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  • Michael Horowitz: Killing Windows Update on Win10

    Posted on December 5th, 2018 at 14:05 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Horowitz has a fascinating “cheat sheet” reviewing various methods of blocking Win10 updating.

    With Windows 10, there are three aspects to disabling Windows Update: shutting down multiple Services, disabling many Scheduled Tasks and preventing the parts of Windows Update that can not be shut down from phoning home. Microsoft has limited the first two options, some services and started tasks can not be disabled, even by Administrative users. And, like the Walking Dead, some services and tasks that we can disable, get re-enabled over time.

    It’s a very thorough look at a very tough — and timely — topic.

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