Windows 10: I am nagged every day to update my Windows 10 system. I do not want.

  1.    02 Aug 2017 #1

    I am nagged every day to update my Windows 10 system. I do not want.

    Hi, I do a lot of work in programs such as Photoshop and Inkscape, often I play games on this computer, etc.

    There's rarely a time when I'm not in the middle of at least something on this computer. Every day, an annoying blue pop-up window appears and sidelines everything else (regardless of if I'm working in something that very moment) asking me to either update or say when I would like to be nagged again. My actual answer is, when I'm ready.

    I'll initiate the update myself if I'm so desperate for whatever inconsequential change it holds (usually it reverts a lot of settings I had on various things, often removing the option to disable them). So yeah, updating isn't a big priority for me and I'd appreciate help on telling my computer to stop nagging me about it. Nothing's worse than having whatever you're casually working on shoved into the background by the update notification.

    I also restarted the other day (not by choice, but because my computer locked up) and it took ages to boot back up because of supposed updates it was working on. This was less than a week ago and already it's nagging me again. I'm getting fed up on this, could someone kindly suggest a solution? (Preferably that doesn't require a restart in and of itself)?
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  2.    02 Aug 2017 #2

    Set active hours and let it update overnight.
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  3.    02 Aug 2017 #3

    Sadly I can't do that. Not only are my 'active hours' not consistent at all, I typically like to pick up exactly where I left off when I wake up. This is how I've always done things, and there used to be an easy setting to disable any automatic update or notification, and let me just do these things as I see fit. Did Microsoft seriously remove any possible way of doing this?
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  4.    02 Aug 2017 #4

    Just disable Windows Update in Services. When you have time enable it again and update. It's option five in this guide.

    Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates in Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials
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  5.    06 Aug 2017 #5

    I disabled the service yesterday and it still popped up today to remind me. When it does this, I can't disable the service until I agree to let it remind me tomorrow or set a time to be nagged because I can't do anything else until I address the stupid pop-up.
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  6.    06 Aug 2017 #6

    If you have Windows 10 Pro, you can disable Windows Update notifications completely through gpedit.msc and just update whenever you need.

    If you have Windows 10 Home,

    Use Regedit and follow these. Make sure to back up your registry before you do the following in case you make a mistake:

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    With those 2, no more nagging notifications and you can still update whenever you want. Make sure the Windows Update in services.msc is set to "manual (trigger start)"

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