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  1.    1 Week Ago #1
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 10
    windows 7 and Windows10

    auto update issue


    I have visited this issue once before and had no solution at that time. So, once again, here goes.

    I am hitting the road for 5 months ( USA ) in a motorhome; most places I will be going have poor to insignificant internet access. When I was down with 8.1 I was able to just shut off auto-update completely and turn it back on if and when I was in a suitable location. Also I invest in a portable hot-spot from Verizon that costs a pretty penny and I do not want it eaten up by updates.

    So, is there a sure-fire way of just shutting auto-update OFF under my control not Microsoft's control. When I did the move to 10 I failed to save a backup of 8.1 and of course 10 backup overwrote it. I f I had that backup I would put 8.1 back on in a flash. 10 has slowed this laptop down to a crawl and my preferred internet program IE 11 has picked up a heard of issues including script errors up the wazzoo! Not a problem at all with my main desktop PC which is running smoothly on the Windows 7 platform including IE11 and Windows Live Mail ( another regrettable issue In 10.)

    So any help would be appreciated. Oh, and I have install Firefox ( testing it for a while now on 7 ) on the laptop as I am tired of the issues in Microsoft programs.
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  2.    1 Week Ago #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,467
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    If you have Win 10 Pro upwards you can set Windows update to Notify only.
    That would be ideal for you.

    Otherwise see
    Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates in Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials

    Utility:
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  3.    1 Week Ago #3
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
    Posts : 3,272
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    Hi needlenoses.

    If you follow this link it will take you to the media creator for Windows 8.1. Please keep in mind licensing EULA with MS.

    Windows MediaCreation tool and version number for ISO

    of course you will need the drivers for your device.

    Once installed and running use Macrium Reflect to Image. Next trip pull the image.

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect


    Ken
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  4.    1 Week Ago #4
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 10
    windows 7 and Windows10
    Thread Starter

    I don't want to sound totally ignorant, but this will allow me to stop auto updater how?? I do keep an updated image of my windows 10 machine and I use Norton Ghost ( unfortunately not for Windows 10 ) on my main desktop PC which has windows7/64 on it.
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  5.    1 Week Ago #5
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 10
    windows 7 and Windows10
    Thread Starter

    forgot to mention that I am running windows 10 Home which has a multitude of restrictions. I will see what I can figure out re: services; not been there before.
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  6.    1 Week Ago #6
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
    Posts : 3,272
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    If you are responding to my link to the media creation tool... You said you would install 8.1 if you had it. The macrium reflect link was to allow you to image the device and you could use when you travel on these long trips. Then image back to 10 when you are home.

    Ken
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  7.    1 Week Ago #7
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,467
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    My post #2 gives you a way to stop updates.
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  8.    1 Week Ago #8
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 1,545
    Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)

    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    If you have Win 10 Pro upwards you can set Windows update to Notify only.
    That would be ideal for you.

    Otherwise see
    Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates in Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials

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    I didn’t realise with win 10 pro you could do notify only setting. How do you toggle that setting? I’m not at home to check the pc but was curious. Is it easily found or a buried ‘near hidden’ option?

    cheers
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  9.    1 Week Ago #9
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,467
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hi, it's in the tutorial (enable/disable); it's there in Winaero's tweaker - get that and click the link-

    How does it work? You get an Action Centre notification of an update; click that, Settings opens, you see the update(s) pending (as if you'd done a manual update check).

    No unexpected downloads (although MS reserves the right).

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    Note that while some internet sources advise this can be achieved with a regedit in Win 10 Home, the tutorial doesn't; one person who tried that says it didn't work in Home.
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  10.    1 Week Ago #10
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 10
    windows 7 and Windows10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Caledon Ken View Post
    If you are responding to my link to the media creation tool... You said you would install 8.1 if you had it. The macrium reflect link was to allow you to image the device and you could use when you travel on these long trips. Then image back to 10 when you are home.

    Ken
    I get what you said about creating an image of !0 for my return; if I reinstall 8.1 over 10 before I go will that do the trick.
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