How to stop automatic updates in Windows 10- UPDATED
Windows 10 automatically download and install updates. There is no power over the automatically downloading of Updates and Installation of updates in Windows 10. You can defer upgrades in Windows 10 but it will not always work on all versions of Windows 10. If you are using the Windows 10 PRO version or higher version than there is a logic to abort the automatic updates in Windows 10.
There is no difficulties in updates as it is just for the user for improvements and security patches of the Windows. But when you are using a metered or limited internet connection and windows automatically begins downloading the updates then it changes into a worst nightmare. Your data will be exhausted in few minutes.
Steps to stop Updates in Windows 10 –
Here are few steps that will allow you to terminate the automatic updates. This will perfectly work in Pro version of 10 or higher.
- Press the windows button and R at the same time or just open the Run Menu.
- Type the command gpedit.msc and hit enter. Within 2 seconds a window will open in front of you. Check image below.
- In the left side panel, you will see various menus and options. Go to Administrative Templates under computer configuration.
- Now click on windows components. Double click on it. Another drop down menu will open. Now search for Windows Update settings.
- Now you will see various options and all options are about updates of windows. Select any of them with a double click on it. In my case I selected configure Windows updates.
- Now select any of the option. If your laptop/pc automatically downloads updates then you can see that your option Enable is selected under the section Configure Automatic Updates. Remove that and choose Disabled or Not Configured.
- Change all settings to Disabled or Not Configured.
In this way you can easily stop all automatic updates in Windows 10.