Windows 10: GWX Contol Panel unable to turn off Windows upgrades Solved

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    Win7 Pro 64-bit\Windows 10 Pro 64-bit dual boot
       06 Jun 2016 #1

    GWX Contol Panel unable to turn off Windows upgrades

    I just got a message from the GWX Control Panel app that my upgrade options had changed.
    I opened it up and tried to click on "Click to Prevent Windows Upgrades" and it tries but does not succeed. This has never happened before.
    Has Microsoft implemented some new strategy to foil this app?
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    Windows 10 (2), Win 8.1 (1), Win 7 (1)
       06 Jun 2016 #2

    Do you have the latest version installed (
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  3. Posts : 171
    Win7 Pro 64-bit\Windows 10 Pro 64-bit dual boot
    Thread Starter
       06 Jun 2016 #3

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  4. Posts : 179
    Windows 10 (2), Win 8.1 (1), Win 7 (1)
       07 Jun 2016 #4

    I tried responding a few hours ago but we had a prolonged power outage here. Temperature got up to 111 degrees. A/C's were running at full capacity.
    I have not noticed that on my system. Did you try manually changing the Windows Update settings? You could temporarily shut off Windows Update (Don't check for updates) and "Check for updates and make sure that "Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates" is unchecked. You could manually check for updates when the second Tuesday rolls around.
    A couple of other options:
    (1) If you have a Windows Pro version you can turn off "future" OS updates using GPEdit. I believe this is basically what the following does.
    (2) You could also install Never10 from

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  5. Posts : 171
    Win7 Pro 64-bit\Windows 10 Pro 64-bit dual boot
    Thread Starter
       07 Jun 2016 #5

    It turns out that a program called Mailwasher was causing the problem. As soon as I uninstalled it the GWX problem disappeared.
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