How to disable Windows update in Windows 10

Windows 10 PCs automatically check for updates and install any updates they find. You can take some control over this and have Windows 10 install updates on your schedule, but these options are hidden. Here is How to disable windows update in windows 10.

The company’s move to automatically update all Windows 10 computers has received a lot of flak from users. Not only could it eat a large chunk of data from your limited data plan, we have seen cases where an automatic update has caused issues in users’ computer. Regardless of why you want to delay or block Windows from automatically updating your computer, there are a couple of simple tricks that could do the job for you.

How to disable windows update in windows 10 If you use Wi-Fi to access the Internet:

Interestingly, there is a simple option in Wi-Fi settings, which if enabled, stops your Windows 10 computer from downloading automatic updates. To do that, search for Change Wi-Fi settings in Start Menu or Cortana. Click Advanced Options, and enable the toggle below Set as metered connection

disable windows update via wifi setting


Once done, Microsoft will stop pushing updates to your Windows 10 computer, as it realises that you’re on a limited plan (works even if you aren’t).

The problem is that if you have a broadband connection and you use an Ethernet cable to connect to the Internet, this trick won’t work.


How to disable windows update in windows 10 via Microsoft tool:

Microsoft has also released a tool that can be used to hide or disable Windows 10 updates selectively. All you need to do it, download it from company’s website, or you can download by clicking the download option below and install it on your computer. Follow the instructions to disable the problematic update.

Download the “Show or hide updates” troubleshooter package now

When you click on the download link, you will be prompted to open or save wushowhide.diagcab.


Opening wushowhide.diagcab will launch the troubleshooter. Then click Next to proceed and follow the instructions provided by the troubleshooter to hide the problematic driver or update.




How to disable windows update in windows 10 Using Group Policy Editor:

In Windows 10, the option to disable automatic updates is invisible by default. You can tweak a setting in Group Policy Editor to make this option show up and prevent your Windows 10 computer from downloading automatic updates. To open Group Policy Editor, go to Start Menu or Cortana and search for gpedit.msc and press enter. Then follow these steps:

1. Click on Computer Configuration and select Administrative Templates on the following page. Now select All Settings

administrative template in windows 10

2. Scroll down the list to find the entry that says Configure Automatic Updates.

disable windows 10 auto update

3. Double click on Configure Automatic Updates and select Enabled radio button from the left upper side.

configure windows 10 update

4. Once you have done that, you should be able to edit the Options pane at the bottom. Click the drop bar and select the fifth option that says Allow local admin to choose setting.

Now that the option to disable automatic downloads is available again, you need to go and select it.

1) Go to Control Panel (desktop app), and select System and Security.

2) Under that, click on Windows Update, and select Change settings on the following page. You will now see the option that says Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them. Select it and now your computer will check for updates, but never download or install them without your permission.

How to completely disable Windows Update?

If you want your Windows 10 computer to not even check for updates, there’s a way for that as well, though we don’t recommend you do this. With that being said, this is the way:

1) Go back to Group Policy Editor as mentioned above.

2) Now select All Settings and scroll down the list to find the entry that says Configure Automatic Updates.


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3. Double click on it and select Disabled.

That’s it, now your computer will not even check to see what Windows 10 updates are available.

I hope it helps. If you need any help with your Windows 10, feel free to contact our technical experts by creating a FREE support ticket and get help within 24 hours, Click HERE




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