Permanent disabling of updates ?

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  1. Posts : 34
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       #1

    Permanent disabling of updates ?


    Hey !

    Is there a way of permanently disabling Windows Updates ?

    I've switched it off in Registry, Powershell and Services and yet it seems to switch itself back on and severely slows down the PC.

    So annoying !


    Win Version: 22H2
    Home Edition: 10.0.19045
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  2. Posts : 17,049
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #2

    I disable automatic updates by setting all my network connections to 'metered'.
    - There are no side-effects.
    - No other actions are required so you can undo all your RegEdit, PS, ... changes.
    - One minor update a year sneaks through in the blink of an eye.
    Explained in detail in My ditty - set metered on all, update WD, update procedure - post #4 - TenForums


    Best of luck,
    Denis
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  3. Posts : 34
    Win10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks Denis

    Just set it up on this PC and will give it a go !
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  4. Posts : 17,049
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #4

    You might still find that Edge updates itself. It has its own scheme that is separate from Windows update.
    You can set Edge to update manually instead. I don't know what its default is.
    You can check your setting in
    Edge, the ... thing on the right-hand end, Help, About and just turn off the Download updates over metered connections switch.
    Permanent disabling of updates ?-edge-update-settings.png
    Check for Updates to Microsoft Edge - TenForumsTutorials


    If you have MSOffice then that also has its own update scheme that is separate from Windows update.


    Denis



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  5. Posts : 34
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    Thread Starter
       #5

    Not that I use Edge but just looked and auto updates seem to be switched off already and now it's metered, you have to allow it by clicking the toggle switch so fingers crossed .............
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  6. Posts : 5,406
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
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    In this video, i will show you how to enable or disable automatic updates in Windows Update for all users in Windows 10.

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  7. Posts : 17,049
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #7

    Woodnome,

    There are also plenty of suggestions in
    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


    I settled on using metered connections instead [about eight years ago] because it is simple, easy & reliable.
    - I was rather put off the other methods because of the number of people reporting that they stopped working or, in some cases, by their complexity.
    - The metered method allows me to run Windows update manually if I choose to.
    - I can easily turn it off [reverse my Registry changes] if I want to without there being any side-effects.


    All the best,
    Denis
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  8. Posts : 282
    Windows 10 Pro
       #8

    You have to control the telemetry... the IP addresses pouring in and out of Windows...
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  9. Posts : 34
    Win10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Thanks All
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  10. Posts : 15,581
    Windows10
       #10

    Woodnome said:
    Hey !

    Is there a way of permanently disabling Windows Updates ?

    I've switched it off in Registry, Powershell and Services and yet it seems to switch itself back on and severely slows down the PC.

    So annoying !


    Win Version: 22H2
    Home Edition: 10.0.19045
    All W10 updates are security updates now. Turning them off is dumb.
    Solve the problem - not the symptoms.
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