July 2023 Patches


  1. CJW
    Posts : 336
    10 Pro. 64Bit
       #1

    July 2023 Patches


    I read:
    "Microsoft has released Windows 10 KB5028166 & KB5028168 cumulative updates for versions 22H2, version 21H2 & 1809 to fix problems & add new features to the OS.

    As these updates contain security updates released as part of the July 2023 Patch Tuesday, Microsoft will automatically install the update over the next couple of days."

    1. How do I make sure I will NOT get these updates automatically?
    2. I believe I did what I needed to do, but are the below instructions I followed correct?

    Prevent Windows 10 From Automatic Updates:
    1. Press Windows key + R, type GPEDIT.MSC & click Run as an Administrator
    2. Navigate to: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update
    3. Double-click Configure Automatic Updates on Right-hand side
    4. Select ‘Disabled’ on the left. Click Apply & OK to disable the Windows automatic update feature
    5. The Group Policy Editor will now notify of new updates w/o automatically installing them

    Stop Driver Updates:
    1. Press Windows key + R, type GPEDIT.MSC & click Run as an Administrator
    2. Navigate to: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update
    3. Double-click Do not include drivers with Windows Update on Right-hand side
    4. Select 'Enabled' on the left. Click Apply & OK to stop driver updates

    I also went into the Registry as Administrator & added:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]
    "NoAutoUpdate"=dword:00000001

    By the way, right now going into Settings>Update & Security>Windows Update; I see this:
    July 2023 Patches-windows-update.jpg
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  2. Posts : 43,181
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #2

    Hi, as you have Pro, then once again, you can configure updates in Group Policy to 'Notify'.

    That means you get -yes- a notification of updates and can see what they are. They are only then downloaded and applied when you approve them.

    That does not block Store/Defender/driver/app updates.

    That is the cleanest, simplest way and one I have found to be reliable and readily reversible. It is described in the relevant tutorial - in the huge searchable Tutorials section.

    Note: you can also use group policy to disable the receipt of preview updates

    For more- feel free to review the relevant tutorials.
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  3. CJW
    Posts : 336
    10 Pro. 64Bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    The problem is, even though I have used Group Policy & the Registry to configure updates to 'Disabled' for months now, I am STILL receiving Quality & Definition updates somehow:

    July 2023 Patches-windows-update.jpg
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  4. Posts : 43,181
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #4

    And thank you for your reply.

    Specifically - have you used 'Notify' as I said?

    July 2023 Patches-1.jpg

    And by way of background- what is your concern about receiving updates now?
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  5. CJW
    Posts : 336
    10 Pro. 64Bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    In the past, Windows Updates have changed some of my personal (& private) settings, re-installed files I have personally deleted (some fonts & cursors not used by the OS, background wallpapers, programs I uninstalled through Add/Remove Programs) & removed some small tweaks I made.
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 43,181
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #6

    And thank you for your reply.

    You seem to have missed the significant point for you about using Notify.


    programs I uninstalled through Add/Remove Programs)
    - the only way that can happen that I can think of is a major upgrade (esp. from e.g. Win 7 to Win 10) where a program is deemed incompatible.

    It is likely there will be no further major upgrades of Win 10.

    removed some small tweaks I made
    Depends on the tweak.

    Bear in mind that one function of an upgrade (in particular used as an in-place upgrade repair) is to return the O/S to a stable state.

    re-installed files I have personally deleted
    some fonts & cursors not used by the OS, background wallpapers
    - if they were included with the O/S by default, that's what you might expect. See above.
      My Computers


  7. Posts : 6,904
    22H2 64 Bit Pro
       #7

    Reading your first post you should also configure the same here on a 64bit machine (if it doesn't exist already)

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU

    You only mention:

    I also went into the Registry as Administrator & added:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]
    "NoAutoUpdate"=dword:00000001
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 6,904
    22H2 64 Bit Pro
       #8

    Or else remove both AU subkeys, reboot and then use group policy set to "notify" as suggested.
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