Stopping Windows Updates (Temporarily)

This is a quick tip if you find yourself in the situation where you need a PC to remain on (desperately!) but it keeps threatening to reboot and install updates.

Simply type:

into your command shell and hey presto, your computer will quietly sit still whilst you continue with your work. All being well, you should see the following output:

To turn them back on again, do the opposite:


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