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Windows 11 seems to have disabled all ways to get around Auto Update Restarts. Is there a workaround?

I run Matlab simulations that sometimes take weeks to finish and when Windows restarts I lose all my work so I really need a way to stop auto restarts. Windows 11 seems to have disabled all ways to ...
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Why can't Google Chrome update without someone logged in?

I have a number of Windows 10 machines in an AD environment that host Chrome. If someone logs into the machine and goes about their business, it appears as if Chrome runs its updates just fine. If ...
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Firefox forces to install updates on older version [duplicate]

I have decided to use an older version (78.0) of Firefox ESR for testing but whenever I try to install the Firefox, it quickly starts to auto-update before I disable it. I rebooted Firefox and I got ...
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Is there a way to reduce the active hours in Windows [duplicate]

For Windows Updates, the maximum time you can select for active hours is 18. I have used 18. And I check for updates manually twice a day. Yet it manages to reboot the PC when I have some downloads ...
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How to disable auto updates in the Brave browser

How to disable auto update in the brave browser? I use chocolatey to install software on my system. When I checked the version of my brave browser it was the latest version. I don't want this auto ...
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Auto Update Date & Timestamp in a specific cell irrespective of any data range (With or Without VBA)?

Would anyone be able to help me with this issue? I have data based on the categories (as per spent) in specific columns & cells, i.e., C4:C25, F4:F25, I4:I10. However, I want the "Updated ...
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How to stop Microsoft Edge from updating in Windows 10?

About a month or two ago, I was using TreeSize to check the contents of my C: drive since it was filling up even though I wasn't downloading it. I discovered that in ProgramFiles, Microsoft's Edge ...
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How to permanently disable any Windows 10 automatic updates that aren't directly crucial to the integrity of my operating system [duplicate]

My PC is always low on space, and for the longest time I kept wondering why my C: drive kept filling up even though I wasn't downloading anything, and finally I discovered TreeSize and found out that ...
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Microsoft Edge Updating even though I disabled the edgeupdate and edgeupdatem services a day ago

I'm using Windows 10 1909 I woke up to my computer being sluggish so I opened task manager and found out MicrosoftEdgeUpdate.exe was running and taking lots of CPU, EVEN THOUGH I had just disabled ...
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How to stop Whatsapp Desktop from auto updating

Hi I have installed WhatsApp desktop for MacOS it tries to pull 200|300mb updates everyday which is annoying, so I need to stop it from that. Had already tried looking into the app to find a separate ...
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Where to find Microsoft AutoUpdate on Mac?

Hello to all that read this. I want to delete the MAU application on my Mac. I’ve followed the various guides and deleted files. But the location given for the MAU application on my Mac is empty. It’s ...
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What is "DSC Update" for a monitor?

I am using Samsung Odyssey LC27G7xT connected to a Linux machine via HDMI and to a Mac via DisplayPort. Very occasionally, the monitor would show a black screen with the following progress bar in the ...
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How can i install windows 10 on a 35GB partition without any future problems?

I want to dual boot on Linux (as main OS) and on Windows. How can I install Windows 10 so it can fit inside a ~35 GB partition? I won't use the Windows as the main OS, only for small programs that are ...
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Block a specific app from updating in the Microsoft store

Well, i know that i can disable all automatic updates in the Microsoft store, but what about blocking just a single app from doing the update. The problem with manually updates in Microsoft store is, ...
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Dismiss “almost time to restart"

Win 10 seems to love interrupting my movies with update messages I can’t dismiss. Since I’m watching a movie neither restarting now nor waiting an hour is acceptable. I want to dismiss this thing. I ...
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How can I prevent Microsoft Teams from automatically restarting without my permission after updates?

So this is driving me absolutely nuts. I'm using Microsoft Teams, and every week or so, it restarts, and tells me that I'm now working with the latest version of Teams. This will usually happen when I'...
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programmatically prevent Win10 updates [duplicate]

I use a Win10 computer to control a microscope, and the image acquisition can last 48 hours. If Win10 receives an update and restarts, the entire image stack gets ruined. We have tried many methods to ...
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How to enable disable updates to Microsoft Edge Legacy AND Microsoft Edge Chromium

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 ...
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excel 2016 autoupdates from one workbook to other (emailed) workbooks [duplicate]

I have this same question. I want to send a workbook to my collogues (each worksheet will be locked/protected) and I will keep the master (unprotected). When I make a change(s) how can all the other ...
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How can i stop Viber auto updates on Windows?

Is there a tricky hacky way to stop Viber auto updates on Windows? Want to stop it.
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Disable Firefox update popover

I run Firefox Nightly (68.0a1) and it pretends to allow me to choose when to update, but then proceeds to nag me about it nonstop until I cave in and actually do an update. As you can imagine this is ...
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how to find out that windows 10 has just been updated?

We all know that on windows 10 not completely possible turn off updates. How to find out that windows 10 has just been updated? Maybe with powershell I can do this?
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How to stop Firefox 52 ESR from auto-updating?

I am trying to download the Firefox 52.9.0 ESR (32-bit) as it can run Java as a plugin in the browser. I've been doing this by taking the zip file from the archive, extracting it to my desired folder, ...
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Xcode downloading update in the background?

I often see Xcode downloading heavily and it's not clear what. I did not download it through the App store - and do not see anything updating there. There are no automatic simulator updates and ...
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Chrome kiosk: can auto updates and Safe Browsing downloads be disabled or blocked?

