How to Stop Automatic Updates on Windows 10?

Hello, Please let me know that how to stop automatic updates on Windows 10. I am facing this issue in my windows. Please help me in this.

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Open Answer 01 November 2019

Stop Automatic Update on Window 10:

When you are working out on window 10 with the internet, so many updates automatically download and installed, Process of updating window 10 automatically is advanced security patches, which are required to increase your window performance, stability, and response time.

Step by Step Procedure to Restrict Updates Using Group Policy:

Step 1: Click on the start button which is residing at the bottom-extreme left of the desktop window.

Step 2: Write gpedit.MSc in the search box and press enter to get the desired result.

Step 3: Now you need to go with the following path in the group policy editor window.

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Window Components\Window Update

Step 4: Now you need to double click on the Configure Automatic update policy, which is located on the right side.

Step 5: After double-clicking on the option, you will choose to check the disabled option to turn off your window group policy.

Step 6: Now you need to click on the Apply button.

Step 7: At the end, you need to click on the OK button.

Once you done with all steps, this specifies that you have restricted your group policy from working automatically and it will stop downloading the necessary updates for window 10 automatically.

You have restricted to download window 10 updates automatically, in the meanwhile, you can still download the updates and installed on window 10 manually by doing some steps

Step 8: First you need to go in setting->Update & Security->Window update, then you can check out for available window update.

How to Do Limiting Updates for Your Window 10 by Using Group Policy:

If the above option is not working, you can customize your window update by doing some setting in the group policy to limit the availability of updates for your device.

Step 1 : Start->go to gpedit.msc->go to path Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows update.

Step 2: You need to double click on the ‘Configure Automatic updates’, which is located on the right side.

Step 3: You need to check the ‘enable’ option to turn on your group policy.

Step 4: By checking the enable the option, you will get several options, you have to select one of them.

Step 5: Select the ‘2’ option, which specifies ‘Notify for download and auto-install’, which is the closest option to disable automatic updates.

Step 6: Now you need to click on the apply button then OK.

How to Restrict Automatic Update Using Registry:

You can restrict updates on window 10 by modifying the registry by following some steps.

Step 1 : Go to start->search regedit->go to path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\POLICIES\MICROSOFT\Windows->Right click on window folder-> new->Click on key->assign a new name to key is ‘window update’->enter->right click on newly created key->new->click on key->assign a new name to key is ‘AU’->Enter->Right click on the right side of window->select new->click on DWORD(32Bit) value->assign a new name to new key is ‘No window update->enter->Double click on new key for changing it’s value from ‘0’ to ‘1’->click on OK button->Restart your computer.

Step 2: These are the above steps to stop trying to download and install Windows update automatically on your device.

Step 3:You can update your window manually by using the following settings to check if any window updates are available now.

Step 4:Go to ‘Setting’->Update and Security-. Window update->check for windows updates.

Step 5:If you found any update select that update and download it and install.

How to Do Limiting Updates for Your Window 10 by Using Registry:

Step 1 : Start->go to regedit.msc->go to path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\POLICIES\MICROSOFT\Windows.

Step 2: You need to right-click on the ‘window folder’, select ’new’, and click on the key.

Step 3: Assign a new name to the key is ‘window update’ and press enter.

Step 4: You need to right-click the ‘window update’ key and select ‘new’ and click.

Step 5: You need to assign a new name to the key is ‘AU’ and need to press enter.

Step 6: You need to click right side->new->click on DWORD.

Step 7: Assign new key is ‘adoption’->enter.

Step 8: You need to double click on the newly created key as a select value in the number.

Step 9: Select the ‘2’ option, which specifies ‘Notify for download and auto-install’, which is the closest option to disable automatic updates.

Step 10: Now you need to click on the apply button then OK.

Automatic updating of the window is sometimes good and bad both, automatic update refers that user should not worry about to browse the latest security patch of their window every time, but in another case, if you are not using license version of window 10, so the latest update might be affecting your computer negatively.

These are the step by step procedure to restrict your windows update.

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