Windows 10: How do you prevent windows update from installing during a reboot? Solved

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       14 May 2016 #1

    How do you prevent windows update from installing during a reboot?

    How do you prevent windows 10 windows update from installing during a reboot? In fact, I had to stop one that was taking forever longer than 10 minutes, it keep saying updating windows don't turn off. The mysterious update wasn't in the windows update list. I will restore from backup again and ask to notify me before updating but I think that was already selected. I sure would like to know what the mysterious update is. The install should be a lot faster unless it was a release. I am not an insider.
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       14 May 2016 #2

    Update, notify to schedule is checked. This is making me very . I switched to different operating systems. I don't want to have to wait any longer than 10 minute for windows update to install during a reboot or shutdown. I consider even 10 minutes to long unless they are doing a new release. It should be 5 minutes at the most. I need to know before a new release is downloaded. I still would like to know what that mysterious windows update is.

    Here is my updated question.

    Is there any command that will force a reboot without updating?

    I figured out it some type of build update, the problem is I am not an insider.

    Edit-Unless I am wrong again. I found that it is the kb3140768 update that installs during a reboot or shutdown and takes awhile on low high speed connection.
    Last edited by groze; 15 May 2016 at 10:06. Reason: Added more info
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