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mr. ed

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Posted: 06/13/18 07:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2oldman wrote:

Pirate wrote:

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


You are right, Old Man. I’m a big believer in updating the OS.


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My computer recently did the update automatically. Jammed up everything. Would not boot up all the way.
Cost me $200 to have a computer shop fix it.

He said he was very busy fixing many computers. Some will have problems and some won't.


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Another reason is you are busy doing work and suddenly everything bogs down and you keep getting popups saying the system needs to reboot.

Not to handy when you are in the middle of a presentation.


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I disable the Windows Update service. The easiest way to get there is to type 'services' in the search box then click 'Services Desktop App'. Scroll down to 'Windows Update' then right click on it and select 'Properties'. Change 'Startup type' to 'Disabled'.

When you want to update, change the Startup type to Automatic. Then go to Settings and click 'Update & Security' and check for updates.


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Tom_M wrote:

I disable the Windows Update service. The easiest way to get there is to type 'services' in the search box then click 'Services Desktop App'. Scroll down to 'Windows Update' then right click on it and select 'Properties'. Change 'Startup type' to 'Disabled'.

When you want to update, change the Startup type to Automatic. Then go to Settings and click 'Update & Security' and check for updates.


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Here's a link to a tutorial explaining various methods to control Windows 10 updates: Tutorial.


There's lots of advice and information in forums...
sometimes it is correct.

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Tom_M wrote:

I disable the Windows Update service. The easiest way to get there is to type 'services' in the search box then click 'Services Desktop App'. Scroll down to 'Windows Update' then right click on it and select 'Properties'. Change 'Startup type' to 'Disabled'.

When you want to update, change the Startup type to Automatic. Then go to Settings and click 'Update & Security' and check for updates.


Windows will sometimes turn the update service back on, with no input from the user. I know this because it happened to me.


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Like I said, mine is turned off. Rechecked using the 'disable windows service' steps and it was already turned off. Yet mine still updates. It just doesn't tell me it's updating. It doesn't ask me anything. I just notice the hard drive is working like a mule and my computer has slowed down. Eventually I will go back to my computer and the wake up screen will have a generic picture, not the one I chose, where it asks me for my pin or password. I'll check the for current updates and sure enough, it tells me I have the current and the most recent was within 24 hours.


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Thanks for your input, friends. Working OK now. I just finished installing the latest cumulative update.

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Irover wrote:

Tom_M wrote:

I disable the Windows Update service. The easiest way to get there is to type 'services' in the search box then click 'Services Desktop App'. Scroll down to 'Windows Update' then right click on it and select 'Properties'. Change 'Startup type' to 'Disabled'.

When you want to update, change the Startup type to Automatic. Then go to Settings and click 'Update & Security' and check for updates.


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