Update after "Updates Disabled"

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    Three times now updates have destroyed work in progress. Twice before MS Support claimed they had disabled updates and updates have still happened. I just lost a 5 page document in progress because I was stupid and took a dinner break. More stupid for trusting Win10.

    Mixed answers from support over the last year.

    It would be a hardship to shift away from Win10 but I've lost enough time and money now after thinking the problem was fixed that I have to seriously consider migrating from Win10 to a system that will not do that for work.

    Does anyone know any way I can solidly verify that this system *will not update* without my permission?

    My head says "Three strikes; they're out." But I would really like to simply be able to trust this OS.
     
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    Don't know what you use but Office has an automatic save which can be as often as every 5 minutes. And you can set the hours when the PC can reboot so that it will wait until midnight or later.
     
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    I have never experienced an update spoiling work in progress. It normally should take a lower priority, and wait for input.
    I must admit that , having no problems, I allow updates to take place. There are several options available, such as when you wish to receive updates and when to allow a reboot.
    Sorry, no intent to be rude, but I would never leave a five page doc unattended.
     
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    Oh, I did save it. But left it open because I was just stepping away to a quick dinner. Apparently the update upset my word processor such that it wouldn't let me have the latest version of the doc without a "recovery" of some sort that I eventually figured out.

    Auto-save is set to a fairly short interval and I have gotten sloppy because *when I run the same things with Ubuntu and a UPS random reboots do not happen*.

    And it's not just the document. That's the obvious one. It's another Win10 update so I got to go through my system shifting all my settings back to what I want from what MS thinks they should be.

    Headphones not recognized. Volume at a different level. Notifications use sound again. On and on.

    It's an MS Update to Windows10: get you dead chicken and start praying.

    And I've shut of or had updates shut off several times. I no longer trust the product.

    Vista was more reliable in this regard.
     
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    As commented on another forum. I must be one of the lucky ones. Four Laptops in the house, one Acer and three Dells. I have never interfered with the updates, and, to date, have never had a failure.
    The updates have, on occasion, altered a few of my settings back to default - not a mind shattering problem.
     
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