

> open windows update settings
select
> Download updates but let me choose whether to install them

Then when the updates are downloaded install one at a time until finished

start each monthly update cycle by installing the MRT (Malicious Software Removal Tool) update first

also to easily remove the "Install Updates and Shutdown" from the shutdown menu,
you need to have one of the following versions installed
> XP -Pro

> Vista business
> Vista enterprise
> Vista Ultimate

> Win 7 pro
> Win 7 enterprise
> Win 7 Ultimate

if you have one of the above versions
you enter the group policy editor
Start > Run > gpedit.msc
expand the following policy tree in the navigation pane on the left

> Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update

and change the following policy entries :

: Do not adjust default option to 'Install Updates and Shut Down' in Shut Down Windows dialog box
: Do not display 'Install Updates and Shut Down' option in Shut Down Windows dialog box


the above policies with the same names are also in User Configuration

expand the User Configuration policy tree to:

> User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update
: Do not adjust default option to 'Install Updates and Shut Down' in Shut Down Windows dialog box
: Do not display 'Install Updates and Shut Down' option in Shut Down Windows dialog box


set the above policies in both Computer Configuration and User Configuration to "Enabled"

if you are stuck with one of the home versions
> XP Home

> Vista Home Basic
> Vista Home Premium

> Win 7 Starter
> Win 7 Home Basic
> Win 7 Home Premium

you will need to use registry files to change the group policy options as there is no group policy editor in any of the home versions

I have already created these registry files and can post them if required

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unplug the internet

by databaseben In reply to How do I stop a rogue up ...

you can try unplugging the computer from the internet, then reboot it.

afterwards, you can tweak the system to avoid that update; before reconnecting to the internet.

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