Effective Guidelines Of How To Stop Windows 10 Update

Microsoft keeps developing the Windows OS to provide users with an advanced platform to work with. However, most of the users are not happy with this automatic updating system. Here in this article, we are providing you with the proper guidance on how to stop Windows 10 update. By following these procedures, you can stop Windows update on your own.

How To Stop Windows 10 Update?

All these are the ways to follow to turn off Windows 10 update.

Way 1: Stop Windows Update Service

First of all open the Run command box. To do this press the four flag symbol Windows key and the letter R at the same time. Next on this Run box bar type services.msc and hit the Enter button to open the Services window.

Now from this Services screen scroll down the right-hand bar and double-click on Windows Update option. By doing this, the Windows Update Properties (Local Computer) screen will appear. Now make a choice in the Startup type section by dropping down the menu arrow. The available options are Automatic (Delayed Start), Automatic, Manual, Disabled. Each of this choices has its usual meaning. To stop Windows update completely, choose the Disabled option and then click on OK to save the changes.

Way 2: Change Group Policy Editor Settings

This Group Policy Editor settings process can only be applied by Windows 10 users. If you are a Home edition user of Window 10 then sorry you are not being able to use this process. By using this Group Policy Editor settings, you can be able to stop the Windows 10 to update automatically.

To begin this, open the Run command box by following the aforesaid procedure. You can also get the Run command box by opening the Windows search bar. After that type Run on this bar and then press the Enter button. By doing this, you will see that the Run box will appear.

Now on this Run command bar type gpedit.msc and then click on OK, this will open the Group Policy Editor window. After that from this screen select on Computer Configuration and then on Administrative Templates.

Under this Administrative Templates window go to the Windows Components and then select on Windows Update. After that click twice on Configure Automatic Updates option. Then from the left section of this Configure Automatic Updates window click on Disable. In the last of the above-said procedures click on OK to turn off Windows 10 update.

Later again if you want to turn on the Updates facility of Windows 10, then you need to follow the same procedure as discussed above. But this time select on Enabled from the left section on this Configured Automatic Updates window and then hit on OK.

Way 3: Turn On Set As Metered Connection

This facility of stopping Windows 10 update can only work if and only you are using WiFi network to connect to the internet. However, if you are using an ethernet connection to connect your system with the internet, then this process will fail to work for you. Now let us check the procedures for those who are using WiFi connection to connect to the internet.

To apply this process at first go to the Windows icon which is present at the bottom left corner of your screen. After that right click on Windows icon and from the generating options, pick the Settings option. Then from this Settings window click on ‘Network & Internet’. Further, go to the left panel of this Settings window and select on WiFi. Next from this right panel, hit on the name of your WiFi connection. Then under the Metered connection portion, you will visit a slider button beneath Set as metered connection, you need to turn it on.

This process is done to know your system that you are using a limited data plan to your WiFi connection and for which your System will stop to download updates of Windows 10. Again, you need to make sure that if you are using an ethernet connection, then this procedure will no longer work. Because by detecting that you are using an ethernet connection it will automatically assume that you are using an unlimited data plan.

Way 4: Stop Device Installation To Download Automatically

This procedure not only stops to update Windows 10 automatically but it will resist your system to update device drivers automatically. To do this follow the below lines.

First of all, hit on the Windows button from your keyboard to open the Windows search bar. Then on the search bar type Control Panel and select on it from the search results. Now change the ‘View By’ option into Small icons by dropping down the menu arrow. Next, from the available options of this Control Panel window, click on System. Then from the left panel from this System window select on Advanced system settings. After that from the upper panel of “System Properties” tap on Hardware tab. By doing this, you will see two sections under the Hardware tab as Device Manager and Device Installation Settings. Under the Device Installation Settings section, a box will appear as Device Installation Settings, click on it.

Further, turn on ‘No’ (your device might not work as expected) check box and then click on ‘Save Changes’ box. By doing this, a confirmation window will appear, allow the changes by clicking on OK.

These are the steps to follow to learn and apply the procedure of how to stop Windows 10 update.


Nathaniel Villa
Nathaniel Villa