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Disable Download of Updates and Auto Updating

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For most versions of windows servers, you want to do controlled update so that you can pick the time of outage. We recommend using the sever versions of Windows as they behave as you expect (so far). Windows 10 has a mind of its own and may need some special treatment.

Windows Automatic Updates is now found in Services in Windows 10.

How to locate:

  • Open Control Panel and Administrative Tools
  • Select Services
  • In the Services window, scroll down to Windows Update and turn off the process.To turn it off, right-click on the process, click on Properties and select Disabled.
  • Note: windows 10 sometimes listens to you, most times it does not, despite what you indicate in various settings and you may have to: