W10 Auto Updates: Any Truly Simple Method For Permanently disabling ?


  1. Posts : 267
    W7
       #1

    W10 Auto Updates: Any Truly Simple Method For Permanently disabling ?


    Hi,

    Is there any way of cancelling all W10 auto updating, permanently ?

    The party who has a W10 pc is totally non-technical, so it would have to be something
    Extremely Simple and straightforward. I'm not in their area.

    No Registry modifications, etc. Foolproof to do, and truly simple.

    Also, it should be permanent, and not the delay only
    for another 30 days I've read about.

    a. Is there such a method ?

    b. Re the latest auto updates; any problems, or relatively smooth ?

    Just live with them, or...?

    Thanks for help with this; much appreciated,
    Bob
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 61,846
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #2

    Hello Bob,

    If you like, you might see if using Option 1 or 7 in the tutorial below may work best for you for this.

    Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates in Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 7,484
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #3

    I think option 7 is most suitable for the OP.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 55
    Winows 10 Pro 1809
       #4

    Registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv double click "Start" change its value to 4, "Disabled" if u wana run some updates, just set its value to 2, "Automatic" and restart ur pc, run the updates and set it back to 4, "Disabled"

    wuauserv = Windows Update Service

    Start values:
    2 = Automatic: runs at startup
    3 = Manual: run when needed
    4 = Disabled: never run

    Edit: I just noticed you said no registry modifications, why not, they are really simple and 100% safe, theres no way your gona mess up, its really simple, registry modifications make for a guarenteed disable

    Batch script:

    Disable:
    reg delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv /v Start /f
    reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv /v Start /t reg_dword /d 00000004 /f

    Enable:
    reg delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv /v Start /f
    reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv /v Start /t reg_dword /d 00000002 /f
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  5. Posts : 267
    W7
    Thread Starter
       #5

    From OP: Just installed Wau Manager


    Hi Folks,

    Much thanks for taking the time to help me out.

    I just installed WAU MANAGER, and will play with it, and see how it goes.
    Install went well.

    Sure seems simple enough.

    Any caveats, gotchas, or anything in particular
    I should perhaps be aware of when setting it up, and using ?

    Thanks again,
    Bob
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 55
    Winows 10 Pro 1809
       #6

    Robert11 said:
    I just installed WAU MANAGER, and will play with it, and see how it goes.
    Install went well.
    idk much about that tool, since I have ever seen it before, but I did a quick search on it, and it seems perfect for ur needs
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 61,846
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #7

    Robert11 said:
    Hi Folks,

    Much thanks for taking the time to help me out.

    I just installed WAU MANAGER, and will play with it, and see how it goes.
    Install went well.

    Sure seems simple enough.

    Any caveats, gotchas, or anything in particular
    I should perhaps be aware of when setting it up, and using ?

    Thanks again,
    Bob

    The main thing is to just check the Disable the built-in Windows Automatic Updates and use only WAU Manager box to make sure it gets disabled.
      My Computers


  8. Posts : 7,484
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #8

    Robert11 said:
    a W10 pc
    Is it Windows 10 Pro or Home?

    Robert11 said:
    I just installed WAU MANAGER, and will play with it, and see how it goes.
    Please report your findings.
      My Computer


 

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