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  1.    26 Aug 2015 #1
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    windows 10 pro

    Turn off windows updates?


    How can I turn off windows updates?
    The new windows update settings page is extremely basic and appears to lack many options from windows 7.
    I am concerned about updates downloading and update checks being performed whilst gaming. I would not be happy with bandwidth or system resources being used up during my play sessions as performance may be impacted.
    Is there any way to either disable the updates or to ensure update checks and downloads are only performed at specific times?
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  2.    26 Aug 2015 #2

    Quote Originally Posted by silverz View Post
    How can I turn off windows updates?
    The new windows update settings page is extremely basic and appears to lack many options from windows 7.
    I am concerned about updates downloading and update checks being performed whilst gaming. I would not be happy with bandwidth or system resources being used up during my play sessions as performance may be impacted.
    Is there any way to either disable the updates or to ensure update checks and downloads are only performed at specific times?
    don't know any way of turning of MS OS updates.....you can schedule the restart, so it doesn't restart while you are working on the PC.....using god mode ( search this forum for instructions) you can disable driver updating.....the only other way of disabling MS OS updates, as far as I am aware is to,use WIFI NOT an Ethernet cable, then in internet settings in settings you can tell windows you are on a metered connection and it is meant to disable MS updates as it would cost you, being on a ' metered' connection.....seemed to work with mine, but WIFI too slow so went back to Ethernet connection and just disabled driver updates in god mode.....
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  3.    26 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 2,733
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    Run this as admin via CMD and updates will only download, when you click on Check for updates:

    reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v "NoAutoUpdate" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
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  4.    26 Aug 2015 #4

    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    Run this as admin via CMD and updates will only download, when you click on Check for updates:

    reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v "NoAutoUpdate" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
    Hi
    thats handy to know....will use this myself, thanks
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  5.    26 Aug 2015 #5
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017
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  6.    26 Aug 2015 #6
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    Trnava
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    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by reddwarf4ever View Post
    Hi
    thats handy to know....will use this myself, thanks
    Well for most users, it is best to set it to Notify, so Windows will check for updates, but not download.

    reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v "AUOptions" /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f
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  7.    26 Aug 2015 #7

    but apart from the metered connection option ( using WIFI only) the others I assume do not work in Windows 10 Home, is this correct...?
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  8.    26 Aug 2015 #8
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    Run this as admin via CMD and updates will only download, when you click on Check for updates:

    reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v "NoAutoUpdate" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

    Ok thanks!

    That should be just what I needed.
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  9.    26 Aug 2015 #9
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Quote Originally Posted by reddwarf4ever View Post
    but apart from the metered connection option ( using WIFI only) the others I assume do not work in Windows 10 Home, is this correct...?
    Only OPTION ONE and OPTION TWO wouldn't work in the Home edition. The others will.
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  10.    27 Aug 2015 #10
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    window 10

    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    Run this as admin via CMD and updates will only download, when you click on Check for updates:

    reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v "NoAutoUpdate" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

    Is there command which displays available updates, but let me choose which to download and install, like one of the update options in Windows 8.1?
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