Switch off Win­dows Up­date

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DOWN­LOAD AND RUN

Down­load the Win­dows Up­date Blocker tool from www.sor­dum.org/9470/ — the grey Down­load but­ton is just above the ‘Re­lated Posts’ sec­tion. Once it’s down­loaded, right-click Wub.zip and choose ‘Ex­tract All’. Next, dou­ble-click Wub.exe in­side the ex­tracted folder to launch the pro­gram.

SWITCH OFF SER­VICE

A small win­dow will ap­pear. Select ‘Dis­able Ser­vice’ and ver­ify that ‘Pro­tect Ser­vice Set­tings’ is ticked. Click ‘Ap­ply Now’ and the sta­tus should change to a red shield with an X in­di­cat­ing it’s been dis­abled. Re­boot your PC — note that any up­dates al­ready await­ing a re­boot will still be in­stalled.

CHECK FOR UP­DATES

After re­boot­ing, re­open the Win­dows Up­date Blocker tool and ver­ify that the ser­vice is still dis­abled. Then go to ‘Set­tings > Up­date & Se­cu­rity > Win­dows Up­date’ where you should find ev­ery­thing ap­pears nor­mal. How­ever, click ‘Check for up­dates’ and you’ll im­me­di­ately see an er­ror, in­di­cat­ing it’s been dis­abled.

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