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Lython
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GPU driver crashed, had to reboot.

Windows slam dunks with a fucking update afterwards lol.

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    Update: Gmail is also taking the piss out of me tonight I guess.
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    The universe is against you today
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    At this point, just lie down on the floor at least 3 metres away from any technology.
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    Tomorrow I will put an article how to close updates for Windows permanently. Keep an eye on it. No need for 3rd party, I assure you :)
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    @alpy Does it involve GPOs?
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    @Jilano Well I'm on Windows LTSB, so I guess that'd make sense...

    LONG LIVE GROUP POLICY!
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    @Lython Yup! If you can make the change, I highly suggest that you do
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    @Jilano no gpo needed, just deny SYSTEM read access to the c:\Windows\system32\usoclient.exe binary. Use the CLI tool icacls to set the file permission with:

    takeown /f "%WINDIR%\System32\UsoClient.exe" /a

    icacls "%WINDIR%\System32\UsoClient.exe" /inheritance:r /remove "Administrators" "Authenticated Users" "Users" "System"

    That is the update orchestrator which reenable windows updates. Now feel free to disable the update orchestrator and windows update services and you can still update manually whenever you want.

    More info:
    https://ghacks.net/2017/12/...

    This still works with the latest version (1809) of W10.
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    @arcadesdude Thank you very much! I'll try that on a VM. Side note, gHacks has so many of this kind of tutorials. I love this website!
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    Update service can't be disabled anymore... Disabling the orchestrator probably won't help me.

    Clarification: Update Service is now just as non-disableable as the orchestrator.
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    @DarkAngel disabling the service can be done with "windows update blocker" app. Main thing is to prevent the usoclient read access so system can't do the automated reboots or scans. Manual still works just fine when you tell it to check for updates.
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    @arcadesdude Thanks, I will try this as soon as I get home. Would feel good to be online without having to watch out for the dreaded restart full-screen window. Last time I lost 8 hours thanks to said screen appearing just as I was going to click OK in a dialog, where the OK in the dialog was in the exact same spot as the "restart" button...
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    @DarkAngel Yeah no problem. Hope it does what you want. I've been using it for a while to update on my schedule not Microsoft's.

    Also check out "O&O Shutup 10" and "Spyboy Antibeacon" if you want a little more privacy in Win10.
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