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    how to stop automatic updating of Windows 7

    Although I selected "Check for updates, but let me choose whether to download and install them," windows update has started downloading and installing updates automatically. How do I stop this automatic updating of my computer. (I'm wondering if there are trolls in Redmond, WA.)

    32-bit Windows 7 Pro SP1, MS Office 2010 Pro, 4 GB RAM, Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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    Go into Windows Update and change settings to never check for updates. Then go into Services and change Windows Update to manual.
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    Joe, where is "services" located for Windows Update? Thanks.

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    Go Start - type services.msc and press enter, then scroll down to Windows Update, right click on it and select Properties.

    You can then use the dropdown to change its status, but I would have thought changing the settings to never check for would be sufficient.

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    Changing the startup type to manual just means the service will start when requested. Setting WU to never check is sufficient.

    I'd be interested to know what updates are being installed. Defender definition updates will be installed as long as the services are not disabled regardless of WU settings. WU updates to the WU service may be installed too.

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    Joe, I've installed 24 updates automatically this month. At this time, there are no important or recommended for me to install.
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