Microsoft has set the Windows 10 operating system to automatically check for updates and install new updates by default. The latest version of Windows 10 does not offer disabling or turning off Windows updates. Professional, Enterprise, and Education editions of Windows 10 have access to group policy and registry settings for this, but even Home editions of Windows 10 give you a way to stop updates from automatically downloading. In this article, we will show you how to stop Windows 10 update.
How to Stop Windows 10 Update
1. Using Group Policy Editor :
2. Stopping Windows Update Service :
3. Using Metered Connection :
4. Using Registry Editor :
Open the Run command (Win + R) and type regedit and press enter. In the registry editor navigate to the key
You might have to create the last couple of keys there as it might not exist. Under AU, create a ‘32-bit DWORD’ value called AuOptions and under ‘Value Data’ type 2 and click ‘OK’.
Alternatively you can also create a new DWORD called NoAutoUpdate and value as 2, which is disable automatic updates. Before you edit this, it is advisable to take a backup of the registry on Windows.
5. DoNotSpy App :
6. Using Microsoft’s Tool :
Bonus Tips : You can stop Windows updates from automatically rebooting your computer by Go to Settings app > Update & Security > Advanced Options > Notify to Schedule Restart.