Want to shut down WU !!!!

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  1. cottonball's Avatar
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    Want to shut down WU !!!!


    Hello, folks!!

    Would appreciate some assistance...Have a 32 bit tablet/laptop, running W10 Home, with 32GB storage on the hard drive. All I do with it is some email, and some Googling for miscellaneous stuff. Nothing heavy. Was able to stop Windows Update from installing for a while, but something happened, and can no longer do so. Every time it updates get messages that there is not enough room on the HD, etc. Had to reset the machine a couple of times already, but the darn thing just keeps wanting to update.

    Looked at all sorts of suggestions, and none worked. Went to Services, and Disabled WU. Found the following Registry edit, and, to my surprise, it only worked for a few days![HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]
    "NoAUShutdownOption"=dword:00000001
    "NoAUAsDefaultShutdownOption"=dword:00000001
    "NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers"=dword:00000001

    [HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]
    "NoAUShutdownOption"=dword:00000001
    "NoAUAsDefaultShutdownOption"=dword:00000001
    "NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers"=dword:00000001

    Have no clue as to what to do next to stop WU from updating the machine.

    Any suggestions??

    Thanks for your help!
    Last edited by cottonball; 11 Jun 2021 at 23:04.
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  2. Ghot's Avatar
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  3. Posts : 778
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    +1 for Sledgehammer I have been using it for a while, The good thing about it is that it only update Windows defender. not sure how often it checks though.
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  4. AddRAM's Avatar
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    I use the same as Ghot.
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  5. Try3's Avatar
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    My scheme for managing Windows updates


    This is the scheme I use to stop automatic Windows updates and it works in both Home & Pro:-
    - metered connections, including default connections- permissions removed from USOClient

    KB4023057 is the only example I've found of a security-flagged update that can sneak past metering. This update gets re-issued roughly once a year [so it is also awkward to avoid by hiding it].
    Its installation does not inhibit metering or crippling USOClient and it does not cause any other kind of harm.
    MS announced the security-flagged update mechanism in Making it easier to upgrade to Windows 10 but have never explained what can get security-flagged.
    Terry Myerson (Executive Vice President, Windows and Devices Group) in 'Making it easier to upgrade to Windows 10' dated 29th October 2015 said:
    Windows 10 will not automatically download updates on a metered connection unless there is a security issue addressed within the update.
    KB4023057 can be stopped by disabling automatic maintenance but, since it has never caused a problem, I no longer bother doing that.



    These are the methods I use to get Windows updates when I want them.
    - Windows defender updates are done twice daily by batch files that are run by Task scheduler. This achieves both definition updates & platform updates.
    - WUMiniTool [Windows Update MiniTool - MajorGeeks] or the newer WUMgr about which there is further info at Toolkit Item Introducing Windows Update Manager - Win10Guru
    - I could, if I wanted to, run WU manually but I prefer WUMiniTool / WUMgr.



    The most relevant tutorials about managing Windows update are
    Enable or Disable Check for Windows Updates - TenForumsTutorials
    Enable or Disable Automatic Updates for Windows Update - TenForumsTutorials
    Enable or Disable Including Driver Updates in Windows Update - TenForumsTutorials

    Denis
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  6. Try3's Avatar
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    By the way, none of the Registry changes you list inhibit WU. I suggest that you undo all the changes you've made before applying whichever solution you decide to adopt.

    cottonball said:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]
    "NoAUShutdownOption"=dword:00000001
    "NoAUAsDefaultShutdownOption"=dword:00000001
    "NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers"=dword:00000001

    [HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]
    "NoAUShutdownOption"=dword:00000001
    "NoAUAsDefaultShutdownOption"=dword:00000001
    "NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers"=dword:00000001
    Denis
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  7. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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  8. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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    cottonball said:
    Have a 32 bit tablet/laptop, running W10 Home, with 32GB storage on the hard drive
    My 64-bit Windows 10 Home has used only 27.4 GB.

    Want to shut down WU !!!!-windows-10-uses-27.4-gb.jpg
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  9. Try3's Avatar
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    cottonball said:
    Have a 32 bit tablet/laptop, running W10 Home, with 32GB storage on the hard drive
    And for that aspect of your question, see
    Free up space to install the latest Windows 10 feature update - Windows Help
    which suggests, amongst other things, connecting an external drive for WindowsUpdate to use as working space while it is installing the update.

    Best of luck,
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  10. cottonball's Avatar
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    Thank you all for the replies!! Much appreciated.

    Would prefer to do something in W10 itself, rather than installing a third party program, or using an external hard drive, etc.

    Is this possible for 32 bit W10 Home??
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