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How do you eliminate Windows Update?

 
Cat.Man.Deux
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How do you eliminate Windows Update?
Does anybody know how to completely eliminate Windows Update from ever running on 7?

I disabled it everywhere I could find to do so, but it's right there in the task manager every time I boot, like I never changed anything.

I can stop the service in Task Manager, but it immediately restarts itself, even if I stop it after the computer has been running for many hours, which doesn't make sense to me.

Wouldn't you think that after a while, it would have already checked for updates for that day and not start again, or is the code not that sophisticated? Or is it doing something OTHER than update checks?
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Re: How do you eliminate Windows Update?
The best way is switching to Ubuntu. Its not too bad I was a newbie and got it the other day and its not difficult at all.
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Re: How do you eliminate Windows Update?
I believe if you disable the BITS service it won't update.
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Re: How do you eliminate Windows Update?
Does anybody know how to completely eliminate Windows Update from ever running on 7?

I disabled it everywhere I could find to do so, but it's right there in the task manager every time I boot, like I never changed anything.

I can stop the service in Task Manager, but it immediately restarts itself, even if I stop it after the computer has been running for many hours, which doesn't make sense to me.

Wouldn't you think that after a while, it would have already checked for updates for that day and not start again, or is the code not that sophisticated? Or is it doing something OTHER than update checks?
 Quoting: Cat.Man.Deux


You need to disable the service...

...and/or take it out of boot menu if stopping the service still allows it to appear in the task manager.




Last Edited by Useless Cookie Eater on 05/08/2014 04:31 PM
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Re: How do you eliminate Windows Update?
Google services.msc
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Re: How do you eliminate Windows Update?
Disable the service
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Re: How do you eliminate Windows Update?

You need to disable the service...

...and/or take it out of boot menu if stopping the service still allows it to appear in the task manager.


 Quoting: Cat.Man.Deux


That did it. It was that second step, disabling "startup type" that I was missing. Didn't know about that part.

Thank you, Useless Cookie Eater, I owe you some cookies!

Last Edited by Cat.Man.Deux on 05/08/2014 05:19 PM
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Re: How do you eliminate Windows Update?

You need to disable the service...

...and/or take it out of boot menu if stopping the service still allows it to appear in the task manager.


 Quoting: Cat.Man.Deux


That did it. It was that second step, disabling "startup type" that I was missing. Didn't know about that part.

Thank you, Useless Cookie Eater, I owe you some cookies!
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Nom nom nom nom! cookiemonster
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Re: How do you eliminate Windows Update?
Upgrade to Windows 8. Updates download in background and finish much faster.
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Re: How do you eliminate Windows Update?
It shouldn't be that complicated to kill it if you ran your hacks properly.

sheesh
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Re: How do you eliminate Windows Update?
putin Is this the new GLP? Every retard too stupid to use google to ask their silly questions?

stfu
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Re: How do you eliminate Windows Update?
Upgrade to Windows 8. Updates download in background and finish much faster.
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Hopefully that was sarcasm...MANY levels of fail there.

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Re: How do you eliminate Windows Update?
disable "windows update" service
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Re: How do you eliminate Windows Update?
Upgrade to Windows 8. Updates download in background and finish much faster.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 57811937


Hopefully that was sarcasm...MANY levels of fail there.

catfilenails
 Quoting: Useless Cookie Eater


Ha.

Well maybe a lil sarcasm.

When the shitty Toys R Us interface is disabled and the proper Start button and menu added, it's actually much better than W7.
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Re: How do you eliminate Windows Update?
disable "windows update" service
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disable search indexer and security center while you are at it
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Re: How do you eliminate Windows Update?
Upgrade to Windows 8. Updates download in background and finish much faster.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 57811937


Hopefully that was sarcasm...MANY levels of fail there.

catfilenails
 Quoting: Useless Cookie Eater


Ha.

Well maybe a lil sarcasm.

When the shitty Toys R Us interface is disabled and the proper Start button and menu added, it's actually much better than W7.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 57811937


yes i agree windows 8.1 is the best operating system to date by far if you use something like startisback to get the normal windows 7 desktop start menu and rid of the metro touch interface.
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Re: How do you eliminate Windows Update?
Upgrade to Windows 8. Updates download in background and finish much faster.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 57811937


Hopefully that was sarcasm...MANY levels of fail there.

catfilenails
 Quoting: Useless Cookie Eater


Ha.

Well maybe a lil sarcasm.

When the shitty Toys R Us interface is disabled and the proper Start button and menu added, it's actually much better than W7.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 57811937


....no...actually it's not.
Nor does it work well in most business environments.

Companies want no part of it.
Consumer fools will buy anything presented to them....and since it is pre-loaded and forced on them.

I have done HUNDREDS of Win8 downgrades to Win7 for people.
It's a JOKE....and Microsoft knows it.
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Re: How do you eliminate Windows Update?
Upgrade to Windows 8. Updates download in background and finish much faster.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 57811937


ppffftttt... ahahahahahahah....

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Re: How do you eliminate Windows Update?
Upgrade to Windows 8. Updates download in background and finish much faster.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 57811937


Hopefully that was sarcasm...MANY levels of fail there.

catfilenails
 Quoting: Useless Cookie Eater


Ha.

Well maybe a lil sarcasm.

When the shitty Toys R Us interface is disabled and the proper Start button and menu added, it's actually much better than W7.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 57811937


....no...actually it's not.
Nor does it work well in most business environments.

Companies want no part of it.
Consumer fools will buy anything presented to them....and since it is pre-loaded and forced on them.

I have done HUNDREDS of Win8 downgrades to Win7 for people.
It's a JOKE....and Microsoft knows it.
 Quoting: Useless Cookie Eater


Ex7forW8 makes mine look an act like Windows 7 but starts up faster. If I'd had the choice between Windows 7 and W8, I definitely wouldn't have picked this.
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Re: How do you eliminate Windows Update?
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Hopefully that was sarcasm...MANY levels of fail there.

catfilenails
 Quoting: Useless Cookie Eater


Ha.

Well maybe a lil sarcasm.

When the shitty Toys R Us interface is disabled and the proper Start button and menu added, it's actually much better than W7.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 57811937


....no...actually it's not.
Nor does it work well in most business environments.

Companies want no part of it.
Consumer fools will buy anything presented to them....and since it is pre-loaded and forced on them.

I have done HUNDREDS of Win8 downgrades to Win7 for people.
It's a JOKE....and Microsoft knows it.
 Quoting: Useless Cookie Eater


Ex7forW8 makes mine look an act like Windows 7 but starts up faster. If I'd had the choice between Windows 7 and W8, I definitely wouldn't have picked this.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 57811937


before i wanted to upgrade to ie 11, prior to win 8.1, i used windows 8 with ex7forw8 and it was a pretty good patch, turned into windows 7 + the benefits only of 8.
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Re: How do you eliminate Windows Update?
op btw you have to set the startup type to disabled not just stop the service.
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Re: How do you eliminate Windows Update?
control panel
click 'windows update'
choose 'never update'





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