Do you want to stop the Windows Update in Windows 10? Well, the automatic feature of Windows let the update download and install as soon as they are available online. But these updates may have bugs that may irk the user’s experience. So, it is always better to stop the update to get downloaded and installed automatically.
We will discuss three methods to stop the automatic updates:
Steps to Stop Windows Update in Windows 10:
Step 1: Search for the Settings app in the Windows search box and click open the Setting app. In the Settings window app, click on ‘Update & Security.
Step 2: Now, in Update & Security under Windows Update click on Advanced Options.
Step 3: In the Advanced Option scroll down to the Pause updates section where you can select the date up to which you want to delay the updates.
Using Local Group Policy Editor
Step 1: Launch the Run app of your system and type the command ‘gpedit.msc’ and press enters or click on OK.
Step 2: In the Local Group Policy Editor window, go to the navigation pane at the left of the window and click on Computer Configuration>Administrative Templates.
Step 3: Under Administrative Template click on Windows Components>Windows Update.
Step 4: Now in the workspace at the right side of the window under Windows Update double click on ‘Configure Automatic Updates’.
Step 5: In the Configure Automatic Updates window checks the ‘Disabled’ radio button, click on Apply and OK.
Using Registry Editor
Step 1: Search for the Registry Editor app in the Windows search box and click open the app.
Step 2: In the Registry Editor window, trace the following path in the navigation pane:
Now right click on the Windows folder and then from the displayed menu click on New> Key.
Step 3: Name the newly added key as ‘Windows Update’.
Step 4: Now right-click on the Windows Update and from the displayed menu click on New>Key.
Step 5: Rename the newly added key as AU which denotes automatic update.
Step 6: Right-click on the AU folder and from the displayed menu click New>DWORD (32-bit) Value.
Step 7: Now name the DWORD value as AUOptions and press Enter.
Step 8: Double click the AUOptions and in the Value data field, change the value number to:
2 — Notify for download and auto-install.
3 — Auto download and notify for install.
4 — Auto download and schedule the install.
5 — Allow local admin to choose settings.
7 — Auto-Download, notify to install, Notify to Restart.
So, this is how you can stop windows update in Windows 10. Restart your PC after performing the steps.