How to Disable Windows 10 Automatic Update

Windows Update Automatic Install feature is very useful and automatically installs important updates in your system.

You do not need to spend energy and time to install the updates manually. In some cases, This feature becomes irritating.

Suppose! You are in a hurry to discuss some important professional matters on Skype, or you want to check your company’s latest reports on the site.

As you turn on the system, you encounter the blue screen of downloading and installing Windows Updates. It becomes unbearable at that moment.

Although Windows Updates are paramount for your system’s security, in some emergency situations you can’t tolerate delay. In such cases, it becomes necessary to disable Windows 10 Automatic Update feature. Whenever you are free, you can install updates manually.

Luckily, there are various ways you can use to disable Windows 10 Automatic Update utility. Here I am going to discuss with you all of them. So, without much ado, let’s move towards the guide.

Turn On Metered Connection

Microsoft introduced a feature known as “Metered Connection” in Win 10. It is for the people who are using a limited data package. So, metered connection feature restricts the usage of data. It is how to activate it.

Go to the “Start” button and select “Settings” from there.

Now choose “Network & Internet” category from Settings menu.

Click the active network connection and select “Advanced Options” from here.
Advanced Options tab
In the next window, you will see “Metered connection” feature. Turn it on to save your data.
Metered Connection Menu
Disable Windows Update Service in Command Prompt

You can disable the Windows Automatic Update service by using Command Prompt too. Follow the instructions below to perform this action.

Right-click the “Start” button to display its contextual menu. Select “Command Prompt (Admin) from here.
Now type here “net stop wuauserv” and press Enter.

Occasionally, this service starts automatically on the Windows Startup. So you need to type another command “sc config wuauserv start=disabled” and press Enter.

(Whenever you want to enable the Windows Update service, type the command “net start wuauserv” and press Enter)

Use Group Policy

You can use Group Policy to disable Windows 10 Automatic Updates by using the instructions below.

Press “Windows + R” keys to launch the “Run” box. Type “gpedit.msc” and press Enter to proceed.

Click “Computer Configuration” to expand it and select “Administrative Templates” from here.

Now click “Windows Components” to expand it and select “Windows Update. In the right pane, you will see Windows Update content.

Scroll down the list and double-click “Configure Automatic Update” to get into its menu.
Configure Automatic Update in Local Group Policy
Now, select “Enabled” from the left pane to enable the preferred settings below. Now select “Auto download and notify for install” from the drop-down menu of Options and click “OK” to save your preferences.
Auto Download and Notify for install Enabled

That’s all guys. Try these methods and disable this feature to have an undisturbed system. But, try to manually download the updates in free time. It will keep your system security maintained and risk-free.

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