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  1. Gihan kalhara
    November 9, 2019 @ 2:52 am

    Regedit Hkey_local_machine /service/windows update /start 3 change 4 disable it. Try this method

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    • PcOverkill
      December 15, 2019 @ 4:52 pm

      Listen to danwat1234. "You have to kill all permissions to wuauclt.exe and wuaueng.dll so the system can't launch Windows Update, EVER." This is the only 100% solution.

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  2. Diogo
    October 27, 2019 @ 7:55 pm

    Thank you so much. My Windows 10 every time got stuck when updating to 1903.

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  3. Pupkin
    October 24, 2019 @ 10:57 am

    Doesn't work now.
    MS found a way to sneak up new updates of their malware.

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  4. Paul Hudson
    September 22, 2019 @ 2:44 am

    Just did it works great so far… till I read the comments..
    win 10 biggest virus on the planet… like a cheeky woman you cant live with but also you also cant live without… alas wee's all doomed to put up with her UPDATES forever.

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  5. Faissal
    July 15, 2019 @ 10:01 am

    Well composed solution. However, it stopped working. I am using windows 10. I am my own admin, have full privileges. I Followed every step of this. Worked perfectly well for quite some time, until 2 days ago, I noticed the 'Update/Restart' entry in the Shutdown section, but I didn't pay attention. Last night my machine restarted – without warning – outside 'Active Hours' :(((

    When I checked, I found that 'Windows Updates' have been applied. And more:
    – wuaueng.dll file reappeared – next to the renamed 'Bak' file.
    – services.msc shows 'Windows Update' task properties set to 'Manual' instead of 'Disabled'. under its 'Logon' tab it has been reverted to 'Local System account' instead of 'This account' as advised.
    – registry modifications back to the way they were
    – 'Task Scheduler' enabled again.

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  6. danwat1234
    June 18, 2019 @ 2:07 pm

    You have to kill all permissions to wuauclt.exe and wuaueng.dll so the system can't launch Windows Update, EVER. That works. All the other methods are maybes.

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  7. Stefan Bodle
    June 13, 2019 @ 1:19 pm

    Thank you very much for this info. I really appreciate it. Maybe one day Windows will come up with a quick and non-invasive form of updating. Until then I'll take my chances with the Russian and Chinese hackers! :)

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  8. dogpile
    April 9, 2019 @ 11:26 am

    After a week all updates will be back up 'n running ! To Stop Windows 10 updates is NOT an option anymore in 2019 !

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  9. Joe Nartca
    March 3, 2019 @ 1:43 pm

    Thanks a ton for your detailed leading steps. Joe

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  10. Stefan
    February 17, 2019 @ 8:06 pm

    Doesn't work unfortunately. Win10 1803 Buld 17134.532. Just a few days after I did everything step by step I just heard the the CPU fan making a lot of noise for no reason. Opened task manager and saw Windows Modules Install Worker eating CPU along with the orchestrator and update services. Looks like something is missing in this guide for that version of Win10. I am starting to really hate this OS. Does anyone have any idea what might be missing in this guide?

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    • danwat1234
      June 18, 2019 @ 2:06 pm

      You have to kill all permissions to wuauclt.exe and wuaueng.dll so the system can't launch Windows Update, EVER. That works.

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  11. chong kok
    January 21, 2019 @ 10:55 pm

    I got to say you have ended my nightmare that have to go to windows service and stop the update manually everytime i restart my pc. Thank you sir, its REALLY brilliant.

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  12. Ken
    December 27, 2018 @ 2:57 am

    I added one step to the directions in "Part 2. How to Stop Updates in Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise or Education version(s)." I enabled "Do not connect to any Windows Update Internet Locations" because in the description it says "Even when Windows Update is configured to receive updates from an intranet update service, it will periodically retrieve information from the public Windows Update service…". So far, 24 hours later, no updates, which in my case were causing a complete system freeze. Prior to this fix, I had let it run for 24 hours but it still froze. This seems to be the solution. Thanks for the post!

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  13. Michael
    November 12, 2018 @ 2:26 am

    I have also seen a 4th Windows Update related service
    Windows Remediation service sedsvc
    Remediates Windows Update Components
    Not sure if it needs to be disabled too.

    Great trick about a bad userid/password for the WU service!

    For task scheduling, consider the free and portable Task Scheduler View from Nirsoft.net. Much better interface.
    https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/task_scheduler_view.html

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  14. Delicieuxz
    October 3, 2018 @ 6:17 pm

    Thanks for the guide!

    I've added it to this post featuring a bunch of different ways to disable Windows Update in Windows 10:

    https://linustechtips.com/main/blogs/entry/1474-ten-different-ways-to-disable-windows-update-in-windows-10-updated-sept-2018/

    You might find some of those methods useful to add to your site, as well!

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    • lakonst
      November 2, 2018 @ 3:59 pm

      Thank you.

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  15. Erwin Wertwijn
    September 3, 2018 @ 11:44 pm

    Thank you so much, I'm on pay as you go and Windows 10 was the bane of my life, not anymore. I followed the instructions until I got to Task Scheduler and there were no more tasks to disable.

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  16. Shawn Simmons
    August 20, 2018 @ 1:13 pm

    WORKS SO FAR,
    GENIUS! THANKS!!

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  17. Nick Gizelis
    May 23, 2018 @ 11:37 am

    I followed the steps on the article and no more updates for me. Great work sir, very well done!

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