How to disable automatic downloads of Operating System updates in Windows 10


Windows 10 auto update successfully disabled

Windows 10 could be a data hog if not configured to save but the awesome part is that its pretty easy to control your data usage on Windows 10.  If you’ve lost a chunk of your data to Windows updates then I’m pretty certain you wish to disable this feature. In this brief guide, I’ll be teaching you how to save data on your Windows 10 PC by disabling automatic OS updates.

Will my PC be less secure if I don’t update frequently

Sadly, the answer is Yes. Windows pushes a lot of security and bug fix updates so not updating to the latest would mean your PC will miss out and in some cases, be vulnerable to exploits. If you have a good and updated anti-malware then you’ll be better off.

How do I disable automatic OS updates in Windows 10?

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If you surf the internet using a Wireless (Wi-Fi) network then set your Wi-Fi connection to metered

Click the Windows Start Menu and select Settings

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Click Update & security

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Click Advanced options

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Click Choose how updates are delivered

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Set Updates from more than one place to Off

How to disable automatic updates in Windows 10

Launch the Windows start menu then type services.msc and click it from the search results

Disable windows update service

The Windows Services dashboard should now be open. Scroll down and double-click Windows Update

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Under Startup type, select Disabled

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Click Apply then OK

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The Windows update service should now be disabled

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Restart the PC

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5 comments on “How to disable automatic downloads of Operating System updates in Windows 10

Techvillz

This method doesn’t stop the Auto updates from downloading

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Hovatek

I’m pretty sure it does

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Baptiste

How about stopping them through the group policy editor?

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Thanks a lot Boss.It does work. I did it on mine some days ago and it has actually stopped the Update service which is really draining my Megabytes.

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Hovatek

Glad to know it did.
Don’t forget to share it with your friends using the social share buttons

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