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Jun 05 2024, 07:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
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Disable windows update permanently

Copper Contributor

Hello,

 

I want to stop windows updates for good. I have tried several times from Services by stopping it and disabling it but it keeps getting activated.

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After speaking with customer support they suggested to add this entry in registry andto delete everything in folder:
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution

 

For a long time it was working fine up until a couple weeks ago when another CS agent suggested I should install media creation tool and Create Installation Media in order to resolve another issue I was having with microsoft installer. Case number: 1051785733

Since then updates start and then I cannot use my laptop as it freezes even doing the simplest tasks let alone something that more demaning like call via zoom or watch Netflix (sarcasm).

I need some sort of resolution for this as the system is completely disfuctional.

Your help is much appreciated.

8 Replies
It seems you're on Windows 10. Can you share what version you've currently?

@Kapil Arya 

it’s Home edition.

 

Also after looking into this further I believe that “windows update medic service” is triggering “windows update”.

I tried to stop the medic service but it doesn’t let me disable it saying access is denied. 

Hello,
You should go open gpedit.msc > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update to adjust local group policy.

@Little_Joe 
thanks for your reply but I don't have it.
I pressed windows key and typed it and I got nothing onoly links to the web.
I tried through "run" and I get this message

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Can someone please tell how I can permanently deactivate:
Windows Modules Installer
Windows Update Medic Service

I believe these two trigger windows updates.

@Nezos 

Oh yeah, you're running with Win10 Home edition... That does not have GPO. :(

Then you may try the following third-party tool to stop receiving updates:

http://www.greatissoftware.com/stopupdates10portable.zip 

 

No guarantee for this tool!

@Little_JoeI think it has worked!! Thank you very much!

Would you happen to know what command I could type in registry to stop completely Windows Modules Installer?

@Nezos 

 

Well, I'm not recommend that you trying to stop Windows Module installer... As in some scenarios it could cause the OS unstable...