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Elwirai Bonk

self employment | Posted 22 May, 2019 |

How can stop windows 10 auto update?

Allen Jame

Blogger | Posted 14 Jun, 2019

using Group Policy

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

Disabling updates

To permanently disable automatic updates on Windows 10, use these steps:

Open Start.

Search for gpedit.msc and select the top result to launch the experience.

Navigate to the following path:

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update

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

Check the Disabled option to turn off the policy.

Click the Apply button.

Click the OK button.

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

While automatic updates remains disabled, you can still download and install patches manually from Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update, and clicking the Check for updates button.

If you change your mind, you can always revert the changes using the same instructions, but on step No. 5, make sure to select 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 Group Policy to limit the availability of updates on your device.

To control Windows Update settings with Group Policy, use these steps:

Open Start.

Search for gpedit.msc and select the top result to launch the experience.

Navigate to the following path:

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update

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

Check the Enable option to turn on the policy.

In the "Options" section, you'll find a number of options to configure automatic updates, including:

2 - Notify for download and auto install.

3 - Auto download and notify for install.

4 - Auto download and schedule the install.

5 - Allow local admin to choose setting.

Quick tip: The closest option to disable automatic updates is the 2 - Notify for download and auto install option, but you can select the option that best fits your situation.

Click the Apply button.

Click the OK button.

After completing the steps, updates will stop downloading automatically. However, when a new update becomes available, you'll receive a notification to download and install updates manually from the Windows Update settings page.

Heat transfer equipments

Manufacturing Equipments | Posted 14 Jun, 2019

Open Start.

Search for gpedit.msc and select the top result to launch the experience.

Navigate to the following path: ...

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

Check the Disabled option to turn off the policy.

Neosis Ltd

CEO | Posted 14 Jun, 2019

On Windows 10, quality updates (or cumulative updates) always download and install automatically as soon as they're ready for your device. While this approach makes sure that every computer has the latest security patches, performance, and stability improvements, it's also among the features that users complain the most.

Usually, it's because to apply updates users are required to restart their devices, and because updates are also known to (sometimes) cause problems negatively affecting the user experience.

Whatever the reason it might be, depending on your edition of Windows 10, you can regain control and stop automatic updates using Group Policy and Registry.

In this Windows 10 guide, we'll walk you through the steps to block Windows Update from automatically downloading and installing updates on your computer.

How to disable automatic updates using Group Policy

How to disable automatic updates using Registry

How to disable automatic updates using Group Policy

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

Disabling updates

To permanently disable automatic updates on Windows 10, use these steps:

Open Start.

Search for gpedit.msc and select the top result to launch the experience.

Navigate to the following path:

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update

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

Check the Disabled option to turn off the policy.

Click the Apply button.

Click the OK button.

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

While automatic updates remain disabled, you can still download and install patches manually from Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update, and clicking the Check for updates button.

If you change your mind, you can always revert the changes using the same instructions, but on step No. 5, make sure to select 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 Group Policy to limit the availability of updates on your device.

To control Windows Update settings with Group Policy, use these steps:

Open Start.

Search for gpedit.msc and select the top result to launch the experience.

Navigate to the following path:

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update

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

Check the Enable option to turn on the policy.

In the "Options" section, you'll find a number of options to configure automatic updates, including:

2 - Notify for download and auto install.

3 - Auto download and notify for install.

4 - Auto download and schedule the install.

5 - Allow local admin to choose a setting.

A quick tip: The closest option to disable automatic updates is the 2 - Notify for download and auto install option, but you can select the option that best fits your situation.

Click the Apply button.

Click the OK button.

After completing the steps, updates will stop downloading automatically. However, when a new update becomes available, you'll receive a notification to download and install updates manually from the Windows Update settings page.

How to disable automatic updates using Registry

If you're running Windows 10 Pro, you can also disable automatic updates in two different ways using the Registry.

Disabling updates

To permanently disable updates on Windows 10 modifying the Registry, use these steps:

Warning: This is a friendly reminder that editing the Registry is risky, and it can cause irreversible damage to your installation if you don't do it correctly. It's recommended to make a full backup of your PC before proceeding.

To permanently disable Windows Update using the Registry, use these steps:

Open Start.

Search for regedit and select the top result to launch the experience.

Navigate to the following path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows

Right-click the Windows (folder) key, select New, and then click on Key.

Name the new key WindowsUpdate and press Enter.

Right-click the newly created key, select New and click on Key.

Name the new key AU and press Enter.

Right-click on the right side, select New and click on DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Name the new key NoAutoUpdate and press Enter.

Double-click the newly created key and change its value from 0 to 1.

Click the OK button.

Restart your computer.

Once you complete the steps, Windows Update should stop trying to download and install updates automatically on your device.

If you want to update manually, you can perform this task from Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update, and clicking the Check for updates button.

Limiting updates

In the case that using the Registry to disable updates isn't working as expected, you can also use the Registry to customize the Windows Update settings to prevent updates from installing automatically.

