Windows 10 has become the most commonly used operating system today and worldwide, the position where “Windows 7” has dominated this position for a long time. One of the features that most users usually turn off or switch to manually is Windows Update.
By default, Windows Update will be enabled and automatically update to Microsoft’s latest patch without notifying the user.
Automatic updating Windows Update will have 2 sides impacting users, on the one hand, it will help your PC & Laptop be safer and more secure, but on the other hand, it will cause slow computer, error?
Therefore, in this article, Ticswipe.com will guide you to turn off Windows 10 updates in the ways below that you can refer to.
Turn Off Windows 10 Updates Permanently
If you’re running Windows 10 Pro, you can also disable Windows Update in two different ways using the Registry.
To permanently disable updates on Windows 10 through Registry modifications, follow these steps:
Step 1: Search for “regedit” and select the first result to launch the Registry Editor.
Step 2: Next, navigate to the following path:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows
Right-click the Windows folder on the left side, select New, and then select KEY. Then, name this Key as WindowsUpdate and then Enter.
Step 3: Continue to select the right mouse button on the newly created WindowsUpdate folder >> select New >> select KEY and name it AU >> Press Enter.
Now, right-click on a space in the right window, select New >> DWORD (32-bit) Value >> Name it NoAutoUpdate and press Enter.
Step 4: Finally, double click on the newly created key and change the value from 0 to 1 >> Select OK and restart the computer.
After restarting, Windows will no longer automatically download and install the update files on your computer automatically.
Now, every time you want to update to Windows 10, you can do it manually by going to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. Then click the Check for updates button to check and download the latest updates from Microsoft.
Turn Off Windows 10 Automatic Updates
On Windows 10, you can use the Local Group Policy editor to turn off automatic updates permanently, or you can change Windows Update settings to set a time when the update will install. To permanently turn off windows 10 updates, follow these steps:
Step 1: Search for “gpedit.msc” and select the first result to open the Local Group Policy editor.
Step 2: Access to the path below:
Computer Configuration \ Administrative Templates \ Windows Components \ Windows Update
Next, double-click Configure Automatic Updates on the right side and select the Disabled option. Then, press Apply >> OK to turn off Windows 10 automatic updates.
Thus, you have completed turning off the automatic update feature of Windows 10 already!
Like method 1, if you want to update Windows 10 to the latest version manually, go to Settings> Update & Security> Windows Update and press the Check for updates button.
Turn Off Windows 10 Updates Forever
What is Metered Connection? Many may not realize a simpler way to stop automatic updates of Windows 10 by using the Metered Connection feature. Metered Connection is seen as a feature to limit Internet traffic if you use it from 3G or 4G networks.
Once Metered Connection is turned on, Windows Update will also be disabled and no longer automatically download new updates from Microsoft, it also disables updates from the Windows Store, limits syncing from other programs, etc. However, this method only applies to those who use the Internet from Wifi only. To enable the Metered Connection feature, do the following:
Step 1: Open a Windows window by pressing Start >> Settings or you can press Windows + I and select Network & Internet.
Step 2: Select the Wifi icon on the left and select the name of the Wifi network you are connecting to. In the new window that appears, there will be 2 parts as follows:
- Connect automatically when in range: Automatically connect to the Internet when in range.
- Metered connection: Traffic controlled connection
At the Metered Connection section, in the Set as metered connection section, switch the switch to On.
So, you have grasped 3 ways that can help turn off Windows 10 updates automatically download and install on PC & Laptop, right! Of the three, the second is quite simple and easier to do.
How do you feel about this feature and is there any other way to turn off Windows Update that you know more about? Please share with me in the comments below!