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Windows 7: Disable automatic updates & antivirus updates on certain Wifi connection

TL;DR how do I disable automatic background updates when connected to certain WiFi network? Most of the time I'm connected to my home WiFi, so I have both Windows 7 and Avira Antivirus updates ...
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When Windows 8 installs automatic updates?

Is it possibile that windows 8, contrary to win 7, immediately installs updates after download and doesn't wait the user shutdown request? I'm using win 8 in a POS application and yesterday (after ...
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make it so laptop doesn't install automatic updates while sleeping [duplicate]

If automatic updates are awaiting install and my Windows 7 computer is sleeping that computer will magically wake up and install these updates. I find this to be quite annoying and am curious if ...
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Will Windows 7 update if the computer is turned off at the time it is set to auto-update?

While using win7, I find a windows update function, and an action center will show at the right bottom corner of the computer notification area. I set it to auto install the important updates at 5pm ...
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Stop Windows 7 from forcefully shutting itself down when waiting to update

I have had this happen to me twice now. I'll be in the middle of working on something that has resulted in me not rebooting my machine for several days. If Windows 7 is waiting to install updates ...
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Cascade file name changes on links in Windows 7

When making a link in Windows 7, is there a way to have name changes cascade to all links of the file? So if I have a file called: Interest.PDF and make a few links in other folders, but then I later ...
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How do I get Java Available Update *Notification* (jucheck.exe) to run on its own without prompting for “run as administrator” permission first? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Selectively disabling UAC for specific programs on Windows 7 When I start up my machine, after a short while, the entire screen is dimmed with a brighter pop-up window ...
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1answer
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How to remove Oracle and Adobe updaters from autostart?

Just because I use Java, Flash and the Acrobat Reader doesn't mean I want to be nagged about new updates every time I just want to do something actually productive... There are no registry keys like ...
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how to turn off Windows Live automatic updating?

I'm running Win 7 home edition. I have turned off automatic updates. But today I just opened Windows Movie Maker and after sometime I got a message saying windows live updates are ready to be ...
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1answer
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How to automate driver update from a folder for all devices on Windows?

I have a Dell Laptop, and the drivers has been installed with Windows 7. I downloaded a package with specific and updated drivers. I would like to install all drivers found in this folder. In the ...
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1answer
231 views

automate windows updates in Windows 7

I have a Win7 VM that I haven't used in a few months. Just loaded it the other day and spent most of the day downloading updates, installing updates, restarting, and repeating... Is there a tool ...
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3answers
459 views

How to automatically call sequences of 1) windows update and 2) restart until no new update found?

I found on our site this solution but that is not fully automatically - i.e. I call 1) Windows Updates, then 2) Restart, then 3) Log in, then do the boring loop 1-2-3 again and again manually. I seek ...
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2answers
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How can I get Firefox to update when it thinks it is already running?

I am stuck on v7.0.1 of Firefox on Windows 7 because each time it restarts it gets the following error: The update could not be installed. Please make sure there are no other copies of Firefox ...
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Is there some way to prevent any and all restarts? Not just from Windows Update?

I am running a critical research program on a Windows 7 PC that needs to run uninterrupted for several months. I have had to re-initialize the entire experiment several time due to unexpected restart. ...
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2answers
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Unable to change the Java update settings in Windows 7 control panel

Java updates are necessary but they are so frequent that i am now tired of it. Besides, I need to do simple work on my PC and the requirements for Java are seldom. Today, I went into the control ...
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1answer
902 views

How to turn off Windows 7 Automatic Updates?

I'm using Windows 7 Enterprise and I need to turn off the Automatic Updates feature, but don't know how. The "Change Automatic Updates Setting" has been deactivated with a greyed out look, as seen in ...
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2answers
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Windows 7 64-bit update 7 of 7 has been running for 14 hours

I shut my machine down last night and it started installing 7 updates, it skipped through the first 6 quite quickly but the 7th one has been running now for 14 hours, what should I do?
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1answer
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Is there a quick way to find out which updates are going to be installed before hitting the shutdown button with the exclamation mark?

I have the feeling, that since last patch day Windows update too often offered the installation of an update. Including that oft Windows 7 sp 1 without checking, that I do not have sufficient place on ...
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How to stop windows from updating?

I have disabled my Windows update feature. But some how windows downloaded the updates (I think Avast had enabled automatic updates) and it is forcing to to update my Windows 7 or it is going to run ...
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5answers
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Disable Auto-Restart Prompt after Windows Update (in Windows Vista/7)

I've mastered how to disable/delay the Automatic Restart prompt after Windows Update deems it necessary to restart my computer in XP. But, now I'm using both Windows 7 and Vista and that method no ...