W10 keeps updating even tho updates are turned off

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  1. Posts : 101
    W10
       #1

    W10 keeps updating even tho updates are turned off


    Hi

    AutoUpdate in services applet is disabled, but W10 keeps auto updating anyway. How to stop this please?

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. Posts : 1,621
    Windows 10 Home
       #2

    If SecurityXploded has a Windows 10 version of Windows Auto Update Disable/Enable -- try that. I have been using their W7 version for some time now. If you get it, remember: the menu always gives you the next available choices, it does not show what is currently in place, go figure.
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  3. Posts : 1,807
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1348
       #3

    riffwraith said:
    Hi

    AutoUpdate in services applet is disabled, but W10 keeps auto updating anyway. How to stop this please?

    Thanks in advance.



    Hi riffwraith,

    I use Matthew Wai's cmd & vbscript solution to manage Windows Update.

    It doesn't disable updates but controls the delivery and allows you the option to pick and choose.

    Also, it automatically downloads and installs Windows Defender updates to keep your PC safe.


    Using CMD script and VBScript to control Windows Update
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  4. Posts : 1,203
    11 Home
       #4

    I don't use Matthew Wai's cmd & VBSscript because it relies on Windows Update MiniTool (WUMT). I have tried WUMT, it does NOT always find all updates that the official Windows Update of Windows 10 finds. (Even, if you use a clean install of Windows 10─and regardless of what are your hardware choices.) What's more, due to the fact that the sfc /scannow command causes errors if you use this method to completely block Windows Update and you don't undo the changes that were made by using this method, this method is not a good solution that works, as undoing these changes causes Windows Update to be unblocked, which kind of defeats the whole purpose of blocking it, anyway in the first place.

    I recommend simply setting your active internet connection to 'metered' connection. This can easily be done by clicking on the Properties button that is shown directly below your connection in Network center─and then using the toggle switch from the menu screen that appears. No old registry tweaks nor NSUDO are required for this. (Even, if you use Ethernet instead of WiFi.)

    That said, blocking Windows Update completely by using a 3rd party batchfile, script, or app is NOT recommended. Doing so can cause inconsistencies in Windows Update history, and can do so even if you use some kind of 'alternative' method, or workaround to still be able to download and install updates, i.e. download and install updates in spite of the fact that you have blocked Windows Update.

    Finally, if people haven't experienced aforementioned inconsistencies with WUMT or similar type of workaround, it's because they've been lucky so far. That's just how reality looks like. I wish it were not, and, just for the record here, I really do think Windows Update is palliatively demented. But, it is what it is.
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  5. Posts : 42,532
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #5

    Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates in Windows 10

    And if you have Pro you can set updates to 'Notify' so it's then your choice.
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  7. Posts : 1,807
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1348
       #7

    hdmi said:
    I don't use Matthew Wai's cmd & VBSscript because it relies on Windows Update MiniTool (WUMT). I have tried WUMT, it does NOT always find all updates that the official Windows Update of Windows 10 finds. (Even, if you use a clean install of Windows 10─and regardless of what are your hardware choices.) What's more, due to the fact that the sfc /scannow command causes errors if you use this method to completely block Windows Update and you don't undo the changes that were made by using this method, this method is not a good solution that works, as undoing these changes causes Windows Update to be unblocked, which kind of defeats the whole purpose of blocking it, anyway in the first place.

    I recommend simply setting your active internet connection to 'metered' connection. This can easily be done by clicking on the Properties button that is shown directly below your connection in Network center─and then using the toggle switch from the menu screen that appears. No old registry tweaks nor NSUDO are required for this. (Even, if you use Ethernet instead of WiFi.)

    That said, blocking Windows Update completely by using a 3rd party batchfile, script, or app is NOT recommended. Doing so can cause inconsistencies in Windows Update history, and can do so even if you use some kind of 'alternative' method, or workaround to still be able to download and install updates, i.e. download and install updates in spite of the fact that you have blocked Windows Update.

    Finally, if people haven't experienced aforementioned inconsistencies with WUMT or similar type of workaround, it's because they've been lucky so far. That's just how reality looks like. I wish it were not, and, just for the record here, I really do think Windows Update is palliatively demented. But, it is what it is.

    That's all about the joy of being able to choose the best Windows 10 options for yourself.


    I've been using Matthew's cmd & vbscript on 4 computers for awhile and quite happy with it.
    Given the choice of missing the odd update versus allowing Micro$oft free run to abuse my expensive wireless internet and trash my PC with garbage updates, I choose the former.

    I personally have had experience in the past whereby M$ updated my PC while on a metered connection. I just don't trust them period, I choose to control updates as much as possible.

    Like any options or tweaks, please don't use them if you're not comfortable they suit your needs.
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  8. Posts : 13,796
    Win10 Version 22H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home
       #8

    I did get a warning some time back on both my RTM Versions and my Insider Preview Version that even with the updates blocked there still will be some that can't be blocked, seem to be for critical security issues.
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  9. Posts : 7,607
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #9

    hdmi said:
    I don't use Matthew Wai's cmd & VBSscript because it relies on Windows Update MiniTool (WUMT). I have tried WUMT, it does NOT always find all updates that the official Windows Update of Windows 10 finds. (Even, if you use a clean install of Windows 10─and regardless of what are your hardware choices.) What's more, due to the fact that the sfc /scannow command causes errors if you use this method to completely block Windows Update and you don't undo the changes that were made by using this method, this method is not a good solution that works, as undoing these changes causes Windows Update to be unblocked, which kind of defeats the whole purpose of blocking it, anyway in the first place.
    My scripts work independently of WUMT. If you don't like WUMT, use another tool such as WuMgr.
    Before running sfc /scannow, you may run "Undo everything.cmd" to undo the changes.
    After running sfc /scannow, you may re-run "Disable hijackers.cmd" to block updates again.
    While running sfc /scannow, you may disconnect Windows from the Internet temporarily so as to prevent updates.
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  10. Posts : 42,532
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #10

    FWIW I use Sledgehammer from way back (not the neatest of tools) to stay on 1903.
    No updates. Period.
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