How to disable Windows 10 Update

By | June 11, 2024

Disabling the Windows Update service in Windows 10 can prevent your system from automatically downloading and installing updates. Disabling Windows 10 updates can be done through several methods, but it’s important to note that doing so may leave your system vulnerable to security risks. Here are a few ways to disable Windows 10 updates:

  1. Disabling the Update Service:
    • Press the Windows key + R, type services.msc, and press Enter.
    • Scroll down and double-click Windows Update.
    • Set the Startup type to Disabled.
    • Click Stop to halt the service, then click Apply and OK.
  2. Using a Metered Connection:
    • Go to Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi.
    • Click on your network and toggle on Set as metered connection.
  3. Using Group Policy Editor (for Windows 10 Pro users):
    • Press the Windows key + R, type gpedit.msc, and press Enter.
    • Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update.
    • Double-click on Configure Automatic Updates and set it to Disabled.
  4. Pause Updates:
    • Go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.
    • Click on Pause updates for 7 days.

Important Notes

  • Disabling Windows Update can leave your system vulnerable to security threats. It’s generally recommended to keep your system updated.
  • If you need to enable updates in the future, repeat the above steps and set the Windows Update service to Automatic or Manual, and restart the service.
  • Some versions of Windows 10 may re-enable Windows Update automatically after a period. Monitor your system and reapply these steps if necessary.

By following these steps, you should be able to effectively disable Windows Update on your Windows 10 system.


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