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  1.    2 Weeks Ago #51
    Join Date : Mar 2014
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts : 156
    Win 7 Ult + 2 x Win 10 Pro - all x64

    Remember 2 factors:
    1. Every major update (such as the recent Fall Creators one) will most likely undo any steps taken.
    2. Microsoft forces update vital to system security even with WU disabled.
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  2.    2 Weeks Ago #52
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 1,825
    Windows 10 Pro x64 FCU - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing

    warning   Warning
    usage of the deny access permissions option either on the file system or registry incorrectly can result in an inoperative system and require a total fresh install to cure

    Disabling of the trusted installer or other system user related services will significantly reduce the security of the system

    Make sure you have backups of all OS and Personal data BEFORE contemplating this type of action


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  3.    2 Weeks Ago #53
    Join Date : Nov 2017
    Posts : 45
    win10

    Quote Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
    Remember 2 factors:
    1. Every major update (such as the recent Fall Creators one) will most likely undo any steps taken.
    2. Microsoft forces update vital to system security even with WU disabled.
    1. Sure, that is why I recommend workflow Allow Updates - WuShowHide - Update System - Block Updates again.
    2. Can you be more specific, e.g. how Microsoft can force updates when wuauserv and trustedinstaller services are blocked? It never happened to me.
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  4.    2 Weeks Ago #54
    Join Date : Mar 2014
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts : 156
    Win 7 Ult + 2 x Win 10 Pro - all x64

    OK. to the second one, yes you're right I'm sure, but doing that, in my opinion, is perhaps not the wisest thing to do surely?
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  5.    2 Weeks Ago #55
    Join Date : Mar 2014
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts : 156
    Win 7 Ult + 2 x Win 10 Pro - all x64

    Wouldn't it be wiser to point the OP to the Tutorials, when one can return WU to ask always before downloading/installing anything? There is even one to hide updates.
    Most people aren't familiar with the registry plus they often very unwisely use registry cleaners, so the above suggestion coupled with that habit could completely wreck a system IMHO.
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  6.    2 Weeks Ago #56
    Join Date : Nov 2017
    Posts : 45
    win10

    Quote Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
    warning   Warning
    usage of the deny access permissions option either on the file system or registry incorrectly can result in an inoperative system and require a total fresh install to cure

    Disabling of the trusted installer or other system user related services will significantly reduce the security of the system

    Make sure you have backups of all OS and Personal data BEFORE contemplating this type of action


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    1. In my post, Deny permissions are set correctly to achieve desired result - blocking forced updates. Furthermore, I always write how to revert blocking action back. And btw, in referenced post I never and nowhere recommend usage of the deny access permissions option either on the file system or registry... but only to services.
    2. Too vague claim, you completely ignore goal (see above) and context (best practices).
    3. I agree and add supplement: and always BEFORE installing updates!
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  7.    2 Weeks Ago #57
    Join Date : Nov 2017
    Posts : 45
    win10

    Ex_Brit: whether is it the wisest thing - I do not know. No clear answer. It is part of regular maintenance of my home systems. And I only try to answer question in subject of this thread: "How can I prevent automatic updates?"

    I think the procedure is difficult for regular users. But not too dangerous: all steps are easily reversible which is documented. None of the commands given can "brick" system. And afaik this is the only way how to re-gain control over update process in Windows 10. For many people, it is essential.
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  8.    2 Weeks Ago #58
    Join Date : Mar 2014
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts : 156
    Win 7 Ult + 2 x Win 10 Pro - all x64

    Agreed, good luck to all.
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  9.    2 Weeks Ago #59
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 115
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    To prevent automatic download & installation of Windows Updates, including new builds such as the FCU do the following:

    1) Download Windows Update MiniTool
    2) Go into user interface, on the left hand side you will see 'Automatic Updates', change from 'automatically' to 'Notification mode'

    After doing the above, whenever there are updates, you will get a toaster notification that there are updates to install. When you go into Windows Updates, it will show you the updates available to install & you can click 'install now' If there is one you don't want to install, run the MiniTool & check for updates. When the one that you don't want to install appears in the list, put a check mark beside it & click on the option to hide it. Then, if you go back and re-run Windows Update, that update will not appear again.
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  10.    2 Weeks Ago #60
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Phitsanulok, Thailand
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64

    Thanks TairikuOkami and muchomurka for these great work-arounds / fixes. I'll give each a run to see if it stops my system from doing its own thing and let y'all know the outcome.

    Best regards!
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