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Windows 10 Home disable automatic updates, enable updates on demand

Q: Windows 10 Home disable automatic updates, enable updates on demand

I found a unique way to do it on Windows 10 HOME and as far as I searched internet I didn't find any similar instructions:


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A: Windows 10 Home disable automatic updates, enable updates on demand

Those are good instructions. Clear and concise.

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I found a unique way to do it on Windows 10 HOME and as far as I searched internet I didn't find any similar instructions:

A:Windows 10 Home disable automatic updates, enable updates on demand

I got some updates last night and unfortunately my fix didn't work so I'll unpin this topic.

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I was thinking about ordering win 10 home retail version on flash drive from new egg but, I wanted to verify I would be able to disable the Microsoft auto updates first? I wanted the retail version with key since I upgrade motherboards etc. sometimes and want to be able to reactivate when I need to. Thanks for all info!

A:able to disable automatic updates on win 10 home now?

Hello p5200,

If you like, you could use OPTION FOUR to disable automatic updates in Windows 10 Home edition with a metered network connection.

Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

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I cannot enable either the Windows Firewall or the Automatic Updates. Each time I try, I get this error message, "For your security, some settings are controlled by Group Policy". I followed the instructions in the tutorial about how to configure the firewall and there is no checkbox by "Protect my computer from...." when I click on the Advanced tab. I'm totally locked out. All I get is the "Group Policy" error message. I have Malwarebytes and Spybot installed and update and run each of them weekly. I also have McAfee Security Center installed through Comcast (my service provider). I think that I have tracked it down to somewhere in the registry but that's as far as I've been able to get. The IT at work says running ComboFix should help clear things up. Is he right? If so, how do I download ComboFix? Do I need to uninstall McAfee if I do?
Any suggestions?

A:Cannot enable Windows Firewall or Automatic Updates

The IT at work says running ComboFix should help clear things up. Is he right?Hi spedlady52 -In my opinion "Not unless supervised by an expert" - Combofix is not like Malwarebytes or SUPERAntiSpyware , where you just install , update and off you go -It is a special Tool that is used only in special cases once an expert knows your history and exact problem -It also needs to be fully uninstalled after use -Thank You -

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When I'm at home, my Internet speed is very, very slow.
So when Windows 10 download automatically its updates, I cannot use Internet as well as I would like.
I would like to postpone this automatic downloading of Windows 10 updates.
Can you help me ?

A:Is it possible to disable automatic Windows 10 updates ?


Please try the following methods:

Method 1

Open the Run command (Win + R), in it type: services.msc and press enter
From the Services list which appears find the Windows Update service and open it
In ?Startup Type? (under the ?General? tab) change it to ?Disabled?

Method 2

Open the Run command (Win + R), in it type: regedit and press enter
Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
In there create a ?32-bit DWORD? value called ?AuOptions? and under ?Value Data? type 2 and click ?OK?
Open the Settings app (Win + I) and navigate to -> Update and Security -> Windows Updates. Click ?Check for updates? which applies the new configuration setting
I hope it helps.


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How can I prevent a PC from automatically rebooting after the Windows Updates have completed?

I know when I am using the computer, I can click the "Restart Later" box that comes up at the most inopportune times, but when I have the PC "locked", it still reboots in the middle of the night.

I have a server that does NOT do this, but a couple XP boxes that do. Is there a reghack that can be done to make the updates on the XP boxes act the same as a server?

A:Disable automatic reboot after Windows Updates?

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When I'm at home, my Internet speed is very, very slow.
So when Windows 10 download automatically its updates, I cannot use Internet as well as I would like.
I would like to postpone this automatic downloading of Windows 10 updates.
Can you help me ?

A:Internet Security it possible to disable automatic Windows 10 updates ?


Please try the following methods:

Method 1

Open the Run command (Win + R), in it type: services.msc and press enter
From the Services list which appears find the Windows Update service and open it
In ?Startup Type? (under the ?General? tab) change it to ?Disabled?

Method 2

Open the Run command (Win + R), in it type: regedit and press enter
Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
In there create a ?32-bit DWORD? value called ?AuOptions? and under ?Value Data? type 2 and click ?OK?
Open the Settings app (Win + I) and navigate to -> Update and Security -> Windows Updates. Click ?Check for updates? which applies the new configuration setting
I hope it helps.


