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Old October 12th 17, 06:59 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Keith Nuttle
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Default Automatic Downloads

Is there a flag/alarm that can be set that will alert you when you are
about to turn off a computer that is in the process of downloading or
installing an update?


While I have little problem with the updates on my desktop and laptop,
my tablet is a different situation. I use the tablet as and electronic
briefcase, meaning it is turned on when I need a document from it and
turned of when ever I am finished. Sometimes it is on for as long as
20 minutes, at other times it will be only on for a couple of minutes.

This means there are a lot of interruptions of MS downloads, which
results in several failed downloads that you are only aware of when the
update fails and there are 10's of thousands of files in the
SoftwareDistribution folder.

If I knew a download was occurring or if there was an install in
progress I could leave the tablet on longer or set aside time for the
download/install to occur.





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Old October 12th 17, 11:52 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
mike[_10_]
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Default Automatic Downloads

On 10/12/2017 10:59 AM, Keith Nuttle wrote:
Is there a flag/alarm that can be set that will alert you when you are
about to turn off a computer that is in the process of downloading or
installing an update?


While I have little problem with the updates on my desktop and laptop,
my tablet is a different situation. I use the tablet as and electronic
briefcase, meaning it is turned on when I need a document from it and
turned of when ever I am finished. Sometimes it is on for as long as
20 minutes, at other times it will be only on for a couple of minutes.

This means there are a lot of interruptions of MS downloads, which
results in several failed downloads that you are only aware of when the
update fails and there are 10's of thousands of files in the
SoftwareDistribution folder.

If I knew a download was occurring or if there was an install in
progress I could leave the tablet on longer or set aside time for the
download/install to occur.





This has worked for me...

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
;block updates updatesoff.reg
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\DefaultMediaCost]
"3G"=dword:00000002
"4G"=dword:00000002
"Default"=dword:00000002
"Ethernet"=dword:00000002
"WiFi"=dword:00000002

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
;updateson.reg enable updates only on wired ethernet
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\DefaultMediaCost]
"3G"=dword:00000002
"4G"=dword:00000002
"Default"=dword:00000001
"Ethernet"=dword:00000001
"WiFi"=dword:00000002

Edit to allow whichever connections you want to enable/block.
Watch for word wrap and fix it. [HKEY...] is one line.

Problem is that windows won't let you edit that key unless you take
ownership.
And even if you do, an update often enables updates and resets the
ownership.


There's a program
http://www.sordum.org/9416/powerrun-...st-privileges/
that can be used to execute the .reg files.
 




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