Disable WU's permanently, but allow for MANUAL update.


  1. Posts : 18,034
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #1

    Disable WU's permanently, but allow for MANUAL update.


    I would like to disable WU's permanently. By that, I mean that I ONLY want to manually [Settings => Update & Security => Windows Update => Check for updates] check for updates when I want to.

    Is is best to . . .

    [1] Use gpedit.msc => Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update, and then change the Configure Automatic Updates policy to Disabled.

    [2] Use gpedit.msc => Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update, and then change the Configure Automatic Updates policy to Enabled, then use Option 2 [Notify for download and auto install].

    [3] Use egedit => HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows => New => Key [named WU for example], right-click the New Key => New => Key [named AWU for example] => DWORD (32-bit) value => name the new key NAWU for example => change the value to 1.

    [4] Use egedit => HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows => New => Key [named WU for example], right-click the New Key => New => Key [named AWU for example] => DWORD (32-bit) value => name the new key NAWU for example => then use Option 2 [Notify for download and auto install].

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. Posts : 43,285
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #2

    Hi, FWIW with Pro I take a simple approach which means updates only occur when I want:
    a. Defer upgrades for 365 days
    b. Use group policy to set updates to Notify

    Thus WU runs to tell me if there's an update available - nothing happens unless I choose to act on that.

    Otherwise there are some good 3rd party utilities which disable the built-in WU and let you scan for updates manually and select updates with check boxes.
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  3. Posts : 18,034
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
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       #3

    Thanks dalchina, I appreciate the reply and information.
    dalchina said:
    Hi, FWIW with Pro I take a simple approach which means updates only occur when I want:
    a. Defer upgrades for 365 days
    b. Use group policy to set updates to Notify

    Thus WU runs to tell me if there's an update available - nothing happens unless I choose to act on that.
    Otherwise there are some good 3rd party utilities which disable the built-in WU and let you scan for updates manually and select updates with check boxes.
    That information seems to be exactly what I am after.
    Out of interest, have you used any good 3rd party utilities which you could recommend please?
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    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
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  5. Posts : 7,623
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #5

    As always, I would publicize my tutorial: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...ml#post1813875
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  6. Posts : 18,034
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Hello Matthew Wai,

    Matthew Wai said:
    As always, I would publicize my tutorial: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...ml#post1813875
    Thanks for the heads up, I will definately take a look at that!
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