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 internet, so many update automatically download and installed, Process of updating window 10 automatically is advance security patches, which is required to increase your window performance, stability and response time.

Automatic updating of window is some time 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 latest update might be affecting your computer negatively.

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 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 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 of your window group policy.

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

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

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

You have restrict 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 group policy to limit the availability of update 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 ‘enable’ option to turn on your group policy.

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

Step 5 : Select ‘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 apply button then OK.

How to Restrict Automatic Update Using Registry:

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

  • 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
  • These are the above steps to stop trying to download and install window update automatically on your device.
  • You can update your window manually by using following settings to check, if any window updates is available now.
  • Go to ‘Setting’->Update and Security-.Window update->check for windows updates.
  • 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 key is ‘window update’ and press enter.

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

Step 5 : You need to assign a new name to 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 ‘AUOption’->enter.

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

Step 9 : Select ‘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 apply button then OK.

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

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