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  1. Thread: Stop Windows 10 Updates Properly and Completely by pf100
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 330 Views 95,681

    Solved I see. I suppose there are multiple ways of...

    I see. I suppose there are multiple ways of checking whether the OS is x86 or x64. In a somewhat related tale of confusion, I learned the variable for the windows folder as %systemroot%, but I...
  2. Thread: Stop Windows 10 Updates Properly and Completely by pf100
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 330 Views 95,681

    Solved I'm checking the architecture of the OS. I...

    I'm checking the architecture of the OS.
    I decided early on to not check for "Program Files (x86)" because some programs are hard-coded to install in that folder and will create it if it doesn't...
  3. Thread: Stop Windows 10 Updates Properly and Completely by pf100
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 330 Views 95,681

    Solved @Matthew Wai...

    @Matthew Wai I showed your solution to the non-english path name problem to @rpo at MDL forum who wrote the vbscript portion of the wrapper script code (I'm a horrible vbscript programmer and can...
  4. Thread: Stop Windows 10 Updates Properly and Completely by pf100
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 330 Views 95,681

    Solved No reason, I just didn't know how. Now I do...

    No reason, I just didn't know how. Now I do since you showed me. The script is already a mixture of CMD and VBScript so I'll fix it. Thanks.
  5. Thread: Stop Windows 10 Updates Properly and Completely by pf100
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 330 Views 95,681

    Solved This is the part of the script that creates the...

    This is the part of the script that creates the xml using whatever path the script is in.

    :: Create automatic Windows Defender Update "WDU" task that updates Defender only if it's enabled and...
  6. Thread: Stop Windows 10 Updates Properly and Completely by pf100
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 330 Views 95,681

    Solved I edited my post above to show what happens when...

    I edited my post above to show what happens when you try to import an xml with non code page 1252 characters in the path name with schtask.exe in a batch or cmd script to create a task.
    Note the...
  7. Thread: Stop Windows 10 Updates Properly and Completely by pf100
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 330 Views 95,681

    Solved Excellent work. I'll definitely check it out.

    Excellent work. I'll definitely check it out.
  8. Thread: Stop Windows 10 Updates Properly and Completely by pf100
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 330 Views 95,681

    Solved Matthew...

    Matthew, I hope you don't mind me answering this one.
    For some reason, and I've asked experts, it's impossible to create a task from a batch script or VBS file to create a task from an XML file if...
  9. Thread: Stop Windows 10 Updates Properly and Completely by pf100
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 330 Views 95,681

    Solved Open notepad++ or whatever editor you're using as...

    Open notepad++ or whatever editor you're using as administrator, and edit it that way. Or copy the file to your desktop, edit it, and move the edited file back to the original folder.
  10. Thread: Stop Windows 10 Updates Properly and Completely by pf100
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 330 Views 95,681

    Solved Matthew Wai...

    Matthew Wai Maybe because of your modifications allowing notifications? There's no other way that I know of to allow notifications without checking for updates first. Run the script and hide the 1809...
  11. Thread: Stop Windows 10 Updates Properly and Completely by pf100
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 330 Views 95,681

    Solved Correct. I installed Windows Update Assistant in...

    Correct. I installed Windows Update Assistant in my VM. It threw an error because it couldn't write to the UpdateAssistant(V2) folders, but it created the %systemdrive%\Windows10Upgrade folder and...
  12. Thread: Stop Windows 10 Updates Properly and Completely by pf100
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 330 Views 95,681

    Solved I don't see how it could. The way to be sure is...

    I don't see how it could.
    The way to be sure is to run the script to lock the folders, then try to install update assistant from here.
  13. Thread: Stop Windows 10 Updates Properly and Completely by pf100
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 330 Views 95,681

    Solved Why are you clicking continue to get access when...

    Why are you clicking continue to get access when you're trying to prevent access? I still don't know what version of Windows 10 you're doing this on, but in 18309.1000 this is what happens if I click...
  14. Thread: Stop Windows 10 Updates Properly and Completely by pf100
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 330 Views 95,681

    Solved I edited my post to say I don't have access after...

