Do you want to disable automatic updates on Windows 10?
However, software updates are a vital part of our computer’s health and security. When new updates become available, they are automatically downloaded and installed on your computer.
But sometimes these updates disappoint users a lot. Some updates have bugs, which can negatively affect the user experience, and require a restart to complete the installation that disrupts your current workflow.
In this article, I will show you how to stop Windows Update from downloading and installing updates on your device automatically.
How to Disable Windows 10 Update Permanently
There are a few ways that you can disable the Windows updates. So let’s see them…
Disable a Windows 10 Update Permanently
To access your PC’s service settings, press Win + R on the keyboard and type services.msc.
Double click on “Windows Update Services” to access the general settings.
Then choose Disable from the Startup dropdown.
Now, click ‘Ok’ and restart your PC.
This step will permanently disable automatic updates on Windows 10. If you want to enable it again, follow the same steps and just select option to Automatic.
Disable Windows Updates Via the Settings
If you don’t want to disable Windows Update permanently, you can skip the update … you can stop the update from the settings until the day you want to apply them.
To turn off automatic Windows updates temporarily, use these steps:
Go to Settings >> Update & Security and click on the Advanced options.
Now under the “Pause updates” sections, you can choose a date from the dropdown that how long to disable automatic updates.
This is not a permanent solution to disable Windows Updates, but if you just have to stop the update for a while, this step will help you.
Disable Automatic Updates Using Registry
You can disable Windows 10 update permanently by modifying the Registry. Just follow the step below:
Open Start (alternatively, press Windows key + R to bring up the Run window) and search for regedit and click on Registry Editor.
Navigate to the following path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows
Now you’ll need to add a value that tells the system you don’t want to download Windows 10.
Right-click the Windows >> New >> key.
Name the new key WindowsUpdate and press Enter.
Again right-click the newly created key (WindowsUpdate), select the New and choose the Key.
Set the new key’s name AU and press Enter.
Right-click the AU key, select New, and click on DWORD (32-bit) Value option.
Name the new DWORD NoAutoUpdate and press Enter.
Double click on NoAutoUpdate and change its value from 0 to 1. Then click “OK” to apply the change.
Close Registry Editor and restart your computer.
Performing this action will permanently disable Windows automatic updates.
Here you learned how to disable Windows 10 Update Permanently… but it is never a good idea to use any device without the latest patch, but due to some circumstances, updates may have to be disabled.
Hope you found this post useful and comprehensive!
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