Edit 3: tl;dr: Please help submit useful information on methods of doing fully manual updates that never even checks for updates that didn't work in this thread. - Edit 2: This post is asking what methods to stop updates DIDN'T work and WHY they didn't work. For methods that DO work, please post them in this thread here. - Edit: I'm sure I'm not the only one here that uses Windows 10 for gaming. I don't want automatic updates or checking for updates, period. If I'm in the middle of a frag-fest in a game that uses all the resources of my pc, I don't want Windows slowing down my computer to even check for updates - no checking at all, never. After I'm done gaming, when I have time for a possibly very long and resource-sucking update, I want to check for updates manually and reliably every single time no matter what MS does in the future to force automatic updates. I don't want it slowing down my computer to even check for updates. Future updates WILL render some methods useless at some point. This thread is for collecting such information. - For the good of the community for improving windows update control methods, I think we all need to know: Have you ever disabled and disabled checking for windows updates using one of the various methods available, and then afterwards you got an update anyway, ever? This poll is mainly aimed at Windows 10 Home and Pro, since other versions can (afaik) be reliably controlled with Group Policy, but if it's ever happened with other versions, please say so. Please provide further information, such as: 1) What version of Windows 10? 2) What method of stopping updates was used? 3) Under what circumstances did the forced update happen? (Some time after a previous update even checking afterwards to make sure your method of stopping updates was implemented? Nothing of note, it just updated?, etc.) 4) Were any scripts or programs used to modify Windows 10 before this happened? 5) Were you using an unmodified version of Windows 10? Please give as detailed answer as possible. - I think I can speak for everyone involved that the information provided will be used by coders who use different methods to help improve controlling windows updates. Thanks for your input.