[WINDOWS_UPDATE_TOGGLE.BAT] Manage updates blocking from the comfort of Desktop context menu

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  1. BAU

    BAU MDL Senior Member

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    #1 BAU, May 8, 2018
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  2. BAU

    BAU MDL Senior Member

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    #2 BAU, May 10, 2018
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    CHANGELOG
    v10.0 final
    - Downloads option: to block all updates from even downloading
    - Service option: not advised as it cripples Store and other stuff
    - Troubleshooter option: disables blocks then launches official diag
    - Generate C:\Windows\WUTUndo.bat to be used if unlikely login fail after update, from advanced startup - troubleshoot - command prompt
    - Apply temporarily disables impeding blocks, then restores them
    - Tons of optimizations for speed and reliability & more safeguards

    v10.0-rc5
    - auto trigger manual defender updates if found on refresh
    - show install list even when pending reboot
    v10.0-rc4
    - improved refresh and pending
    - fix external cmd creating visible windows rc3 bug
    v10.0-rc3
    - no refreshing while pending operations
    - faster setup phase
    v10.0-rc2
    - more reliable install updates context menu entry
    - add automatic refreshing
    v10.0-rc1
    - initial rework
     
  3. bobkush

    bobkush MDL Novice

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    I use VirtualBox virtual drives with a Lite customized version of Windows 10 to create portable programs - this batch file makes it easier to disable the updates I do NOT need. Thanks.
     
  4. BAU

    BAU MDL Senior Member

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    v10.0 final is up, please try it - it really is awesome!
     
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  6. Puremin0rez

    Puremin0rez MDL Senior Member

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    What does blocking "Build Upgrades" do? Does this prevent Feature Updates, or Cumulative Updates?
     
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  7. BAU

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    Only feature upgrades i.e. windows setup - It's more of a safeguard in case it slips through.
     
  8. thanks @BAU for this script, i'll test it and will report here how it goes :)
     
  9. freddie-o

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  10. BAU

    BAU MDL Senior Member

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    That's actually not a block, but a temporary toggle on-off for the realtime scan stuff.
    I would not block Service if I were you, as it hinders both Store and Defender.
    How can you tell if Defender updates? Well, you open Defender interface and check the last time it updated
     
  11. freddie-o

    freddie-o MDL Novice

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    #11 freddie-o, Dec 2, 2018
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    I'm on Server 2019 so no store, and even with Service blocked, "Check for updates" in Defender still works.
    Sorry, so does WUT schedule Defender updates or do I have to do it manually? Coz normally I update Defender a few times a day either thru a powershell script or Defender itself.
     
  12. BAU

    BAU MDL Senior Member

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    Check the script - it switches the default source from windows update to mmpc (microsoft malware protection center, now called something else) so it can function with updates disabled.
    It uses the built-in schedules, but sure, you can add your own just fine.