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      AskWoody Plus

      Earlier today I updated from Windows 10 Version 1803 to 1809. After the installation was completed, I wanted to pause updates again, but apparently screwed up. In Updates, Advanced Options, I inadvertently clicked twice. The first time turned “Pause updates” back on, and the second time turned it off again. As a result, I can’t turn it on again, and there’s a message that I have to have the next updates installed before I can pause it again (see attachment).

      Is there anyway to overcome this, so I can pause updates now, before any new ones are installed? If not, is there a way to protect against the possibility that the next batch of updates will mess things up?



    • #1618741 Reply

      Da Boss

      If you have Win10 Home you are pretty much out of luck controlling Windows Update from within Windows. You can try some third-party update blockers. There are several listed, and searching this site for them by name will give you more information. Many of our Win10 Home users employ them.

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        AskWoody Plus

        I have Windows 10 Pro. I’ve been able to stop (i.e., pause & delay) updates before, but the issue has become that once I’ve “un-paused” updates, Windows won’t let me pause them again until after the next round of updates has been installed.

        Is there a way in Pro to get around this?

        In the meanwhile I’ll check out the link you provided.

        Thanks for the help.

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