Start Menu Update Notification


  1. CJW
    Posts : 332
    10 Pro. 64Bit
       #1

    Start Menu Update Notification


    I've done this before, but I forgot how.

    I do not want to update at this time, so how do I cancel/get rid of the Update & Shutdown/Restart notices?
    Start Menu Update Notification-ms-update.jpg
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  2. Posts : 42,890
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #2

    Your PC, as you know, has downloaded an update. The easiest thing is to accept that- why not? Assuming you have 22H2 (build unstated despite forum prompt) no dramatic changes should occur before Win 10 reaches EOL.

    I note you have Pro. If you wished to control when updates are downloaded and applied, use group policy to set updates to Notify.

    No update would occur unless you approved it.

    Otherwise search for e.g.
    'cancel pending update'

    Under this tutorial note Brink's response to my question:
    Reset Windows Update in Windows 10

    You will find numerous articles recommending that method e.g.
    How-To Delete Pending Windows Updates - MajorGeeks
    How to delete pending updates on Windows 10 - Pureinfotech

    It may work for you- or not.
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  3. Posts : 763
    Windows 10 Pro
       #3

    CJW said:
    I've done this before, but I forgot how.

    I do not want to update at this time, so how do I cancel/get rid of the Update & Shutdown/Restart notices?
    Start Menu Update Notification-ms-update.jpg
    Winaero Tweaker?
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 42,890
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #4

    Not the sort of thing that deals with, I'm afraid. At best it offers an option to disable WU altogether.

    With an update downloaded and ready to be installed..
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  5. CJW
    Posts : 332
    10 Pro. 64Bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Sorry dalchina, I do have 22H2 (19045.2965) & I have used Group Policy:
    > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update, & set 'Configure Automatic Updates' to Disabled.

    The day after I posted this, I remembered how I canceled the Update & Shutdown/Restart notices in the past.
    1. I went into Services.msc, Disabled & Stopped 'Windows Update'.
    2. I opened 'C:\Windows' & deleted the 'SoftwareDistribution' folder.
    3. I Shutdown the comfuser.

    This did work for me in the past, but this time when I started my comfuser hours later, Windows updated anyway.

    'Configure Automatic Updates' is still set to Disabled in Group Policy.
    Should I use Windows Update Blocker to stop this from happening again?
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  6. Posts : 42,890
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #6

    As for clearing the pending update- I've given you links for that which include what you describe.

    It's your PC. If you wish to block Windows Update altogether you can of course. It's your choice.

    But why? - MS isn't making any major changes now- Win 10 ends support in Oct 25 and I've read there won't be another major update. Well, we'll see.

    With WU disabled you can't use the Store.

    What do you fear? Let the update proceed. Do you actually KNOW any problem it will create?
    Once the update has happened, if you don't want it, you could
    - use a Sytem Restore point to reverse it
    - uninstall it


    Again as I said, once you've dealt with this update, my recommendation is to set updates to 'Notify'. Thsi means, as I said, no update-related download or update occurs unless you respond to the notification and approve it.

    See
    Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates in Windows 10
    Option 2, 6.

    To be 100% clear- with that set, you won't see the notification you dislike unless you approve the download and update
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  7. CJW
    Posts : 332
    10 Pro. 64Bit
    Thread Starter
       #7

    I don't care about the Store & don't use at all.
    And yes, Windows Update has screwed up MY settings & configurations in the past.
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  8. Posts : 42,890
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #8

    Oh, and thank you so much for taking the time to reply. Unsubscribed.
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