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Disable the Windows Automatic Update

Written by IT News on 10:16 AM

Just yesterday, got mail from my client, requesting some tips on how to disable the windows automatic update. I'm asking to him "why should you disable the automatic update?" I told him that it's not recommended to disable it windows automatic update, event its posible to do that.

The most probably reason is because he don't have product license, well i don't care about the reason. I decide to help him.

It turns out to be pretty easy. Courtesy of Coding Horror are two ways: you can either use the command line to shut off the Automatic Updates service or manually shut it off in the Services panel.

To shut it off manually:

  1. Go to Start->Control Panel->Administrative Tools and double-click on Services.

  2. Right-click on Automatic Updates and select Stop.


To use the command line:1. Go to Start->Run. Type in "cmd" without quotes to open up the command line.2. Now, type in "net stop wuauserv" without quotes and hit Enter.

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  1. 1 comments: Responses to “ Disable the Windows Automatic Update ”

  2. By Anonymous on July 18, 2007 at 4:58 PM

    STOP entry at the Service is not sufficient. Instead select the DISABLE option in the Automatic Updates Services properties tab pape.

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