    I edited my post to say I don't have access after clicking continue in your screenshot. Try my script without your modifications and tell me what happens.

    Edit: I'm testing this in an early...
  15. Thread: Stop Windows 10 Updates Properly and Completely by pf100
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 330 Views 95,681

    Solved These commands in the script lock those folders....

    These commands in the script lock those folders. It requires the variable %nsudovar% to be set, and for nsudo to exist in the script folder.

    %nsudovar% -ShowWindowMode:Hide -Wait -U:T -P:E...
  16. Thread: Stop Windows 10 Updates Properly and Completely by pf100
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 330 Views 95,681

    Solved No it's not. I've got 18309.1000 in VirtualBox. I...

    No it's not. I've got 18309.1000 in VirtualBox. I just checked and the script won't allow me access to the UpdateAssistant or UpdateAssistantV2 folders. Are you using script version 2.5.5? That's the...
  17. Thread: Stop Windows 10 Updates Properly and Completely by pf100
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 330 Views 95,681

    Solved Some history of the script: The first version for...

    Some history of the script: The first version for 10240 RTM just disabled the windows update service. That soon stopped working in later versions of windows 10. I thought about it a while and decided...
  18. Thread: Stop Windows 10 Updates Properly and Completely by pf100
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 330 Views 95,681

    Solved @Pedro147...

    @Pedro147 I think you should specify that you're using @Matthew Wai's fork of the script when you're asking for assistance to eliminate any confusion.
  19. Thread: Stop Windows 10 Updates Properly and Completely by pf100
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 330 Views 95,681

    Solved Thank you @EdTittel...

    Thank you @EdTittel. You're good people and I appreciate your kind remarks. I wish we could have lunch sometime.
    Edit: It appears that removing file permissions still works fine in 19H1 unimpeded,...
  20. Thread: Stop Windows 10 Updates Properly and Completely by pf100
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 330 Views 95,681

    Solved Correct. Removing permissions from system files...

    Correct. Removing permissions from system files (by whatever means) locks them and Windows cannot read them, execute them or overwrite them, repair or restore them. They are effectively locked...
  21. Thread: Stop Windows 10 Updates Properly and Completely by pf100
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 330 Views 95,681

    Solved Removing permissions from system files locks the...

    Removing permissions from system files locks the files whether you use PowerRun or NSudo or not.
    In 1803 and earlier you could remove permissions with your normal Administrator account and they...
  22. Thread: Stop Windows 10 Updates Properly and Completely by pf100
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 330 Views 95,681

    Solved Download Recovery Script for 2.5.6 here...

    Download Recovery Script for 2.5.6 here.
    SHA1: 293b634cd65fda46b6f9b4449c742443f01b3b11

    I have the recovery script working. It works to recover 2.5.6 but works with any version of the script (up...
  23. Thread: Stop Windows 10 Updates Properly and Completely by pf100
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 330 Views 95,681

    Solved Nsudo works better than powerrun for two reasons:...

    Nsudo works better than powerrun for two reasons:
    1) Nsudo has a "wait" switch that lets each command complete. Powerrun requires a timeout between each command because it doesn't complete in time...
  24. Thread: Stop Windows 10 Updates Properly and Completely by pf100
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 330 Views 95,681

    Solved That's how big the update is in its entirety to...

    That's how big the update is in its entirety to update every possible version of Windows 10 to 1803. It only downloads the parts you need, so you'll only download 1 to 3 GB. That is, if you want...
  25. Thread: Stop Windows 10 Updates Properly and Completely by pf100
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 330 Views 95,681

    Solved Who better to solve the problem that I caused:-)?...

    Who better to solve the problem that I caused:-)? And I'm going to turn this bad situation into a good one by including a recovery script with future versions. upfc.exe is a deeply rooted protected...
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