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Windows 7: Stopping Automatic Windows Updates 100%!

18 Dec 2013   #1
Jailbird

Windows 8.1 Enterprise RTM [x86]
 
 
Stopping Automatic Windows Updates 100%!

Hello guys,

Many many times I wanted to stop that thing completely from windows but I didn't know how to, and don't tell me you can stop it from Control Panel, System bla bla bla! I made it before many times but without any positive results, the same problem still there, the problem is that when I go to /Windows/SoftwareDistribution or Control Panel/Programs/Programs and Features/View Installed Updates I find the installed updates there although I stopped it!! Is there any way to stop it by adding some lines to [hosts] file or.. any ideas?!


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18 Dec 2013   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Are you wishing to have more control over when updates happen?

Or are you wanting a computer that will never be updated?
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18 Dec 2013   #3
Jailbird

Windows 8.1 Enterprise RTM [x86]
 
 

I want the 1st one beside the 2nd one. I mean I want to know how to have more control over that thing to make it never happened > automatically.
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18 Dec 2013   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I have updates set to Check for updates but let me decide whether to download and install them.

That setting works perfectly.

Are you saying you have it set to "Never check for updates (not recommended)"

and it still installs updates ?
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18 Dec 2013   #5
Jailbird

Windows 8.1 Enterprise RTM [x86]
 
 

Yeah I have it set to Never Check for Updates, I also stopped the service from services.msc.
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18 Dec 2013   #6
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

What antivirus app are you using?

If Windows Defender, I think that it will continue to update.
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18 Dec 2013   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

How many users are on this machine ?
Turning off the windows update system is for the most part damaging your machine and a bad thing to do and most likely against forum rules,
Going beyond this is about as far as that ship floats and AddRam's settings choice,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2797-windows-update-settings-change.html
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18 Dec 2013   #8
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

If you have Silver Light it will update that pretty much in spite of any settings.
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18 Dec 2013   #9
Jailbird

Windows 8.1 Enterprise RTM [x86]
 
 

I don't use any av app UsernameIssues furthermore I don't use Windows Defender service too, I always install Malwarebytes AM as an alternative although that app doesn't install updates automatically also. I wonder if there's any way to stop it completely via hosts file, creating a .reg or a .bat file?!
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18 Dec 2013   #10
Jailbird

Windows 8.1 Enterprise RTM [x86]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
How many users are on this machine ?
Turning off the windows update system is for the most part damaging your machine and a bad thing to do
I can take that risk Trash just tell me how.
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