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Stop automatic updates?

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#1 TechWiz365


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Posted 25 June 2016 - 11:49 PM

How do I stop or disable automatic updates from restarting my system against my own will in Windows 10 Home edition?

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#2 Condobloke


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Posted 26 June 2016 - 12:18 AM

Windows Update Can’t Be Disabled (or Delayed) on Windows 10 Home

To ensure everyone is secure and up-to-date on a stable platform, Microsoft won’t allow Windows 10 Home systems to delay Windows updates. Updates will automatically download, and they’ll be installed when you next reboot, or you can schedule a reboot. You’re not allowed to disable Windows Update entirely, and you’re also not allowed to put updates off if you don’t want to install them.

The only options are “Automatic (recommended)” and “Notify to schedule restart.”


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Posted 26 June 2016 - 10:57 PM

There’s no way to “hide” an update or block updates from within Windows itself, but Microsoft provides a downloadable tool to do this. It’s intended for temporarily hiding buggy or otherwise problematic while they don’t work properly on your system.

Download and run the “Show or hide updates” troubleshooter for Windows 10 from Microsoft.

When you run this troubleshooter, it will search for available updates and allow you to “hide” them, preventing Windows from automatically installing them. In the future, you can run this troubleshooter again and unhide the updates when you want to install them.


Windows Updates cannot be downloaded while Windows Firewall service has been disabled also just set your current Internet connection as “metered” Windows won’t download updates while connected to metered — at least until you tell Windows the connection isn’t metered anymore.

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 09:57 AM

I've been using the "Notify" option since day one.   Be aware, though, that you don't get a "wait until your ready,"  you get a wait about a day or so and, if you haven't used the "Restart Now" feature to force the updates to install the system will eventually schedule an install based on your activity pattern.  On my machine these always get scheduled for the wee small hours of the morning, but I've never had one happen because when I get a notification that Updates are ready I generally do the graceful restart after I've closed down all the programs I was currently using.

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