Windows 10: Skip the Anniversary Update?
Try using Windows Update MiniTool to hide the update. Here is a YouTube video on how it works. In the video, he experienced a delay on checking for updates. On Windows 10, I didn't have that long delay.
How to Use Windows Update MiniTool - YouTube
I have that! Forgot all about it. That will work.
Thanks for reminding me!
You're welcome, a new version came out not long ago.
Sorry to step only now.
Over the last 1,5 day (really I spent probably over 10 hours on this) I have been trying to update my Windows 10 x64
I give up. Have tried all ' advices' on Internet, the SFC, DISM stuff and incl clean boots, whatever.
One day I will do a clean install - hopefully at least that will work out.
Meanwhile, I'd like to permanently defer the update. I don't want to encounter the thing I had the other day that Windows, in the middle of backup reboots and (vainly) attempts to install the update.
There are sooo many reports of failed installs...
Actually I am not interested in seeking a solution: that I have done over the last 1,5 day and spent so many hours on waiting / reboots etc.
Just now I want to stop updates.
How did you manage that via GPEdit?
You can disable Windows update in Services. Double click on Windows update, choose disable.
Thanks for the quick feedback, I'll give it try tomorrow 1st thing
(this is fm my tablet now)
My system downloaded 1607 and there were 4 failed attempts at installing. I didn't actually see these attempts other than the failures being recorded in the settings section. Then it started trying to download the whole thing all over again. I have a satellite internet connection at the moment, and this is a serious bandwidth hog, to the point where all the other devices in the house become nonfunctional online.
Since my laptop is also experiencing a few issues which leads me to believe the hard drive has some bad spots, I just set the satellite connection to metered. I have neither the time nor the patience to fight with this right now, we're just nursing this laptop along and backing up stuff. As soon as I set the connection to metered, all other online functionality returned. Defender updates do continue to get downloaded. I just have to give Outlook permission to connect every time it is reopened, but that isn't a big deal.
And as I await the delivery of a new laptop with Windows 10 preloaded, I dearly hope MS gets their act together when it comes to 1607 so that the new rig doesn't have to deal with this.
Yes, MS finally pushed the 1607 update to the last 2 PCs here just last week. I became aware of this when my wife showed me her laptop and under the Power button on Start there were 2 new options: "Update and Restart" and "Update and Shut Down". That's when I knew the jig was up.
The second desktop PC had the update available, but because I set that PC with a faux metered connection it had not downloaded yet.
This weekend I decided to get it over with and did the upgrade on both PCs.
I experienced the download problem on the desktop. The download takes quite a while and seemed to have timed out at 72% one time and at 78% the next attempt. Close all and restart PC after each attempt and the 3rd time was the charm. Finally downloaded completely and then began "installation", which is actually just expanding files. You must restart to get the installation going.
The Upgrade update takes a long time comparatively (about an hour on the older laptop, about 30 minutes on the desktop).
When the system comes back up almost everything is as it was. Except for a few very annoying settings:
- System restore gets shut off for Drive C: and you must know to go back in and turn it on.
- Defragmentation gets turned back on for my SSDs, and set to run on a schedule. If you have SSDs you must know to go back in and change the settings to Never run on the SSD.
- Password Protected Sharing gets turned back on in Advanced Networking for "All Networks". If you turned this off like I do for the private network this will cause some file transfer problems until you figure out your settings were changed without notice.
First, go here:
and see if there is a 1511 update not yet installed on your system. While not necessary, this could help later.
Run the .bat file from this tutorial:
Windows Update - Reset in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
Then (optional- to test WU to see if normal updates install):
- Go into Windows Update and switch your update settings to "Never Check for Updates", and restart the PC
- Go here: Microsoft Update Catalog and download an update not yet installed on the PC (these are self installing files) (Note: the Update Catalog only works with the Windows Browser IE)
- Run the download to install the update.
- Go back into Windows Update and change the setting back to what they were.
- If the update installs without problems you should be all set for the 1607 Upgrade
Either go back into Windows Update and try and install the 1607 upgrade from there,
Go back here:
and download the Anniversary Update file and run that to install the update.
See if that helps
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I am downloading the update manually. Have others had the same issue with windows update not showing the update?
I'm not sure my WU is working because of this.