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Default How to stop Windows 10 from installing Anniversary Update

Ok, so about a month ago, the Windows Anniverary Update (version 2004) installed on my laptop, and I immediately began having problems. Everything was so much slower -- web pages, opening apps, everything.

I rolled it back to a pre-Anniversary version, and the problems went away.

Last night it reinstalled the Anniversary update, but since it just happened, I was able to uninstall it.

Microsoft doesn't seem to want us to block their updates, but there has to be a way, right? I'll install it eventually, once they fix these issues, but I don't want it installed until they do. If you google Windows 10 Anniversary Update you will see that a lot of people are having problems with it.

So two questions:
1. How do I stop it from installing updates? Does designating my wifi as a metered connection still work?
2. What is the best, most stable, pre Anniversary KB number?
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For windows 8 on a laptop that windows updates were suppressed: Go to control panel, then to windows update then to change settings. There you can disable updates.
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Thanks. Unfortunately Windows 10 (intentionally) removed that option. You can pause updates, but there is a limit of 35 days, and to repause after 35 days you have to first install all of the interim updates before you can repause.
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On Windows 10 you can pause updates for up to 35 days (<Settings> <Update & Security> <Windows Updates> <Advanced Options> <Pause Updates>), which ought to be long enough for them to fix any significant undiscovered issues.

I've often found that things run "slow" after an update. But it's usually because the update needs to be completed in multiple steps. So immediately after the first part of the installation it spends some time downloading the next part, and everything slows down After a few days when it is 100% installed things return to normal.
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Ragequit windows 10. Rollback to windows 8, or use Ubuntu. Windows 8 seems to work fine for excel, sql server, email, and web. There hasn't been anything that needed to be done so far that has required an update to 10.
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On Windows 10 you can pause updates for up to 35 days (<Settings> <Update & Security> <Windows Updates> <Advanced Options> <Pause Updates>), which ought to be long enough for them to fix any significant undiscovered issues.

I've often found that things run "slow" after an update. But it's usually because the update needs to be completed in multiple steps. So immediately after the first part of the installation it spends some time downloading the next part, and everything slows down After a few days when it is 100% installed things return to normal.
Unfortunately my rollback is still Anniversary Update, and apparently I don't have any pre-Anniversary update restore points, although I should.

In any event, I had done the pause thing, but since I'm still on post-Anniversary, I gave up and just updated everything. Apparently yesterday's update is "supposed to" fix a lot of the issues I was having.

As to your last point, I agree, however, in this case, the issues continued for weeks until I finally went back and uninstalled it. I'm guessing that's what wiped out all of my pre-Anniversary restore points.
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PS -- the only way I've seen to permanently block updates is the metered wifi trick I mentioned.

If you set your home network as a metered network in settings, and then tell windows update to not automatically download updates over metered networks, it will work, BUT you have to remember to go back in and manually do any updates you do want.

I used that trick for a while, not sure why I turned it off, but I wish I hadn't.
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Option 4 here is a quick registry edit. No idea if it actually works.

https://www.easeus.com/todo-backup-r...ly-update.html
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