Windows update 1703 slowing laptop

The more you patch offline the less that can go wrong with update in my experience.

10 has been known to force disaster prone drivers on mobiles. These cmd's may help.

If comfortable locating your own device drivers, these CMDs can work wonders.

< Keep some extra network drivers around externally in case you need them later. >

Run CMD.exe as Admin & enter these lines.

Best on a clean install & before connecting internet.

< Reboot PC after entering CMDs >

reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate" /v "ExcludeWUDriversInQualityUpdate" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f

sc stop "DsmSvc"

sc config "DsmSvc" start= disabled

reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Device Metadata" /v "PreventDeviceMetadataFromNetwork" /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

p.s...Personally, I'd also disable Win Update, Update Orchestrator, & Windows Modules installer when not in use. Background activity & data disasters are less prevalent.

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