Windows 10: Reverse Pause Updates/ Updates have been resumed??

  1.    08 Jun 2018 #1

    Reverse Pause Updates/ Updates have been resumed??


    I accidentally clicked "un-pause" updates and now I see that checking updates has been resumed and I apparently can not reverse it until updates are checked again. I have active hours set to max so I am assuming that the system will not check for updates until I boot up again tomorrow morning. Is there anyway to reverse this that is pause updates again or am I screwed? TIA.
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  2.    08 Jun 2018 #2

    Restore point perhaps?

    Active hours means it will check and download if appropriate, but not restart during the period set, should a restart be required. At least that's my belief... and my experience when an update has arrived during an active hours period.

    Windows 10 automatically downloads and installs updates, but a new feature in Windows 10’s Anniversary Update gives you more control over when this happens. Set “active hours” when you generally use your PC, and Windows won’t restart your computer during those hours.


    In the Creators Update, Microsoft now allows you to define up to 18 hours of each day as “off limits” and prevent automatic restarts during those hours. Windows still won’t restart your computer while you’re actively using it, even outside of active hours
    How to Set t Restart at a Bad Time

    However... MS says
    Set active hours to let Windows know when you're typically at your PC. We’ll use that info to schedule updates and restarts when you’re not using the PC.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...-in-windows-10

    But the text in Settings says:
    Set active hours to let us know when you typically use this device. We won’t automatically restart it during active hours and we won’t restart without checking if you’re using it.
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  3.    08 Jun 2018 #3

    dalchina said: View Post
    Restore point perhaps?
    Active hours means it will check and download if appropriate,
    SNIP

    Yeah, I have always thought of using a restore point as a last resort. Somehow I have convinced myself that using a restore point can possibly cause more harm then good : )

    As far as active hours I guess what I meant by setting it to "max" is that I have active hours set (can't check right now) from I think 5am to 11pm. So tomorrow I am guessing when I boot up since I "missed" that window between 11pm and 5am when I am "not active" the OS will proceed and check even though I will have booted up after 5am which would normally be active hours. At least I think that is how it works. I'll see what happens tomorrow. Hopefully wushowhide.diagcab will be able to hide any unwanted updates should they start to download and stop win 10 from installing any presumed mischief.
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  4.    08 Jun 2018 #4

    Note - the check for updates can occur at any time. I've been notified of an update during active hours - i.e. about a pending restart.

    The odd thing was the restart didn't automatically occur at the end of the active hours period.

    Now if only there were a simple, rigorous definition of this...
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  5.    09 Jun 2018 #5

    dalchina said: View Post
    Restore point perhaps?
    SNIP

    Apparently, no harm no foul. This morning I was once again "permitted" to pause for 30 days and wushowhide.diagcab showed no updates to hide.

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    Interesting though I was surprised the other day when I felt some heat from the right side "mouse" vent and looked at task manager and saw lots of download activity. Once that completed I fired up wushowhide.diagcab and saw that an update was pending but I decided to hide it thinking all was good.

    "Nuh-Uh." Flash and a CUM update "updated" anyway when I went to shut down. The CUM update was from May I beleive though for whatever reason the last CUM update that "got through" was from MARCH. I wonder why I was able to avoid April (I am assuming there was one and I thought that wushowhide.diagcab was infallible : ) I wonder why the MAY update got through. I know that the PAUSE only works for 30 days but I thought that once wushowhide.diagcab identified a pending update and if I chose to hide it it would not get installed even after it had downloaded and was "ready" to install.

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  6.    09 Jun 2018 #6

    You might like to experiment with Windows Update Minitool (free) which includes updates scan, hide, notify etc...
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  7.    09 Jun 2018 #7

    dalchina said: View Post
    You might like to experiment with Windows Update Minitool (free) which includes updates scan, hide, notify etc...
    I have thought of that as well as WUMT Wrapper however I am fearful with whatever I have going on with any changes I have made to the Group Policy Editor and anything else that I can not think of at the moment that invoking any of the above two might do more damage then good. If I am not mistaken doesn't firing up WUMT Wrapper IIRC won't that enable all updates and then you need to take measures to stop them from either downloading/ installing. And I seem to recall something not so good about Mini-Tool but I can be totally mistaken. I know that there are quite a few excellent threads here about both but if memory serves they seem to be quite persnickety at times and I am always fearful of mucking things up.
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