i've seen a lot of people complaining about windows automatic updates, and honestly, i think it's ridiculous. go to computer management, services and applications, services, and stop and disable windows update service. no more automatic updates. how hard was that? and for all you tin foil hat folks who will rebut with "windows turns it back on automatically" I have to say you're crazy. i did this 10 days ago and windows hasn't turned it back on and if it could it would when i try to manually update which it does not... this is what you will see when you try to manually update after disabling the service. you will see the last time updates were scanned for / installed otherwise.