Learn how to disable or turn off automatic Windows Update feature in Windows 10
Although Windows updates can bring good things, sometimes they can be annoying and can even prevent you from using your device if they fail to install. In the case of Microsoft earlier version OS such as Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1, we can able to enable or disable Windows auto-update setting. Also when we start to install the Operating System, they ask for choose & setup windows update option, i.e., auto or manual but this Latest Microsoft Operating System, Windows 10 don't have such any option.
In Windows 10 build 9926 (January edition), Microsoft removed the ability to turn ON or OFF Automatic Updates. In this edition, Microsoft decided to deliver auto update and installs them without notifying the user. These way Win 10 will always be up-to-date with latest features and fixes. So it causes many problems to them, who are using slow internet connection and that's why they want to prevent windows 10 automatic update
What are the Main Reason to Stop Windows 10 Auto Updates
The forced Automatic Updates in Win 10 has causes many problems, such as
- We don’t have control over these updates when the download are started.
- No control over updates installation.
- After they are installed, we will compulsorily have to wait till the system is updated while booting.
- And this process goes on and on frequently.
In order to avoid all these problems at crucial times, let’s move on to the simple tweak to turn off automatic updates in Windows 10.
Stopping Windows 10 from Updating Automatically
There are many ways to disable auto-updates in Windows 10 which requires some technical skills and understanding of some core concepts of Windows.
So, I'm not going that deep into it, Just going to share the simplest ways to turn off updates in Win 10 here. Follow my steps below in order to disable updates in Windows 10 easily.
Disable both Automatic & Manual Updates
Step 1: Open Run by pressing Windows + R. Alternatively, you can also right-click Start button and choose Run.
Step 2: Enter the keyword services.msc and then hit Enter.
Step 3: In the Services window, locate service with the name Windows Update.
Step 4: Right click on Windows Update and choose Properties.
Step 5: Firstly stop the service by clicking the Stop button. Then change Startup type from Manual to Disabled.
Final Step: Now just click on Apply and then Ok. Done!
This method works for all version of Windows 10 Edition. So if you still face difficulty there to Stopping Win 10 Auto Update, Just let me know by leaving a comment below.