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How to stop Windows 10 automatic updates

So how you can disable Windows 10 automatic updates feature. How to stop windows 10 update in progress. There are three methods available to stop windows 10 automatic updates. So let’s discuss these methods step by step to stop windows 10 auto update.

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How to stop windows update

The 1st method applies to:

Windows 10 Home

Search for Administrative tools

You can also search “Administrative tools” directly with the help of “Search the web and Windows” from the desktop search engine itself or you can use the “Control panel” to find the Administrative tools.

windows 10 automatic updates

In the Control panel, just go to the upper right corner and click on the link “View by: Category” and change that to Large icons. Now go to Administrative Tools, after that you are now going to locate “Services” down in the list.

windows 10 automatic updates

windows 10 automatic updates

To open this Services just double click to execute it. Once the Services windows opens, scroll all the way down to the bottom and locate “Windows Update” service. Now double click on Windows Update.

windows 10 automatic updates

This will opens the “Windows Update Properties” option. Now this exit the Windows update all to stop it from doing automatic updates. Just press “STOP” button. As this option only applies to the Local Session.

windows 10 automatic updates

If you like to permanently disable Windows 10 automatic updates, just go to the “Startup Type” and select down “Disable” then press OK button at the bottom. Now you can see the Windows updates actually disabled. So if you like to Re-enable automatic updates, you again need to open “Windows Update Properties”, change the “Startup Type” to “Automatic (Delayed Start)” option. Finally press Apply and then click on “Start” button to start it back up.

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The 2nd method applies to:

Windows 10 Professional

As this approach applies to the “Group policies“. For this, press the “Windows key” in the lower left of your keyboard. In the search type in “Run”. Once the “Run” command opens, type in MMC then press enter or click OK button.

windows 10 automatic updates

Now this opens the “Microsoft Management console”.

windows 10 automatic updates

Click on to the “File” and then click on “Add/Remove Snap-in”.

windows 10 automatic updates

As this opens the available Snap-ins console list. Next you are going to scroll down to the list and double click on the “Group Policies Object” and then click on “Finish” button and also click OK button.

windows 10 automatic updates

windows 10 automatic updates

Now expand Local Computer Policy and proceed to expand the “Computer configuration“. Then explore “Administrative templates” and finally expand “Windows Components”.

windows 10 automatic updates

Scroll down to the list and double click on “Windows update“.

You need to locate “Configure Automatic Updates” on to the right. Double click on it to open the automatic update configuration.

windows 10 automatic updates

By default, this particular policy is not configured. You need to “Enable” it in the upper left, down there onto the “Configure automatic updating” you will see some of the option there like:

  1. Notify for download and Notify for install.
  2. Auto download and notify for install
  3. Auto download and schedule for install
  4. Allow local admin to choose setting

windows 10 automatic updates

Now select the option “Notify for download and Notify for install”. In this way, it will prompt you to download and also prompt you to install the Windows updates. Finally click on Apply and OK button, to apply the changes. The “Configure Automatic update” option is Enabled.

Now go ahead and Restart your PC for this setting to make changes or in effect. As it is compulsory to restart the system.

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The 3rd method applies to:

Windows 10 Professional

&

Windows 10 Enterprise

If you are using Windows 10 professional and Windows 10 Enterprise, you can also Defer updates and install them later.

Moreover you can also go to “Start” and then “Settings“. Click on to the “Update & Security” icon.

windows 10 automatic updates

This will opens the Update & Security dashboard. Now in the “Windows Update” section, click on to the “Advanced options”.

windows 10 automatic updates

Now here you can choose how Windows 10 updates are installed. Finally click on the “Defer upgrades” check box and it’s done.

windows 10 automatic updates

By applying any of these methods, you can disable Windows 10 automatic updates in few minutes of time.

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