How to Turn Off Windows Automatic Update in Windows 10 – 2 Ways

As you all know Windows 10 is final major release from Microsoft and hereafter the updates and new upcoming features will be added to Windows 10 itself through updates. Microsoft has released their New version of Windows “Windows 10” which you may have heard before. Windows 10 is good challenging Version of windows from Microsoft which gives good performance speed, easy to use multiple desktops etc are the features that make Windows 10 much better from any other previous versions. In this article, we will see How to Disable Windows Update

As this is the last version of Windows, that doesn’t mean that there won’t be any further updates from Microsoft. Every new update will be an add-on for existing Windows 10 itself. If a new feature is introduced in Windows, if you want to get the same feature on your OS then you definitely should it. Not everyone is really in need of an update, so there is an option to disable windows update.

disable windows 10 updates permanently

Like every Windows, Windows 10 also has an option called Automatic Update. This option is really helpful for users who have High-Speed Broadband and people with the limited net connection will suffer a lot with this option. Windows 10 will automatically update your Windows 10 up to date. So today in this article I will show you how to Disable or Stop Windows Updates from Windows 10

In the earlier versions of Windows, we were having a couple options to disable Automatic Windows Update and they are:

  1. Install updates automatically (Recommended)
  2. Download Updates but choose when to install them
  3. Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them
  4. Never check for updates (Not Recommended)

But, we won’t be able to find these options in Windows 10 anymore. Fix Taskbar not working issue in Windows 10.

Turn of Automatic Windows Update in Windows 10

There are no settings in Control Panel or Settings to disable updates as what we see in previous versions of Windows. That doesn’t mean that we will not be able to disable it. There is a little workaround to turn off Windows 10 Automatic Update easily, let’s see how.

NOTE: We don’t recommend you to turn off Windows 10 update because all builds and latest features are delivered to you through these updates. If you have no problem with the automatic download of Windows updates in the Background, it is recommended that you should leave the option as it is. But, if you are having limited or metered Internet Connection then you can turn it off and update it manually whenever needed.

Disable Windows 10 Updates from Service Options

Step 1: Go to Control Panel

Step 2: Now go to Administrative Tools option

Disable Windows 10 Update

Step 3: Now click on the Services option

Disable Automatic Windows 10 Update

Step 4: In this window, you will see all running windows process

Step 5: Now scroll down and find an option “windows update service” and turn off it

Turn off Windows 10 Update

Now let ‘s check how to turn off it.

Step 6: Now right click on the option and click on Properties

Step 7: Go to General Options

Step 8: Now look for Startup Type option and turn it off by clicking on Disable button

Windows 10 Update DisabledStep 9: Then click on Stop button on Service Status tab

Step 10: Then click on the OK Button

That’s it Windows 10 automatic updates feature has been disabled and no more Internet will be used to update the windows files.

2. Stop Updates From Network Options

If you have limited Internet Connection and if you want to Disable automatic Updates Windows 10 has an amazing option called metered internet connection. With this option, you can turn off Windows and other Applications updates

Now, to set your Metered Internet Connection to follow the steps.

Step 1: Open Setting App

Step 2: Now select Network & Internet option

Step 3: Now scroll down and click on Advanced Options

Step 4: Then select Metered Connection option

Step 5: All Done! No more automatic updates

This is the some of the working methods by which you can turn off your Automatic update option from your Windows 10 OS.


These are the two easy and simple methods to turn off Windows 10 Automatic Updates. In Windows 10, all major updates and features are added with the help of such sort of updates. So, if you want to get latest Windows features and updates including security patches then it is a amust that you should turn on the Windows 10 Updates. On the other hand, If you are having limited or metered Internet Connection then you can disable it using the methods mentioned above. Hope the article helps you and if you have any doubt, please feel free to comment down below.

Astro K Joseph
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