Windows 10: Stop Windows 10 Updates Properly and Completely Solved

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  1.    24 Feb 2018 #1

    Stop Windows 10 Updates Properly and Completely


    Please check out this handy and helpful tool from the staff at the well-known and respected download site MajorGeeks.com (a fellow Texas operation).
    MajorGeeks link to 2.38 version [Updated June 25, 2018])
    WUMT Wrapper Script is used to launch Windows Update MiniTool and disable Windows Updates until you run it again avoiding unwanted reboots.

    The script auto-elevates and makes sure the Windows Update service is running, then runs the correct version (x86 or x64) of Windows Update MiniTool in "auto-search for updates" mode. After you close Windows Update MiniTool, it stops and disables the Windows Update service, and it won't run again until you run WUMT Wrapper Script next time.

    With the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition, Microsoft has once again removed Group Policies and registry tweaks on Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Home to protect Windows Updates from being disabled, among other things. As you're well aware, Windows Updates are important so this script, and the Windows Update MiniTool should be used by advanced users.

    Recently, starting around 11/26/2017 Windows 10 arbitrarily starts the windows update service even when disabled so the author has incorporated Windows Update Blocker to rectify that particular scenario.

    This is distributed as text that you place in Notepad and save as a .cmd. Then you need Windows Updates in the same folder. We have done all of this for you, so all you need to do is download WUMT Wrapper Script.zip, extract to a folder and run Windows Update MiniTool.cmd as needed.


    --Ed--
    [PS: thanks to Dalchina for suggesting that I retitle this thread to make the content easier to identify and find.]
    Last edited by EdTittel; 3 Weeks Ago at 15:34.
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  2.    25 Feb 2018 #2

    Thanks Ed- Idea- people might find it more easily with a title something like
    Stop Windows updates properly- until you want them.

    (How do you enable them?)
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  3.    25 Feb 2018 #3

    dalchina said: View Post
    (How do you enable them?)
    I reckon you'd just run WUMT without launching via the script and make your desired changes.

    EDIT: That doesn't work. Even a complete reset of WU components will not re-enable Windows Update Service. I know that because I've just needed to manually install an update from .msu file.

    Tried wusa.exe "FullPathToUpdate.msu" and Dism++ and both failed because there is no way to start windows update service without WUMT up and running. WU service needs to be running after reboot to complete the install and as soon as WUMT exits it disables the service.

    Anyway it's working now:
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    Important: WUMT Wrapper Script has been updated.


    The author has included Configurator.cmd script to allow user to restore update functionality when needed.

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    You run the script to restore normal Windows Update functionality.


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    Once update is installed and machine rebooted you can run Windows Update MiniTool.cmd (as administrator) again to go back to manual update checks using the tool with Windows Updates disabled when exiting the GUI.

    Updated version including configurator is here:

    Download WUMT Wrapper Script - MajorGeeks




    Last edited by Callender; 13 Mar 2018 at 21:51.
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  4.    25 Feb 2018 #4

    Maybe- but the script also uses
    Windows Update Blocker
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  5.    25 Feb 2018 #5

    MajorGeeks.com should include a thanks to the original author pf100 from the MDL site where you can get more info about it
    WUMT Wrapper script - controls windows update service | My Digital Life Forums
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  6.    26 Feb 2018 #6

    Yeah I started to use this as soon as windows started to annoy me with FCU. Works like a charm , WUB just disables every update until the script disables it , then runs WUMT , and runs WUB again after closing WUMT. Being able to select the updates manually and not have any unless picking them myself feels good.
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  7.    02 Mar 2018 #7

    EdTittel said: View Post
    Please check out this handy and helpful tool from the staff at the well-known and respected download site MajorGeeks.com (a fellow Texas operation).
    Download WUMT Wrapper Script - MajorGeeks --Ed--
    [PS: thanks to Dalchina for suggesting that I retitle this thread to make the content easier to identify and find.]
    pepesito said: View Post
    Yeah I started to use this as soon as windows started to annoy me with FCU. Works like a charm , WUB just disables every update until the script disables it , then runs WUMT , and runs WUB again after closing WUMT. Being able to select the updates manually and not have any unless picking them myself feels good.
    This is exactly what I need to do for a computer I'm supporting now, block an upgrade that keeps trying to install at every startup and failing. Looking at all the tools in the WUMT Wrapper folder, do I run WUMT, hide the undesired update then just run WB (need Defender to update, though) or what is the desired order of running the command scripts ? Run Wrapper, then wumt then WUB ? What's the diff between running Wrapper a 2nd time to reverse and 'uninstall Wrapper script ? TIA, guys
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  8.    02 Mar 2018 #8

    You just run the script by right click run as administrator:


    Make your choices and exit. There will be no update checks until you run the script. RE: Windows Defender. I don't use it so can't comment.

    RE: Failing update. Before running WUMT you probably need to reset WU:


    1. Disconnect the computer from the Internet (important) so Windows Update cannot automatically update. Prefer to switch off router.
    2. Stop Windows Update Service. If it won't stop switch off router and reboot with no connection and check that it stopped.
    3. Run the script here Script Reset Windows Update Agent (right click and run as administrator) choosing option 11 then reboot when finished. Keep router off.
    4. Run the script again choose option 2. When finished shut down.
    5. Switch on router and boot into windows.
    6. Configure update settings (via settings panel) to your preference and launch a Windows Update check.


    Hopefully everything works. After that you can run WUMT Wrapper Script for additional control.
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  9.    02 Mar 2018 #9

    " There will be no update checks until you run the script. RE: Windows Defender. I don't use it so can't comment."

    Thanks. When I run the Wrapper script, I can check Y to enable Defender and Store updates. That seems to work fine.

    "RE: Failing update. Before running WUMT you probably need to reset WU"

    We ran WU troubleshooter and all issues were fixed. Ran disable WU but it tried again at shutdown and restart so the Task Scheduler must be triggered. I added your Reset WU Agent script to the toolbox. I'll try hiding the failed update with WUMT first and restart to see if it tries to install and fail again before trying this. Will post feedback after we try tomorrow. Thanks again.
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