[HowTo:] Set Windows Update to manual updates

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  1. moderate

    moderate MDL Guru

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    #1 moderate, Nov 17, 2015
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    Hello,

    for setting WU to not download and install anything automatically, run this REG:

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]
    "NoAutoUpdate"=dword:00000001
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]
    "NoAutoUpdate"=dword:00000001
    
     
  2. NICK@NUMBER11

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

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    does it work for real then?
     
  3. abbodi1406

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    #3 abbodi1406, Nov 17, 2015
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    That policy only lasts as long as you don't use the Check/Retry button in WU, because it will revert it to Auto

    so, the manual update must be done using other resource (WindowsUpdate MiniTool or PSWindowsUpdate)
     
  4. moderate

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    WindowsUpdate MiniTool only does this single setting.
    I captured it with RegShot.
    On my computer it works.
     
  5. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    I know that
    but does it still works (prevent auto update) when you go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update, and hit check or retry button? :)
     
  6. yomoma2

    yomoma2 MDL Senior Member

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    Yep, UsoClient.exe StartScan should be used instead of that button to force WU check for updates without starting to download immediately. Only then, if found any, the other Download button will appear.
     
  7. acyuta

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    It is still all or none, and so far not pick, select, or untick.
     
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  8. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    And there comes the beauty of WUMT
     
  9. moderate

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    Yes, both keys are still set, but I also have it disabled on WUMT. :)
     
  10. °ツ

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    #10 °ツ, Mar 9, 2016
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    I use this in a bat file and it seems to disable WU completely, even tho I am not sure if everything is needed.

    Code:
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v AUOptions /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
    REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer" /F /v NoWindowsUpdate /t REG_DWORD /d 1
    REG ADD "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Internet Communication Management\Internet Communication" /F /v DisableWindowsUpdateAccess /t REG_DWORD /d 1
    REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\WindowsUpdate" /F /v DisableWindowsUpdateAccess /t REG_DWORD /d 1
    
    When I go to check for updates it shows:

    [​IMG]
     
  11. javaspain

    javaspain MDL Junior Member

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    It included in the final:
    gpupdate /force
    pause
     
  12. pf100

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    #12 pf100, Mar 9, 2016
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