Windows 10 Disable Updates

  • Services
  • Windows Update
  • Disabled

When disabled, trying to update leads error 0x80070422.


Batch File Tips for DOS/Windows

Current .bat File Directory (Ends with \): %~dp0

Don’t display command: @

Don’t display all commands and outputs: @ECHO OFF

Comment line: REM

Wait for enter key: PAUSE


%0 is the program name as it was called,
%1 is the first command line parameter,
%2 is the second command line parameter,
and so on till %9.

How to create Self-Signed Code Signing Certificate

Install Windows SDK for Windows 7

cmd with Admin Priviliges

cd C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.1\Bin

makecert -r -pe -n “CN=My CA” -ss CA -sr CurrentUser -a sha256 -cy authority -sky signature -sv MyCA.pvk MyCA.cer

certutil -user -addstore Root MyCA.cer

makecert -pe -n “CN=My SPC” -a sha256 -cy end -sky signature -ic MyCA.cer -iv MyCA.pvk -sv MySPC.pvk MySPC.cer

pvk2pfx -pvk MySPC.pvk -spc MySPC.cer -pfx MySPC.pfx

signtool sign /v /f MySPC.pfx /t http://timestamp.url MyExecutable.exe

Timestamp URLs: