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« Thread started on: Oct 16th, 2017, 7:29pm »

Hi there,

Haven't been on here for a while as I haven't done so much programming lately.

However:

Background info: I have a little problem with my computer, in that Windows continually tries to update and fails. Although I disable the update (and associated) services, they continually re-activate themselves, and other forums don't seem to be able to help. The updating is taking all the bandwidth, so I have to continually manually stop the services to get any work done. There's obviously a problem with the system that needs sorting, but I haven't got time to do anything major at the moment.

Potential short-term solution: I thought that what I might do is create a small program that continually checks for the relevant update services and stop them. For instance, it needs to check if 'Windows Update' under 'Service Host: Local System' is active and then stop it using the 'net stop wuauserv' command, etc. However, I can't seem to find a way to do it. There is a program on Wiki that lists the processes, but it doesn't seem to find the relevant services what I want. Or am I being ignorant.

If any one has any suggestions, I'd be grateful. If not, I'll have to continue with the laborious task of manually stopping them until I have enough time to find the problem or reset the system. (neither way is looking pleasant.)

Thanks in advance.

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« Reply #1 on: Oct 25th, 2017, 12:45am »

You can try to set your wifi as 'metered connection'. Then the updates will stop, except for important ones.
Had to do it myself on my ASUS pc-stick. It refused to start after update.
You'll find it somewhere under wifi,manage known networks,properties.

Hope this helps.
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