Windows 10 offers less UI control over the updating behavior of the operating system than previous versions of Windows , There is no option to turn off Windows Updates using the Control Panel or Settings app in Windows 10, it checks for updates automatically and install any updates they find, whether you like it or not. This new feature is actually pretty convenient for most users. If you want control over the update process you can disable the Windows Update service . This requires that you open the Services manager, locate the service and change its startup parameter and status. You would then have to enable the service again whenever you want the operating system to check for updates (It does not look so easy).
Windows Update Blocker is a freeware that helps you to completely disable or enable Automatic Updates on your Windows system , with just a click of the button . This utility is portable, which means that you are no longer required to go through the installation process and no leftovers will remain on the HDD after its removal. if you place the program file to an external data device, you make it possible to take Windows Update Blocker everywhere with you and use it on any computer you come in contact with, who has things configured just right, and doesn’t want to take the chance that an update might mess up their system. This utility is for that person.
How it works
After downloading, extract Windows Update Blocker to your desired location, then run it
service status icon will show your windows Update service status , if you want to block Automatic Windows Updates Choose “Disable Service” And click “Apply Now” Button , Protect service setings can prevent Uncontrolled change (Recommended).
How to block any other service and protect the settings
Windows Update Blocker New version allow users to add any other service into Wub.ini file to block it , first please edit Wub.ini file and add your desired service name under the “dosvc=2,4” line , for example if you want to block “Windows Update medic Service” Please open services and find it
then click on it and copy the Service Name
Write or paste the service name under the dosvc=2,4 line
Finally open Windows Update Blocker and use “Apply now” button. If you want to delete recently added service after a while please follow these steps:
1. Open Windows Update Blocker and choose enable service option then use Apply now button.
2. Delete your desired service line from the Wub.ini file
3. Now you can choose disable service and Protect service settings options
Service List Options
Under Menu button there is a “Service List Options” choice if you click it , Service List Options popup window will be open. With this GUI you can easily control services which added to Wub.ini [Service_List] section. You can add Maximum 25 service to Wub.ini. Wuausrv service showing only for informational purposes therefore you can not edit it.
NOTE: If the windows update service doesn’t start or if there is a problem even though you have enabled windows updates, please restart your system and try again. When windows updates are turned off, some windows processes or programs may try to open and repair Windows updates, resulting in windows update being damaged. Please use the Windows Update Troubleshooter from Microsoft if the updates do not open after restarting the system.
Windows Update Blocker supports Command line options to automate Windows Update Blocker tasks :
Supported operating systems: Windows 11 , Windows 10, Windows 8.1 , Windows 8 , Windows 7 , Windows Vista ,Windows XP (32\64-bit).
Supported languages: English , Turkish , German , Hebrew , Slovenian , French , Russian , Portuguese , Italian , Polish , Spanish , Czech , Ukrainian , Dutch , Greek , Hungarian , Chinese Simplified , Chinese Traditional , Portuguese (brasil) , Thai , Arabic , Korean , Vietnamese , Japanese , Indonesian , Persian , Swedish , Thai , Georgian , Danish (Dansk), Albanian, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Serbian , Uzbek , Tajik , Abkhazian , Romanian , Slovak , Sinhalese, Macedonian , Croatian
File: Wub_x64.exe │ Virustotal
File: Wub.exe │ Virustotal
The option and service status in the main program interface is determined by the service status of wuauserv. Therefore, this setting is partially open.
We take note to evaluate it when updating the program. Thank you very much
Please unlock for Wuauserv the ability to change all options blocked in the menu. To use this only by experienced users, you can allow this only in Wub.ini. Then I can set up as I need. Thank you!
Thanks for the excellent code! Please make the normal functioning of the MS Store with blocked automatic updates Windows 11 _Home_. On Win 11 Pro, it is possible to achieve this goal by changes in the registry (using MSMG), but I did not succeed on Win 11 Home.
how do i get an older version of this
Wub.ini has been updated , Thanks
I waited for 2 days but clearly my comment didn’t post.
in the config caused the BSOD
can you guys add the option to change group policy settings next update?
can you add a feature to change group policy settings next update?
Even when the Windows Update service is disabled, some Windows applications can install updates.To block these applications, the [Block_Process_List] section has been added to wub.ini in the latest version. An application blocked by the [Block_Process_List] section may cause problems.By trying these applications one by one from wub.ini, the application causing the problem can be found.
and it worked fine without BSOD.
I know a lot of people who have tested the program on 1803 but they all had BSODs after using it.
Do you know why older versions of the program work fine?
hello, firstly thank you for this tiny and useful app.
I have an issue when I use this app.
MS store won’t work (don’t let me download the apps) when I disable the updates.
so I have to temporarily enable the update, download the app I want from MS store quite quick, and redisable the update.
but while doing that, some update already begins to proceed. how can I avoid this?
Hi , One of the following may have happened :
1. Updates may have been downloaded and partially installed.
2. A newly installed windows application may have caused this situation.
3. An installed windows application may have updated itself
4. Wub does not block Defender updates. Defender may have installed a security update and caused this situation.
We’ve got several machines with Windows Update Blocker and I was wondering: How come even with WUB enabled it still manages to download updates and will show Windows preparing after a restart?
My config is:
; Generated (28.01.2022 13:11:03) by Windows Update Blocker v1.7
; Web Link …
; 0=Without Action
; 1=Enable Task
; 2=Disable Task
Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator\Schedule Maintenance Work=0,2
Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator\Schedule Wake To Work=0,2
; 0=Without Action
; 1=Unblock the Process
; 2=Block the Process
; Warning: If you block an important system file, the operating system may become unstable!
windows update not found
(hacı windows update not found diyo bu?)
This is the first time we have received such a Problem. We have previously tested the program on various Windows 10 1803 and there was no problem.
An application blocked by wub.ini may have caused this problem.
Please change the line
and try again by disabling updates.
Please let us know the result.
Windows Updates Blocker causes a BSOD on Windows 10 1803.
Older versions of the program works fine on Windows 10 1803.
you are a live saver this works great