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  • Is there a Sticky for blocking Win10 updates?

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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Questions: Win10 Is there a Sticky for blocking Win10 updates?

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    • #1870329 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      Hi – is there a sticky post for blocking Win10 updates?

      I’ve successfully blocked Win10 updates since 1709 (the version I’m still running), but in the last couple of days I manually checked for updates and found one KB that needed installing : KB4023057.

      Following installation, it would appear that all of my settings, group policies etc. to disable automatic update checking are being simply ignored and the checks are now happening (frighteningly) daily.

      Does anyone have any insight on this? Is KB4023057 safe to uninstall and hide using WSUS, or is there an extra process I need to undertake in the latest block procedures to retain it yet ensure it respects my system settings?



    • #1870330 Reply

      Da Boss

      Unfortunately, KB4023057 is a “let’s get you upgraded” update. It will reset your settings and create tasks to move you to the “latest and greatest” version.

      Uninstall it then hide it every time it shows up (it will keep coming back). You will find it either under the installed apps in Settings or in Control Panel Programs and features. Then you need to go back into Group Policy and Task Scheduler and recheck things.

      Here are some Settings I recommend to help control WU.

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      AskWoody Lounger

      Thanks! I’ve deleted it and will follow your advice.

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      OK, all good now. One point I just wanted to bring to your attention is that whilst my PC was in its prior blocking condition, I was using as normal but saw that KB4023057 had been pushed to me unwanted, and already installed without my intervention.

      The first I knew about it was when shutting down for the night, and the shut down prompt had the worrying “install updates and shut down” option, despite my not having performed an update check, and despite prior settings blocking such automation.

      When I rebooted, all seemed well but of course at that point I noticed that all updating was happening automatically. Evidently, Microsoft had bypassed their settings to push this update to me, and install it without my permission. Others may experience similar issues.

      I admit I’m running an old version of windows at 1709, but have no intention of updating until it becomes essential to do so – feature updates make a mess of my hard drive partitioning and cause many licensed product applications to think the product has been moved, requiring major manual intervention to overcome!

      Thanks again.

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      realize that the 1709 version of Windows 10 had gone out of support for Home & Professional editions since early April 2019 (meaning no more new security updates for 1709 home & pro). only the education & enterprise editions of Windows 10 version 1709 will continue to receive security updates until April 2020.

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