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How to disable Windows 10 Automatic Updates?
Posted On: 28-Jan-2018 00:32
Microsoft has made "Automatic Updates" mandatory for Windows 10 users to update their computer. The Microsoft has set the new operating system to automatically receive new updates by default. Windows 10 Pro users have an option to delay the updates they receive, but if you are on Windows 10 Home, there isn't much you can do about it.
Not only could it take a large chunk of data from your limited data plan, we have seen cases where an automatic update has caused issues in users' computer.
If you are using Wi-Fi to access the Internet
Interestingly, there is a simple option in Wi-Fi settings (Enable Metered connection), which if enabled, stops your Windows 10 computer from downloading automatic updates.
You can stop it from automatically updating your device drivers.
To do this, right-click the Start button and click Control Panel.
Using Group Policy Editor
In Windows 10, the automatic updates disabled option is invisible by default. You can enable a setting in Group Policy Editor to make this option show up and prevent your Windows 10 computer from downloading automatic updates.
Click on Computer Configuration, and select Administrative Templates on the following page.
Now that the option to disable automatic downloads is available again, you need to go and select it.
Disabling the Windows Update Service
We can disable the Windows Updates by disabling the Windows Update Service.
Note: To be able to install the next set of features or a newer build, we will require the earlier updates to be installed. That’s why if we use the above workaround, we will have to go to the Windows Services Manager and turn it on once in a while to download and update your copy of Windows.
In the above discussion, we see how to disabled windows updates in windows 10. Hope it will be helpful.
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