net stop "windows update"
this works for a while but then the service starts again. What is restarting this service and how do I prevent it from doing so?
Stop it and disable it.
You will need to open command prompt as administrator or you will get "access denied."
The space after the
Check the System event log for event ID 7036 from Service Control Manager for
Windows 8 have a Scheduled Task:
There is a task: "Scheduled Start". Just right-click on it and choose Disable.
go to run type regedit
navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows NT\Svchost
double click netsvcs and look for the name of the service in our case its wuauserv
delete the keyword wuauserv and Press OK
close the registry and restart
I haven't figured out what is restarting wuauserv or how to prevent it from restarting, but here is an AutoHotkey script that will periodically check and sop it.