Disabling Microsoft Update


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    Disabling Microsoft Update


    Running Windows 10, version 2004, build 19041.329.

    I would like to fully disable Windows 10 update, and only allow it to run when I decide to let it run. (Thanks in advance for all who will warn me what a terrible idea this is. I appreciate your concern. I am disinclined to acquiesce to your pleas. But thank you.)

    I am wondering if I edit the etc/hosts file to provide a bogus ip address for microsoft.com, would that do the trick? Wouldn't the update engine not be able to locate the updates?
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    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
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    Hello @CH Cobb,
    Welcome to TenForums!

    CH Cobb said:
    Running Windows 10, version 2004, build 19041.329.

    I would like to fully disable Windows 10 update, and only allow it to run when I decide to let it run.
    A popular way to achieve this is Option Seven here . . .

    How to Enable or Disable Automatic Updates for Windows Update in Windows 10

    I hope this helps!
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