auto updates -- not hard to stop

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by stayboogy, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. stayboogy

    stayboogy MDL Addicted

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    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...

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    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.
     
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  2. LiteOS

    LiteOS MDL Expert

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    I use the group policy to not use internet to download update it works
     
  3. erdem444

    erdem444 MDL Novice

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    It's not that easy. See my post and the answer : in DWS topic, post 112 and 113

    And i still couldn't get the answer of this : post 115

    bTw, what's the reason for limitins links ? I can't even post mydigitallife forum links.

    Someone post these links please. :)
     
  4. ingopan

    ingopan MDL Novice

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    How did you do that in particular please?
     
  5. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    That isn't the issue, the issue is not being able to hide specific updates, like you can in previous OSs, so it's either none, or all, no choice

    Or use that pathetic MS tool....
     
  6. 100

    100 MDL Expert

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    See, that's just my point. There is absolutely no need for any elaborate "blocking tools", disabling of automatic updates, and especially workarounds like that when all you have to do is set WU to auto-install security updates only. It's one simple checkbox.
     
  7. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    Yes turn it all off, then do not use DISM or SFC repair operations:eek:
     
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  8. stayboogy

    stayboogy MDL Addicted

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    thanks for clarifying the issue.

    this is a pain in the ass.

    i'll just not update until the first service pack is released, if there is one in the future. to be quite honest i've never really believed the windows update briefs about all the hotfixes, i mean, who is really gonna check to see if they do what they say they do? how can we really know that they are not ways of making us more vulnerable instead of safer?
     
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  9. Shayne

    Shayne MDL Addicted

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    I to have not had a problem with updates after turning off the service, which works for me. I use defender since I feel I should at least use something and setting up a task to update virus definitions.

    program: "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MpCmdRun.exe"
    arguments: -signatureupdate -MMPC

    Looks after that.

    For those that never had auto updates on, or did not update unless it was a SP, it is not a biggie just to shut it off and forget about it. However the ones that live for updates, shutting it right down can be a problem. MS obviously is not forcing updates to help anyone not get compromised as these forced updates are only forcing people to not update at all.

    There appears to be cumulative updates and understanding WHDownloader and Dism /Image:%MOUNT% /add-package /packagepath:%updates%\Windows10.0-KB3116869-x64.cab (or online) is not a hard stretch for some here.

    You would thing M$ needs to give all an out as them ruling with the iron fist will most likely not work. They try to fool some of the people some of the time.

    Good to read you again 100 ;). Best of the season.

    Regards
     
  10. SonicMojo

    SonicMojo MDL Novice

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    Not good enough. See my response to your other post. Especially regarding KB 3112343. (Dec 2015)
     
  11. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    Why not install Windows Update Minitools in my sig, you can have it set to notify you of updates, hide the ones you do not want, they stay hidden until you bring them out of retirement. It's a neat tool.:D
     
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  12. Rearis

    Rearis MDL Member

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    How do you themed like this?