One of the first things i do with a fresh Windows install is head to Services and disable a lot of things i don't need that tend to soak up cycles or dilute security on a game box, like print spooler, remote login, remote registry, superfetch, homegroup, shadow copy etc.
among the services i disable is Windows Update. i manually enable it a couple times a year and choose which updates to allow. i've had no trouble from this policy except that i get a resentful and incorrect desktop reminder that this is not a genooooine copy of Windows whenever the box wakes from sleep and can't call home. a quick trip to Windows Activation and that's sorted.
do i understand correctly that Win 10 has removed the ability to disable Win Update? if so, is this by tweaking the related dependencies, or have they f*d up the Services capability itself?