1. tomjohn77's Avatar
    I need to ******* KILL WINDOWS UPDATE, it has been taken too far, I have disabled automatic updates in every possible way, but it keeps coming back, "Restart and Update". It does not force me to restart but if I need to restart for driver updates/software installation it makes me update, and I a lot of work on my computer remotely, I can't just hit the power button. HOW THE **** DO I KILL THIS ******* BEAST.
    01-14-2019 04:10 AM
  2. tgp's Avatar
    The simple solutions are:

    1. Never reboot.
    2. Don't use Windows.

    OK, since neither of those are likely a good option, you need to let Updates happen. There might be solutions depending on your network setup and version of Windows, but it probably wouldn't work well for you.
    01-14-2019 04:36 AM
  3. fatclue_98's Avatar
    The simple solutions are:

    1. Never reboot.
    2. Don't use Windows.

    OK, since neither of those are likely a good option, you need to let Updates happen. There might be solutions depending on your network setup and version of Windows, but it probably wouldn't work well for you.
    Simpler solution - get a Mac. I don’t know of any consumer-based methods to kill updates. I mean, we were warned it would be this way when 10 was released.
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    01-14-2019 03:14 PM
  4. tgp's Avatar
    Simpler solution - get a Mac.
    The only trouble I've ever had with a Mac update was when I installed Mojave (via a hack) on my old, un-Mojave-supported Macbook. But that's on me. OS X updates have been painless. I've not had trouble with iOS updates either. Or Android. In reality, the only regular updates I've had trouble with are on Windows desktop.

    I don’t know of any consumer-based methods to kill updates.
    I don't either. I just wanted to leave a loophole in there in case I missed something.
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    01-14-2019 05:20 PM
  5. fatclue_98's Avatar
    The only trouble I've ever had with a Mac update was when I installed Mojave (via a hack) on my old, un-Mojave-supported Macbook. But that's on me. OS X updates have been painless. I've not had trouble with iOS updates either. Or Android. In reality, the only regular updates I've had trouble with are on Windows desktop.



    I don't either. I just wanted to leave a loophole in there in case I missed something.
    I’ve never had any issues with any update from any platform. MacOS “forces” you to update but not as in-your-face like Windows. It just nags you into submission and takes forever and a day. I have 16GB of RAM on my MacBook and it barely makes a dent. I’d hate to see how it is on 4GB models.
    01-14-2019 06:02 PM
  6. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Unfortunately you will need to actually click the option to reboot and let the updates happen. It isn't ideal, but you need to do this at least once. This is how updates work before Windows 10, when they made it a little better. If you can make it reboot at least once to do updates then just stop the Windows Update service from starting in future to never get any further updates.
    01-22-2019 08:26 AM

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