Newbee question on Windows 10 Updates

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  1. Kevin Cossaboon

    Kevin Cossaboon Member

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    I would like to STOP windows 10 from updating.

    I would like to, on my schedule, check for updates, then review them, and on my command, have select updates applied.

    Is this impossible?
    Is this what 'Defer upgrades" is?

    I need to stop the SP4 from updating things when it thinks it is cool to do it, but happens to be when I need the machine to do import office work.

    My update History shows MS Visual C++ updated 4/7/2016, but the reliability report for today shows that Drawboard, Mail and Calendar updated...


    I selected Defer in a hope that will stop this, but any suggestions would be appreciated, as I believe this also stop the Definitions for Virus from updating....
     
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    I googled and found a solution that may work. I prefer to keep my computer up to date so I haven't tried the method to stop automatic updates and can't verify if it works or not.
    How to Prevent Windows 10 From Automatically Downloading Updates
     
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    Thank You, I wouldn't mind the download it is the installing without asking that is my issue. If my machine is stable, and at this moment I need to get a presentation done, I DO NOT want it to decide that it should install an update.
     
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    I would just make sure it isn't connected to the Internet, either wifi or cable. That should prevent it from trying to download so you can get your PowerPoint presentation done.
     
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    Also a good Malware Prevention to, just do not connect to the Internet and many issues go away ;)
     
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    You bet. The Internet can be a dangerous place to be sometimes but I've never received a virus do to a Microsoft update.
     
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    Are you reading the fun on the 4/19 update..... Malware could only hope to do so much harm

    Surface Pro 4 firmware/hardware updates 4/19/2016
     

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