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I have a Dell desktop with XP media edition (SP2 installed) on it. I have had it for 2-3 years. When I got it I disabled Automatic Updates. Recently I have been having virus/spyware problems (fixed when I updated McAfee and ran it) and decided to try and update windows but MS Update web page says I need to enable automatic updates on the PC to proceed. The problem is I cannot enable automatic updates. I tried using Control Panel Automatic Updates and that did not do anything. They I ran services.msc and right clicked on Automatic Updates and tried to change the settings and when I hit apply I got an error message saying "Services Denied".

Any thoughts on what is causing this and how to fix it?

I thought of uninstalling SP2 and re-installing it but do not want to do that unless it makes sense and will work

thanks for your help

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I posted this on the OS forum and it was suggested that I generate an HJT log here. I have a Dell XP media edition with SP2 machine. When I got it I disabled automatic updates. I had some trouble with it recently and seemed to fix it with McAfee and wanted to enable automatic updates. I tried using control panel updates to do it but it did not work. I tried running services.msc to enable automatic updates and it responded with 'services denied'. I tried running some other command as suggested by a post and I get "access denied" now.

Here is the HJT log. Thanks in advance for your help

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:41:58 PM, on 5/20/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mc... Read more

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A:Hijack this Log--Automatic Updates Can't Enable

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I've just installed SP2 on a customer's Dell running XP Home, and the red shield pops up in the bottom right corner warning me that automatic updates are turned off. When I try to turn it on it apologises and says that the security centre could not change your automatic update settings. However, if I go into the automatic updates tab in the system control panel (as it suggests), it's set to automatic, and when I go online it starts downloading updates. How can I get the security center to realise that automatic updates are turned on? I tried going into the services control panel and setting the automatic updates service to automatic, and it tells me that the service has been marked for deletion. As an aside, this computer has had the Sdbot virus on it, which I removed; I suspect that the virus is behind this problem but it comes up clean when I scan it now.

I've already done a repair install of XP, and registered the following files as suggested on one of the 2 hits Google gave me:

regsvr32 wuapi.dll
regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 atl.dll
regsvr32 wucltui.dll
regsvr32 wups.dll

A:Solved: Cannot enable automatic updates in XP SP2

I found a fix for this. There was a trojan service running on startup (netclnc) which was disabling auto updates, after killing the process and deleting the file, and saving the following to a batch file and running it, I was able to use the Windows Update website and enable automatic updates again:

regsvr32 comcat.dll /s
regsvr32 shdoc401.dll /s
regsvr32 shdoc401.dll /i /s
regsvr32 asctrls.ocx /s
regsvr32 oleaut32.dll /s
regsvr32 shdocvw.dll /I /s
regsvr32 shdocvw.dll /s
regsvr32 browseui.dll /s
regsvr32 browseui.dll /I /s
regsvr32 msrating.dll /s
regsvr32 mlang.dll /s
regsvr32 hlink.dll /s
regsvr32 mshtmled.dll /s
regsvr32 urlmon.dll /s
regsvr32 plugin.ocx /s
regsvr32 sendmail.dll /s
regsvr32 scrobj.dll /s
regsvr32 mmefxe.ocx /s
regsvr32 corpol.dll /s
regsvr32 jscript.dll /s
regsvr32 msxml.dll /s
regsvr32 imgutil.dll /s
regsvr32 thumbvw.dll /s
regsvr32 cryptext.dll /s
regsvr32 rsabase.dll /s
regsvr32 inseng.dll /s
regsvr32 iesetup.dll /i /s
regsvr32 cryptdlg.dll /s
regsvr32 actxprxy.dll /s
regsvr32 dispex.dll /s
regsvr32 occache.dll /s
regsvr32 occache.dll /i /s
regsvr32 iepeers.dll /s
regsvr32 urlmon.dll /i /s
regsvr32 cdfview.dll /s
regsvr32 webcheck.dll /s
regsvr32 mobsync.dll /s
regsvr32 pngfilt.dll /s
regsvr32 licmgr10.dll /s
regsvr32 icmfilter.dll /s
regsvr32 hhctrl.ocx /s
regsvr32 inetcfg.dll /s
regsvr32 tdc.ocx /s
regsvr32 MSR2C.DLL /s
regsvr32 msident.dll /s
regsvr32 msieftp.dll /s
regsvr32 xmsconf.ocx /s
regsvr32 ils.dll /s
regsvr32 msoeacct.dll /s
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I am running Windows XP Professional 2002 service pack 3 on a Dell D820 with 4 gig of RAM.