I are running Chrome in kiosk mode in custom linux environment, and have IoT devices that run on cellular. I am noticing that Chrome periodically downloads approximately 3MB of data an hour, updating ...
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Unattended Eclipse update

I have to update my Eclipse frequently via "Check for Update" or "Install new Software" and looking for more convenient way than doing it by hand. Some sort of unattended batch file starting eclipse ...
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Stop Windows 10 OS Updates [duplicate]

I have a machine with a warm boot issue, and Windows 10 installed on it. That issue being when updates are applied and the OS attempts to reboot itself it fails. If I manually boot it is fine.....fix ...
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Windows 10 Update Kills Network

Today my system got a Windows 10 Home update. The update killed networking and after it I could not connect to any computer or drive on the network. Rebooted a few times for good measure and nothing ...
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Hide Chrome update notification

I'm using Google Chrome for Digital Signage and also making it play audio (radio) in a second tab, but since Chrome v60 they removed the flag (disable-gesture-requirement-for-media-playback) to ...
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Firefox auto-update for school administration

Is there a way to let an administrator (or root on mac) type a password once to set up auto updates for Firefox? This would need to survive a reboot, as well as not require the browser to be running ...
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So Microsoft killed DHCP with a Win10 software update. How to fix it?

http://arstechnica.com/business/2016/12/microsoft-windows-10-dhcp-broken-update/ Excerpt: Microsoft has quietly fixed a software update it released last week, which effectively prevented ...
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What are the default programs/apps/tools in a windows 10 home edition that auto update

I own a Dell Inspiron 5559 laptop with Windows 10 Home edition. I wanted a list of programs that automatically update themselves in the background so that I can disable them. Till now I have ...
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How can I link excel cell to updated value from web?

Is there a MS-excel function that allow to link data from the web? I am tryning to create a model based on MS-excel spreadsheet with financial data. How can I update the cells with the today value ...
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Linux Mint autoupdates [duplicate]

Under mac and Windows, the updates can be done automatically. For certain people, this is great. In Linux Mint 17, I can't find an option to enable the updates automatically. I know there is a trick,...
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Windows 10 - how to disable windows auto update, while using deepfreeze?

We use deepfreeze, which is a software for cybercafe, public locations to allow the user to use the PC but on reboot it clean everything and goes back to our old stable setup. Now that windows 10 ...
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iDraw application automatically changed name to Graphic

So iDraw was recently acquired by Autodesk (name has changed to Graphic) and even though I didn't download an update, or have autoupdate enabled, it automatically changed the application's name. I ...
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installed Software Version [closed]

I am developing software which is distributed through setup (Create with old Visual Studio 2003) and which is AutoUpdated through an AutoUpdate I created. This AutoUpdate replaces new files, updates ...
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windows 10 updates - install on shutdown instead of immediately

Windows 10 Pro installs updates whenever the system feels like it. Sometimes this is extremely inconvenient, like installing updates while on a presentation or working on some important files. On ...
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Scheduling WordPress auto-updates

Is it possible to schedule when WordPress does its automatic updates? I don't want my site going down for an update during peak times or really any time during the day. I wish there was an option in ...
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windows 8.1 updates broke wifi

Windows auto-update has killed my wifi. Its a new machine and I forgot to turn auto-update off. I've had this machine for a month and everything has been A-OK. The last updates, 13/5/2015, killed wifi ...
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Sublime Text log last updates of plugins

I really would love to know the way of getting the last release notes of my plugins without doing it manually. Is there a way to have the last updates done automatically? With the release notes? ...
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How to update chrome browser without uninstall ( for error 1 )?

I'm using chrome Version 33.0.1750.154 and i cant update my browser to new version. I have noticed that the following error in => About Google Chrome Tab Version 33.0.1750.154 Update failed (...
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Auto-Update personal outlook contacts on GAL changes

I use Outlook where I have the Global Address List (GAL) online from an Exchange Server. Some of those contacts have been added to my personal contacts list in outlook. There are also some Lync ...
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Browsers versions without auto-update

I would like to know which version of the various browsers did not update to the latest version automatically. For example, IE8 won't auto-update to IE9 while IE9 auto-updates to IE10. I think ...
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Is there a way to find out if a Windows 7 workstation has updates turned off in the control panel?

I have a domain with a group policy to run updates every night at 3AM. If the computer is turned off, the next time a user logs into the computer, the updates are downloaded. When the users shuts ...
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How to schedule download of windows 8.1 updates?

This is because my internet traffic is limited by ISP and it's free only during a specific period throughout the day (2:00am-7:00am). I've set windows update setting to check for updates but notify me ...
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Listing scheduled automatic updates

In windows 7, the shutdown button shows the shield when it must execute an automatic udpate. How can I list the automatic updates that the system will execute? I need to know what are the update ...
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Cannot Connect to the Internet After Installing Updates

I have Windows XP and yesterday all was fine. Installed auto updates before shutting down last night and now this morning cannot connect to the internet using either Firefox or IE. Router is fine, ...
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Automatic distribution of Java update

Is there a solution like WSUS for windows, where the update can be pushed automatically to all the systems in the network and install without the user requiring to enter Admin credentials? Currently ...
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How do I have Java auto-update for both 32-bit and 64-bit?

I have both Java 32-bit and Java 64-bit installed on my computer, and when automatic updates rolls around it asks me to save in Program Files (x86), but no equivalent for 64-bit Java comes up. How can ...
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