No matter how great Windows 10, the bugs can always appear. The Microsoft naturally tries to eliminate them, and because of this, OS has the new update mechanism. In the latest version of Windows – 10, Microsoft has changed a lot of things in this regard, and now the system updates automatically. It is OK because they eliminate some errors, but some new problems always came out. This is the main reason why many people want to turn off the auto-updates. This guide will show you how to disable Windows 10 automatic updates.
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How To Disable Windows 10 Automatic Updates
Disable auto-updates through Group Policy Editor
This method is the most effective, but it can’t be applied to the other versions except on Windows Pro and Enterprise:
Start the Group Policy Editor by using the search bar. Type “gpedit.msc” and in the opened window, click on the path of “Computer Configuration” < “Administrative Templates” < “Windows components” < ” Windows Update” and double-click the mouse on the item “Configure Automatic Updates”. Open the settings window where you need to select “Disable”. Apply the changes and close the Group Policy Editor. Open the system settings and then start checking for updates to take effect.
Disable auto-updates through Services
Another way, perhaps more radical that can be used in the Home version of Windows 10: on search box type “services.msc” and click on Services. In the window that opened, find the «Windows Update”, and open the settings double-click on it. Click “Stop” and then select the startup type “Disabled” and apply the changes.
Disable auto-update using limited internet connectivity
In Windows 10, there is another possibility to disable updates – using Wi-Fi Limited connection. This option controls data usage and it will not be able to download updates: Open the Settings and go to “Network and Internet” section; click on Wi-Fi section open “Advanced Settings”, find “Metered connection” and switch to “on”.
These are 3 effective ways to disable automatic Windows updates but on the Internet is already available a various number of programs that can do the same thing.
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