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#1 Viper_Security

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 10:33 PM

Hello all. Just a quick question,

 

When i first installed windows 10 on my lappy i installed all important updates and then disabled my Windows Update Service.

 

 

6 days ago, i noticed my machine was on my linux login screen, so i restarted my machine to find that windows was doing updates.

 

I disabled the service again and restarted my machine to make sure it was disabled. it was.

 

2 days ago my machine did it again, somehow turned on my windows update service and started doing updates.

 

i have updates set to never check so I am curious as to why it keeps turning itself back on, no programs I'm running require to download anything from WUS not even a VC Runtime, nor .NET framework.

 

 

I know the risks and ramifications of turning said objects off, I would just like thoughts please.


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 10:53 PM

LOL thats Windows for you.

 

Try this.

https://www.howtogeek.com/224471/how-to-prevent-windows-10-from-automatically-downloading-updates/


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#3 Viper_Security

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 10:57 PM

Thanks Nick, I'll give it a go and report back.

 

If it doesnt work Guess im switching to linux main again haha

 

windoze plays my games, wine is picky.


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 02:01 AM

If you are rocking plain old Win10 Home, try Windows Update Blocker.

 

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/windows_update_blocker.html

 

It just works.



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Posted 18 February 2018 - 10:10 AM

C|NET has a very good article addressing the updates which were suppose to stop being automatically installed in March of 2017.  The do address what your options are for either disabling the updates or postponing the installations.  The notice that you have an update will appear with three options, Restart now, Pick a time, and Snooze.  If you select the Snooze option this will delay the installation by three days and can be used again to further postpone the installation.  This article is worth reading.


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 08:04 AM

LOL thats Windows for you.

 

Amen!



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Posted 21 February 2018 - 05:12 PM

Thank everyone for their tips, but it looks like I'm getting rid of Microscum Windoze. time to go back to linux main OS.   :)

 

Thanks again.


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