How To Stop Or Disable Windows 10 Automatic Updates

How To Stop Or Disable Windows 10 Automatic Updates

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Without wasting much of your time let’s dive into the topic of today.

Firstly do you have a laptop that’s running on Windows 10 or windows 10 pro and it keeps updating but you don’t know how to disable it?

I will like to say to you that it can be disabled in different ways and it is very easy to do. Stick to the post to know how to disable the automatic updates on your Windows 10 or Windows 10 pro. 

How to disable windows 10 automatic update using settings

If you’re not keen on Windows 10 automatically installing updates as they become available, you can disable the feature in just a few simple steps. Here are the steps to follow:

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  1. Click on the Start button, then click the Settings icon.
  2. In the Settings window, click on the Update & Security icon.
  3. In the Update & Security window, click the Windows Update tab on the left-hand side.
  4. On the right-hand side of the Windows Update tab, click the Advanced Options link.
  5. In the Advanced Options window, click the toggle switch under the “Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows” heading to turn it off.
  6. Windows will now no longer automatically install updates for other Microsoft products. You can still manually install them by visiting the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

How to disable automatic updates using group policy

If you’re using windows 10 or windows 10 Pro, you can disable automatic updates using the Group Policy Editor, and here’s how to do it:

  1. Open the Group Policy Editor by typing ‘gpedit.msc’ into the Start Menu.
  2. Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update.
  3. Double-click on the ‘Configure Automatic Updates’ policy on the side.
  4. Select ‘Disabled’ in the drop-down menu and click ‘OK’.
  5. Close the Group Policy Editor and restart your computer.



Once your computer has restarted, automatic updates will be disabled and you’ll be prompted to install updates manually.

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How to Disable Automatic Update With Windows Registry

If you want to disable automatic updates in your Windows 10, you can do so by editing the Windows Registry, and here’s how to do so:

  1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box.
  2. Type Regedit and press Enter to open the Registry Editor.
  3. In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindowsWindowsUpdateAU
  4. On the right side, double-click on the NoAutoUpdate entry and set its value to 1.
  5. Close the Registry Editor and restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

Please Note: After you restart your computer, automatic updates will be disabled and you’ll need to manually check and install updates yourself.

Keep in mind that this is not recommended, as it could leave your computer vulnerable to security risks, so it’s a choice for you to make.

I think I will stop here for now because we’re still trying to confirm if other methods are still working, Please stay with us as we update you on other methods soon. Thanks for reading.