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Is there a way to stop windows update install?

 
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Hello,

Unfortunately, yet again windows update time. On friday before going home and switching off pc been offered "update and shutdown", so chose that option, but thought will wait for a while to see it indeed gets shut down afterwards. After roughly half an hour not moving from 0% left pc on and went home. This morning found pc off, meaning it did something and switched off itself, great. Now I switched it on, and windows still does some other configurations which called "working on updates...", it is 24% after 1 hour and 17 minutes. Well, got enough, is there a way to cancel update?

Just very interested, is it just me so unfortunate with this product? How long updates take for you?
 
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Liutauras Vilda wrote:. . . How long updates take for you?

When you get to my age, you stop timing Windows update with a stopwatch and rather use percentage of lifetime remaining. i have on PC which when turned on to Windows® never seems to complete an update.
The best way to turn update off? You know that already. I have been working on that basis for years. But I recommend sudo dnf update or sudo apt‑get upgrade at the terminal rather than something like dnfdragora; the commands are easier to use.
 
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Just finished. It was "Windows 10 Fall Creators Update", it appears it isn't a regular bug fixes update, but rather a bunch of new features install, that is why took so long, to name very first new features: new emoji and a useful shortcut. Need to find out what that exactly is, but from the advert picture it seems it got something to do with emoticons (emotion icons) either in skype or similar. Not using it. Will research what other new useful features are.

Now that I know what that update is, researched a bit:

windowscentral.com wrote:Lots of people, including myself, are having big problems trying to update Windows 10 to the Fall Creators Update. We all get error message 0xc00000bb when trying to reboot to install the FCU. It seems as though almost all the people have the same thing in common: ASUS X299 MOB, a Samsung NVMe SSD, and lots of us also seem to have SATA drives with the SSD.


windowscentral.com wrote:during the installation process, something went very wrong. At around 22% completion, my PC rebooted and suddenly displayed my normal boot screen with a white text saying "BlInitialization failed 0xc00000bb", and I have absolutely no idea what this is.


windowscentral.com wrote:Here error 0x80070490 - 0x20003 using Media Creation Tool


windowscentral.com wrote:I keep getting the exact same error. It then restores "previous version" of windows. Ive tried the assistant and media creation tool to update, both with the same results.


windowscentral.com wrote:I was able to download the Windows 10 Fall Creators update to my computer, however when I restart the computer to finish installing the update like it tells me to it doesn't update.


windowscentral.com wrote:It appears since then Edge has issues. Keeps crashing, Recovery webpages. I had to use Explorer to complete this question page. It would let me type the subject, the details part crashed.


windowscentral.com wrote:running edge keeps asking me to recover webpages and completely stops working if I try to go anywhere other than the bing search homepage and overall sluggishness.


windowscentral.com wrote:In Edge, whenever I type to the search/address bar, it's slow. There's noticeable lag from typing to when letter appears on the screen, and if the word/address is some 6++ letters long, there starts to be really long delay between typing and when the letters appear.


windowscentral.com wrote:Just finished the new update and noticed that it has seriously messed up my color display on both monitors. Anyone else having this issue? It is really messing with my photo editing. I have 2 monitors and they both show different colours.


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windowscentral.com wrote:Fortunately, Microsoft has already acknowledged this problem, and while it's actively working on a permanent solution, the company is offering a workaround for affected users.



I suggest you not to install this update as of now and wait for further upgrades. I shall see how goes mine already installed improvement update.
 
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I think would have been useful if popup would explicitly mention the name of an update, so I could research before doing that. Next time will try to track by the popup dates. Can't be that many updates in a week or so, so would be hard to identify which one is that.
 
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You can change the settings on the Windows Update screen.  You can change your active hours and restart options.
 
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Hi Liutauras Vilda
To stop windows updates follow these steps
Goto  Windows services  > in the name section Find windows update (Whose startup type is set to automatic by default ) >select it and set it to disable .Done
Whenever you want to update the windows set it to automatic.

I hope it will help you in resolving the problem Liutauras Vilda.
 
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It is really not a good idea to prevent Windows from installing updates. Yes, it's sometimes annoying, but getting malware on your computer because you have an unpatched security hole is an order of magnitude more annoying.

See what well-known security researcher Troy Hunt has to say about it here: Don't tell people to turn off Windows Update, just don't
 
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I completely agree Jesper de Jong
 
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The snarfy reply to that question is, of course, install Linux.  

Although I did an OS upgrade last week and it did keep me offline for an hour or 2 (of my choosing).

As annoying as it is to see "Update 37 of 4965" rattling through one's Windows boot screen, however, this isn't the kind of thing you can safely interrupt and resume. Windows file-locking doesn't allow it to continue using old copies of system files while new ones are being installed. Which is the primary reason that you usually have to reboot as part of the update process.

You can reduce the amount of dead time by running the update process more frequently, but even then there's going to be the occasional dump. My Windows machines spend months with the power off, so you can imagine the avalanche that can hit me.

Beyond that, about the best you can do is keep a spare machine so that when the inevitable happens, you won't end up having to play Solitare with a non-virtual card deck.

Then there's the agony of having minimal processing capacity for the first half-hour or so after every reboot - thanks virus scanners!
 
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Knute Snortum wrote:You can change the settings on the Windows Update screen.  You can change your active hours and restart options.


Yes, that is why I chose to update on friday after working hours. Indeed the tip suggests “update and shutdown”. So what I’d expect after that is, when I turn on machine after such cycle, there would be only welcoming screen and might some adverts what was done, but NOT another configuration process which takes 2.5 hours or so and can’t be done nothing with that.
 
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Maybe updates could be grouped to system critical, performance and some other fancy stuff updates which could be avoided if machine running windows professional series OS. Uptime and performance is more important to me and don’t want to risk OS to collapse because there were emoticons installed.

Added: just read carefully the article Jesper posted. Main idea of author makes sense, sure, no doubt. But there are two most recent comments by some users which pretty much describe my problem with updates. They are so frequent, which feels that every added new feature introduces new sequrity holes. Maybe need to add them less frequently, with more throughout testing.

Spare machine for the tasks needed to be done right away when main one is in an update process sounds like a well option which I will be looking to have in place.
 
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