How to disable fix automatic updates in Windows 10 –
Many of you have observed that or met with this condition where you are in a hurry and you tried to shutdown laptop but a message displays that “windows installing updates please wait till the process complete”. And your laptop won’t shutdown until it completes the process or you forcefully shutdown by long pressing the power key. But whenever you start your laptop it that message will appear again until it completes. This can make you wait for 10-15 mins, and not necessarily you would have that much time every time. Though an update-to-date system is always a much safer to work and less vulnerable to attack many users wants to get rid of this feature. Microsoft time to time updates their security patches, bug fix and patches for overall performance and to ensure your computer/laptop keep protected from attacker and run properly, it automatically install these updates. So that is why we do not recommend you to turn off the Automatic Updates because somehow it is going to help you. But actually this approach is not convenient for every user; this is not what everyone wants.
Windows 10 won’t let you to take the full control over installing updates, like its prior versions where we had an option “Never check for updates” in Windows 8 and 7, and “Turn off Automatic Updates” in Windows XP, etc. They are mandatory and downloaded and installed automatically by default; but you can control to notify and prevent from automatic download.
Today I am going to show you the 3 ways to prevent Automatic Updates downloading and installing. So it won’t bother you anymore. The methods are following below:
Setting as Metered Network: This is an option where you tell Windows that you are using a Metered Network whether you are using or not, to restrict the Windows from automatic download. Steps to do this-
Select ‘Start’ then go to ‘Settings’, on that page Click on ‘Network & Internet’ icon; here you find out the WiFi tab is already open showing all the available network. Select the network you are using and click on “Advanced options” link. Here you can see the on/off button below the “Set as metered connection”. Click to make it on.
Changing Local Group policy: You can disable the service by editing in the group policies. Steps to do this-
Press Win + R key on the keyboard to open the Run command. Type gpedit.msc and press Enter Key to open the ‘Local Group Policy Editor’, a window will appear. Find the Computer Configuration Tab on the Left Hand Side Panel, go to the Administrative Templates, double click to expand it, go to the Windows Components, double click to expand it, Browse Windows Updates and click to the ‘Configure Automatic Updates’ on the Right Hand Side Panel. A new windows will appear check mark on ‘Enabled’ and select ‘Notify for download and notify for install’ from the drop down list click on Apply and OK. And exit from the Editor.
Disabling Services from Control Panel: You can also disable the service through Control Panel. Steps to do this-
Press Win + R key on the keyboard to open the Run command. Type “control” and press Enter key. You will reach to the Control Panel window, Set view by to “Large icons” now you can see the ‘Administrative Tools’ click on it. Another new window will appear Browse the ‘Services’ Shortcut, double click on it, and Browse for Windows Update option, double click on it, a tab will open, from where you can Start, Stop and Disable the service.