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Can Norton Block WIN10 Updates from downloading

I have the lowly WIN10 Home OS. I want to block the Microsoft IP address which does the Update downloads so that I do not get Reboots whenever MS decides they want to do an update. Can Norton Block WIN10 Update IPs from downloading these updates? This appears to be the only solution available to me aside from a PROXY server.

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Kudos0

Re: Can Norton Block WIN10 Updates from downloading

Hello Tony. You can use the firewall setting in the screenshot below if you wish, please do so with caution as it may cause other issues on the system.

The Windows Defender Firewall will ALWAYS run on Windows 10 systems since it MUST remain enabled to keep the system OS core hardened and for updates to run correctly. You can disable Windows updates in the System Services section. Keep in mind there are other services that are dependent on services required for WU.  Blocking updates on Windows 10 in its settings and how that is done depends on the version you have. IE Pro or Enterprise, versions 1803 / 1809, etc. Some versions are no longer supported. Here are some suggestions which may help:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3183922/how-to-temporarily-prevent-a-windows-update-from-reinstalling-in-windo  Version 1607

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/lync/en-US/1038ba2f-5366-4d33-9a52-479dc1280729/how-do-i-edit-the-registry-to-permanently-disable-windows-updates?forum=win10itprosetup *Perform this with extreme caution and at your own risk

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) AO1 (AW) Aviation Warfare Specialist "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.379 / NCSP 22.17.0.183 / Norton Core v.270 on Android 1.93
Kudos0

Re: Can Norton Block WIN10 Updates from downloading

Just remember that blocking the Windows Update servers will leave your system vulnerable. Any security issues that MS finds and fixes with updates would not get applied. 

You can go into the Windows Update in Settings and change the Active Hours for your system to a time when you would not be using the computer. That way the reboots would occur when you do not need the system.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: Can Norton Block WIN10 Updates from downloading

I have a need for 4 to 6 weeks, not sometime within the same day.

Kudos0

Re: Can Norton Block WIN10 Updates from downloading

I will try this. It looks like something that I can reasonably turn off and on.

Kudos0

Re: Can Norton Block WIN10 Updates from downloading

This solution of blocking Windows Update did not work.

Kudos0

Re: Can Norton Block WIN10 Updates from downloading

Tony, depending on your version and build on Windows 10, you CAN defer updates on Windows 10 for 365 days for version updates, and 30 days for quality and security updates in settings. I believe this would be the best solution for you all around. See my screenshot.

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) AO1 (AW) Aviation Warfare Specialist "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.379 / NCSP 22.17.0.183 / Norton Core v.270 on Android 1.93
Kudos0

Re: Can Norton Block WIN10 Updates from downloading

Thanks for the info, but my Lowly WIN10 does not have necessary features.

Kudos0

Re: Can Norton Block WIN10 Updates from downloading

Can you at least select "semi-annual channel" ? That will at least defer update until they are good for enterprise usage, which usually takes longer to get to that point.

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) AO1 (AW) Aviation Warfare Specialist "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.379 / NCSP 22.17.0.183 / Norton Core v.270 on Android 1.93
Kudos0

Re: Can Norton Block WIN10 Updates from downloading

"Can you at least select "semi-annual channel?" I do not see anyway to do this.

Kudos0

Re: Can Norton Block WIN10 Updates from downloading

Home Edition does not have those options unfortunately.

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
Kudos0

Re: Can Norton Block WIN10 Updates from downloading

you can upgrade windows to Pro for $99 on microsoft store then use group policy to disable, I ran win 7 for 6 years with manual updating only. I hate we lost that control.

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