How to turn off Windows Update on Windows 10

How to turn off Windows Update on Windows 10

Windows 10 came to users, but after installing Windows 10 complete the Update feature is still there. In addition, on Windows 10, Microsoft has no built-in option to disable update completely, but the update process will occur automatically, not notify the user.

For most users, the Windows Update will slow down the system, can cause incompatibility, the need to shutdown the computer must wait for Windows update very long and annoying … and the article below the Administrator Network will teach you how to turn off automatic updates on Windows 10! As Windows 10 keeps updating, if version 1 fails, try 2, 3, …, then test 1, then 1, then update, then use combination 1 and 2.

1. Disable Windows 10 update with Group Policy Editor

To turn off the auto-update feature on Windows 10, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open Group Policy Editor, press Windows key + R to open the Run command window, then type gpedit.msc into it and press Enter.

Step 2: On the Group Policy Editor window, navigate to the following key: Computer Configuration => Administrative Templates => Windows Components => Windows Update.

Step 3: Look for Configure Automatic Update, double click on it and select Disabled, then proceed to save the changes are done.

How to turn off Windows updates using Group Pololicy Editor
How to turn off Windows updates using Group Pololicy Editor

You can track how to turn off Windows 10 update in the animations below:

2.Turn off update on Win 10 with services.msc

If version 1 has not blocked the update on Windows 10, try adding this method:

Hit Windows + R to open run> type services.msc> press Enter or go through the path:

Control Panel All Control Panel Items Administrative Tools

Navigate to the Windows Update section, double-click it to open the window as shown below:

  • On the General tab, look for Startup type> click on the arrow in the box and select Disabled.
  • OK to save the changes, restart your computer and check the Windows Update feature.

Note: If you do this, Windows Defender will not be able to update anymore, it will be dangerous if your computer does not install more antivirus software for Windows. If you just want to delay updating Windows 10, wait until the update is complete, in the Startup Type you choose Automatic (Delayed Start). Windows 10 will allow you to postpone updates every 3 days, after 3 days you choose to postpone.

3. Block Windows 10 updates as instructed by Microsoft

Enter regedit in the search box, press Enter to open the registry window.

Copy and paste the following link into the address bar under File | Edit | Favorites | Help:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software Policies Microsoft Windows WindowsUpdate AU

Double-click on NoAutoUpdate, in Value data, enter 1 and click OK as shown:

After the completion of the value of NoAutoUpdate will now be 0x00000001 (1). If you want to keep Windows 10 updated automatically, change the value data in the step above to 0.

4. Turn off Windows Update on Windows 10 with Administrative Tools

In the Desktop interface, you hit the window and type update:

There are many options here, you press Windows Update settings or Advanced Windows Update options. The next window shows, you select the Notify to schedule restart mode instead of Automatic, leaving traces in the two cells below:

Another fairly new feature in Windows 10 is the system that allows updating through peer-to-peer (P2P) computers. Understanding this is like this: when updating a computer will be considered “host”, and other peers will update through the “host” it. This will help users save bandwidth, and the update will also be faster than downloading directly from the Internet. And to turn off this type of update, you click the link Choose how updates are delivered:

Switch On mode to Off.

5. Set up a WiFi connection in Metered connection mode to postpone automatic updates on Windows 10

If you want to permanently disable Windows 10 auto-update, you can take advantage of the Metered Connection feature to delay automatic updates.

Note: This option only works with WiFi because Windows 10 can not look at any other Ethernet to Metered Connection

If your Internet connection has limited data, this feature can help a lot because you can install them at the right time.

To enable the Set as metered connection option, follow these steps:

1. On your Windows 10 computer, open the Start Menu.

2. Go to Settings.

3. When the Settings window opens, click on Network & Internet.

4. Click on Wi-Fi in the left pane.

5. Now, click Manage known networks.

6. Click on the wireless connection name.

7. Click the Properties button. Now scroll down to find the Metered Connections header.

8. Then turn on the Set as metered connection button.

This way, you can pause your Windows 10 updates in the event that you run out of monthly traffic.

6. The Windows 10 Home patch allows you to turn off automatic application updates

This option only works for app updates. If you want to continue receiving security updates and fix Windows 10 errors, you can use this method.

In Cumulative Update 5, Microsoft has allowed to turn off automatic application updates. If you do not have this patch, go to Settings> Update & Security> Windows Update and make sure you get the latest Windows patch.

Then open the Store app and click the Profile button in the toolbar. Here you can turn off automatic application updates to disable automatic updates of Windows 10.

7. Turn off specific Windows 10 updates

On the Windows website there is a “show or hide updates” tool that allows users to disable or hide specific Windows 10 updates. You just download this tool and install it. Follow the instructions and disable the problematic update.