I recently downloaded and installed some automatic updates. Since then the system is horribly slow to open applications and within the applications.

When I go to the Auto Update Properties I cant turn on the Automatic Updates now. When I go to start the application it gives me an error. "Could not start the Automatic Update services on the Local Computer. Error 1058: The services could not be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.

Question: how do I troubleshoot to find out which of these is causing the error.

Thanks in advance,

A:Automatic Updates Wont Enable

what updates were they. if they were driver updates uninstall them, they always screw up my pc. only download the recommended ones. try a system restore

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From Windows 10 updates to be automatic and mandatory for Home users | Ars Technica


Windows Update can't be readily disabled in Windows 10 Home, and the license terms that all users must agree to allow Microsoft to install updates automatically.

The Insider Preview releases of Windows 10 didn't include any way to prevent Windows Update from downloading and installing updates, but it wasn't clear if this was just some quirk of the previews, or the long-term plan; Microsoft's previews often have special rules for things like providing automated feedback and hooking up online services, and so this could have been part of that.

Build 10240, released to insiders on Wednesday, changes that. This build is believed to be the release-to-manufacturing build that OEMs will preinstall on hardware, and as such, it contains the finalized settings, license text, and so on.

..... This has immediately raised concerns. Today, if a Windows user finds that an update breaks something that they need, they can generally refuse that update for an extended period. This is particularly apparent with Service Packs; these are both the most likely updates to break things, and the easiest to reject. Microsoft continues to deliver security fixes to the operating system both with and without the Service Pack for many months or years after the Service Pack's release.

For Windows 10 Home users, this isn't going to be an option. If a future update breaks something ess... Read more

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Hope I am doing this correctly. I am using windows xp Home and I have the security alert that tells me I am not secure and need to enable automatic updates which when I try to do so I receive the 1058 error. I have recently removed the vorando trogen from my computer. Here are the files as I understand to send them

Thank you so much

bronxrandolph at aol dot com

DDS (Version 1.1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by Bonnie at 11:42:42.00 on Wed 12/31/2008
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.511.132 [GMT -5:00]

AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *enabled*

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\SMART Technologies\SMART Board Drivers\... Read more

A:Can't enable automatic Updates error 1058

Sorry to bother you-but I am now getting pop ups telling me that I should use antivirus 2009-thanks

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I'm a Newbie.

XP sp1a w/ sp3 update
AMD athlon xp 3000+
Abit VA-10 ver1.2 MOBO
2gb Ram

Where to start?

when I had my system (XP SP3) up and running prior to a xp sp1 recovery console repair I noticed that I couldn't find McAfee AntiVirus (TimeWarner RR), which was installed and working prior. RR support took access of my PC and attempted to remove CA Firewall that was installed & removed(?) 1 yr prior using the uninstall tool downloaded from CA (1 hr). I was told to reinstall McAfee - attempted & attempted & ... I kept getting an error about an issue w/ McAfee security platform (shrtcut icon kept searching for mcagent). I then contacted McAfee which resulted in a 6hr session that had a level 2 tech on my computer playing with my registry. He finally gaveup and told me that All I had to do was uninstall CA Firewall and reinstall McAfee which didn't work (when I later contacted McAfee inquiring where the level 2 tech had saved my registry backup prior to making any changes, all that I received for an answer was that McAfee could resolve my problem (100 % guaranteed) for $120.
I had done scans for malware/viruses using Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10, TDSSKiller, MalwareBytes, MS Safety Live, Viper, etc with nothing found. Also, I was not able to start in SAFEMODE - only the BSOD w/ error STOP:0x0000007B.
I now believe that some of the problems were caused by the fact that my 40gb harddrive was 95% full (AHHH, Hindsight)

Ok, so here's what I have... Read more

A:XP SP3 unable to enable Automatic Updates or install IE8

In my opinion Trying to revive corrupted Windows, mainly Windows XP isn't worth it. I'd say to just do a clean install.

