Windows 10: Constant Updates Driving me insane!

Discus and support Constant Updates Driving me insane! in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Does anyone know if there's a way to force Windows to STOP continually downloading "updates" and re-booting? I deliberately do NOT shut down my PC... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by kharrisma, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. kharrisma Win User

    Constant Updates Driving me insane!


    Does anyone know if there's a way to force Windows to STOP continually downloading "updates" and re-booting?


    I deliberately do NOT shut down my PC when I'm done with it... I don't like the long boot times that Windows users have to suffer through, and I especially don't like the startup time that some Windows programs require as well... if there's a program that's slower to load than Windows photo viewer, I've not seen it (other than GIMP, anyway.)


    I use Windows mainly for gaming (and Linux for any serious work), and many of the games I play have very long load times as well. Not wanting to have to wait through this load up time multiple times per day, I just alt+tab out of the game and put it down until later.


    I've got it set up as a dual-boot system: Windows 10 and Linux Mint. The system defaults to Linux Mint if it gets no input from me. This is how I know that Windows has updated/rebooted yet again, as when I open it up, I'm looking at the Linux login screen.


    This *&%@@#'! thing has "updated" fully three times in the last five days, and I'm getting really sick of it. Another reason I don't shut things down is that many of the games I play don't have a "save and quit" option, they use the odious "checkpoint" system, so unless you've reached a checkpoint, if you quit the game you lose any progress since the last checkpoint. I have had to laboriously re-trace my way through the same game segment three times because of these updates, and I'm about to put a shotgun round through it.


    I know Windows has to update (since they can't ever get it right in the first place), but I want to update it at a time when it's convenient for ME, not for Microsoft. Who owns this thing, anyway, Microsoft or me? Linux has NEVER been so inconsiderately rude with it's update policy; it's far more respectful of the user than Microsoft has ever been. So how can I get this 600-pound gorilla of an OS under some semblance of control? I can't find any option to disable updates, or confine updates to a specific time of day/night, or forbid updates at other times. Can I just disconnect from my home network as a makeshift way of cutting Windows off from being able to download it's oh-so-critical update files? Will this work to get this (expletives deleted) OS to behave in a manner less annoying to me?


    Thanks for any suggestions to fix this intensely annoying, out-of-control OS.

    :)
     
    kharrisma, Jun 12, 2019
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    I have done the steps listed above. They have not helped and I am still getting constant script errors, along with slow loading pages. Are there any other suggestions?
     
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