Windows 10 update download, how to stop it?

Windows 10 update download is a handy automatic feature of the software designed by Microsoft. It’s carefree and easy. Windows 10 just updates in the background while you go about your everyday thing. However, you might tend to get frustrated because the feature eats up too much of your network resources. If you would like to stop and/or postpone the feature for a wile. This is not possible directly, just by pushing a stop button. Luckily, bootables.net is bringing you today some simple solutions fot this problem.

Windows 10 update download, why would you stop it?

Most of the users want to stop the download process because Windows 10 is designed to munch as much as your download and upload bandwidth will provide. You usually don’t notice this if you are running a strong internet connection. But if you are in a cafe, or running on slow internet, it tends to make things difficult. So some opt to stop the Windows 10 update download process just to get access to those extra megabytes. So, if your network is ok  and your Chrome is up to date and working fine, you might want to try the following to speed things up.

Turn on your metered connection

The metered connection tool is the next best thing to having a stop button fot the Windows 10 update download. The option tells Windows not to use the internet connection as it pleases. By accessing it you will stop the automatic download process. To turn on the option you just need to go to settings, network and internet, wifi. Then you need to click on your current wifi network and set is a metered.

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Please be aware of the fact that by doing this you will not only stop the Windows 10 update download. You will also produce a number of other effects. The metered connection will disable your download options for application updates. It will also not allow you to engage in peer to peer update uploads. Metering might also affect other apps that tend to download like crazy so you need be wary about that as well.

Configure your update experience

It’s a bit of a hassle and not exactly user friendly, but you might also try the group policy option that is available for Pro edition users. Go to the taskbar and  search “Gpedit.msc”. One you do that, go to computer configuration, next to administrative templates, then go to Windows components and finally pick the windows update option. Scroll down on the right hand side of the screen and double click on configure automatic updates.

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On the left hand side, enable the option by clicking the right button. Then go down and select “notify for download and notify for install.”

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Sometimes, you just need the command prompt

If you are the admin of your computer and you do not have a Pro version of Windows 10, just open Command Prompt. You can stop the Windows 10 update download by following these commands: net stop wuaeserv  (press Enter), net stop bits – (press Enter), net stop dosvc – (press Enter).

Wait a bit after each command so Command Prompt is able to process the requests inputted. When you want to restart the downloading process type: net start wuaeserv  (press Enter), net start bits – (press Enter), net start dosvc – (press Enter).

If these sollutions do not solve your issue, just leave a comment ant we’ll find new ways of stopping the Windows 10 update download.

Windows 10 Updates stuck download

Unfortunately this can happen. Your Windows OS alerts you that you have an update, your computer starts downloading it and then it just gets stuck at a random percentage (could be 0%, 10% or even 99%). If you try to download the update again you will notice, that even after a couple of hours,  it is stuck on that particular figure.

This issue is present in Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

How to solve this problem? Just follow these steps and your updates will work.

First of all you need to open Command Prompt as an admin. To run Command Prompt as an admin in Windows 10, just press Windows Key + X.

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Once Command Prompt is open, type the following one after the other and hit the Enter Key:

 

net stop wuauserv

net stop bits

 

Once the above commands are entered, any Windows Update related Services are stopped.

The next step is to browse to the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder and delete everything inside it. Simply select everything with Ctrl + A and press Delete.

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If you are unable to delete some files it is because they are in use. All you need to do is to restart your computer and start over. Once the computer is restarted you will be able to delete all the files inside the Software Distribution folder.

After deleting the contents of the Software Distribution folder, restart your computer.

Once your system has rebooted run Command Prompt as an admin and type the following commands and press Enter:

net start wuauserv

net start bits

These commands will restart the Windows Update related Services.

Run Windows Update again and you will be able to download and install the updates successfully this time. After the updates are installed, even though a restart will be scheduled, we recommend that you restart your computer to complete the process.

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If this doesn’t help, then the solution for you is to download the Windows 10 ISO and reinstall it.

How to stop Windows 10 from upgrading your computer automatically

How to stop Windows 10 from upgrading your computer automatically?

Well, even though Microsoft is saying that they do not force any Windows user to upgrade to Windows 10, there are some reports of Windows 7 being upgraded to Windows 10 by force. Other reports say that Microsoft offers Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 only two options: upgrade to Windows 10 “now” or “tonight”.

Although Windows 10 is a good and free upgrade, some users may not want it and would rather keep using either Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.

If you find yourself in this position, there are some ways of blocking the upgrade to Windows 10.

Here are a few ways of blocking the upgrade, depending on which stage you are now:

  1. System administrators that want to block the upgrade of their Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, can use the Group Policy or Registry to stop the automatic downloading of Windows 10 to the computer.
  2. Set the network connection to “Metered”. To set the network connection to metered you need to access the Settings app, click on Network and Internet, click on WiFi and select advanced options. Once in the advanced options move the slider to the ON position for Set as metered connection.

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4.Make Windows notify you before any update, so when you’ll be notified about the Windows 10 Upgrade you can simply refuse it.

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6. If Windows 10 has already started upgrading your computer, it will offer you two choices: 1) Schedule it for later or start the upgrade now or 2) Upgrade Windows now or tonight

After the above choices Windows will want you to accept EULA. Just click on Decline and the upgrade will stop.

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Finally, if your computer has already been upgraded to Windows 10, then you have the option to rollback Windows 10 to your previous version of Windows

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Windows 10 Upgrade – Threshold 2

 

Code name ‘Threshold 2‘ is first major Windows 10 upgrade which is available to users around the world. With this upgrade, Windows 10 gets some important modifications.

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The most significant change brought to Windows 10 is the fact that from now on it can be activated with a pass key from Windows 7 or 8.

Microsoft has listened to its users that complained about not having enough control over the updating system. Now, Windows 10 can now make the difference between updating and upgrading. From now on users can decide how long to delay updating and upgrading the system, with a maximum time limit of 8 months.

 

The Skype app comes as standard even if you want it or not, use it or not.

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The Edge browser has also received some improvements like the Tabs already open show you a preview you when you put the cursor on them. More useful is the ability to have two pages simultaneously, side by side.

 

Right click on the Start Menu or on the Taskbar and you will discover a new menu coloured in dark grey.

From now on you can choose from a larger range of colours to personalize the Start Menu, the Taskbar or the control panel.

 

Microsoft added another option which might prove to be more useful for those who use Windows based phones and tables. The time-zone can be set automatically depending on where you are on the planet. This option is enabled by default but can be disabled from the Settings menu, Time and Date, uncheck the automatic time-zone setting.

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Last but not least, Cortana has become a little more smarter. Cortana has received new options that include support for Stylus, automatic recognition and the possibility of reading phone numbers, addresses, e-mail addresses. Reminders for flight tickets or movie tickets are available now. The options listed above for Cortana are available in the United States and a couple of European countries with the rest of the world is having to wait a little longer.

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