One of my biggest issues with Windows 10 is the fact that it updates itself whenever the heck it wants. Yes, there is some control, but not enough. I have multiple Win10 systems that are left off for months and when I turn them on, they immediately start updating (downloading) when all I want to do is run a quick test, and just turn it back off.
With all prior versions of Windows, I turn off auto updates, then do a periodic update on all systems simultaneously. I may blow a whole morning doing so, but it is on my own schedule.
I recently found Windows Update Blocker or WUG. It turns auto updating off allowing me to do the updating on the same cycle I update all of my other machines.
I’ve installed it into a test system and I’m watching it. That system had been off for months and it’s not updating, so I it looks like WUB works as advertised.
WUB 1.5 can be found here: