Methods to deal with Windows Updates

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  1. pf100

    pf100 MDL Addicted

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    #1 pf100, Dec 7, 2016
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    Edit: Please put methods that DON'T work in this thread here. Thanks.

    There are currently several methods to make windows 10 updates manual instead of automatic and they're scattered all over the place. I want to put them all in one thread.

    There's the Windows Update MiniTool, the Wumt Wrapper Script, the Windows Update Blocker, the Windows 10 Update Disabler, the Windows Update MiniTool Integrator, and enabling and disabling the windows update service through services.msc manually. Please post other methods I left out.

    One thing is for sure, the Group Policy Editor/Registry cannot be trusted forever with ever-morphing updates that remove functionality from the registry. Another thing is for sure: arguing among ourselves solves nothing. We need several methods to refer to so that at least one method will work no matter what Microsoft does to change our ability to control windows updates. We should work together on this problem. Things tend to get a bit heated when one method is compared to another and a lot of people have done a lot of work on fixing this problem in a lot of different ways. Each method is great if it works for you. I'm not saying any method is best. This is not a contest. Thank you for your understanding.
     
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  2. lobo11

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  3. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    All connections as metered + WUMT = best of both worlds
     
  4. wutno

    wutno MDL Novice

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    Why is blocking it via group policies a bad thing?
     
  5. rpo

    rpo MDL Addicted

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    Not available for home editions.
     
  6. pf100

    pf100 MDL Addicted

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    Good stuff, my MDL friends. Let's keep the discussion going. I think we're going to make some progress here.
     
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  7. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    @Mr.X yep I agree dude home users also need this important tool (gpedit.msc):)
     
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  8. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Well, perhaps not many end users but power users and/or IT pros which provide service to those end users. Just like me.
    I've faced many machines with OEM Windows which don't have group policy editor, so it's a pita trying to do some tweaks or establish policies to work within a soho.
    Some will say: oh just upgrade to a higher edition. But is not an easy solution due to many factors, most important is to preserve OEM activation. Many end user don't want to purchase a retail for Pro edition for financial reasons, you know.

    Okay this is my last reply on this off-topic, let's get back on-topic.
     
  9. pf100

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    The more I think about this, the more I feel like multiple windows update control methods are necessary. Like windows 7 loaders (Daz won that one) and various windows and office KMS solutions, no single update control method seems to be the best for everyone at this time. Maybe I should just rename this thread to, "Methods to deal with windows updates." Then when Windows 10 morphs in several seemingly endless forms over the years, and the smoke begins to clear, we will then see what method is best. Thanks for everyone's input.
     
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  10. tonto11

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    I like that idea. I put a lot of effort into heldigard's kms mini/micro/nano etc, but I'm not so wedded to that method that I don't think codyqx4's MTK is an extremely elegant solution, right up there with daz's loader.

    I do think that we should try find a way to keep the discussion away from the development posts, even if we have to copy and paste the latter to a separate thread just for the record. It's a significant task to wade through pages of redundant discussion to find and follow the key development posts.

    ...T
     
  11. pf100

    pf100 MDL Addicted

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    Thread renamed. And I agree with everything you said.
     
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  12. tonto11

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    #15 tonto11, Dec 11, 2016
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    In the spirit of the title of this thread here is a link
    to "Windows-10-Update-Disabler"

    https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/72234-Windows-10-Update-Disabler


    and another "Windows-Update-Blocker"

    https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/72325-Windows-Update-Blocker-v1-0

    and of course "WUMT-Wrapper-script"
    https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/72203-WUMT-Wrapper-script-controls-windows-update-service

    I have experienced the hassle that lack of control of updates produces
    eg: in the middle of a church service the display computer goes away for a half hour while it updates
    grrrr!

    ...T
     
  13. pf100

    pf100 MDL Addicted

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  14. tonto11

    tonto11 MDL Addicted

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    Stupid me, that's why my name is Tonto

    and you did it much more elegantly than I did

    as Homer would say DOH


    ...T
     
  15. pf100

    pf100 MDL Addicted

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    Don't feel bad. I made a mistake once too!
     
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    #20 dobbelina, Dec 12, 2016
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