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Windows XP used to give you the option to shut down your PC without installing Windows updates or to choose to shut it down and install updates,but this feature seems to be missing in Windows 7.

One of my PC's runs Windows 7 Professional and it also comes with the Group policy Editor (gpdeit.msc) that can be used to tweak the registry so that you get the option to shut down with/without installing updates. It is fairly straightforward to do.

However another of my PC's runs Windows 7 Home and it does not come with gpedit.msc.

I downloaded the Group Policy Settings References for Windows 7 and Windows Server Excel file (Download: Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows and Windows Server - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details), and scrolled down to the Windows Updates lines at the end of the Administrative Templates tab; but I was unable to find the registry references in my registry. Specifically in order to enable "Do Not Adjust Default Option to Install Updates and Shut Down", I could not find the registry entries listed in the spreadsheet under either the HKCU or HKLM portions of my registry.

Does anybody know which registry settings I need to change to enable the choice to shut down with/without installing updates, or if i is possible to enable gpedit.msc to run on a Windows 7 Home PC?

Many thanks in advance for your help.

A:Windows 7 Home: Stop automatic installation of updates on shut down

Windows 7 still gives you the choice of how and when Windows Updates are downloaded and installed. This tutorial should help.

Windows Update Settings - Change

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Ive been searching on google for some time now, and I cant seem to find an article or website on how to disable automatic office 2007 updates. I looked throught the options as well. My internet is slow so checking for updates slows it even more down. TY

Also, I got the ISO via torrent, I couldnt find another way to get it, microsoft didnt have it on their site anymore. I have the key, and it is a genuine key but when I installed it, it didnt ask for a key.

A:Disable Automatic Updates

They come from MS automatic update
Windows Update - Windows Automatic Updating

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How can i disable automatic updates from microsoft windows xp. if i go to control panel and open automatic updates, enable & disable options are not highlighted. could any one help me on this issue.

A:How to disable automatic updates

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How can I disable automatic updates?

How do i turn that option off?

A:How can I disable automatic updates?

go into services, find automatic updates, double click it, click stop service, then choose the disable option.

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I would have thought Windows 10 was intelligent enough to abide by the "active hours" criteria in update settings. However, I cam into my business today at 2pm(active hours set for 8-5), all to find my system said it was preparing to install updates. Must have been a huge update too, because it took 42 minutes until I got to my desktop, and I'm furious.

How can I disable automatic updates so that this might never happen again?


A:How can I disable automatic updates?

Hello burgertime,

Here you go.

Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

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Before I came back to college, I had my automatic updates set to notify me only; not to download anything. When I got plugged in to the college network, and registered my computer with the school, it somehow screwed with my settings. Now, my computer automatically downloads windows updates and installs them when I turn off the PC. When I tried to switch it back to "Notify Only" via control panel>automatic updates, everything is greyed out, and I can't adjust the settings (click for screenshot).When I registered my computer with the network, I had to run a security program to get on the internet. It checked for all the windows updates and made sure I had the school's "offical" antivirus program (Symantic Corporate). I don't know if that actually caused this problem, or something else on the network did. Maybe its a registry problem? I have already tried going into the Automatic Update settings in Safe Mode, but to no avail.System: Windows XP Media Center Edition w/Service Pack 2, emachines T5212 Desktop.

A:Cannot Disable Automatic Updates

Hey, rms4evr.

Try this:

Go to the Start Menu, click on Run

Type "gpedit.msc" without the quotes and click OK

In the window that opens, on the left side (the Tree looking thing) navigate to Computer Configuration>Administrative Templates>Windows Update
Make sure that all the options on the right side are set to "Not Configured". The culprit is probably "Configure Automatic Updates"

Fun Facts About gpedit:
gpedit or Group Policy Editor is a windows tools used by network administrators to set certain global settings for networked computers. The "security program" likely changed this setting. I'd complain to someone, if I were you...

gpedit.msc: regedit's weirder cousin.

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 How do I disable forced softwre updates?  I am losing an incredible amount of time restarting files and programs I am in the process of working on when the PC automatically reboots. 

