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  • Windows Update Blocker (free)

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      MrBrian
      AskWoody MVP

      From http://www.sordum.org/9470/windows-update-blocker-v1-0/: “Windows Update Blocker is a freeware that helps you to completely disable or enable Automatic Updates on your Windows system , with just a click of the button .”

      From https://betanews.com/2016/12/09/windows-update-blocker-disables-os-updates-on-demand/:

      ‘At first glance, the program doesn’t seem very interesting. Launch it, select “Enable” or “Disable” and click “Apply Now” to make the change. No surprises there.

      But wait — there’s also a much less ordinary “Protect Service Settings” option which prevents Windows or other users reversing your settings.

      We’re not quite sure how the process works — a little permissions tweakery, probably — but it’s certainly effective. We tried disabling Windows Update, then opened the Windows Update service and found there was no way to stop, start or change its startup type.’

      This program is listed at major software sites softpedia.com and majorgeeks.com.

      I haven’t tried this program, but I may in the future, perhaps in conjunction with Wushowhide or Windows Update MiniTool.

      • This topic was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by  MrBrian.
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    • #129282 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      Keep us posted. I wonder how they do it?

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      • #129571 Reply

        MrBrian
        AskWoody MVP

        I have seen scripts online that purportedly do this (“prevents Windows or other users reversing your settings”) by altering permissions.

    • #129588 Reply

      AlexEiffel
      AskWoody Lounger

      The only thing I always worry with that kind of third party programs is do they only do what they are supposed to do and can they break something when Windows will update?

      • #129589 Reply

        MrBrian
        AskWoody MVP

        Right. In your case though, you know how to use Process Monitor and other techniques to try to evaluate such things.

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