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Lil' Help With Windows 10!?

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 12, 2018, 4:16 AM
Avert your eyes, minors, 'cause I'm about to downgrade to Windows 8!

Yeah, that was actually what I was doing, but then I thought 'Shoot, why not ask for help here first, just in case someone has the Holy Grail'. Writing a journal on DevArt, silly as it might be, has helped me before, so why not give it a go? My watchers seem to be quite the tech sages! :la:

Getting right to the issue: How do you kill Windows Update? Brutally and permanently. In the past, right after upgrading to Win10, I used to have some HUGE issues because Win10 kept surprise-restarting my computer for updates. It happened without a prompt or anything. I've lost count of how many hours of work, paid and personal, I lost because of this! I tried setting Active Hours, but that was completely useless. It kept rebooting for updates both inside and outside the times I had set.

After a metric ton of agony and browsing the web I FINALLY found something that actually worked!
1) Win key + R, services.msc
2) Windows Update, right-click, Properties, Start up type > Change from "Manual" to "Disabled"
  Do the same for Background Intelligent, Cryptogenic Services and Windows Installer (if greyed out, leave it)
3) Go to All Settings > Update and Security > Advanced options, make sure everything is unchecked.

This method actually worked! My computer never surprise-rebooted on me in the middle of work again! HUZZAH! However... The joy just can't last forever, can it? Recently, in late February, Win10 had a big update, and wouldn't you know it? It's back to surprise-rebooting AND THIS METHOD DOESN'T STOP IT ANYMORE! It has already restarted several times in the middle of work just these last few weeks, it's like every 3-4 days O_____________________O;

I think it's something with Cryptogenic Services. When I set to to "Disabled" and click Apply > OK, then close the window it automatically goes back to "Manual". Really.... I disable it, close the window, open the window again and it's back to "Manual". The other services stay on "Disabled", even Windows Update, but I guess it's not enough...

Have also tried:
1) Win + R > regedit
2) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
3) Create a new DWORD-32 value
4) Name it NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers
Double-click it, type 1 and click OK

Aaaaaaaaaaaand have also tried going to Task Scheduler, Microsoft/Windows/Update Orchestrator > Right-click "Reboot" and choose "Disable". This one says I don't even have permission to change that....

I even tried resetting my pc (did that thing where it keeps all the personal files and reinstalls Windows), and nothing has changed.... I'm honestly about to just say 'Screw it...' and completely reset my pc, which should get me back to Windows 8.1, at least I hope it will. At this point I'll do ANYTHING to keep my computer from randomly rebooting all the time, I don't even care if it's "unsafe" to postpone updates DX

Cannot express how much help would be appreciated, garch >O>


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Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
Heya, I thought that a Super Nintendo themed art contest might pick your interest, if it does, have a look at what it is about:…

Cheers, Reinhold
Altarior Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018   Digital Artist
Ay, thanks for the head's up! :la:
HerbivoreRoss Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018
Have you seen the Detective Pikachu game they're making? It's so weeeeird, Pikachu speaks like a human. And they're going to make a live action movie about it too apparently.
Altarior Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018   Digital Artist
Yeah, heard about it. I think it's been out in Japan for a while :O I think it's supposed to be some kind of comedy that doesn't take itself too seriously? Definitely not "canon", if that's the word xD You gonna pick it up?
HerbivoreRoss Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018
It does look funny. And so bizarre, haha! I'm just kinda surprised it's been made. I probably won't pick it up, I've got too many games already. I've still got a game from Christmas that I haven't opened yet, eep... How about you? Think you'll get it?
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