There is no option to lớn stop or turn off Windows Updates using the Control Panel or Settings app in Windows 10, as it used lớn be with earlier versions of Windows. But there is a workaround khổng lồ disable or turn off Windows Update in Windows 10, that we’ll talk about in this post.First, let us take a look at why people may want khổng lồ turn off Windows updates.With Windows 8.1 & earlier versions, we had Windows Update giving us options to:

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Microsoft has explained that it will provide updates in two distinct methods for its two distinct types of clients.The Home users now have the option to pause Windows Updates. Earlier they did not have this option. Windows 10 will also let you defer restart, but that is not enough because a tải về in the background might slow down your browsing in some cases.The other ring of users are Enterprise users who will have the option to delay updates so that they can hold it to lớn the time when they are free. Microsoft said it would push updates lớn such users less frequently so that they are faced with minimum downtime. These are the corporates và real-time users such as hospitals and ATMs etc.Coming back to home users and Professional users, there is not even the option lớn delay the updates. They will be downloaded as soon as they are available. The availability of Windows Updates for normal users means that the updates have already been tested by Windows Insiders. If you are a Windows Insider, running Windows 10 trang chủ or Pro, you will be in priority lớn receive updates. After a few days of you testing the updates & if it doesn’t pose any problems, it will be released to the normal ring of users.Thus, you are stuck. Windows 10 will keep on downloading updates as soon as they are available và will occupy your computer resources, when you may not want it too. Some of us will want to lớn keep the automatic downloads lớn be stopped so that we can install the updates manually when không lấy phí – when we are not working on something urgent. That is to lớn say; some users would want the liberty and option to tải về and install updates when they want & not when Microsoft provides it.Since there is no option to turn off Windows updates from Control Panel or PC Settings, here is a workaround.Bạn vẫn xem: How to turn off automatic windows update in windows 10

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Turn off Windows Updates in Windows 10

To stop automatic Windows Updates in Windows 10, you will have to:Disable Windows Update & Windows Update Medic ServicesChange WU settings using the Group Policy EditorSet your network connection to lớn ‘Metered’Use a free tool that lets you disable automatic updates.Now let us see each of these suggestions in detail.

1> Disable Windows Update và Windows Update Medic Services

You can disable the Windows Update Service via Windows Services Manager. In the Services window, scroll down lớn Windows Update và turn off the Service. Khổng lồ turn it off, right-click on the process, click on Properties & select Disabled. That will take care of Windows Updates not being installed on your machine.
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But since Windows is a Service now onwards, you have to lớn keep your computer updated. To be able lớn install the next phối of features or a newer build, you will require the earlier updates lớn be installed. That’s why if you use the above workaround, you will have khổng lồ go to the Windows Services Manager và turn it on once in a while to download and update your copy of Windows.You need to lớn also disable the Windows Update Medic Service or WaaSMedicSVC. The Windows Update Medic Service is a new Windows Service introduced in recent versions of Windows 10. This Service has been introduced khổng lồ repair Windows Update components from damage so that the computer can continue lớn receive updates. We recommend you try this method first.After you turn on the Windows Update Service, when you open Windows Update in PC Settings, you will see a message that updates were not installed because the computer was stopped. You will have khổng lồ click on Retry so that all the available updates are downloaded and installed. This may take two or three “Check for Updates” tries. You will have lớn keep on clicking “Check for updates” until it says your computer is up khổng lồ date. Then you can go back and turn off the Windows Update service until next time you feel you are free enough khổng lồ spend time updating your copy of Windows 10.

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2> Change WU settings using the Group Policy Editor


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If your version of Windows 10 has Group Policy, you can also change some settings using the Group Policy Editor. Run gpedit and navigate lớn the following policy setting:Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update.On the right side, double-click on Configure Automatic Updates và change its settings khổng lồ suit your requirements.Once you configure the settings, you will see the result in the Settings app as follows:
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 Read: How to configure Windows Updates using Registry.We do not recommend that you disable automatic Windows Update in Windows 10. If your computer is fine with downloads in the background và doesn’t affect your work, it is not advisable to vì it. But if you face slowdown of computer due to updates downloading and installing in the background, the above tip lớn turn off Windows updates in Windows 10 will be of some help.

3> set your network connection lớn ‘Metered’

Setting your network connection khổng lồ ‘Metered’, can also stop Windows 10 from automatically downloading the Updates. You can vì chưng it as follows – Settings tiện ích > Network và Internet > WiFi > Advanced options. Move the slider to On position for Set as metered connection. See how khổng lồ set Metered Connection in Windows 10.

4> Tools that help you block automatic Windows 10 Updates

Here is a list of some miễn phí Windows Update Blocker tools to Stop Automatic Windows 10 Updates. You might want khổng lồ take a look at them as they allow you khổng lồ control Widows 10 Updates with a click.Windows Update BlockerStopUpdates10Wu10ManKill-UpdateWuMgrWin Update StopWin Updates DisablerWAU Manager.Incidentally, Microsoft has released a tool called Show or Hide Updates that allows users lớn hide or block specific unwanted Windows Updates in Windows 10. Using it, you can stop Windows 10 from downloading specific updates.Related reads:Make Windows 10 notify you before downloading UpdatesHow khổng lồ configure Windows Updates using Registry in Windows ServerHow khổng lồ stop automatic Driver updatesStop Windows 10 from upgrading your computer automatically.
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