Win 8.1 - Disable updates during OOBE? (only OOBE)

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by S_SubZero, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. S_SubZero

    S_SubZero MDL Junior Member

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    During the OOBE, Windows 8.1 will give the color-changing screen with "hang on" and whatever MOTDs it wants to give. What it's actually doing is downloading and installing updates. This is messing up my imaging workflow and I need to totally disable this. I've been banging around with unattend.xml (I do my installs via WDS) and I can't seem to stop it.

    Anyone see a way to stop the OOBE updates?
     
  2. Heimnetz

    Heimnetz MDL Novice

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    disconnect internet during setup.
     
  3. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    #3 abbodi1406, Oct 16, 2015
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  4. IAmTheDude

    IAmTheDude MDL Member

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    #4 IAmTheDude, Oct 19, 2015
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    Stumbled upon this y accident but its what Im after too for both 8 and 10.

    10 also kills my setupcomplete script if it finds critical update which is a pain.

    Would adding

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    reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update" /f /v AUOptions /t REG_DWORD /d 4
    at the start of setupcomplete be enough to stop this or would it be better of being in OOBE.cmd?
     
  5. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    #5 abbodi1406, Oct 19, 2015
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    AUOptions are not used.recognized by Win10 anymore, only policy:
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    reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU /v NoAutoUpdate /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
    
     
  6. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    #6 Mr.X, Oct 19, 2015
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    Is this valid for Win8.1 too?
     
  7. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Yes ........