How to Disable Automatic Updates on Windows 10 (Just 3 Steps)

How to Disable Automatic Updates on Windows 10

Windows 10 is the latest Microsoft operating system (OS) for a computer. Instead of releasing the full version of the OS, the company picks an inconvenient way – regular update to ensure the system running as they want.

Unfortunately, this method is pretty annoying for most users. It sucks the internet bandwidth through the background app and trying to install the update once you shut down or restart the computer.

Honestly, it’s terrible.

I appreciate the company’s intention to bring the highest experience for its user, but not this way. Luckily, we still have a ‘hidden’ tricks either to disable automatic update or choose manual update option. That way, Windows Update would not bother your work.

How to disable Automatic Updates on Windows 10

1. Go to Start Menu and type “service” on the search bar. The system should immediately found the program and then open it.

How to Disable Automatic Updates on Windows 10

2. Now, locate “Windows Update.” It usually located at the bottom of the list. Those items arranged by alphabet, so it should be easier to find an intended item.

How to Disable Automatic Updates on Windows 10

3. On the Windows Update item, right-click and select Properties. It will show you a new window, go to the Startup type drop-down menu and select Disabled. Next, click OK to apply the setting.


How to Disable Automatic Updates on Windows 10

In case you still want to get a new update but want to control when the update installed, please choose Manual instead of Disabled.

If you pick a Manual option, Windows 10 will still get update information but need to be installed manually by the user.

On the Windows Update Settings, the result will be like this.

How to Disable Automatic Updates on Windows 10

In my opinion, the Manual is the best options for convenience. The updates still available and you can install them whenever you want, plus it won’t annoy you by stealing internet bandwidth during the work time.

Please keep in mind that Windows 10 is the final OS by Microsoft. The company always wanted to flesh out the system. Consequently, make sure your current system relevant enough to run modern software.

You don’t have to update every time you got the notification, but at least installing some major update should be considered.


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