"Preparing Security Options" and freezing

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  1. Layback Bear's Avatar
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       17 Jan 2018 #11

    All I know is what I have previous shown.
    I.E. has cookies and Temp internet files in the picture and I haven't opened I.E. in weeks. I run Ccleaner a few times a day. Which means to me the cookies and Temp's keep coming back. Therefore I.E. is being used by Windows 10.


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  2.    18 Jan 2018 #12

    EdTittel said: View Post
    Yes, I agree: for some AV/AM (anti-malware) packages, it's standard procedure to disable them before initiating Windows updates, then to instruct them to resume once the updates are installed. I'm not sure about the impact of disabling/uninstalling IE on updates. I know that you can run the Windows Update MiniTool without having IE present on a system. Anybody else know if WU uses IE "behind the scenes" as it were? @essenbe @Kari @f14tomcat This could turn into something more interesting than it already is!
    How can we do this? I thought Windows 10 just updates automatically in the background without user input?
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  3.    19 Jan 2018 #13

    Good question! Turns out there are various "tricks" to discourage Windows 10 from updating automatically. For Win10 Pro, Education and Enterprise, there are Group Policy settings to handle that, or options for deferring updates. Another "trick" is to set networking to metered so that WU won't consume presumably precious bandwidth for updates on its own. There are even methods for disabling WU altogether so it won't update on its own, or not without asking permission (See these TF tutorials: Enable or Disable Driver Updates in Windows Update and Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates).
    Last edited by EdTittel; 19 Jan 2018 at 12:00. Reason: Fix URLS for TF tutorials
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