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Windows 7: how to disable auto updates

14 Jul 2010   #1

windows 7
 
 
how to disable auto updates

Hi there all.
I wanted to ask this:
How can I disable the automatic windows update.it downloads about 500 mb every week and my internet provider gives me only 9 gig in 3 months so I will lose too much internet with these updates.So how can I do this?

thanks

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14 Jul 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Roostaamir,

You can go into Windows Update settings, then under Important updates (step 4 at link), change it to Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them to do so.

Afterwards, you will need to manually check for Windows Updates, and install the ones you need.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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14 Jul 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

In Control Panel > Windows Update you can change the settings. But if you are on the internet, it is not a good idea to skip the updates. Many (if not most) are security updates,
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26 Feb 2011   #4

win 7 premiumco
 
 
Mr Brink

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Roostaamir,

You can go into Windows Update settings, then under Important updates (step 4 at link), change it to Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them to do so.

Afterwards, you will need to manually check for Windows Updates, and install the ones you need.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
would you know how to do that for Campaq/HP updates

I have a New Campaq Ptrsario CQ56 (the cheepie) and i keep getting Compaq/HP Updates down loading when i need my meager bandwidth. can i stop them and switct them on when i want to d/l and in stall

Thank you in advance

Piippp
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26 Feb 2011   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by piippp View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Roostaamir,

You can go into Windows Update settings, then under Important updates (step 4 at link), change it to Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them to do so.

Afterwards, you will need to manually check for Windows Updates, and install the ones you need.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
would you know how to do that for Campaq/HP updates

I have a New Campaq Ptrsario CQ56 (the cheepie) and i keep getting Compaq/HP Updates down loading when i need my meager bandwidth. can i stop them and switct them on when i want to d/l and in stall

Thank you in advance

Piippp
Stop the HP updater in the Startup programs and/or disable the service in Services.
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