Program to stop updating

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While giving a Power Point presentation my Vista laptop decided to install new updates and I had to keep cancelling the ‘Shutting down in 10 minutes’ message box, which was very annoying.

How can I exercise more control over the downloading and installation of Windows updates and stop this happening in the future?

You can right-click any file and select “Edit” to see exactly what they do.

If you enjoy fiddling with the registry, you can make your own registry hacks.

Quicken is a financial planning program that has the ability to download transactions automatically from your financial institutions when you launch it.

There may be certain situations when you want to temporarily disable this feature.

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Note that your hardware drivers may still be updated by Windows Update in some situations.

Driver updates may be bundled with security updates or feature updates, according to Microsoft’s documentation.

Disable Automatic Driver Updates Hacks RELATED: These hacks just change the setting we covered above.

The “Disable Automatic Driver Updates” hack adds the value to your Registry, and the “Enable Automatic Driver Updates” file deletes it.

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