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Windows 10 Home - disabling it from updating in the future


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#1 mathinduction

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 03:49 PM

Hi,

 

Based on bad experiences from previous updates, I'm currently looking for a way to disable all the windows 10 updates for my Windows 10 Home.

 

I have looked on the internet and did a couple of things like:
- Setting my wifi to metered (although that apparently does not work?)

- Disabling driver updates

 

But simply disabling everything, I don't know whether that is possible. I have also tried to:

- Set the Windows 10 update service to manual, although I'm not sure whether that is sufficient enough.

 

I don't have gpedit.msc and I'm not sure whether it is safe to download one from the internet. Apparently, I can use it to access a setting where I can disable the updates like in the pro version of Windows. Can someone verify whether this might work in the Home version as well?

 

Thank you very much! 



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Posted 01 October 2016 - 04:26 PM

You could go to Services, sort by name, search for Windows update service, stop it, and disable it.

 

But those updates are for security and bug fixes and wouldn't recommend turning them off.

 

I believe in windows 10 Home gpedit.msc is disabled (not exactly sure why might be the "Education Edition") 

 

And i wouldn't download a gpeditor from the internet


Edited by Viper_Security, 01 October 2016 - 04:32 PM.

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 05:13 PM

I tried getting a version of gpedit.msc via download and I wouldn't recommend it.  I was trying to revive the ability to get a shutdown sound (which ended in failure anyway).

 

I also second Viper_Security's  statement that I do not recommend turning off Window Updates, ever.   As someone who does technical support for home and small business users as part of how I make my living, I have seen far more piles of metaphorically smoldering silicon that are the direct result of people who thought they knew better than Microsoft (or other OS makers, but mostly Microsoft) regarding what updates should or should not be applied.   The danger from buggy updates is far and away less than the danger of a system left un-updated and interacting with cyberspace.


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Posted 02 October 2016 - 12:10 PM

At the very least, you could defer Windows updates.  You will still get them, but they will be delayed.



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Posted 02 October 2016 - 02:18 PM

May I recommend posting your Windows Updates status at this point and look forward to getting Windows Updates to normal experiences?



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Posted 02 October 2016 - 04:15 PM

Thanks for the advices so far. I think I shall only delay them for this month only, since it is important for me during university work.

 

I just find it annoying that these updates are forced. I mean, it is my own choice whether to benefit from these updates or not. And so far, they have been messing up my laptop every time. I'd rather do without for a period like this and an easy way or setting that would prevent me from updating would be nice. This lack of option really makes me consider switching to another OS.

 

Nobody has time do deal with this kind of mess after updating.

 

At the very least, you could defer Windows updates.  You will still get them, but they will be delayed.

 

Hmm, so also if I set the service to disabled/manual or my wifi network to metered?


Edited by mathinduction, 02 October 2016 - 04:22 PM.





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