Stop Updates?


  1. Posts : 12
    Win 10 Pro
       #1

    Stop Updates?


    Hey Guys, Quick Question, is there a quick way to stop WIN 10 from doing "Auto Updates" ? Looked around and there is no option in settings or in control panel. TIA
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  2. Posts : 15,952
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #2

    Hello @harleymhs,

    harleymhs said:
    Hey Guys, Quick Question, is there a quick way to stop WIN 10 from doing "Auto Updates" ? Looked around and there is no option in settings or in control panel.

    Have a look at these . . .

    > How to Enable or Disable Automatic Updates for Windows Update in Windows 10 - Option 7
    > How to use CMD Script and VBScript to control Windows Update in Windows 10

    I hope this helps.
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  3. Posts : 12
    Win 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thank you !

    - - - Updated - - -

    Another Question, Ive been on Win 7 for many years, moving back to another system with Win 10, whats the deal with the OS build numbers? Ill assume that the auto updates WONT update the OS build? Im looling into getting Flight Sim 2020 and it says I need to be on this OS ( 18362.0 ) Im on OS 14393.2214 ... Do I need to update to this version manually?
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  4. Posts : 15,952
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #4

    Hello @harleymhs,

    You might find this useful for that sort of information . . .

     System Specifications - Quick Information for Posting

    I wrote this to run in CMD Prompt.

    Copy the below command into the CMD Prompt and press <Enter>. It's very quick, post the results . . .

    Code:
    
    PowerShell Get-ComputerInfo ^| select OsName, WindowsProductName, WindowsEditionId, WindowsVersion, OsVersion, OsBuildNumber, OsHardwareAbstractionLayer, CsSystemType, OsLocale

    These results are from an old machine I have to give you an idea . . .

    Code:
    
    OsName                     : Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
    WindowsProductName         : Windows 10 Pro
    WindowsEditionId           : Professional
    WindowsVersion             : 1909
    OsVersion                  : 10.0.18363
    OsBuildNumber              : 18363
    OsHardwareAbstractionLayer : 10.0.18362.387
    CsSystemType               : x64-based PC
    OsLocale                   : en-GB

    I hope this helps.
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  5. Posts : 3,257
    Windows 10 Pro
       #5

    This link should help you with the versions of Windows 10

    Windows 10 version history - Wikipedia

    14393 is VERY old, 5 years.. You really should upgrade to the latest versions. 14393 is no longer supported. At this point, you may have to download the latest media to upgrade, using the Media Creation Tool.
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  6. Posts : 24,461
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #6

    harleymhs said:
    Another Question, Ive been on Win 7 for many years, moving back to another system with Win 10, whats the deal with the OS build numbers? Ill assume that the auto updates WONT update the OS build? Im looling into getting Flight Sim 2020 and it says I need to be on this OS ( 18362.0 ) Im on OS 14393.2214 ... Do I need to update to this version manually?
    Microsoft actually say the system requirements are: "Windows 10 version 18362.0 or higher", so yes, you'll need to upgrade.

    You should have been automatically offered the Feature Update to a newer version in Windows Update. Have you done anything to deliberately block updates?

    Microsoft release a Feature Update to the next version of Windows 10 roughly twice a year. Each has a 4 character name, the first two being the year and the last two indicating which half of the year it was released. Currently the latest version is 20H2 (build 19042). Previously MS had used the month of release as the last two characters, but changed the naming convention after version 2004 (build 19041). Each version is supported for 18 month from release. Build 18362 was version 1903, that reached end of support on 8th Dec. 2020.
    .
    For Flight Simulator 2020 you need build 18362 or higher, the current 20H2 should fit the bill. You can upgrade to the latest version using the Media Creation Tool, either with step 4 or (my preferred method) using the MCT to make the ISO and use that to upgrade, Step 5 in this tutorial.

    Upgrade to Windows 10
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  7. Posts : 7,450
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #7

    harleymhs said:
    Ill assume that the auto updates WONT update the OS build?
    The build number will be different after an upgrade/a cumulative update whether it is installed automatically or manually.
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  8. Posts : 34,829
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #8

    *** I note you have Win 10 Pro.
    A very useful way built in to Windows 10 Pro is to set updates to 'Notify' in group policy using.. yes.. the Group Policy Editor.

    This means you are notified of an update, which will not then be applied unless you choose to accept it.

    This is fine until end of service life for that build, when MS may override that setting.

    Otherwise:
    This question repeatedly occurs- if you care to search tenforums you will find many threads referring to free 3rd party tools used to control updates which have been around for several years, for example.

    And even a simple Google search for e.g.
    "How do I stop Windows 10 updates"
    should yield useful results.

    These utilities then provide ways to scan for updates so you can view them and make a decision. I.e. they do more than simply stopping WU.
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  9. Posts : 24,461
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #9

    harleymhs said:
    Ill assume that the auto updates WONT update the OS build?

    As Matthew Wai says, the automatic cumulative updates do change the build number, but only the minor number (the number after the '.'). Your 14393.2214 for example is major build 14393, minor build (ie its latest cumulative update) .2214. That was in fact the last CU that build 14393 received before end of support.

    The only way to change the major build number, as you need to do in order to run that Flight Sim 2020, is to upgrade to a newer version of Win10.
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