re: a new win update problem


  1. Posts : 204
    win 10 Pro 64bit
       #1

    re: a new win update problem


    I am having troubles with auto updates again on my Dell Inspiron 15-3541 laptop OS Win 10 Home 32bit. I put in the following line bellow into the Windows Registry.
    Find "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows" in the Registry.

    Right-click the Windows (folder) key,
    and select New, and then click on Key.

    Name the new key "WindowsUpdate" and press Enter.

    Right-click the newly created key, select New, and click on Key. Name the new key "AU" and press Enter.

    Right-click on the right side, select New, and click on DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name the new key
    "NoAutoUpdate" and press Enter.
    Double-click the newly created key and change its value from 0 to 1.

    That entry into the Windows Registry has been working just fine for some time. Now I am getting the following in the screen capture (I had to capture the screen with my cell phone). When this Windows update notest is up, the whole laptop is locked up until 1 of the 3 buttons are pushed. Tonight a new (similar to the old update notest) that I screen captured already. Except now there is only 2 buttons to press. "restart later" or "restart now". I like the Windows setup the way it is. If I was running a business then I could see keeping up with the updates. But I am not, so an old saying goes "if it ain't broke don't fix it". So how do I stop this update annoyance? See the screen capture on the DropBox link bellow.

    Steve

    Dropbox - important updates.jpg - Simplify your life
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  2. Posts : 11,582
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
       #2

    Opinions on this subject differ. There are many suggested schemes for suppressing Windows update. I have not seen any recommendations for the Registry method you describe unless it is the same key as that referred to in Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates - TenForumsTutorials

    The scheme I use works - see my post #73 in Stop Windows 10 Updates Properly and Completely

    You'll see other opinions in that very long thread. One of them is the utility Sledgehammer by TenForums user pf100 - Download Sledgehammer (formerly WUMT Wrapper Script) - MajorGeeks

    Denis

    PS How to Upload and Post Screenshots and Files - TenForumsTutorials
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  3. Posts : 204
    win 10 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    To Denis, thanks for the info. I will check it out later. I do know how to upload photos here. The problem is my photos upload is full and I don't see any way to del the photo's already in the box.

    Try3 said:
    Opinions on this subject differ. There are many suggested schemes for suppressing Windows update. I have not seen any recommendations for the Registry method you describe unless it is the same key as that referred to in Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates - TenForumsTutorials

    The scheme I use works - see my post #73 in Stop Windows 10 Updates Properly and Completely

    You'll see other opinions in that very long thread. One of them is the utility Sledgehammer by TenForums user pf100 - Download Sledgehammer (formerly WUMT Wrapper Script) - MajorGeeks

    Denis

    PS How to Upload and Post Screenshots and Files - TenForumsTutorials
    - - - Updated - - -

    Denis I found the link to the web page How to Stop Windows 10 Auto Updates the "Preventing Automatic Updates Using the Registry" is about 3/4th down the page. And I just though of something. I think the key number may have been changed from #1 back to 0. I will check it and let u know.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I have "Windows Update MiniTool 20.12.2016 " installed and up and running. I have found the following:

    The 1st Dropbox link is a screen cacpture of the whole program.

    Dropbox - win update minitool.jpg - Simplify your life

    The next link is "installed"

    Dropbox - installed.jpg - Simplify your life

    next link is "history" and the list is to long to screen capture it all.

    Dropbox - update history.jpg - Simplify your life

    I don't know what to do with all of this info. If I del the wrong one then something mite stop working. I could use some help please.
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  4. Posts : 11,582
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
       #4

    About your picture box being full -

    Unless the subject has already been raised in the user posts in that screenshots tutorial, post there about your "photos upload" being full in TenForums. I have never heard of this. What tells you that your TenForums "photos upload" is full.

    Denis
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  5. Posts : 11,582
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
       #5

    About "I found the link to the web page How to Stop Windows 10 Auto Updates" - I have no idea if FAQForge is a reliable source or not. There have been lots of hair-brained suggestions about taming WU ever since its original Tech Preview period. Some of them have stood the test of time and others have not. Some were a complete waste of time & effort in the first place.

    About the MiniTool
    - On the left-hand side where your dropdown list shows Windows update selected - if you have any other MS applications such as pre-2013 Office you should change that to Microsoft update instead. I have no idea how to use this selection for post-2013 Office.
    - You set the checkbox for the downloads you want to install and then click on the install icon on the left.
    - Hover over the icons on the left until you see the icon for installing - it's the one that looks like a down arrow hitting a horizontal dash.

    There is a lot of online guidance for the alternative utility, WUMgr. It is so similar that you can probably apply it directly to your WUMT if you want to. Or you could decide to use WUMgr instead.
    WUMgr Review - gHacks Tech News
    How to download specific Windows 10 updates - AddictiveTips
    Windows Update is Gone-Not-Gone - TenForums
    Toolkit Item Introducing Windows Update Manager - Win10Guru [EdTittel]
    Windows Update Manager wumgr 1.0 released - gHacks Tech News
    Releases - DavidXanatos-wumgr - GitHub - download using the WuMgr_v1.0.zip link in the section on the latest release just after the Added, Fixed, Changed lists. The same procedure can be repeated in the future as new versions are released [unlike WUMT from 2016, WUMgr is still being maintained by its author}

    Denis
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  6. Posts : 7,483
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #6

    I think the recommended methods are intended to prevent downloading updates, while the feature update has already been downloaded onto the OP's laptop and is ready to be installed.
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  7. Posts : 212
    windows 10 pro build 21h2
       #7

    just use sledgehammer to completely disable all the windows updates services
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  8. Posts : 204
    win 10 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Yea using a sledge hammer will put an end to the Windows update. It will also put and to the laptop.

    cns00 said:
    just use sledgehammer to completely disable all the windows updates services
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  9. Posts : 7,483
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #9

    By disabling update hijackers, you can disable auto-updates without disabling the Windows Update service, via which you can check for updates and install them.
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