Windows 10: Windows 10 forced download - at my wits end.

Discus and support Windows 10 forced download - at my wits end. in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have owned windows OS PCs since Win2000. I have never had any issues until I bought my Win10 machine. I am on a limited data plan and have done... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Paulieb, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. Paulieb Win User

    Windows 10 forced download - at my wits end.


    I have owned windows OS PCs since Win2000. I have never had any issues until I bought my Win10 machine. I am on a limited data plan and have done everything I can think of to stop automatic windows updates because they chew up all my data allowance (win10 is updating as I type!)

    I am absolutely appalled that MS have removed my personal choice to have or not have updates.However, I have one choice left. This will definitely be my last windows machine.

    One final plea for any assistance as to how I can stop this? (I don't think it's possible because despite being on a metered setting, disabling programmes via the task manager etc, etc, the malware that is the update program continues apace.)

    I'm seething as I write this!


    Just one more thing, how much data does an automatic update use? One GB, two, more?

    :)
     
    Paulieb, Jul 3, 2018
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 forced download

    I actually had a client call yesterday with an email problem. when I tried walking him through some steps, he says "Yeah, I don't see that there, but I think it's because it's updated to windows 10. It did that a few weeks ago. I came back in on Monday, and it said Welcome to Windows 10"..... I think I'd throw the computer out the window.
     
    Ahhzz, Jul 3, 2018
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  3. Windows 10 forced download

    To stop the download, uninstall the KB3035583 update (under "Control Panel > Windows Update > Installed Updates").


    To get rid of the C:\$Windows.~BT folder:
    • Right-click on your C: drive.
    • Select "Properties".
    • Click on [ Disk Cleanup ]
    • After the initial scan: If you have a [ Clean up system files ] button, click it and wait for the second scan to finish.
    • Scroll down the list and look for "Temporary Windows installation files" (its size should be in the gigabytes range); check the box.
    • Click on [ OK ] to start the clean-up.
     
    Static~Charge, Jul 3, 2018
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  4. m4gicfour Win User

    Windows 10 forced download - at my wits end.

    Windows 10 forced download

    ^This, then reboot and go to manually update windows. Find KB3035583 in the list of available updates, right-click and "Hide this update" so it doesn't get installed again next go around.
     
    m4gicfour, Jul 3, 2018
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