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  1. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 15
    Windows 10
       25 Sep 2016 #21

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    But the simplest solution would be to disable Windows Update alltogether and install updates only when you have time.
    You can sign up at Technical Security Notifications from Microsoft , to receive an email once new updates are available.
    Thanks. I think you're right and that's exactly what I am going to do. I checked your link but seemed like notifications for IT people only. Is there one for just regular updates?
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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 1,629
    Windows 10 Home x64
       25 Sep 2016 #22

    Those emails just contain links to updates, nothing really specially IT related, I do not even read it, once I receive an email, I just check for updates or you can check here https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...update-history
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  3. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 15
    Windows 10
       25 Sep 2016 #23

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    Those emails just contain links to updates, nothing really specially IT related, I do not even read it, once I receive an email, I just check for updates or you can check here https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...update-history
    Oh okay. The way they put it was very confusing. I have already disabled automatic update. Will sign up for notifications and update when needed. Thanks.
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  4. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 30
    Windows 7 and Windows 10
       02 Oct 2016 #24

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    But the simplest solution would be to disable Windows Update alltogether and install updates only when you have time.

    That's what I do, but if you don't have all the right scheduled tasks disabled, too, I'm pretty sure that Windows has found a way to re-enable Windows Update and restart on me, but maybe I'm crazy.


    One other thing that I discovered after I disabled the Windows Update service is that there was a *constant* stream of errors getting logged in one of the Windows log categories, caused by the Store app no longer being able to automatically update. After disabling automatic updates within the Store app settings, this stream of errors filling up the log was fixed. I also got the impression that Windows bluescreened once or twice on me soon after the Store app couldn't auto-update at one point or another, but maybe it was something else.
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  5. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 15
    Windows 10
       02 Oct 2016 #25

    mmortal03 said: View Post
    That's what I do, but if you don't have all the right scheduled tasks disabled, too, I'm pretty sure that Windows has found a way to re-enable Windows Update and restart on me, but maybe I'm crazy.
    No, you're not crazy because it didn't just happen to you. I disabled update too but the day after that I turned off my computer it began to update. It was very annoying so I asked a support guy who told me only the Pro version allowed us to disable update, not the Home version. I am sick of this Windows BS and I am ready to buy myself a Mac.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Anniversary Update x64
       03 Oct 2016 #26

    On paper this does exactly what I would like to see as far as updating behaviour is concerned:

    Access Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc).
    Go to Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Windows Update
    Enable "No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations"

    Description reads:

    "Specifies that to complete a scheduled installation, Automatic Updates will wait for the computer to be restarted by any user who is logged on, instead of causing the computer to restart automatically.

    If the status is set to Enabled, Automatic Updates will not restart a computer automatically during a scheduled installation if a user is logged in to the computer. Instead, Automatic Updates will notify the user to restart the computer.

    Be aware that the computer needs to be restarted for the updates to take effect.

    If the status is set to Disabled or Not Configured, Automatic Updates will notify the user that the computer will automatically restart in 5 minutes to complete the installation.
    "

    I have not tested it yet, just discovered it.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       10 Oct 2016 #27

    Have tried the previously-suggested group-policy setting, without success; on the most recent update, Windows restarted itself anyway. This suggestion from SuperUser looks promising, however:

    How to prevent Windows 10 from restarting the computer after installing updates - Super User

    Essentially, it amounts to disabling the Reboot sub-task of the UpdateOrchestrator then manually altering the permissions on the task at the file-system level, so that Windows can't re-enable it on its own (in theory, at least). I haven't had it enabled long enough to confirm efficacy, but the logic behind it seems sound.

    To quote "zrisher"'s comment on SuperUser:

    It's absurd that this is required just to get Windows to not turn itself off without your permission.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 1,629
    Windows 10 Home x64
       10 Oct 2016 #28

    I have never seen this task to re-enable itself, but then again, I do not use Windows Update and I disable all tasks.

    sc config wuauserv start= demand
    schtasks /DELETE /TN "Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator\Schedule Scan" /f
    schtasks /Change /TN "Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator\Reboot" /Disable
    schtasks /Change /TN "Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator\Refresh Settings" /Disable
    schtasks /Change /TN "Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator\USO_UxBroker_Display" /Disable
    schtasks /Change /TN "Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator\USO_UxBroker_ReadyToReboot" /Disable
    schtasks /DELETE /TN "Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\Scheduled Start" /f
    schtasks /Change /TN "Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\sih" /Disable
    schtasks /Change /TN "Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\sihboot" /Disable
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  9. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Home 64
       11 Oct 2016 #29

    Tairiku: Your version of Windows 10 is Windows Pro X64 - and with the pro version it's my clear understanding you can control when/if updates are installed. It's the vast majority of us with the Home versions who are seeking a cure for controlling untimely forced update restarts.
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  10. Joined : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 1,629
    Windows 10 Home x64
       12 Oct 2016 #30

    cyranobird said: View Post
    Tairiku: Your version of Windows 10 is Windows Pro X64 - and with the pro version it's my clear understanding you can control when/if updates are installed. It's the vast majority of us with the Home versions who are seeking a cure for controlling untimely forced update restarts.
    You can modify tasks in Home version and some policies via registry, it is a group policy console, which is unavailable.
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