drdread
  • drdread
  • Advanced Member Topic Starter
17 days ago
How do I stop this stupid bl@@Dy computer from failing updates in the middle of every bl@@dy download?
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drdread
  • drdread
  • Advanced Member Topic Starter
17 days ago
No, disabling the service doesn't work FFS
drdread
  • drdread
  • Advanced Member Topic Starter
17 days ago
So what I have done after this stupid thing driving me crazy for weeks, is to disable the Windows Update remediation service - in other words the service designesd to stop you stopping updates.

 services.png You have insufficient rights to see the content.

To do this I had to change the permissions in the registry.

i am not advocating this, just explaining what I have done.

Firstly I went into the registry and changed the permission on WAASMedicSvc under HKEY Local Machine > system > CurrentControlSet\Services\WaaSMedicSvc

So I opened regedit.exe:

 regedit.png You have insufficient rights to see the content.

Then I right clicked the key (the folder) and choose permissions, and then clicked advanced to get into the next screen.

 permission.png You have insufficient rights to see the content.

Here I remove inheritance and forced admin to have permission over the key and subkeys

this allowed me to change the valuse of the Start string to 4 for disabled

Now I am hoping that this stupid computer will not try any more updates and interrupt my downloads.

 

drdread
  • drdread
  • Advanced Member Topic Starter
14 days ago
It didn't work. It has returned to the previous state!