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Stop Windows 10 Update Completely [GUIDE]

With the introduction of Windows 10, you won’t enable or disable Windows updates using Control Panel as you used to be in the earlier version of Windows. This doesn’t work for users as they are forced to download and install the Windows Automatic updates whether they like or not but don’t worry as there is a workaround this problem to disable or turn off Windows Update in Windows 10.

Stop Windows 10 Update Completely [GUIDE]

The main issue is the unexpected system restart because most of your time will go into updating and restarting your Windows 10, and this issue becomes frustrating when this happens in the middle of your work. So without wasting any time, let’s see How to Stop Windows 10 Update Completely with the help of the below-listed tutorial.

Stop Windows 10 Update Completely [GUIDE]

Note: Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Step 1: Disable Windows Update Service

1. Press Windows Key + R then type services.msc and hit Enter.

services.msc windows | Stop Windows 10 Update Completely [GUIDE]

2. Find Windows Update in the services list, then right-click on it and select Properties.

Right click on Windows Update service and select Properties in Service window

3. If the service is already running, click on Stop then from the Startup type drop-down select Disabled.

Click stop and make sure Startup type of Windows Update service is Disable

4. Click Apply, followed by OK.

5. Now make sure you don’t close the Windows update service Properties window, switch to Recovery tab.

6. From the “First failure” drop-down select “Take No Action” then click Apply followed by OK.

In Windows update service Properties window switch to Recovery tab

7. Reboot your PC to save changes.

Step 2: Block Automatic Windows Update using Group Policy Editor

1. Press Windows Key + R then type gpedit.msc and hit Enter to open Local Group Policy Editor.

gpedit.msc in run

2. Browse to the following location:

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update

3. Make sure to select Windows Update in the right window pane double-click on Configure Automatic Updates policy.

Under Windows Update in gpedit.msc find Configure Automatic Updates

4. Checkmark “Disabled” to disable Automatic Windows updates and then click Apply followed by OK.

Disable Automatic Windows Update using Group Policy Editor | Stop Windows 10 Update Completely [GUIDE]

Alternative: Block Automatic Windows Update using Registry

1. Press Windows Key + R then type regedit and hit Enter to open Registry Editor.

Run command regedit

2. Navigate to the following inside Registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows

3. Right-click on the Windows key then selects New > Key.

Right-click the Windows key then select New and then click on Key

4. Name this newly created key as WindowsUpdate and hit Enter.

5. Again right-click on WindowsUpdate then select New > Key.

Right-click on WindowsUpdate then select New Key

6. Name this new key as AU and hit Enter.

Navigate to WindowsUpdate Registry key

7. Right-click on AU key and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Right-click on AU key and select New then DWORD (32-bit) Value

8. Name this DWORD as NoAutoUpdate and press Enter.

Name this DWORD as NoAutoUpdate and press Enter | Stop Windows 10 Update Completely [GUIDE]

9. Double-click on NoAutoUpdate DWORD and change its value to 1 and click OK.

Double-click on NoAutoUpdate DWORD & change its value to 1

10. Reboot your PC to save changes.

Step 3: Set your Network Connection to Metered

1. Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on Network & Internet icon.

Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on Network & Internet

2. From the left-hand menu, select Status, then click on “Change connection properties” under Network status.

Select Status then click on Change connection properties under Network status

3. Scroll down to Metered connection then enable the toggle under “Set as metered connection“.

Set your WiFi as Metered Connection

4. Close Settings when finished.

Step 4: Change Device Installation Settings

1. Press Windows Key + R then type sysdm.cpl and hit Enter to open System Properties.

system properties sysdm

2. Switch to Hardware tab then click on “Device Installation Settings” button.

Switch to Hardware tab and click Device Installation Settings

3. Select “No (your device might not work as expected)“.

Check mark on the No and click Save Changes | Stop Windows 10 Update Completely [GUIDE]

4. Click on Save changes then click OK to close settings.

Step 5: Disable Windows 10 Update Assistant

1. Press Windows Key + R then type taskschd.msc and hit Enter to open Task Scheduler.

press Windows Key + R then type Taskschd.msc and hit Enter to open Task Scheduler

2. Now navigate to the following settings:

Task Scheduler >Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows > UpdateOrchestrator

3. Make sure to select UpdateOrchestrator then in the right window pane double-click on Update Assistant.

Select UpdateOrchestrator then in the right window pane double-click on Update Assistant

4. Switch to the Triggers tab then disable each trigger.

Switch to Triggers tab then disable each trigger to Disable Windows 10 Update Assistant

5. Click Apply, followed by OK.

Optional Step: Use 3rd party tools to Stop Windows 10 Updates

1. Use Windows Update Blocker to stop Windows 10 from updating completely.

2. Win Update Stop is a free tool that allows you to disable Windows Updates on Windows 10

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That’s it you have successfully learned How to Stop Windows 10 Update Completely but if you still have any queries regarding this tutorial then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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Aditya Farrad

Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years. He covers Internet services, mobile, Windows, software, and How-to guides.

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