Looking for a solution that works for both Microsoft Edge (EdgeHTML) [sometimes called Legacy Edge] AND Microsoft Edge (Chromium). I would like to block updates then unblock updates when I'm ready to check over things when the update is done. Ideally the solution would also work when a manual update is accidentally initiated by going to "About Microsoft Edge" [for people that are using Edge (Chromium)].
One person's solution for stopping (EdgeHTML) from doing silent automatic updating is via this registry solution:
REG_DWORD in that key named: AutoUpdateCheckPeriodMinutes
Set AutoUpdateCheckPeriodMinutes to 0
BUT, that solution was provided as a means to stop Edge (EdgeHTML) from being updated.
QUESTIONS: Does anyone know if that solution really works? Any caveats? Does Edge (Chromium) check the above key value too?
QUESTION: does this temporary solution seem solid?:
1) Disabled Windows 10 silent automatic updates: Solution: Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU REG_DWORD: NoAutoUpdate = 1
Therefore, if the Windows OS isn't getting updates, Edge (EdgeHTML) won't be getting updated.
2) For Edge (Chromium) I've blocked this in the firewall: C:\Program Files\Microsoft\EdgeUpate\MicrosoftEdgeUpdate.exe and that absolutely stops accidental updates occurring when a person checks "About Microsoft Edge". I assume that will also stop silent auto-updating as on the assumption that it would also need to use MicrosoftEdgeUpdate.exe but I'm not yet sure. Will test the next time an update is available.
3) I have done the following registry edit but am not sure if it's needed. I think it does serve a purpose because if Edge checks the value and decides not to check for updates, that's better than the precess trying to check for updates but erroring out because it can't, due to not being able to get through the firewall): HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\EdgeUpdate REG_DWORD: AutoUpdateCheckPeriodMinutes = 0
Thanks in advance for any advice/confirmations you can provide.