set laptop for minimum updates

i want to set an HP laptop to receive as little upgrades as possible - windows 10 OS
right now it receives HP updates, program updates, and windows updates - resulting in warnings and popups that make the (older) user nervous
i know i could do a frehs install - without the HP updates - but that's the last option
let's say for now i still accept windows updates - but how to go about the rest?
hp  Probook 450 G3 i-7, 16 Gb Ram, M.2 disk - -  windows 10 OS
i would do the updates when needed -
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nobusAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You have to do the non-Windows stuff by application (turn off each application update) and hope that works.

For Windows and Windows Catalogue, all you can do is defer as noted above.

No magic bullet at all.
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bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
>  little upgrades as possible

in my understanding it is for critical Windows update only. correct?
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dfkeCommented:
Hi,

Go to Settings.
Click Windows Update.
Scroll Down and click on Advanced options.
Tick the checkbox that says Defer Updates.

That will only install critical updates and will not download any feature updates.

Cheers
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You can only defer updates, not stop them in Windows 10.

In Settings, Updates, Advanced Options, you can uncheck other Optional Updates so you get only Windows Updates.

Windows-10-Optional-Updates.
It is best overall to let Windows 10 update as it is supposed and not tamper with deferring updates.
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nobusAuthor Commented:
let's NOT talk about windows updates read the question plse! iposted :
let's say for now i still accept windows updates - but how to go about the rest?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Uncheck what I said above. That is the only setting and some critical driver updates will happen anyway regardless of this setting
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nobusAuthor Commented:
when will somebody answer the question???
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The answer I gave you is the only way to set the updates to "minimum" . There is no such setting, only not doing non-Microsoft updates.
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nobusAuthor Commented:
john - with all respect, but i asked NOT to talk about windows updates
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The answer I gave you covers all available possibilities. There is no minimum update setting.
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nobusAuthor Commented:
GRRRRaaaarghhh  ....
i hope somebody with a little sense will answer my question - after reading it properly
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
There NO such thing as minimum updates and I have answered that thoroughly and completely.

What are you trying to accomplish?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
you accept Windows/Microsoft Updates which are generally 2nd Tuesday of the month, Definition updates many times daily (mostly silent installs), only warn you if the definitions are more than a week old.

For the other products, there should be a setting somewhere about updating. You don't really need all of the stuff that OEM's add to the bas os image.. you can always uninstall them or parts of them that the user doesn't use.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
That has to be done app by app. For non-Windows apps controlled by Windows (lots of those), the setting for that is in the update screen above (but even that does not always work).
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bbcuNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Stop the windows update service, set it to Disabled, start it whenever you want.
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Mike SunSenior Systems Engineer (IBM - retired)Commented:
To stop HP updates, simply uninstall all HP vendor programs (they include  "HP" in the description). For other programs, try to disable automatic updates, settings for which varies depending on software. Some use services for updates which may also be disabled.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If manufacturers put drivers in the Windows Update catalogue (a practice encouraged by Microsoft), the drivers will update whenever they are available there.
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nobusAuthor Commented:
>>  If manufacturers put drivers in the Windows Update catalogue  <<  can they be disabled?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
No . Been there, done that with Intel, even if the driver is somewhat defective. Intel did that to me and had no solution except a revised beta driver that did work
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It is fair to say that there is no minimum update setting (Windows or non-Windows) and in fact it is going the other way of more and more frequent updates.
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dbruntonCommented:
>>  To stop HP updates, simply uninstall all HP vendor programs (they include  "HP" in the description).

There may very well be an HP Update application installed on the computer.  I have one.

HP Update util
This util gives you the ability to cancel update checking.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Dave - HP has demoted that app. It does not work and the updates are now coming via Windows Catalogue
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dbruntonCommented:
OK.

Thanks John.  One more application to uninstall.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Yes I uninstalled it from both my machines
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nobusAuthor Commented:
nice try dbrunton - that was the kind i was looking for
i'll rephrase the Q :
this older person gets upset with every change to the system; be it update, or warning; and i get a call to "fix" the problem everytime
they also blame me for this behaviour of their new laptop
that's why i'm looking for a way to get as little as possible of these
it would also help if i could "save" the updates till a certain date - then do them all; say once per year
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nobusAuthor Commented:
tx MS -  another possibility they closed off for users
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nobusAuthor Commented:
tx MS -  another possibility they closed off for users
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks. I understand about updates and all the issues they might cause but we just have to adapt I guess.
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nobusAuthor Commented:
yep - that's Always the answer " we just have to adapt " but that's what i don't like, or want
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