disabling Win 7 auto-update on atom Ideapad

After using the used Ideapad S10-3 a few times, it kept
updating Win 7 updates with message:
"Failure configuring Windows updates
    Reverting Changes
  Do not turn off yr computer"

When I boot up in "Safe Mode", got the above message
too & sometimes it will go thru into "Safe Mode" windows,
just that I can't locate in Control Panel "System & Security"
but only "System" : don't see any option to disable
Windows auto-update.

Is there any way to disable it at command prompt or
where did I miss?
sunhuxAsked:
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noxchoProduct ManagerCommented:
You can go to Windows Services and disable there Windows Update Service.

To disable through elevated command line: reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update" /v AUOptions /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

To disable Windows Update Service via elevated command line: sc config wuauserv start= disabled

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sunhuxAuthor Commented:
Managed to get into a Safe Mode session &
disabled  Windows Update service but after reboot,
get "Failure configuring Windows updates again
noxchoProduct ManagerCommented:
It seems to me you are getting this error for already downloaded and installed update. If you disable now the service it will not remove the error. You need to uninstall the latest update in Safe Mode.
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sunhuxAuthor Commented:
How do I uninstall the latest update in Safe Mode?


Earlier on, I've done:
sc config wuauserv start= disabled
[SC] ChangeServiceConfig  SUCCESS
noxchoProduct ManagerCommented:
Go to Add Remove Programs (called Uninstall Programs in Win7 I think) and switch there to Updates. You can uninstallthe through this interface.
As alternative you can revert to recent snapshot (restore point).
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I agree with the above.  Another way is to go Windows Updates and disable the updates before it tries to install.

Why not fix the update issue?  That would be better.
sunhuxAuthor Commented:
Yes, will be good to fix the update issue if anyone could offer a solution.


>you can revert to recent snapshot (restore point).
Yes, I did the above earlier & it still attempted to apply the updates.
Left the ideapad in office, will try it out again in 12 hours' time.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You asked two questions about the same computer.

Try the Windows 7 Repair Install  (you need the on-board recovery partition)

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html
noxchoProduct ManagerCommented:
Yes, I did the above earlier & it still attempted to apply the updates.
Is there any earlier restore point? Usually Windows creates the restore point before it starts the update installation.
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