How to Turn Off Automatic Updates on Windows 10

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If you fed up with the regular Windows 10 updates automatically, then this guide for you that will help you to stop the Windows update behavior and decide when to install the updates.

Windows 10 is set to automatically update whenever Microsoft release new updates Microsoft will send you the notification for the updated and Windows 10 will download and install the latest security patches, performance, and stability improvements.

Does the windows 10 Edition matter ?

There are two edition of Windows 10 available to regular consumer.

  1. Windows 10 Home
  2. Windows 10 Professional

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Depending on which windows 10 edition you using. you might have more or fewer option to prevent Windows 10 from updating when it want to.

How to Stop the Update Services.

These step you can use for the both edtion of windows 10

How to disable automatic update using Settings
How to disable automatic updates using Group Policy

How to disable automatic updates using Settings.

To disable the updates of Windows 10 Temporarily use this Step:

  1. Open Setting
  2. Click on Update & Security
  3. Click on Windows Update
  4. Click on Advance Option

Visit Windows Official Website for Windows Update FAQ.

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5. Under the “Pause updates” sections, use the Pause until drop-down menu option and select the time range to disable automatic updates.

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After complete all the steps, your computer (windows 10) no longer receive the updates of any kind until the day you specified.

How to disable automatic updates using Group Policy

Use this step to permanently disable automatic updates on Windows 10 update.

  1. Open Start.
  2. Search for GPEDIT.MSC and select the top result from search and launch Group Policy Editor.
  3. Search forthe Following path:
    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update
  4. Double click on the Configure Automatic Updates policy.
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5. Check the Disabled option to turn off the Windows 10 Update policy.

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6. Click on Apply button to apply the settings.
7. Click the OK button.

One you done all the Steps Windows 10 will stop downloading all latest Updates.

Note: Software updates are very importent for your device and files to improve the user experience and provid you the latest security patch.

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