Turn off Windows 10 Update
Microsoft mandate to download and install automatically to ensure your device stays up to date and functional. But still many of the users are looking for the way to turn off Windows 10 update.
This article will show you that how you can prevent or stop automatic updating your Windows 10.
Microsoft has developed Windows 10 operating system such as Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8.1 as well. But many of the users face a similar problem in it like Windows automatic updates. In Windows 10, user doesn’t have the control to stop updating software updates in it.
How to disable or turn off Windows 10 updates?
You must be looking for this answer. Yes, we can disable or turn off windows 10 update by making little changes in windows update services.
Stop or Disable Updating Windows 10 Automatically
This article is especially written to disable Windows 10 updates only. The given method will work with Windows 10 Home & Professional.
Follow the steps given below to stop automatically updating your Windows 10:
If using Windows 10 Home
Step 1. Go to Control Panel. To open control panel, Right-click on Start Menu and select control panel.
Scroll down to Windows Update and double click to open its properties.
- Click General Tab
- Go to Startup Type: and from the drop down, select Disabled
- Then, click Stop button just below and
- Click Apply and OK button to save and close.
In future, if you wish to update windows, you will have to go back to the Services and turn it on occasionally to download and update your Windows.
If using Windows 10 Professional
If you are using Windows 10 professional, then, we have another option to disable, turn off Windows 10 updates from its Group Policies.
Step 1. Open Run dialog box. Press Win + R to open Run dialog box.
Type, mmc and hit Enter or click OK. MMC stands for Microsoft Management Console.
Locate and double click on Group Policy Object and it will open a new screen. Do not change anything on this screen.
Just click on Finish button to continue.
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update
Then, go to the right pane and select and double click on Configure Automatic Updates.
- Select Enabled.
- Then, under Options from the drop-down, select 2 – Notify for download and auto install
- Finally, click Apply and OK to save above settings
After doing above settings, rebooting the computer is mandatory. By rebooting the Windows, above settings will be affecting your Windows.
Now on, your Window 10 will not download and install updates by its own. It will notify you if any update is pending to download. It’s up to you that you want to download and install or not.
We don’t recommend you to disable, stop or turn off automatic Windows 10 Updates.
Window Updates are always good, time to time launched by Microsoft for bug fixes, improvements and reliability of the operating system. If you see your computer is fine with downloads in the background and does not affect your work, it is not advisable to disable or turn off windows 10 update.Stop, Disable or Turn off Windows 10 Updates Click To Tweet