Disable the windows auto update

Please Refer script that allows you to disable the windows Auto update.


  • Run the script as "System user "
  • This script will control windows 7 automatic update settings in local group policy level. In case windows 8 and above version it will stop and disable the necessary windows update services due to security restriction.
  • You can also control automatic update settings available in the location "Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows \Components\Windows Update\Configure Automatic Updates" through GPO.

import os
import time,re
import platform
import ctypes
import _winreg
import subprocess

class disable_file_system_redirection:
    _disable = ctypes.windll.kernel32.Wow64DisableWow64FsRedirection
    _revert = ctypes.windll.kernel32.Wow64RevertWow64FsRedirection
    def __enter__(self):
        self.old_value = ctypes.c_long()
        self.success = self._disable(ctypes.byref(self.old_value))
    def __exit__(self, type, value, traceback):
        if self.success:

def disable():
    with disable_file_system_redirection():
        print 'windows '+osversion
        if str(osversion)=="10":
            print os.popen(r'net.exe  stop wuauserv').read()
            os.popen('sc config "wuauserv" start= disabled')

        elif "2008" in str(osversion):
            print "Win 2008"
        elif (("8" == str(osversion)) or ("8.1" == str(osversion)) or ("2012" in str(osversion))):
            print os.popen(r'net.exe  stop wuauserv').read()
            print os.popen('sc config "wuauserv" start= disabled').read()
        elif str(osversion)=="7":
            print "Win 7"
            keyVal = r'SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU'
                key = _winreg.OpenKey(_winreg.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, keyVal, 0, KEY_ALL_ACCESS)
                key = _winreg.CreateKey(_winreg.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, keyVal)
                _winreg.SetValueEx(key, "AUOptions", 0, _winreg.REG_DWORD, 4)
            out="Windows xp , Vista, Windows server 2003 cannot be updated"


20170524-Disable-Windows-update.json (2.61 KB)