Windows 10 is an operating system launched by Microsoft on the 30th of September, 2014, and came into the market in October. The laptops and computers which already had Windows 7 or 8 were provided at no cost to upgrade to the latest version of Windows 10. It is the most user-friendly operating system of all operating systems thus far.
In the latest version, Microsoft has fixed the many mistakes that were made with Windows 8 or earlier and added several new features. Microsoft claims the fact that Windows 10 was installed by 14 million users. Windows 10 rapidly took hold across the globe and quickly became popular with the general public.
Windows 10 updates keep your PC safe and free of the most recent security threats. However, the process of updating in itself may cause your system to a sudden stop.
If you’re in the middle of creating an email, writing an assignment, or even paying your bills, there’s nothing more frustrating than the moment the automatic Windows update eats up all of your system’s processor or memory. There are many options to disable Windows 10 updates.
There are a variety of methods to disable Windows 10 updates. You can stop them completely or disable updates that are not critical. It is also possible to stop the updates manually or create an appointment for when they’ll occur. Let’s look at the different methods you can manage Windows 10 updates and take control of your PC.
Temporarily disable Windows 10 Updates in Settings
Do you want to temporarily suspend updates to get your work done and restart them later? With the help of using Windows 10 Settings to temporarily turn off Windows 10 Updates.
- Click Start and search for “settings,” and select the Settings app.
- Within Windows Settings, select Update and Security. In Windows Settings, select Update &.
- In the Update and Security window, click Windows Update from the left navigation. After that, scroll down until you choose the Advanced option.
- Click down until you reach and then to the Updates to pause section and select to use the Stop until drop-down menu to select how long you’d prefer to disable Windows 10 updates temporarily.
If you choose the date you set, the full suite of Windows 10 updates will pause until that date, or until you return to this page and select the Date option to stop the delay. Then, you can choose to restart the update on the Windows Update page to accomplish the same thing.
Alongside the delay of the installation of a Windows Update, You can also remove previous Windows Updates.
Permanently Disable the Windows Update Service
If you’d like to stop Windows Updates permanently, a simple and quick method to do so is to disable this Windows Update service itself.
1. Click on Start search, type “run,” and select the Run app.
2. At the Run app, type “services.msc” and select OK.
3. Scroll it down to the Windows Update service, right-click it, and select Properties.
4. Select the General tab, and set the Startup type to Disabled.
5. Lastly, select the Stop button, select Apply, and then select OK.
Then, restart your computer to allow the new settings to be effective. Then, Windows Updates will never start on autopilot. You’ll need to always start Windows Updates in the Windows Updates window and install updates manually.
Remove Windows 10 Updates with a Registry Edit
You can also disable Windows Updates on Windows 10 with the help of Registry Editor.
1. Click on Start search, type “regedit,” and select the Registry Editor app.
2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows. There, click right on the Windows folder, select new, after that select Key.
3. Give Name to key WindowsUpdate and press Enter.
4. Click right on the new key, then select New and Key again. Name the new key AU.
5. Then right-click the new AU key, select New, and select DWORD (32-bit) Value.
6. Give a name to new key NoAutoUpdate and press Enter.
7. Double click the new NoAutoUpdate key and set its value to 1. Finally, select OK to set the value.
Restart the computer to allow this new setting. Meanwhile, Windows 10’s automatic updates get disabled permanently. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to run updates, however, to run them you’ll need to go to your Windows Update section of Settings and then select the option to check for updates to download the latest updates. If you want to enable automatic updates again, delete your WindowsUpdate keys in the same section in the registry.