A:How do I disable automatic updates???

Hi,It is nearly impossible to stop automatic updates in windows 10 for now. Next month with the "creators update" this should again become possible. However you can set a time frame where you do not want reboots to take place, which will limit most reboots to a certain hour. If you go into settings by clicking on the notification area and on settings. Go  to windows update and you will see options for working hours and planning "restarts". Naturally they are not always respected. Hope it helps,David

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I have a XP Pro machine at home and I am in the process of doing some things that will take a long time to complete (several hours). The problem is, Automatic Update just updated and keeps prompting me to restart. I know if I just leave the PC, it will eventually restart on its own which will kill everything I am doing right now. How do I disable automatic restarting so it doesn't do this? I don't have a server or active directory running. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks

A:XP Pro, Disable Restart After Automatic Updates

Nevermind I figured it out


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This is very confusing. I have always had "Automatic updates" turned off but for some very strange reason, today I got that little icon that said updates were being installed. When I checked Automatic updates, it's now set to update automatically and I don't have the choice to change it back. I Also noticed that " Software Distribution Service 2" was downloaded today. I have no idea what that is since I haven't downloaded anything.
Thanks for any bit of info.

OS: Win XP

A:Solved: Can't disable automatic updates

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Windows 10 seems to like rebooting without my permission - such as when I have a fullscreen game open, and I also miss the notification to postpone. How do I disable this? I don't have windows pro and thus cant use gpedit. The registry keys various pages suggested editing don't seem to exist.

I don't want to turn off windows update, I just want my laptop to never ever restart on its own, its a ridiculous "feature".

Any help much appreciated

A:Disable automatic reboot for updates

In the run dialog box (winkey + R) type "gpedit.msc" (without quotations), hit enter
Navigate to Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Windows Update
Double click on "No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations"
Enable it and click apply

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Hi All,

I like to know how to disable the automatic updates in my computer permanently..
When i start my computer, automatic updates is getting enabled automatically and i have to manually disable the automatic updates..
Kindly tell me a way to turn off permanently..


A:[SOLVED] How to disable the automatic updates permanently

Hey Winston,

The way i did this is to Turn Off Automatic updates in the control panel, then disable the update service:
- Start by opening the Control panel
> Click "Automatic Updates"
> Ensure it's set to "Turn Off Automatic Updates"
> Click OK
- Now Click Start->Run
> Type "services.msc", press enter.
> Find the "Automatic Updates" item(service)
-> Right click it->Click Properties
-> Change the "Startup Type" Dropdown to "Disabled"
(This next bit is optional but i did it aswell)
> Find the "Background Intelligent Transfer Service"//"BITS"
->Right click it->Click Properties
-> Change the "Startup Type" Dropdown to "Manual"
(Manual because i couldn't work out what else was using BITS[other that Automatic updates], and if there is something that depends on the service it can still be started just by starting the service)

Anyway, then if you want to update you simply change both to "manual" and start them then update.


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I just downloaded and installed Office Home & Student 2013 several hours ago. A few minutes ago "Click-to-Run" ate up all my (very limited) bandwidth for 10-15 minutes. Because of my limited bandwidth I want no product automatically updating - I need to schedule such things. How do I make sure the office products do not automatically download anything?

A:How do I disable automatic updates in Office 2013?

Open one of the Office programs, such as Excel, when it opens select "File" up on the LH top of the screen, the look down the list & you will see "Accounts" select that & it will show a couple of dialogue boxes one of which is Updates. You can then disable Updates with this.
I certainly would not recommend disabling it for security reasons & keeping your Office right up to date.
I use Office 2013 Pro & I find that most automatic updates seem to occur about the middle of the month, if that is any help.
Also automatic Office updates run in the background so unless you happen to be watching your download meter, you will not be aware they have been done.

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Microsoft is set to begin the rollout of Windows 10 on July 29. As the final version of Windows, the Redmond-based company is moving away from big releases and will instead issue incremental updates to keep the OS up to speed.

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A:Automatic updates: Microsoft adds double-edged sword clause in Windows 10 Home

I can always re-install Windows 7 or worse, Linux. Most of the time I install all updates, I don't recall one to date I haven't installed in fact so I don't see this as being an issue.

