How to Disable or Turn off Windows 10 Updates?

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.

disable windows 10 updateStep 2. Navigate and click on Administrative Tools

Step 3. Double click on Services to open it.

Step 4. In the Services window:

Scroll down to Windows Update and double click to open its properties.

Stop, Disable, Turn off Windows 10 UpdateStep 5. In Windows Update 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.

turn off windows 10 updateBy doing the above steps, Windows update settings have been saved. Now, you may close all the opened windows from your screen.

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.

Step 2. The Microsoft Management Console windows will appear. Go to File Menu and select Add/Remove Snap-in.

Microsoft Management ConsoleStep 3. You will see a number of services list in this console window.

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.

stop windows 10 from updatingStep 4. Now you can see Local Computer Policy is added under console root on the right side of previous screen automatically. Just need to click on OK button to continue.

Step 5. Now locate the following path:

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update

Then, go to the right pane and select and double click on Configure Automatic Updates.

turn off Windows 10 updatesStep 6. Configure Automatic Updates screen will come up with certain options.

  • 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

turn off windows 10 updatesIf you will get a prompt to save the console settings, click Yes to continue.

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.

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