Updating your computer is almost complete turn off
As of now, Windows 10 is now classified as a “Recommended” update, which means many Windows 7 and 8.1 users will download and begin the installation automatically.
By default, Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 shipped with updates enabled and a second box — “Give me Recommended updates the same way I receive important updates” checked as well.
As you'll see below, there are a few other methods which have all worked for a period of time, but some users have said they no longer work.
Never10 is the latest tool we're aware of that can disable the upgrade. You simply click a button and the necessary changes are made to your PC.
We updated the upgrade experience today to help our customers, who previously reserved their upgrade, schedule a time for their upgrade to take place,” a company spokesperson told ZDNet. First, users on metered connections must either turn off recommended updates or disable automatic updates altogether if you don’t want the 6GB download to count against your monthly limit.
Simply deleting the file isn’t sufficient, your OS will download it again.
You know what really surprised me about this whole Wanna Cry ransomware problem? Not the breadth of organisations it took offline either and no, not even that so many of them hadn't applied a critical patch that landed a couple of months earlier.
It was the reactions to this tweet that really surprised me: When you position this article from a year ago next to the hundreds of thousands of machines that have just had their files encrypted, it's hard to conclude that it in any way constitutes good advice.
Starting today, the company is upping the ante once again.
The order of installation has never seemed important but let me know if you discover otherwise.
Warning: You may need to disable your antivirus program's real-time feature each time Windows boots again after your post-update-installation restart since some AV programs will only keep the protection off until a reboot.
I had the author of this post ping me and suggest that people should just manually update their things if they disabled Windows Update.
That's fine in, say, a managed desktop environment such as many organisations run and let's be clear - disabling Windows Update isn't the issue in that situation because there are professionals managing the rollout of patches (with the obvious exception of the organisations that just got hit by Wanna Cry).