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How to Stop/Prevent Windows 10 from Auto Updating?

How to Prevent Windows 10 from Updating

If you are using Windows from last few years then you will be aware that Windows 10 is the best thing happened ever to this series of Operating Systems from Microsoft. There are lots of positive aspects of Windows 10, but some drawbacks (which are not in real). Like the unwanted updates on regular intervals sometimes bother the end users.

Actually in Windows 10, these updates are of some kind of mandatory and you have to allow your OS for a smooth work. But these things that everyone is not interested at all. If you are among them, then have a look at the guide given below that will help you in controlling the Windows 10 updates.

Different ways to Prevent Windows 10 from Auto Updating

You may use local Group policy Editor for controlling default updates on your system. To do so, go through the step by step guide in the below given section of this blog post.

Here’s how to change the Local Group Policy Editor settings:

  1. Go to run by using the keyboard shortcut of Windows key + R
  2. Type mscand press Enter to open the Local Group Policy Editor
  3. Search for this address: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update
  4. On the right side, Click on the Configure Automatic Updatespolicy
  5. Check the Enabled option to enable the policy
  6. Go to options to find out the solution for your problem.

There are different option choose the one you want to have on your system.

  • “Notify for download and notify for install.”
  • “Auto Download and notify for install.”
  • “Auto Download and schedule the install.”
  • “Allow local admin to choose setting.”

Note: The last option is better if you don’t want your system to install the updates by itself

  1. Now click Apply.
  2. And click OK to save the changes


From the above 4 options, I would choose “Allow local admin to choose setting”. Also the 2nd option is better if you want proper notification prior to installation that is Notify for download and notify for install. You can also find few other options to resolve the Windows update issue. Hopefully the above guide will be helpful for you. If not, please feel free to contact us and we will come with a far better solution to your Windows/OS related problems.

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