Disable automatic downloading of new preview builds

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Puffingmad, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. Puffingmad

    Puffingmad MDL Addicted

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    Forgive me if ive missed the answer to this as there is so much on windows 10 release preview her at MDL

    I have data restrictions ware i live as far as i can tell there is still no option in 10162 to disable the automatic dl of new preview builds

    I go 40 km into the nearest town every time a new build is released and DL from a friends unlimited connection

    Please is there a way I can disable this and save my data

    Any help would be great

    Thanks :)

    And please dont tell me to get a better internet connection I already have the best that is available in area I live
     
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  2. Hlx

    Hlx MDL Junior Member

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    Change on slow ring.
     
  3. Puffingmad

    Puffingmad MDL Addicted

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    lol even on slow it still dl's

    So it is still using up my expensive data

    As i said before I go to town and dl new builds from an unlimited connection
     
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  4. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    Yes, go to Update settings and you can opt out of future builds using the instructions from the link they provide.
     
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  5. Puffingmad

    Puffingmad MDL Addicted

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    Thanks murphy78 I tried that it takes you a MS web page that only lets you opt-out completely to roll back to your original version of windows (8.1)
     
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  6. mark m

    mark m MDL Novice

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    Rather than using your MSA switch to signing in with a local account. You'll have to put up with notifications to "Fix Me" because "Your Microsoft account requires attention to get Insider builds." but just monitor MDL & get the ESD links from here for any new builds.
     
  7. rEApEAt

    rEApEAt MDL Senior Member

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    Can't you block the concerned MS servers in your HOSTS file?

    It would be easy to implement and easy to undo.
     
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  8. xinso

    xinso MDL Guru

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    #8 xinso, Jul 7, 2015
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    1. Run CMD as administrator
    2. Run the commands to stop & disable Windows Update service

    Code:
    sc stop wuauserv
    
    sc config wuauserv start=disabled
    Q: What if I needed to install KB updates?
    A: Convert .msu to .cab, and run the command as administrator

    Code:
    dism /online /add-package /packagepath:X:\KB.cab
    Q: How to enable/start Windows Update service?
    A:
    Code:
    sc config wuauserv start=auto
    
    sc start wuauserv
    
    
     
  9. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    #9 abbodi1406, Jul 7, 2015
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    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsSelfHost\Applicability]
    "EnablePreviewBuilds"=dword:00000000
    "ThresholdFlightsDisabled"=dword:00000001
    "Ring"="Disabled"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsSelfHost\PreMigration]
    "FlightedBuildRingName"="Disabled"
    
     
  10. Puffingmad

    Puffingmad MDL Addicted

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    #10 Puffingmad, Jul 7, 2015
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    Thanks abbodi1406

    One question I use portable update so i can update offline will changing this registry setting affect this ?
     
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  11. xinso

    xinso MDL Guru

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    #11 xinso, Jul 8, 2015
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