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Win Updates Disabler: Disable\Enable Windows Updates, Windows Defender, Security Center, Windows Firewall

Win Updates Disabler is a very simple Windows OS software that helps you to completely disable or enable Automatic Updates on your Windows system. Moreover, it can help to disable or enable Windows Defender, Windows Security Center and Windows Firewall. Remember that it is important keep your system up to date for security reasons, however, if for privacy reasons or for any other reason you want to disable Windows Updates and the other Windows security services, this little tool is all that you need. This program works fine on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows 10 (32\64-bit).

Program Key Features

Completely Disable or Enable Automatic Updates on Windows
Disable or Enable Windows Defender, Security Center, Windows Firewall
Ask to Reboot the PC After the Changes have Been Applied
Run it Directly from the USB with the Portable Version
Works on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 (32\64-bit)

Download http://www.site2unblock.com/download/win-updates-disabler-setup.exe

Portable Version http://www.site2unblock.com/download/win-updates-disabler-portable.zip


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Right now I have automatic windows updates disabled for privacy issues. Because of this, I have to manually download and install the daily updates for Windows Defender. Is there a way to exclude Windows Defender from the disabled updates?

A:Automatic Updates with Windows updates disabled


You should make a task scheduler operation in order to update automatically based on the time and day it should execute.

Link on the tutorial (Go on Update package information)

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I ignore the pop-up window from the notifications area telling me Windows updates are ready to install, I'm busy. Then I'm ready to do it, but there's no icon in the notification area to click to do the install.

I've even gone as far as to do a manual install, just to make sure I've got the latest update. I know I'm fully updated, and then the pop-up window comes up telling me it has that update ready to install again!

Is there a way to retrieve the updates Automatic Updates has ready to install? Reboot?!

Will manually updating confuse Automatic Updates?

TIA, Dan

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STEP 1: Open Adobe Reader, Click Edit then Preferences.
STEP 2: Now Click on the Updater Section and choose ?Do not download or install updates automatically?

Now you can sit back and laugh, because you don?t have to deal with Adobe?s Stupid updates anymore.

-P.S. if you still have adobe speed launch opening on startup, do yourself a favor and get rid of it. Follow my guide here: http://tips.betdownload.com/adobe-reader-disable-update-notification-328n.aspx

A:How to Disable Annoying Adobe Automatic Updates – Flash and Acrobat

sorry but you say "Disable Annoying Adobe Automatic Updates ? Flash and Acrobat" but your post is about Adobe reader

it's better to keep Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash Player up to date because of vulnerabilities that are
found in them most updates for them are for security reasons not so much for features

i do not know much about Adobe Acrobat as i do not use it but i would think the same

since Adobe is used alot like Java it gets attacked alot like Java and that's why it is updated alot like Java so for some
automatic updates and update notifications could be a good thing


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I've been hassling with a new Windows 7 laptop for weeks now. The external mic and line in was not working. Dell finally told me to go back to factory settings.

After I did that today, I tried to tweak all the settings back to how I want them, but I'm stumped by the annoying message on startup that announces that I'm not connected, and that there must be something wrong. I got rid of it when I first got the computer, but now it shows me the weather and (wrong) time, which I don't remember from last time.

I managed to make this message disappear when I first got this computer, but now I can't figure out how to do that. I think it may have something to do with automatic updates of some program. Does anyone know how to stop Windows from trying to automatically connect?

I suspect that this may also be interfering with Skype logging in. I read on the Skype support site that automatically updating programs could impact Skype. At this point it just keeps trying to log in, but just hangs there forever. I just used it yesterday without any trouble before I reinstalled, so I assume some setting needs tweaking on the reinstall.

Anyone have any insight into this, please?

A:Solved: how to disable automatic connection/updates, and skype not working, after rei

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I just installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on an HP Envy m6 laptop. I went to check for updates due to the fact that this laptop originally had Windows 8.1. Windows updates just keeping Checking for updates with the green progress bar keeps turning and
turning. I had this problem awhile back and there is an issue with two KB files which are windows update agents but I did not write them down. Does anybody have that information?
Thanking you in advance,
Dennis Sturgill

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I am having a major problem with auto updates. I have it set to update and install. However, every time it installs, my system crashes and I have no choice but to turn it off by using the switch! yikes!! I spent some time with an HP Tech, his answer was there is no fix in Vista Home Premium and the only solution was to turn off automatic updates! Any comments?
Thanks for your help.

