Turning on automatic updates


One of the controversial features of Windows 10 is a new way that the operating system handles updates. Cumulative sầu updates are installed automatically when Windows decides to lớn do it. This can be extremely frustrating for Windows 10 users as they are often forced lớn restart their machine at an inopportune time.

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Before proceeding, remember that some of the automatic updates will be security updates or important stability improvements that you will want khổng lồ have sầu installed on your system. Keep this in mind if you choose to lớn keep automatic updates turned off for an extended period of time.

One option which we will not look at in depth is khổng lồ make registry changes to lớn your Windows operating system to disable automatic updates. This is a dangerous procedure & should only be taken by experienced users who have taken a full backup of their machine before attempting the registry changes. Mistakes during this process can have sầu serious negative sầu effects on your computer and its performance.

Option 1. Disable the Windows Update Service

Windows Update is essentially just another Windows Service and can be turned off in a similar manner khổng lồ other services.

Follow these steps khổng lồ stop Windows 10 updates:


Fire up the Run commvà (Win + R). Type in “services.msc” & hit Enter.
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Select the Windows Update service from the Services danh mục.
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Click on the “General” tab & change the “Startup Type” khổng lồ “Disabled”.
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Restart your machine.

When you want to lớn re-enable automatic updates you just follow the same procedure except you select “Automatic” when choosing the “Startup Type”.

Option 2. Set Up a Metered Connection

If you are using WiFi to lớn connect your Windows 10 machine to lớn the Internet, you have sầu the option of setting up a metered connection. In a metered connection, bandwidth is conserved by only automatically downloading & installing priority updates.

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Microsoft’s method of classification may remain a mystery, but driver & software feature updates that may cause stability problems are minimized by opting for this option for stopping Windows 10 automatic updates.

To disable Windows 10 updates:


mở cửa the Windows Settings application (Win + I).
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Cliông chồng on the ‘Network & Internet’ section.
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xuất hiện ‘Wi-Fi’ và clichồng the ‘Manage known networks’.
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Select network & in ‘Properties‘ toggle the ‘Set as metered connection’ option lớn ‘On’.
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For some reason, Microsoft only offers this option if you are using a WiFi connection. If you connect lớn the Internet through an Ethernet cable you will not be able khổng lồ mix up a metered connection.

Option 3. Group Policy Editor

You can make changes to lớn the Group Policy Editor if you are using Windows 10 Education, Pro or Enterprise editions. Users of Windows 10 trang chủ edition are out of luchồng regarding this way of disabling Windows 10 updates.

If you opt for this solution, security updates will still be installed automatically. For all other updates, you will be notified that they are available & can install them at your convenience. This is the way Windows update worked in the past. Today, Microsoft wants to lớn eliminate the need for novice users to lớn engage in updates, but it has enforced this at the cost of flexibility for more experienced users.

Here’s how to update your Group Policy Editor to lớn prevent automatic Windows 10 updates:


Launch the Run commvà (Win + R). Type in “gpedit.msc” và hit Enter khổng lồ open the group policy editor.

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Drill down through “Computer Configuration” to “Administrative Templates”.
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Select “Windows Components” and then “Windows Update”.
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Choose the option on the right to lớn “Configure Automatic Updates.
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Select the option that indicates “Notify for download và tự động install”.
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Click “Apply” and “OK”.Type “Windows Update” inkhổng lồ the Start thực đơn & select “Windows Update Settings.”
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Restart your computer to finish updating the group policy editor.Cheông chồng for updates. You should be notified by Windows if it finds them but they should not be automatically installed any longer.
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