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    How to Disable Windows 10 Automatic Updates

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    Windows 10, Standard updates, or cumulative updates always download and install automatically as soon as they are ready for the device. Although this approach makes sure that every computer has the latest security patches, performance, and stability improvements, it's as well among one of the features that users complain the most. Usually, it's because to apply updates, users are required to restart the devices, and because updates are also known to sometimes cause problems negatively affecting the user experience. Whatever the reason it might be, depending on the edition of Windows 10, we can regain control and stop automatic updates using Group Policy and Registry. In this Windows 10 Guide, you’ll learn the steps to block Windows Update from downloading and installing updates on the computer automatically. 

    There Some Ways to Disable!

    01) How to disable automatic updates using Settings on Windows 10.

    02) How to disable automatic updates on Windows 10 using Group Policy.

    03) How to disable automatic updates using Registry on Windows 10.

    04) How to disable automatic updates using Settings on Windows 10.


    If you are looking to postpone updates, you do not need to disable the feature permanently. You can pause until you are ready to install the updates. Using the Settings application, you can pause updates for up to 35 days.

    How to temporarily disable automatic Windows 10 updates, Use these steps:

    01. Open Settings.

    02. Click on Update & Security.

    03. Click on Windows Update.

    04. Click the Advanced options button.

    05. Under the "Pause updates" sections, use the Pause until drop-down menu, and select the time range to disable automatic updates.

    Once we complete the steps, the device will no longer receive updates of any kind until the day you specified. When the device reaches the pause limit, we must allow Windows 10 to download and install the latest updates to make the option available again.

    If we want to undo the changes, we can use the same instructions, but on step No. 5, choose the Select date option. also, we can click the Resume updates button from the Windows Update settings.

    Disabling security updates, in addition, to temporarily disable all updates on Windows 10, also offers an option to defer only quality updates up to 30 days.

    How to disable security updates on Windows 10, use these steps:

    01. Open Settings.

    02. Click on Update & Security.

    03. Click on Windows Update.

    04. Click the Advanced options button.

    05. Under the "Pause updates" sections, use the drop-down menu at the bottom of the page, and select the number of days that you want to defer quality updates (if applicable).

    After we complete the steps, The computer won't download and install monthly updates until the schedule reaches its limit, or change the setting back to zero.

     How to disable automatic updates using Group Policy On Windows 10 Pro, we can use the Local Group Policy editor to disable automatic updates permanently, or we can change the Windows Update settings to determine when updates should install.

    How to permanently disable automatic Windows 10 updates, Use these steps:

    01. Open Start.

    02. Type gpedit.msc on Windows Search and select the top result to launch the Group Policy Editor.

    03. Navigate to the following path:

    04. Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update

    05. Double-click the Configure Automatic Updates policy on the right side.

    06. Select the Disabled option to turn off the policy.

    07. Click the Apply button.

    08. Click the OK button.


    Once we complete the steps, Windows 10 will stop downloading updates automatically.

    while the automatic updates feature will remain disabled, we can still download and install patches manually from Settings - Update & Security - Windows Update, and clicking the Check for updates button.

    If we want to re-enable automatic updates, we can always revert the changes using the same instructions, but on step No. 05, make sure to check the Not Configured option.

    Limiting updates
    Alternatively, if turning off the policy isn't working, you can also try customizing the Windows Update settings using the Group Policy Editor to limit the availability of updates on your computer.

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