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    Help me disable these ####ed automatic updates – Windows 10

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    by sambunten ·

    I’ve read all the articles, and the solutions never work. I’ve tried disabling automatic updates via a downloaded gpedit.msc (I have Home edition), I’ve edited the registry, I get locked out of editing services.msc event with changing ownership, I’ve set to metered connection.

    I don’t want there to be permanent stop to updates, but I want to update on my own terms, something that shouldn’t be controversial. Even postponing a week or so out, every week I have to go and remove a bunch of Windows bloatware that takes forever.

    There has to be a way to pause these updates indefinitely. Can anyone help?

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    • #4194018
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      Reply To: Help me disable these ####ed automatic updates – Windows 10

      by birdmantd ·

      In reply to Help me disable these ####ed automatic updates – Windows 10

      If it is a true MS Windows update, you aren’t required to update it but it is usually advisable that you do when such an update is introduced. I always thought there was a way to limit when such updates occur and/or make the computer stop checking automatically or check for new updates at a more delayed interval.

    • #4194045
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      Keeping in mind

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Help me disable these ####ed automatic updates – Windows 10

      That all articles failed, I will write that the usual fix for this is to move to Windows Server where you have more control.

      Also weird to read is “locked out of editing”. This has never been an issue for me on any of the Windows Professional versions such as XP, 7, 8, 10 and 11. Maybe some research is needed here about booting to safe mode, editing while in a recovery environment or such.

    • #4194071
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      Re: Windows bloatware

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to Help me disable these ####ed automatic updates – Windows 10

      I wouldn’t say that the regular monthly Windows Updates (introduce bloatware. Have a look the file information of the October 2023 cumulative update (download it via https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/october-10-2023-kb5031356-os-builds-19044-3570-and-19045-3570-951fac64-5bf8-4eba-ba18-a9448920df1a ) and check yourself. I see a bunch of dll’s needed by Windows itself.

      So can you tell more about the bloatware you remove only to have it come back?

    • #4194536

      bug attack

      by jamsahidzulfiqar ·

      In reply to Help me disable these ####ed automatic updates – Windows 10

      i also got some bug attack during window update looking for the best solution this web of mine need to fix now because of the update

      • #4194544
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        Not possible. Here’s why.

        by rproffitt ·

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        The person above already has tried all they found on the web so the answer appears to be to move to Windows Server.

        As to your system, if you can’t restore or remove the “bug” then you reinstall Windows and then restore your data from backups.

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      Reply To: Help me disable these ####ed automatic updates – Windows 10

      by jjns1443 ·

      In reply to Help me disable these ####ed automatic updates – Windows 10

      As far as I know, you cannot disable updates in Windows 10, they can only be paused.

    • #4195755

      help

      by edwardopoku5 ·

      In reply to Help me disable these ####ed automatic updates – Windows 10

      try to download a software call (do not spy) it will help you

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      Reply To: Help me disable these ####ed automatic updates – Windows 10

      by abbaskhan8008 ·

      In reply to Help me disable these ####ed automatic updates – Windows 10

      To disable automatic updates on Windows 10:

      Press Win + I to open Settings.
      Go to “Update & Security.”
      Select “Windows Update” from the left sidebar.
      Click on “Advanced options.”
      Under the “Pause updates” section, use the dropdown menu to select a date far in the future.
      Additionally, you can set your network connection to “metered” to limit updates (Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi/Ethernet > your connection > Set as metered connection).

      • This reply was modified 5 months, 2 weeks ago by abbaskhan8008.
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      Reply To: Help me disable these ####ed automatic updates – Windows 10

      by lastreaction17 ·

      In reply to Help me disable these ####ed automatic updates – Windows 10

      Firstly, make sure you’ve exhausted all options provided by Microsoft. If you’re comfortable making changes to your system, here’s another approach:

      Consider using a third-party tool like “Windows Update Blocker” or “WUMT Wrapper Script.” These tools provide a more user-friendly interface for controlling Windows updates on Home editions.

      Before using any third-party tool, ensure it’s from a reputable source to avoid potential security risks. Once installed, these tools typically allow you to disable or delay updates more easily than the native options available to Home edition users.

      Keep in mind that controlling updates comes with certain risks, as updates often include crucial security patches. Be cautious and make sure to regularly check for updates manually to ensure your system stays secure.

      Remember that using third-party tools involves a [certain] level of risk, and you should carefully review the documentation provided by the tool’s developer. Additionally, it’s a good practice to create a system restore point before making significant changes to your system configuration.

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