Windows 10: How can I prevent automatic updates?

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  1.    13 Dec 2016 #11

    stonefly said: View Post
    Windows 10.
    There are 3 versions of Windows 10 released. Each version is different so to help you need to figure out which you are on.
    10240 released on August 2015
    10586 released on November 2015
    14393 released on August 2016
    Open a command prompt window and if it does not have a number at the top type in "ver" and press enter.
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  2.    13 Dec 2016 #12

    SonicBlue said: View Post
    There are 3 versions of Windows 10 released. Each version is different so to help you need to figure out which you are on.
    10240 released on August 2015
    10586 released on November 2015
    14393 released on August 2016
    Open a command prompt window and if it does not have a number at the top type in "ver" and press enter.

    How do I open a command prompt window?
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       13 Dec 2016 #13

    stonefly said: View Post
    How do I open a command prompt window?
    Right-click on Start, Command Prompt is in the list you'll see. Click on it.
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       13 Dec 2016 #14

    stonefly said: View Post
    It doesn't look like I can set my Verizon connection as metered. Looks like that can only be done with WiFi.
    Only WiFi has a 'metered connection' switch visible in Settings, but all types of connections can be set as metered if you edit the registry. Presumably your Verizon USB modem appears to Windows as if it's an Ethernet connection. If so then the instructions here will work. There are two .reg files you can download that will switch 'metered' on or off for Ethernet.
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html
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  5.    13 Dec 2016 #15

    Bree said: View Post
    Right-click on Start, Command Prompt is in the list you'll see. Click on it.
    Ah yes, 14393.
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  6.    13 Dec 2016 #16

    Bree said: View Post
    Only WiFi has a 'metered connection' switch visible in Settings, but all types of connections can be set as metered if you edit the registry. Presumably your Verizon USB modem appears to Windows as if it's an Ethernet connection. If so then the instructions here will work. There are two .reg files you can download that will switch 'metered' on or off for Ethernet.
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html

    I made it to the box titled "select user or group". There is a place to enter text (Enter the object name to select) and it has a blinking cursor. Do I type "Administrator"?
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  7.    13 Dec 2016 #17

    Can't we use gpedit.msc and set windows update to never check or update? That is in the tutorial under W. If so, can we then go to settings whenever we want and force an update even if this option is configured?
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  8.    13 Dec 2016 #18

    MPSAN said: View Post
    Can't we use gpedit.msc and set windows update to never check or update? That is in the tutorial under W. If so, can we then go to settings whenever we want and force an update even if this option is configured?
    I believe that it was removed in Win 10 Home.
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       13 Dec 2016 #19

    stonefly said: View Post
    I made it to the box titled "select user or group". There is a place to enter text (Enter the object name to select) and it has a blinking cursor. Do I type "Administrator"?
    If you are at 'Step 4. Change the owner of the DefaultMediaCost registry key...' then you want to set it for the Administrators group, not the Administrator account (note the 's' on the end on the name). Type Adminstrators then click the 'Check Names' button.
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  10.    13 Dec 2016 #20

    SonicBlue said: View Post
    I believe that it was removed in Win 10 Home.
    OK, I have Pro. However, do a Google search and you can see how to add Group Policy Editor to Windows 10 Home version.
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