Hi Jacky, this method will stop Windows 10 Automatic Updates . . .
Click your Start Button, type services and hit Enter
Scroll down to find Windows Update Service
If it is Started, double click it and stop that service
Close the services App
Click your Start Button, type cmd, right click Command Prompt and choose 'Run as Administrator'
Run this command and hit Enter
sc delete wuauserv
Close Command Prompt
Restart your PC
If you also have the Update Assistant installed on your system:
The Update Assistant in Windows 10 cannot be uninstalled, but you can get rid of it
Click your Start Button, type Task Scheduler and hit enter
In the left Pane, navigate to: Windows - Update Orchestrater
Right Pane double click 'Update Assistant'
Click on Triggers Tab
On each of the triggers ( At login . . . etc.) double click and uncheck 'Enabled'
Under 'Update Assistant, there is another event 'Update Assistant CalendarRun'
Do the same for all triggers on that event
Go to Task Scheduler - TaskSchedulerLibrary - Microsoft - Windows - Update Orchestrator.
Then pick UpdateAssistant - right click - Properties - Triggers Tab - Edit each Trigger then click Enabled box to Disable - OK.
Repeat for UpdateAssistantCalendarRun.
Is there an option or work around to block updates or hardware drivers that might cause problems?
Yes, Microsoft has released a KB update (KB3073930) that will let users block or hide Windows or driver updates.
Press Windows key + R
Scroll down to Windows Update
Select it then right click it
Under the General tab, choose Startup type to DIsabled
Click Apply then OK
Before carrying out this procedure, disconnect from the Internet. That means turning off Wi-Fi and disconnecting from a wired connection. If you don't, Windows 10 will indicate some files are in use and cannot be modified or the command will be non-responsive.
Also, you should restart your computer after disconnecting from the Internet. The easiest way to do it is to enable Airplane mode from the Action Center - Windows key + A.
Stop the BITS, Cryptographic, MSI Installer and the Windows Update Services. To do this, type the following commands at a command prompt. Press the “ENTER” key after you type each command.
net stop wuauserv
net stop cryptSvc
net stop bits
net stop msiserver
Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro which can pause updates for up to 35 days or block them for a year.
Open Start > Settings > Update & security > Activation
Click the link ‘Go to the store to upgrade or enter a product key’
Click the $99 button to make your purchase (the price might vary by region or depending on the edition you are upgrading from or upgrading to).
Follow the on screen instructions to make your purchase.
Within 5 to 10 minutes, your system will be upgraded to Windows 10 Pro, your personal files, apps and settings preserved.
You won’t get a product key, you get a digital license, which is attached to your Microsoft Account used to make the purchase.
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