A:Vista Home Premium Automatic Updates

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My mother-in-laws Windows XP-SP3 Home Edition PC crashed the other night, after installing automatic updates and rebooting on 9/6/08 it will no longer boot normally.

I tried booting "Last Known Good" - did not work
I tried doing a "System Restore" - non-destructive - did not work.

The PC will boot in to Safe Mode with Networking Support.

I tried downloading and re-installing XP-SP3 - did not work.

The Following Automatic Updates were installed on 9/6 (none of which will allow me to uninstall them in safe mode):
KB952954 - relating to allow access, gain control
KB952287 - relating to MDAC
KB951748 - relating to misrepresent
KB951698 - relating to Microsoft DirectShow
KB951376-v2 - relating to allow access, gain control
KB951376 - relating to allow access, gain control
KB950974 - relating to event system
KB946648 - relating to messenger
KB951066 - relating to outlook express
KB950762 - relating to stop responding

Found the following in System Event Viewer:
Event ID: 7026
boot-start or system-start drivers failed to load:

The following STOP Code is displayed before the system restarts:
***STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005,0xF76DC756,0xF78D7430,0xF78D712C)

I have not tried modifying several items in msconfig, nothing has worked yet.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Pc Won't Boot Normally After Automatic Updates - Xpsp3 Home

OK - I found a fix / workaround on Microsoft's website - Damn AMD Processor.

Basically after the automatic updates ran they tried to load as if using an Intel Processor - Microsoft had a Registry workaround, as well as HotFix - 953356

Registry change - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Intelppm - Start Entry - Change value to 4

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W=2000XP.IE6,, About 2 months ago, I { && many, many others } had problems with MS automatic updates.Seems a couple of the updates did more damage than anything else. I had to go into Safe Mode to restore my computer to an earlier date. All is running very well, now, with automatic updates turned off. I do get the pop-up at the bottom telling me this alert, but I ignore. ONLY thing is, I am NOT updating anything right now !! I am unsure of what I need & what I don't need, or what may damage my computer. I am fairly computer experienced & don't know the best way to custom install a few updates, here & there, as are best for my system. What is the BEST way for me to keep the system safe , as far as updates go ??

A:Solved: Microsoft updates= disconnected automatic updates & am leary, now !

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Sorry if my post title is a little longwinded - but these three problems seem to be related. After installing and running MSE I have been unable to update definitions either manually or automatically. At the same time I noticed that microsoft automatic updates are getting to around 28 percent and then stopping - not fully downloading or installing. I cannot get through to any microsoft websites now - but all other sites are fine. wuauserv and bits are missing from services also. Have I been sneakily virused by something which MSE hasnt picked up. I tried to run malicious software removal tool - it downloads alright but wont install - says its not a valid win32 application. I correctly downloaded the 32bit app. Can anyone shed some light on any of this. I dont want to rebuild again - again. Thanks.

A:Automatic updates not functioning - MSE updates kaput - cant get through to microsoft

Hello cyberartist

Yes, this could be due to malware.
We cannot help you with malware removal in this forum.
Please read ?Virus/Trojan/Spyware Removal Help ? and follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information in the Virus Help Forum
If you cannot complete any step, just miss it out and do what you can, but be sure to include this information in your post.
Please ensure that you create a new thread in the Virus Help Forum; not back here in this one.

Please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.

Also try running this fixit tool from MS


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winXPsp2: I stopped seeing the windows automatic update icon appearing in my system tray even though anther system on my LAN has been getting updates.

I changed the automatic updates option from notify me to download but do not install and now when I shut down my computer it offers to install updates. Trouble is I don't want to install updates blindly - I want to pick and choose and that option is not available during shutdown.

Any idea what may be wrong or what to try? one possibility is that zonealarm or spysweeper may be getting in the way. what process should be running? Installing updates via the Windows update web page isn't an option since I refuse to install the Windows Genuine Advantage spyware.


