How To Disable Automatic Updates For Windows 10

How To Disable Automatic Updates For Windows 10

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Windows Update is used to keep Windows 10 and several other Microsoft programs updated.

By default, Windows 10 is set to automatically update, whenever new updates are available.

However, not everyone likes this default setting, so in this article, we´ll show you how to disable automatic updates for Windows 10. 

Please Note: Since Microsoft is using the update service to patch critical errors and security updates, it is not recommended to disable the Windows Update service.

But it is always better to defer feature updates, and here are all the steps you need to do.

Disable Automatic Updates For Windows 10


Step 1: Click the Start menu and open the Settings App.

Step 2: Find the Update and Security option, and click on it. 

Step 3: Under the Windows Update section, click on Advanced Options.

Step 4: Under the Pause updates sections, use the Pause until drop-down menu, and select the date to when to resume automatic updates on Windows 10.

Important: All updates will be disabled until the day you specified. However, when your computer reaches the pause limit, you have to install the latest updates to make the option available one more time.


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