Block windows 10 updates

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by gundja, Aug 28, 2017.

  1. gundja

    gundja MDL Junior Member

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    Hi guys , i have got a bunch of notebook with only 40 gb ssd hard disk and i am running win 10 on it.
    The problem is that as from today i noticed that i have got only around 1 gb free space and i am strongly suspecting windows 10 updates filling up the free space. So i have setup to defer windows 10 update such that windows does not automatically download and install latest updates. Anything else should i do guys ?Of course i have not installed a lot of things or other stuffs that have caused the hard disk to fill it up.

    thanks
     
  2. mxman2k

    mxman2k MDL Developer

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    open This PC
    right click the C drive
    select Properties (bottom of list)
    click Disk Cleanup (it will chug away for a while)
    then click Clean Up System Files button at bottom
    click in the boxes that have have more than zero bytes.

    Then click OK this should remove temporary/old stuff to give you some space back, may not be a huge amount but with such a small ssd it will hopefully gain some space back. :)
     
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  3. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    Hi mxman2k :D well Dism++ also works fine sorry for beak in your post dude :p oopps in time disabling Hibernation also user can earn some good MB so open cmd @adm type powercfg /h off
     
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  4. SAM-R

    SAM-R MDL Guru

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    Right click Disk Cleanup
    run as Admin.
     
  5. rpo

    rpo MDL Addicted

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    Stop the Windows Update service
    Delete the c:\windows\softwaredistribution directory
    Start the Windows Update service (c:\windows\softwaredistribution will be recreated)
     
  6. gundja

    gundja MDL Junior Member

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    thanks ...as usual nice tips from everyone..
     
  7. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Interestingly that no-one come up with the most efficient: Set the Internet to a Metered Connection! That would prevent to download all update from MS!

    To do that changes, open Control Settings, go to Network & Internet, under Status click on Change connection properties and set Set the metered connection to On!
     
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  8. softfinds

    softfinds MDL Novice

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    Don't use built in tool/utility to get updates in Windows 10, Windows creates lots of problems. Use Windows update Minitool
     
  9. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Although WUMT has it's own GUI, it still uses the Windows Updates System, it's a Frontend not any standalone program :thinking:.
     
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  10. cbsvitzer

    cbsvitzer MDL Novice

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    #11 cbsvitzer, Aug 31, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2017
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    Metered Connecticut is fine, but if you have Outlook 2016 (or 2013) you will get an error:
    Can't send or receive email in Outlook and "Metered Connection Warning" is triggered