To customize Windows Update settings to block updates with the Registry, use these steps:

Open Start.

Search for regedit and select the top result to launch the experience.

Navigate to the following path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows

Right-click the Windows (folder) key, select New and then click on Key.

Name the new key WindowsUpdate and press Enter.

Right-click the newly created key, select New and click on Key.

Name the new key AU and press Enter.

Right-click on the right side, select New and click on DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Name the new key AUOptions and press Enter.

Double-click the newly created key and change its value (number only) using one of the following options:

2 — Notify for download and auto install.

3 — Auto download and notify for install.

4 — Auto download and schedule the install.

5 — Allow local admin to choose settings.

These options work similar to the Group Policy settings, and number 2 is the closest option to disable Windows Update permanently. However, you can always select the setting the best suits your situation.

Click the OK button.

Restart your computer.

After completing the steps, Windows 10 will stop installing updates automatically. However, you'll receive notifications as soon as new quality updates are available, but they won't download and install until you approve them manually.

You can always use the same instructions to restore the original settings, but on step No. 4, right-click the WindowsUpdate key, and select the Delete option. Then reboot your device to complete applying the settings.

Wrapping things up

Updates are crucial to safeguard your computer and data and to improve the overall experience, as such it's never recommended to use an unpatched device. However, there are many scenarios when disabling updates could make sense. For instance, when you may need to apply updates manually, or you want to make sure that a particular update doesn't have any issues before installing it on your computer.

Also, this guide only stops monthly updates, which usually fix security vulnerabilities and improves the stability of Windows 10. If you want to avoid automatic installs of feature updates, such as the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, you need to modify the settings to defer major releases.


This guide has been revised to make sure it's current with the latest version of Windows 10.


For more helpful articles, coverage, and answers to common questions about Windows 10, visit the following resources:


Dazzling Dazzler

Student | Posted 14 Jun, 2019

Follow the below steps to disable for Automatic updating of windows10


  • Start.
  • Seek for gpedit.msc and choose the top result to start the experience.
  • Drive to the following path: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows
  • Components\Windows Update.
  • Double-click on the Configure Automatic Updates terms on the right side.
  • Review the Disabled option to switch off the policy.
  • After that click on Apply button.
  • Click on OK button.


Lita Sukar

Senior Technician | Posted 13 Jun, 2019

Once uninstall Windows 10 Update Assistant, you can start the steps below:
  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key + R at the same time to invoke the Run box
    1. Type services.MSC and press Enter.
    2. Scroll down to Windows Update, and double click it.
    3. In Startup type, select Disabled. Then click Apply and OK to save the settings.
    4.  If it’s the first time that you stop the Windows Update service, you may also need to take one more step:
    5. Still, on the Windows Update Properties pane, click the Recovery tab, select Take No Action in the First failure section, then click Apply and OK to save the setting.
    6.  Restart your PC to make it take effect.

Alok meena

student | Posted 12 Jun, 2019

To stop your Windows 10 computer from downloading automatic updates follow these simple steps:

Search for Change Wifi Settings in start menu

Click Advanced Options

Enable the toggle set as metered connection

After following above steps, Microsoft will stop pushing updates to your computer as it will understand that you are on a limited data plan(though it will work even if you are not)

Priyanka arya

student | Posted 05 Jun, 2019

Follow some steps that are mentioned above to disable for Automatic updating of windows10

  1.  Start.
  2. Seek for gpedit.msc and choose the top result to start the experience.
  3. Drive to the following path: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update.
  4.  Double-click on the Configure Automatic Updates terms on the right side.
  5. Review the Disabled option to switch off the policy.
  6. Hit on Apply button.
  7. Tab on OK button.

peter john

Technical support | |Updated 05 Jun, 2019

Hey dear,

I am also using window 10 and facing a problem many times my windows start automatic updates i find solution of this problem Its very simple, I explain step by step:

1) Go to "This PC / My PC" and click on right button then select "Manage"

2) when you click on "Manage" then click on "Service and application"

3) Next click on "services"

4) scroll the mouse downward then click on "window update"

5) Then click on "Setup type" and select "Disable" then click on "Apply now" then "OK" button.


thanks i hope this will help you to solve windows 10 auto updates.

Anonymous

@sant | Posted 04 Jun, 2019

step 1:Open Start.
step 2:Search for gpedit.msc and select the top result to launch the experience. 

step 3:Navigate to the following path:
Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update 
step 4:Double-click the Configure Automatic Updates policy on the right side.
step 5:Check the Disabled option to turn off the policy.
step 6:Click the Apply button.
step7:Click the OK button.

that's all

Anonymous

@josephd | Posted 03 Jun, 2019

There are some steps to stop window updates.

..Search for gpedit.msc and select the top result to launch the experience.

..Navigate to the following path: ...

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

..Check the Disabled option to turn off the policy.