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Until about 3 weeks ago, my Dell laptop was set to download and install Windows updates automatically. It did so, periodically. But I noticed that about 3 weeks ago, around January 20, 2014, updates were downloading and installing daily. At least three days in a row.

One such update completely destroyed my PC's ability to boot. I had to bring it to a tech and have him do his voodoo. Cost: $80. Thank you, Microsoft.

I have since turned off automatic updates. Unfortunately, about a dozen updates have downloaded but not installed. I do not want them to. But now, if I go and shut down the PC, those updates start installing.

I need to find out a way to abort this process. As it is now, I hit the pwer button which causes an improper shutdown, and I know that's not desirable. Upon reboot, the PC goes to the "Start Windows normally" screen.

Is there a way to PREVENT updates WHICH HAVE ALREADY DOWNLOADED but not installed from installing? Will I ever be able to shut down this PC?

Many thanks to anyone who can offer a solution!

A:Previous updates disabled my CPU and I want to disable future updates

That kind of errors from updates do not happen often. You should take the risk and update unless you never use the Internet since there are many helpful security updates.

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Windows XP Home SP1
I am helping a lady that her harddrive went bad so Dell put in a new one. I put the antivirus and some programs back on for her but I went to windows updates cause there should be a whole lot of updates there such as sp1 and all the updates that sp1 would have now (I told her she does not want sp2 right now) so where do I get the updates and how do I know what updates should be downloaded, it does not show any updates in add/remove programs and at the windows update site it only showed one update which I downloaded, but there has to be a whole bunch, anyone know anything about this?? Where to get the ones she needs and what ones they are??, Hope so Thanks

A:Windows XP Home SP1-Can't find windows updates, at the site but no updates, Please He

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..."Click here to fix this problem"

I don't want Automatic updates and turned them off. Now I want to get rid of this pesky popup...

A:How to disable the Microsoft corner popup about "Automatic Updates is Turned Off"...

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Is there a way to disable Windows Automatic Updates from updating device drivers. There are a several PC's at my job that have problems with a device driver update from. I would still like to recieve regular security updates, but I dont want any device driver updates.

A:Disable Driver updates from Auto Updates?

Do not do automatic updates, select custom instead of Express and drivers will be listed, but only as an option.

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My automatic updates keeps reloading same updates.

A:Automatic Updates keeps reloading same updates.

Hi Retire2012,

Do you know which specific updates? Try this link and see if this will help resolve you issues: How do I reset Windows Update components?

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I've reinstalled my OS 3 times this week. The first time there was an Error in the install. The second time I accidentally downloaded some updates that I specifically did not want, and they could not be uninstalled, so had to go back and do it again.

This third time, everything was working fine until Automatic Updates suddenly turned it's self on without my being asked, or even notified. This was around when I installed the Google pack.

Then, loe and behold, windows Automatic Update declared that it had finished downloading and installing updates, and that if I wanted the instalation finished, all I had to do was reboot.

"Crap" I thought, "I don't want to reinstall my OS a 4th time!"

So here I am, looking for some help in keeping those updates from finishing.

Such updates include:
Windows Messenger security update (I don't want windows messenger, and uninstall it and use tools to wipe it from the face of my computer, so why would I want this?)
Windows Genuine Advantage tool (All it is is yet another piece of windows Malware that continually uses up precious system resources)

There was another one or two, but I can't check the list of things I don't want to install or update as all the automatic update tool and windows update will let me check is if I've rebooted or not.

Can anyone help me avoid yet another OS install?

A:Automatic Updates Turned It's Self On. I Don't Want The Updates.

My sincere apologies. I'm running a copy of windows XP home that had service pack 1 included on the disk. I already upgraded to service pack 2.

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I am creating our new corporate Windows 7 image (both 32 and 64 bit).  But I am trying to figure out how to enable "Microsoft updates" (not Windows Update) in the image via a reg edit or some other means that I can incorporate in an automated
fashion.  I've searched on the net but haven't found any good info.  Also, I am not looking to accomplish this via Group Policy since some of our machines operate off of our domain and dont receive policies.  Can someone point me in the right
direction?  Thanks. 

A:Enable Microsoft Updates in Windows 7

I actually stumbled across this script on technet which works quite well.  You can use this to disable or enable the MS Update service in Windows 7. 

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