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Disable Automatic Updates on Windows 10

Open Notepad, save the following code as DisableWindowsUpdates.reg and then run it

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


Open an elevated command prompt and run the following

# Ensure that the console is opened in the folder C:\Windows\System32
cd /d "%Windir%\System32"

# Take NTFS ownership of the executable file that produces the popup.
takeown /f musnotification.exe
takeown /f musnotificationux.exe

# Prevent the operating system from accessing the file.
icacls musnotification.exe /deny Everyone:(X)
icacls musnotificationux.exe /deny Everyone:(X)

To undo the changes you made, run the following commands one by one

cd /d "%Windir%\System32"
icacls musnotification.exe /remove:d Everyone
icacls musnotification.exe /grant Everyone:F
icacls musnotification.exe /setowner "NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller"
icacls musnotification.exe /remove:g Everyone
icacls musnotificationux.exe /remove:d Everyone
icacls musnotificationux.exe /grant Everyone:F
icacls musnotificationux.exe /setowner "NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller"
icacls musnotificationux.exe /remove:g Everyone


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