Stop quicken from automatically updating

Automatic updates sound like a great idea in theory, but having a newer driver install itself behind your back, cause a problem and force you to troubleshoot for a few hours is no fun at all.Fortunately in Windows, it's possible to tell the operating system to apply platform patches only and leave the driver updates to you.This tweak applies to all recent versions of Windows — 7, 8 and 10 — and allows you to control exactly how Windows deals with new drivers it finds via Windows Update.As g Hacks' Martin Brinkmann explains, it's as easy as bringing up the "System" window by right-clicking on the Computer desktop icon and selecting "Properties", navigating to "Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\System" (Windows 7) or typing into the Start Menu text box.

It is not a secret that Windows 10 may collect more information than usually stated in their privacy policy.But when the update requires a reboot, it always seems to happen at the least opportune moment—right in the middle of large file transfer.While you can often postpone the reboot, Windows will keep nagging you until you give in or the OS will just take matters into its own hands and restart after four hours. In TR Dojo Challenge question from September 30th, I asked Tech Republic members how they could prevent Windows from rebooting after performing an automatic update.There are also ways to add the “Take Ownership” option as a right-click menu capability; you can download a file that will allow you to add this capability from How To Geek.Automatically downloading and installing Windows updates directly from Microsoft or from an internal server running Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) is a good way to ensure your systems keep their operating system and software up to date.