Windows 10: Disabling Updates using Services

  1.    28 Dec 2017 #1

    Disabling Updates using Services


    Hi

    I've disabled Windows Updates by going into the options using "Services" and changing it from Enable to Disabled and then applied the change.

    Switched on my laptop and lo and behold, the setting has reversed itself back to Enabled !! How is this possible ??

    I have Windows 10 Home Edition but it doesn't give me the option to change to a Metered connection.

    I really want the updates to stop as I get more trouble than ever !!

    Please help and advise if you can.

    Cheers ! :)
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  2.    28 Dec 2017 #2

    To prevent automatic download & installation of Windows Updates, including new builds such as the FCU do the following:

    1) Download Windows Update MiniTool
    2) Go into user interface, on the left hand side you will see 'Automatic Updates', change from 'automatically' to 'Notification mode'

    After doing the above, whenever there are updates, you will get a popup notification that there are updates to install. Run the MiniTool & check for updates. When the one that you don't want to install appears in the list, put a check mark beside it & click on the option to hide it. Then, if you go back and re-run Windows Update, that update will not appear again (IF, by chance, it does show up again after you have hidden it, just hide it again - sometimes this happens maybe due to a minor bug in the program).

    Good luck!!
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       28 Dec 2017 #3

    Woodnome said: View Post
    I have Windows 10 Home Edition but it doesn't give me the option to change to a Metered connection.
    I have Home too. The metered connection option for WiFi has always been available in Home, from the very first version, build 10240 in 2015. Subsequent versions have moved the option around in Settings, but all have had it. All types of connections can be set as metered in any version of Home, but Ethernet connections could only be set by editing the registry until Creators Update (1703) added the option to Settings.

    Set Wireless Network as Metered or Non-Metered in Windows 10

    Set Ethernet Connection as Metered or Unmetered in Windows 10
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  4.    29 Dec 2017 #4

    Thank you AthanasianCreed , i tried that and will hope for best results , will tell you if anything goes wrong ! cheers
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