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      • #958688 Reply
        Rick Corbett
        AskWoody_MVP

        For those of you who use the Windows Update Blocker to stop and prevent any further Windows Updates to Windows 10, this tool was updated to v1.2 on 21st April.

        Hope this helps…

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      • #1053151 Reply
        WSPoorOldBob
        AskWoody Lounger

        I have a file provided by Microsoft which blocks O/S updates selectively. I have one of dozens of Toshiba laptop models (with SSD) which will not upgrade past Win 10 v 1703 (The list is on a Toshiba website somewhere, sorry, i lost track of it). So i run wushowhide.diagcab which allows me to specify (with difficulty,  since it is an interface that is rather hard to make sense of- too bad about the “no swearing” rule here or i could provide further details) that I do not want to update past v 1703. If i allow it to update, i lose about 45 minutes productivity until the computer realises it cannot accept the update and reverts to the previous version. But progs like MS Office continue to update, along with Windows defender and all that kind of stuff.

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      • #1054520 Reply
        Bluetrix
        AskWoody MVP

        For those of you who use the Windows Update Blocker to stop and prevent any further Windows Updates to Windows 10, this tool was updated to v1.2 on 21st April.

        Hope this helps…

        @Rick-Corbett,
        Thanks for the update on WUB from v1.1
        As I posted Here, there are several programs that do this, WUB included, it’s not an all inclusive list.

        WUB is among the easiest to understand and use, imho.

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      • #1851385 Reply
        Microfix
        Da Boss

        New version of WUB v1.3 released 20th June 2019

        Windows Update Blocker v1.3

        Win7 Pro x86/x64 | Win8.1 Pro x64 | Linux Hybrids x86/x64 |
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      • #1914801 Reply
        Microfix
        Da Boss

        Heads up, new version of WUB v1.4 released 21st August 2019
        https://www.sordum.org/9470/windows-update-blocker-v1-4/

        Win7 Pro x86/x64 | Win8.1 Pro x64 | Linux Hybrids x86/x64 |
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      • #1941262 Reply
        velociraptor
        AskWoody Lounger

        Windows Update Blocker v1.5 – released  September 3, 2019

        https://www.sordum.org/9470/windows-update-blocker-v1-5/

         

        1. [ FIXED ] – There is a Windows Update Status Icon in Windows 10 Taskbar Notification Area
        2. [ ADDED ] – 250 ms wait time added to check tasks properly.If there is a problem Update blocking process will be repeated
        3. [ ADDED ] – Some code improvements

         

        • This reply was modified 6 months, 3 weeks ago by velociraptor.
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      • #1943674 Reply
        Rick Corbett
        AskWoody_MVP

        @velociraptor – Thank you for keeping us up-to-date with new releases of WUB.

      • #2140520 Reply
        Michael Austin
        AskWoody Plus

        For those of you who use the Windows Update Blocker to stop and prevent any further Windows Updates to Windows 10, this tool was updated to v1.2 on 21st April.

        Hope this helps…

        @Rick-Corbett,
        Thanks for the update on WUB from v1.1
        As I posted Here, there are several programs that do this, WUB included, it’s not an all inclusive list.

        WUB is among the easiest to understand and use, imho.

        Wowzers! Thank you! 🙂

        Finance, social and tech founder. My new, planet-wide talk show, Casual Saints, is being readied for an April/May 2020 debut.

      • #2140533 Reply
        Cybertooth
        AskWoody Plus

        For what it’s worth, when I opened this thread on a new browser tab, Heimdal Thor blocked the connection to sordum.org, the publishers of Windows Update Blocker; and when I right-clicked on the link to that site in the first post above, Pale Moon warned me that “this connection is untrusted”. The technical details explain that the site “uses an invalid security certificate”.

         

        • #2140534 Reply
          jabeattyauditor
          AskWoody Lounger

          Strange. Sordum.org has a valid LetsEncrypt certificate that won’t expire for another week.

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        • #2140598 Reply
          EP
          AskWoody_MVP

          weird.

          I’m not experiencing the problem with the sordum.org site with Palemoon 28.8.2.1, Cybertooth.
          that web site appears to work correctly on my end with no “untrusted connection” messages

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      • #2153288 Reply
        CChamp
        AskWoody Plus

        I am looking for an easy and sure way to stop windows updates until all of the problems have blown over. Has anyone had any problems with this Windows Update Blocker? Don’t want to create any problems. Thanks

        • #2153352 Reply
          Rick Corbett
          AskWoody_MVP

          I’ve been using Windows Update Blocker since version 1.0 was released (in Dec 2016) and have never had a problem with it. I like the simplicity of it – just ‘fire and forget’.

          Hope this helps…

      • #2153354 Reply
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        all of the problems have blown over

        This will never happen as each monthly update brings new bugs.

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