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#1 TheHive


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Posted 17 December 2016 - 09:23 AM

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Windows 10 Update Switch

Switch10 allows you to set 3G, 4G, Ethernet and Wi-Fi connection types as metered


Windows 10 Update Switch is a simple tool that enables you to turn-off or turn-on Windows 10 updates. You can also use Switch10 to set certain connection types as metered.



Disable Updates Post Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Prior to Windows 10 Anniversary Update you could Disable Windows 10 Updates using Group Policies. However, after the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, this option is no longer available. “Thank you Microsoft, we appreciate it!”. In result, we had to resort to unorthodox methods to disable Windows 10 updates.

How does Windows 10 Update Switch work?

Windows 10 Update Switch disables and stops the Windows Update service and in doing so, disables Windows 10 Updates. Furthermore, Switch10 can enable Windows 10 updates again quickly when you need it. It will in this case enable and start the Windows Update service again for your computer to update as normal.

However, this is not a permanent solution. Windows 10 will in certain situations start the service back up automatically! The recommended solution is to set the connection type as metered. Carry on reading for more about metered connections.

Metered Connections

At the moment Windows 10 only allows you to set Wi-Fi connections as metered. Switch10 allows you to set 3G, 4G, Ethernet and Wi-Fi connection types as metered. With Switch10, you can quickly set these connection types back too non-metered when needed.

When you set a connection type to metered connection, Windows 10 will not download updates on that connection type. Read the Turn on Windows 10 metered connection article for more about metered connections.

Download Windows 10 Update Switch

Windows 10 Update Switch comes in two flavors. A setup utility for installing it to your computer and a portable version for running it straight from a memory stick or portable hard drive.








#2 Mikorist


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Posted 17 December 2016 - 11:10 AM

Excellent (for the one who uses Windows 10)
The effort required to have full control over all functions under Windows 10 including privacy is the same as to make a new operating system.
 And I did. I made my own. It is based on Linux. ;)

#3 AnonVendetta


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Posted 18 December 2016 - 07:53 PM

The simplest way to stop Windows 10 from updating automatically, without requiring additional software, would probably be to open services.msc and set Windows Update to Disabled. Manual won't work because when you connect to the Net updating will start anyway, even if you dont open the update tab in Settings to trigger it. Or you could manually do it in a CMD prompt, or set up a batch script.

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