There is no option to lớn stop or turn off Windows Updates using the Control Panel or Settings phầm mềm 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 to lớn turn off Windows updates.With Windows 8.1 and earlier versions, we had Windows Update giving us options to:
Microsoft has explained that it will provide updates in two distinct methods for its two distinct types of clients.The Home users now have sầu the option khổng lồ pause Windows Updates. Earlier they did not have sầu 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 sầu the option to lớn delay updates so that they can hold it khổng lồ the time when they are không tính tiền. Microsoft said it would push updates to lớn such users less frequently so that they are faced with minimum downtime. These are the corporates and real-time users such as hospitals and ATMs etc.Coming back to trang chủ users và Professional users, there is not even the option to 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 sầu already been tested by Windows Insiders. If you are a Windows Insider, running Windows 10 Home or Pro, you will be in priority to lớn receive sầu updates. After a few days of you testing the updates và if it doesn’t pose any problems, it will be released lớn the normal ring of users.Thus, you are stuông chồng. 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 khổng lồ be stopped so that we can install the updates manually when không lấy phí – when we are not working on something urgent. That is khổng lồ say; some users would want the liberty & option khổng lồ tải về & install updates when they want and not when Microsoft provides it.Since there is no option lớn turn off Windows updates from Control Panel or PC Settings, here is a workaround.
Read: Windows 10 Update enables itself even after turning it Off.
Turn off Windows Updates in Windows 10
To stop automatic Windows Updates in Windows 10, you will have to:Disable Windows Update và Windows Update Medic ServicesChange WU settings using the Group Policy EditorSet your network connection 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 & Windows Update Medic Services
You can disable the Windows Update Service via Windows Services Manager. In the Services window, scroll down khổng lồ Windows Update & turn off the Service. To turn it off, right-cliông xã on the process, click on Properties and select Disabled. That will take care of Windows Updates not being installed on your machine.
But since Windows is a Service now onwards, you have sầu to lớn keep your computer updated. To be able lớn install the next set of features or a newer build, you will require the earlier updates khổng lồ be installed. That’s why if you use the above workaround, you will have to go lớn the Windows Services Manager & turn it on once in a while to lớn download and update your copy of Windows.You need khổng lồ 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 lớn repair Windows Update components from damage so that the computer can continue lớn receive sầu 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 sầu to click on Retry so that all the available updates are downloaded & installed. This may take two or three “Cheông xã for Updates” tries. You will have sầu to keep on clicking “Chechồng for updates” until it says your computer is up khổng lồ date. Then you can go back và turn off the Windows Update service until next time you feel you are không tính tiền enough to lớn spover time updating your copy of Windows 10.
2> Change WU settings using the Group Policy Editor
If your version of Windows 10 has Group Policy, you can also change some settings using the Group Policy Editor. Run gpedit và navigate to the following policy setting:Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update.On the right side, double-cliông chồng on Configure Automatic Updates và change its settings to lớn suit your requirements.Once you configure the settings, you will see the result in the Settings phầm mềm as follows:
Read: How to configure Windows Updates using Registry.We vị 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 lớn vị it. But if you face slowdown of computer due to updates downloading & installing in the background, the above sầu tip to turn off Windows updates in Windows 10 will be of some help.
3> Set your network connection khổng lồ ‘Metered’
Setting your network connection lớn ‘Metered’, can also stop Windows 10 from automatically downloading the Updates. You can vì it as follows – Settings phầm mềm > Network và Internet > WiFi > Advanced options. Move sầu the slider to On position for Set as metered connection. See how to phối Metered Connection in Windows 10.
4> Tools that help you bloông xã automatic Windows 10 Updates
Here is a menu of some không tính phí Windows Update Blocker tools khổng lồ Stop Automatic Windows 10 Updates. You might want lớn take a look at them as they allow you to lớn control Widows 10 Updates with a clichồng.Windows Update BlockerStopUpdates10Wu10ManKill-UpdateWuMgrWin Update StopWin Updates DisablerWAU Manager.Incidentally, Microsoft has released a tool called Show or Hide Updates that allows users to lớn hide or blochồng 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 lớn configure Windows Updates using Registry in Windows ServerHow to lớn stop automatic Driver updatesStop Windows 10 from upgrading your computer automatically.
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