Windows 10: Must Stop Both Automatic Updates and Automatic Notifications! Solved

  1.    03 Nov 2015 #1

    Must Stop Both Automatic Updates and Automatic Notifications!


    Greetings,

    I have Windows 10 Home Edition, like millions of others. Like millions of others, I prefer to hibernate my computer rather than shut it down outright most nights. And like millions of others, I am getting awakened IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT because Windows 10 is trying to notify me about updates! Repeatedly.

    When I want information about updates, I'll ask. I've turned off the Update Service on the Services tab of the Task Manager. After some hours or some days, it turns itself back on. A cat-and-mouse game with Microsoft. I have stopped the automatic updates themselves but I can't stop the stop the aggressive notifications. Should I be happy? At least the computer is no longer shutting down without warning IN THE MIDDLE OF A PROJECT THAT I'M WORKING ON to update. But it stills turns on at various hours of the night, cooking with its lid closed, to provide me unbidden notifications of updates. THIS IS MAKING ME CRAZY!

    I need to stop this NOW, otherwise Microsoft can shove Windows 10 where the sun don't shine. I own this computer, not Microsoft. Can it be done? Or do I go back to Linux?

    Thanks for any help anyone can offer.
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  2. Posts : 2,540
    Windows 10.4 Home 1703 x64 16257.1
       03 Nov 2015 #2

    Try those commands, run it as admin in CMD and restart. Not sure, if they are working on Home anymore:

    reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v "AUOptions" /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v "NoAutoUpdate" /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
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  3.    03 Nov 2015 #3

    Hi thanks, but I had already made those tweaks some time ago. They don't seem to have done the job.

    Just as additional info, I just opened the Services Manager. There you see -- side-by-side -- 'Start: Disabled' and 'Status: Running' at the 'Windows Update' entry. No joke. And I disabled it weeks ago.

    I would really like to get Microsoft's sweaty engineer hands out of my underwear.

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  4. Posts : 2,540
    Windows 10.4 Home 1703 x64 16257.1
       03 Nov 2015 #4

    In that case try to disable Windows Update tasks as well as tasks responsible for resetting services.

    4 Ways to Open Task Scheduler on Windows 10

    Look for \UpdateOrchestrator and \WindowsUpdate folders.
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  5.    03 Nov 2015 #5

    Hmmm, okay we'll have to see what happens. I had disabled the Update Orchestrator task before, but not the Windows Update task. Perhaps it'll make a difference. We'll see over the next couple of weeks, I guess. Thanks for your suggestions.
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