Windows 10: What host or IP does Windows Update use when updating?


  1. Posts : 269
    Windows 10
       22 Jul 2017 #1

    What host or IP does Windows Update use when updating?


    What host or IP does Windows Update connect to when updating?

    If I knew that I could block that address to prevent updates ... until such time as I deem them permissible.
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  2. Posts : 27,188
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17604
       22 Jul 2017 #2

    Hey mate,

    If you like, you could use an option in the tutorial below to disable Windows Update automatic updates.

    Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates in Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials
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  3. Posts : 269
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       23 Jul 2017 #3

    With regard to updates, Windows 10 is variable across versions.
    I have Home, which behaves differently than Pro.
    The update "on/off switch" has been commandeered by Microsoft. And they're not giving it back.

    So I will create my own update switch in the form of a router/firewall rule.
    Before I can block the Update service I just need to know where it goes to get those updates.
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  4.    23 Jul 2017 #4

    If you block updates then your system may not be secure as a lot of updates are to enhance security with all the ransomware going on you may put yourself at risk
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  5.    18 Sep 2017 #5

    I want to know as well so that I can throttle how much bandwidth it takes!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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