Windows 10: Windows 10 forced download - at my wits end.

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  1.    03 Jul 2018 #11

    Download this (Iinked it in my first post).
    Download WUMT Wrapper Script - MajorGeeks
    on another PC.
    Extract the portable version.
    Make sure you know what it does and how to use it, and how to undo the change.

    Put the portable version on a USB disk.

    Log in to your problem PC.
    Run this program.

    I can't find the update troubleshooter.
    Settings, search for Trouble, Click Troubleshoot. It should be listed.
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  2.    03 Jul 2018 #12

    Paulieb said: View Post
    According to netpeeker app, at the moment svchost[BITS] appears to be the main culprit. Is there any way I can disable it? Thanks again in advance for any replies
    Either use the Services management console (services.msc) or the following in an elevated commandline window (right-click on Start, select Command Prompt (Admin) ):
    Code:
    net stop bits
    then
    Code:
    sc config bits start= disabled
    Don't be surprised if/when Microsoft undo your changes.

    Hope this helps...
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  3.    03 Jul 2018 #13

    Note that if uploads from your device count towards your data plan then you'll need to do additional work (e.g. use something like O&O ShutUp10).

    Let us know...

    Hope this helps...
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       03 Jul 2018 #14

    Paulieb said: View Post
    ...I am reduced to logging on/off/on quickly, that way I get thirty seconds of grace before the damned update commences!
    ...My version is 1511

    Re the metering thing; at the manage known networks' there is only the 'forget' pane - nothing else!
    In 1511 the 'metered connection' switch for WiFi is not in 'manage known networks'. It is found in:
    Settings > Network & Internet > WiFi > Advanced options

    Version 1511 reached end of service on October 10, 2017. There were no further security updates for 1511 after that date.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...cle-fact-sheet

    Any updates for 1511 after that date are to notify you to update Windows. One or two in particular will install the Update Assistant to force an upgrade on you. This is particularly hard to stop as the Update Assistant doesn't use windows update and will likely ignore the 'metered connection' restrictions that apply to windows update. Also, if you uninstall the Update Assistant it will reinstall itself from locally held files.

    KB4023814 and KB4023057 are the main culprits. These do not appear in the list of updates that can be uninstalled, but their effects can be undone. See post #27 here...
    Block Windows 10 update assistant/all updates

    To be honest, apart from Defender definitions there are no relevant updates available for 1511 any more. You might as well disable the update services for all the good it does you. It would be better though if you updated to a version that is still in support.
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  5.    03 Jul 2018 #15

    Hi,
    Thank you for taking so much time to help, I appreciate it. Having being given no other choice by Microsoft, I left my laptop logged on today so as to finally complete the updates (this was before I opened this topic). In the settings section there is the following message; “Your device is up to date. Last checked; Today, 0934.”

    However the svchost [BITS], which as you know is linked to the update function, continues to run unabated. As I mentioned in an earlier post, it has used over three gb of data and is still running. Can I disable svhost[BITS]? If so, how?

    Thanks again.

    I’ve no issues about updating (apart from the fact I cannot choose – I had a Win 7 laptop which I never updated), just so long as the data used to do so isn’t excessive, but this blasted svchost[BITS] is draining my allowance. At this rate I will have used this month’s data within the next few days!
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  6.    03 Jul 2018 #16

    Paulieb said: View Post
    However the svchost [BITS], which as you know is linked to the update function, continues to run unabated. As I mentioned in an earlier post, it has used over three gb of data and is still running. Can I disable svhost[BITS]? If so, how?
    Answered in post #12.

    Hope this helps...
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  7. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 8,817
    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       03 Jul 2018 #17

    If you have had the update assistant installed, that works outside of Windows Update and will continue to download the upgrade files for version 1803 even if windows update says you are up to date. This is most likely what is using Bits. The upgrade files will be about 4GB in total. To stop it, as I said in post #14, you should see post #27 here...
    Block Windows 10 update assistant/all updates

    Or you could just let it run to completion, that is if you can afford to use up 3-4GB of your data allowance.
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  8.    03 Jul 2018 #18

    Sorry for the none joined up posting. I am having to dip in and out quickly and have not properly read the replies!

    I disabled BITS via services and guess what? Even though it is disabled it continues to run!

    I'm going to go offline but keep this page up so I can properly read the replies.

    Thank you all for your help and patience.
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