Windows 10: Easiest way to block Windows Updates

  1.    13 Sep 2016 #1

    Easiest way to block Windows Updates


    Hi all,

    I need three days of my life to setup a new computer with Win 10 Pro AU and now it's pretty fine (or almost...).

    Said that, I am really afraid that some "forced" update will destroy my spare time again so I want to AVOID Windows Update to update my computer.

    I know I can do an image but now the size of the disk is so large that I don't think I will do a clone.

    Said that, I read many ways to block updates, but I want to ask you something and I hope you will answer me in the way I hope:

    IF I WANT TO STOP Windows update, I can simply set my WI-FI connection to "
    Consumption Connection
    " (sorry for my english)?

    If it works, and Windows sees that WI-FI as consumption, it will never update itself, and to my eyes it's the best, easiest and not intrusive way to prevent updates... I AM RIGHT???
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    13 Sep 2016 #2

    Yes, normally setting the Adapter as "Metered Connection" will prevent Windows from updating.
    The most sure way to Stop Updates is to got Services and Disable "Windows Update".

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html
    Last edited by Brink; 13 Sep 2016 at 09:26. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    13 Sep 2016 #3

    Adalwar said: View Post
    Yes, normally setting the Adapter as "Metered Connection" will prevent Windows from updating.
    The most sure way to Stop Updates is to got Services and Disable "Windows Update".
    Sure, but I'm looking for the "cleanest" method, disable a system service is good but I am afraid that someday Windows alone will restore it.

    Please, tell me the last thing, I am able to set as "Metered connection" a WIFI network but If I want to set in that way a LAN connection (cable ethernet connection) how I reach that? I need that for the Virtualboxes Win 10 that use a "virtual" ethernet internet.
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  4.    13 Sep 2016 #4

    Updates are good.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    13 Sep 2016 #5

    flybynite said: View Post
    Updates are good.
    I didnt get what you mean.
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  6.    13 Sep 2016 #6

    Adalwar said: View Post
    Yes, normally setting the Adapter as "Metered Connection" will prevent Windows from updating.
    The most sure way to Stop Updates is to got Services and Disable "Windows Update".

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html
    I think the tutorial is obsolete about the driver because the AU change the things... Could you confirm?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    13 Sep 2016 #7

    Even if you set your connection to Metered, eventually Windows Updates will come through. The only sure way to stop them is disable Windows Update in Services.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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