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mr. ed

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Posted: 06/13/18 05:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I remember seeing a way to block automatic updates by setting Wi-Fi to appear as a metered connection. I believe it was in "All Settings", but now I can't find it. Anyone? Thanks.

my computer: HP laptop, Windows 10 Version 1709


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Google: block auto updates

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Posted: 06/13/18 05:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Go to Settings...Update & Security ... Advanced Options

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Why block updates? Doesn't it cause problems down the road when you really need an update it can't/won't because you have skipped previous updates? Kind of why I gave up on Win7 eventually.

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Pirate wrote:

Why block updates?
I think he means the automatic ones. Nice to do them when you want to.

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I have my windows 10 advanced options:
"Automatically download updates, even over metered data connections" set to off. However, several updates have been logged on the "View Update History". Most recent were yesterday even!

When I go to 'check for updates' I'm informed that I have the latest updates already installed.

Obviously setting Auto download updates to off isn't having any effect I can fathom.


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Pirate wrote:

Why block updates? Doesn't it cause problems down the road when you really need an update it can't/won't because you have skipped previous updates? Kind of why I gave up on Win7 eventually.


Quite often (always?) when MS puts out a new release there's problems. If you can block the updates for a week or two, they've usually then fixed them.

I have a Win7 and a Win10 machine. When updates are due, I use the Win 7 for a week or two and then turn the Win10 if the problems have died down.

I hope my Win7 machines last long enough for them to dump Win10 and move on to something else.

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If you are not regularly backing up your computer, like right before the second Tuesday of the month, you are asking for trouble.

I know a doctor that recently had to pay $25,000 to get his files decrypted from ransomware. BTW he did not pay the ransomer's, he paid a security firm to rescue his files.

A 1TB USB drive can be had for less than $50.

I understand why you would not want to update over a metered connection but you must keep your system up-to-date to protect yourself, and others.


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HackerAce wrote:

If you are not regularly backing up your computer, like right before the second Tuesday of the month, you are asking for trouble.

I know a doctor that recently had to pay $25,000 to get his files decrypted from ransomware. BTW he did not pay the ransomer's, he paid a security firm to rescue his files.

A 1TB USB drive can be had for less than $50.

I understand why you would not want to update over a metered connection but you must keep your system up-to-date to protect yourself, and others.


I’m quite aware of that. I know updates are important and plan to download them manually when they’re ready. I check for updates each day.
BTW, my computer is well backed up, both on hard drives and the cloud.

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