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StopUpdates10 v3.1.0.101

How to finally stop Windows 10 updates and upgrades

From Author: I like updates! I like new free updates!

But it's really frustrating to me, that Windows 10 breaks my work and reboots my PC to install their update/upgrades. Unfortunately, there is no way to fully stop updating using the Windows interface.

Why StopUpdates10?

Early, you can stop Windows update service to block updates. But it does not work with latest build of Windows 10. Windows 10 is able to restore Windows update quietly in the background using a special "WAAS Medic" service and some scheduled tasks.

This why I created a small utility StopUpdates10 that gets back control over updates to me.
Take control of your life and Windows updates!


Stops Windows updates.
Stops forced upgrades.
Stops annoying upgrade notifications.
Restore updates with one-click.
Pauses updates.
Disables Windows 7-8 'End of support' and 'End of Service' notifications.


Easy to disable and re-enable Windows updates.
StopUpdates10 does not delete files, does not change file rights or another destructive actions.
StopUpdates10 is lightweight.
StopUpdates10 is free of charge.

What's the difference between 'stop updates' and 'pause updates'?

Stopping updates prevents downloading and installing any updates.
It blocks the Windows update service.
Pausing updates only block installing, not downloading, updates.
Microsoft allows you to pause updates for limited number of days and only once.
You can not pause updates again after resuming.

StopUpdates10 removes limitations for pausing updates:

You can pause updates until up to 2099 year.
You can pause and resume updates as many times as you want.
You can set different pause date and time for Feature updates and for Quality updates.

What's the difference between Feature updates and Quality updates?

Feature update is a new version of Windows. It is installed as an upgrade to the existing version with changing the build number.

Feature update includes new features and updates.

Quality update contains only cumulative updates to the existing version without new features.

How StopUpdates10 works?

StopUpdates10 creates the policy registry keys to block updates.
This works for Windows 7-8. Microsoft skips their policy in the latest Windows 10 versions.
StopUpdates10 blocks execution of several processes used for updating, related to Windows Upgrade Assistant, Windows as a Service Medic.
StopUpdates10 blocks Windows Update service using a blocking service: Updates Guard. Also, it blocks Windows Update Medic Service ("WaasMedicSvc").

StopUpdates10 is safe to use!

StopUpdates10 does not delete files on your system, does not change permissions of the Windows registry keys or files.

Updates Guard is a system service, working in the background.

It polls an activity of Windows update service. If Updates Guard detects the starting (or changing autostart) of Windows Update service (Wuauserv"), Guard will disable it.

Default polling interval is 5 seconds. It may be customized using stopupdates10.ini file.

Updates Guard is started automatically. It takes a little bit of system resources.

You don't need to hold open the StopUpdates10 application.

Your system is automatically protected by Updates Guard.

System Requirements

Windows 7/8/8.1/10 32-bit or 64-bit. Windows Home is supported!

Freeware (commercial usage is allowed).
No adware/malware/spyware!

Tested by 61 antiviruses using VirusTotal - Clean (0/62)
Tested by 61 antiviruses using VirusTotal - Clean (0/65)

Known Issues!
BitDefender Total security and Checkpoint ZoneAlarm block access to the registry for StopUpdates10!

You can see a message "Updates are partially disabled".

Stop ZoneAlarm real-time monitoring.
Disable updates using StopUpdates10.
Activate ZoneAlarm real-time monitoring.

How to uninstall StopUpdates10?
Use a Windows standard way to uninstall applications.
Windows 10

Open Windows Start menu.
Choose Settings.
Click Apps & Features.
Locate StopUpdates10 in the list.
Ask 'Yes' if you see Windows 'User Account Control' question:
Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?
Choose 'Uninstall'.

Also, you can open an alternative way to start uninstaller.
"C:\Program Files (x86)\StopUpdates10\unins000.exe"

Windows update will be automatically restored after uninstall!

Version 3.1.101

Added Turkish translation.
Updated translations: Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japan, Polish, Spanish, Ukrainian.
Fixed small bugs.

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