Stop updating

The little Power Shell script below shows you what other values exist for AUOptions and allows you to quickly switch between the Window Update settings.

Make sure that you launch the REG file I mentioned above first.

Applies to: Windows 10 1803 (tbd, codename RS4) Windows 10 1709 (Fall Creators update, codename RS3) Windows 10 1703 (Creators update, codename RS2) Windows 10 1607 (Anniversary update, codename RS1) / Windows Server 2016 (codename RS1) Windows 10 1511 (November update, codename TH2) Windows 10 1507 (RTM, codename TH1) Windows 8.1/Windows 2012 R2 Windows 8/Windows 2012 Windows 7 SP1/Windows 2008 R2 SP1 Windows Vista/Windows 2008 As a Premier Field Engineer (PFE), I get to go on-site and from time to time, I get to troubleshoot Windows and Windows Servers that are having reliability and performance problems.

Q: When should you update your driver(s) and firmware? Stop Error, Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), and for you *nix IT admin's Kernel Panic), the easiest thing to do what?

Windows Update - Some settings are managed by your system administrator The PC settings in the modern interface don’t look much better.

Choose how updates get installed When I am testing software, I usually work with linked clones in Virtual Box.

By default, you can’t change the Windows Update settings in Windows 10 Technical Preview.

Even if you sign in with administrator privileges, you’ll see the message “Some settings are managed by your system administrator” in the Windows Update setting Control Panel applet.Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Update\UX] "Is Converged Update Stack Enabled"=dword:00000000 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Update\UX\Settings] "Ux Option"=dword:00000000If you set AUOptions to “1”, Windows 10 will never check for updates. Notice that this will only work if you keep the default configuration of the above-mentioned Group Policy setting.Never check for updates If you choose this setting, please make sure that you update your Windows master image regularly.The Configure Automatic Updates setting can be found at Computer Configuration - Windows Update.Group Policy - Configure Automatic Updates As you can see in the screenshot above, you can’t really disable Windows Update here and, if you change the Group Policy setting to Allow local admin to choose setting, you will only get the Control Panel options you see in the screenshot below.

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