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#1 Uneitohr


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 10:55 PM

Hello! I've been reading online about some of the methods used to disable updates on Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise. From what I have found, the only way to disable updates is to disable the service wuauserv. Sometimes, however, updates get through even with this service disabled.


The other option would be to open gpedit.msc, and Configure automatic updates, and set it to Notify for download and notify for install. But that doesn't disable them, it just delays. This is not ideal because updates may just install themselves anyway.


Has anyone tried these and can confirm they are working?

What about other ways to disable updates? erd party software, etc?


I'm basically looking for the same option that existed in windows 7 (never check for updates).

Thank you!

#2 AnonVendetta


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 11:07 PM

Disabling the Windows Update service will completely stop updates and they will *NOT* get through. I've had this service disabled for quite awhile and the last time I checked it (just now) it was still disabled. Checking installed updates in the Settings app shows that none are installed. It even remained disabled after upgrading Home to Pro, then Pro to Enterprise. Apparently even the upgrade process doesn't change its' status.


Check out a program called wumt if you want total control over the update process. You can select only what you want while hiding what you dont want. Updates wont download or install automatically, only if you tell the program to do so.


Download: https://wumt.blogspo...e-minitool.html

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