By default, Windows 10 includes automatic updating of the operating system. In most cases, this does not create any inconvenience for the user, on the contrary, it increases the security and stability of the system. But, there are situations when there is a need to disable the automatic update of Windows 10. For example, when using mobile Internet with payment for traffic. If you encounter a similar problem, then we will try to help you. In this article, you can learn how to disable Windows 10 update.
Important notice. This article is written based on the Windows 10 Technical Preview (preliminary technical version). In this version, in order to make changes to the update settings, you need to change the group policies (step number 1). Probably, in the final version of Windows 10, this step can be skipped and go directly to step number 2.
Step No. 1. Make changes to group policies.
In order to make changes to group policies, you need to open the "Local Group Policy Editor". To do this, press the Windows-R key combination and in the window that opens, enter the command "gpedit.msc".
After that, the “Local Group Policy Editor” window will open before you. Here you need to go to the "Software Configuration. Administrative Templates. Windows Components. Windows Update" section. Here you need to find the entry "Setting automatic updates" and open it. In the English version of Windows 10, this entry is called "Configure Automatic Updates" and is located in the "Computer Configuration. Administrative Templates. Windows Components. Windows Update" section.
Next, you will see a window called "Configuring automatic updates." Here you need to set the “Enable” mark and select the 5th item in the drop-down list. Then close the window by clicking on the "Ok" button.
After that, we reboot the computer so that the changes we make take effect.
Step number 2. Turn off the automatic update of Windows 10.
Now we can turn off the Windows 10 update. To do this, open the Control Panel and go to the "System and Security. Windows Update" section and click on the "Settings" link.
After that, you will see a window with the settings for updating Windows. Here you can open the drop-down menu and choose one of three ways to update Windows 10.
By default, the option “Install updates automatically” is used. If this update method is selected, then everything happens automatically without user intervention. The system itself downloads and installs updates.
The second option is “Download updates, but the decision to install is made by me.” In this case, the system will automatically download updates from the Internet, but before installation it will ask the user for permission.
The last option is “Look for updates, but the decision to download and install is made by me.” In this case, the system only informs users about available updates. Download and installation occur only with the permission of the user.
Disabling the service responsible for updating Windows 10
You can also disable the service that is responsible for updating Windows 10. In this case, you completely disable the update system. To do this, press Windows-R and run the “services.msc” command.
Next, find the Windows Update service and open it.
After that, the “Windows Update Properties” window will open before you. Here you need to select the startup type “Disabled” and click on the “Stop” button.
After that, you need to save the settings by clicking on the “Ok” button and restart the computer. After the computer restarts, Windows 10 automatic updating will be completely disabled.