disable system-level task

  1. Posts : 9
    windows 10 home edition

    disable system-level task

    i had posted a question here several days ago regarding unwanted windows updates and the annoying message that would take over my screen/system. the message was commanding me to change my privacy settings to allow further updating. i found this was related to UNP, an installed update (program) called "windows 10 update and privacy settings" and a scheduled task under "windows UNP", runcampaignmanager.

    i don't want the fall creators update, or any other updates, because my system works fine as is.

    had been using the "alt+F4" keyboard combo to nuke the "take over my system" screen and kept up with my searches.

    FOUND ! a simple program that gives you root authority over your system called "Give Me Power". I used this in conjunction with a NirSoft utility called Task Scheduler View to disable the UNP task runcampaignmanager.

    I also found a handy utility called Double Driver that helps you back up your currently installed drivers.

    warning - "Give Me Power" really does give you power, including the power to really screw up your OS.

    that being said, i have been able to halt all udating from dell and microsoft, and with this aforementioned combo, i have hopefully killed the final annoyance

    I am an old fossil from what is now considered the dark ages (pre-windows) and have watched windows grow from its initial (laughable) release to the current bloated monster that we see before us. why do i use windows ? i actually liked XP, but my old laptop (15-17 years) was running into some issues. looked at apple (too much $$), piddled with linux and bsd over the years (losing patience, probably a function of age as much as fundamental contrariness), nailed a lo-buck windows 10 home edition machine at an electronics discounter. having retired many years ago from ant IT position many years ago, i still hold the view that many people would be happy with a basic, simple, solid OS that they can control

    nirsoft has its own site with some really handy utilities. double driver and give me power can be found at majorgeeks.com
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,949
    Win 10 Pro (1903)

    Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates in Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials
    Enable or Disable Driver Updates in Windows Update in Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials
    Backup and Restore Device Drivers in Windows 10 Hardware Drivers Tutorials

    - and don't forget about all those universal app updates and background data downloads secretly going on behind your back... there's a scheduled task for that..

    To preserve- or maybe fossilise? your system state, consider using disk imaging. A disk image is a compressed copy of the Windows partitions or other disks and partitions best held on external storage.

    If some sneaky nasty update actually found its way onto your system, you could restore it from the disk image- that applies too should your disk fail and you need to get a new one.

    You still need to get AV updates- and Defender updates are delivered by the update mechanism. So check what's happening to those.
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