I have a 2700x X470 built last week. Today (4/10/2019), a ‘quality’ update corrupted my hard drive, ruined my NIC driver(s), and bunged the indexing/search functions (no more windows key + type). It did manage to reinstall candy crush. Go Go Update Gadget.
I love Linux, but it still isn’t ready for my workflow (and dual NVidia GPUs on an X470 platform driving multiple monitors each). So I’m reinstalling, and asked the nice person at Microsoft how to end updates for good.
Here’s what he said:
Open run box > Type regedit > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE >Policies >Microsoft>Windows > Right click > New > Key> Set name WindowsUpdate ( If it is not there)
Right click WindowsUpdate > click New > Key> set name as AU.
Click on AU key > right click on right empty page > click New > click D-Word (32bit) > name it as NoAutoUpdate.
Click on NoAutoUpdate> setvalue data to 1 to turn off automatic updates (0 is for enable automatic updates).
**Note. You can still use the Windows Updater. Under ‘Windows Update’ a notice will appear that “*Some settings are managed by your organization”. The ‘Check for Updates’ button is still functional and you can manually update whenever you choose to do so.