How to turn off Windows Update on Windows 10

How to turn off Windows Update on Windows 10

On Windows 10, Microsoft no longer integrates the option to turn off the update completely, but the update process will take place automatically. Now to turn off Windows 10 update, block Win 10 from automatically updating or turn off auto-update feature on Windows 10, you will have to do it manually.

For the majority of users, the Windows Update will slow down the system, may cause incompatibility errors, when you need to shut down the computer, wait for Windows to update for a long time and get annoyed … Below of the Network Administrator will direct Show you how to turn off automatic updates on Windows 10! Because Windows 10 keeps updating, if method 1 doesn’t work, try method 2, 3 …

Quick view of ways to turn off the Win 10 update

  • 1. Turn off update on Win 10 with services.msc
  • 2. Turn off Windows 10 updates using Group Policy Editor
  • 3. Use EaseUS Tools M to block Windows 10 updates
  • 4. Block Windows 10 updates for 365 days
  • 5. Block Win 10 updates in regedit
  • 6. Pause Windows Update on Windows 10 via Settings
  • 7. Turn off Windows 10 updates via peer machine
  • 8. Postpone updates on Windows 10
  • 9. Block specific Windows 10 updates

1. Turn off update on Win 10 with services.msc

I always use this way to turn off Windows 10 updates, tested on Education and Pro versions, both OK, but it has the disadvantages I say below, you should do it in combination with method 2 for the best effect.

To turn off the update on Windows 10, follow the instructions below:

Step 1: Press Windows + R to open run > type services.msc > press Enter or press Windows + E and paste the following path in the path bar:

Control PanelAll Control Panel ItemsAdministrative Toolsservices

Step 2: Navigate to the Windows Update section (pull down near the bottom), double-click on it to open the Properties window .

Step 3: On the General tab, click Stop under Service status , then find Startup type > click the arrow in the box and select Disabled .

Step 4: Click OK to save changes, reboot and check Windows Update feature again.

Note: If you do this, Windows Defender cannot Update anymore, it will be quite dangerous if your computer does not install any anti-virus software for Windows. If you just want to delay updating Windows 10 in the Startup Type section you can choose Manual to update manually (report updates but you have to manually click to install it) or choose Automatic (Delayed Start) to wait until Have a complete update, then choose. Then Windows 10 will allow deferred updates every 3 days, every 3 days you choose to postpone.

On Windows 10 Pro and Education, some of you report that method 1 does not work, it still updates itself. If you experience the same situation, you should do 2 more.

2. Turn off Windows 10 updates using Group Policy Editor

To turn off automatic updates on Windows 10 , follow the steps below:

  • Open Group Policy Editor, press Windows key + R to open a Run command prompt, then type gpedit.msc in it and press Enter . If you are using Windows 10 Home, you may not find Group Policy Editor, you can follow method 1 or enable Group Policy Editor for Win 10 Home.
  • On the Group Policy Editor window, navigate to the following key:
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update
  • Find Configure Automatic Update , double-click it and select Disabled, then proceed to save your changes.

How to disable Windows updates using Group Pololicy Editor

You can track how to turn off Windows 10 update in the animation below:

3. Use EaseUS Tools M to block Windows 10 updates

If you want to block Windows 10 updates with just one click then you can try EaseUS Tools M free. This tool allows you to enable / disable Windows Update, fix hard drive errors, delete / activate write-protection… in seconds.

The steps are as follows:

  • Download EaseUS Tools M and install it on your computer. This tool has been checked on Virus Total and did not detect virus
  • Link to download EaseUS Tools M
  • To install EaseUS Tools M you just need to double-click on the downloaded toolsm.exe file then click Next and wait to click Finish .

  • Next, run EaseUS Tools M and access Windows Update
  • The tool will automatically detect the status of the Windows Update service. If Windows Update is enabled, click Disable to block updates

  • To check if EaseUS Tools M really works you can press the Windows button and then type Services . Right-click on Services and select Run as administrator
  • In the list of services, find and right-click Windows Update then select Properties . You will see this service is being stopped

You can also use EaseUS Tools M to clean your computer. This tool supports deleting junk files, temporary files to free up space and speed up your computer. In addition, it can also help you find and delete large files. Other EaseUS Tools M features include fixing hard drive errors, removing / enabling write-protection.

4. Block Windows 10 updates for 365 days

In the Registry on Windows 10 1803, 1809, 1903, 1909, and 2004, there’s an option that lets you choose the specific version of Windows you want to use. That is, you can modify the Registry and let your device use a specific version of Windows 10, as long as that version is supported by Microsoft.

In addition, the entry ‘TargetReleaseVersionInfo, in the Registry also allows users to disable downloads of feature updates for up to 365 days. If you want to use a specific version of Windows 10, you can follow these steps to change the Registry:

  • Press Windows + R , type regedit .
  • Navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindowsWindowsUpdate
  • Right click on ” Windows Update “.
  • Select ” New “.
  • Choose “ DWORD (32-bit) Value ” and name it TargetReleaseVersion .
  • Set the value of “ TargetReleaseVersion ” to 1 .
  • Right click on the folder “ Windows Updat e” again.
  • Select ” New ” and click ” String Value “.
Name the value TargetReleaseVersionInfo
  • Name the name “ TargetReleaseVersionInfo ” and enter the Windows 10 version number as the value.

You can also enable this feature using PowerShell. To defer updates using PowerShell, run the command with the following syntax:

reg add HKLMSOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindowsWindowsUpdate /f /v TargetReleaseVersionInfo /t REG_SZ /d XXXX

In the above command syntax, you need to replace “XXXX” with the version of Windows 10 you want to keep using.

Choose your Windows version

This feature will be very useful when a new update is forcibly installed on your device, or you have to delay it in order to upgrade the device. For example, if you are on version 1903 and do not want to upgrade to version 2004, you can enter the value “1903”, stay in version 1903 or enter “1909”, to be updated to version 1909.

5. Block Win 10 updates in regedit

You enter regedit in the search box, press Enter to open the registry window. Copy and paste the following path into the address bar below the File | Edit | View | Favorites | Help menu:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftWindowsWindowsUpdateAU

Double-click NoAutoUpdate , in Value data , enter 1 and then click OK as shown:

Upon completion the value of NoAutoUpdate will now be 0x00000001 (1). If you want to let Windows 10 update automatically again, change the Value data in the above step to 0.

6. Pause Windows Update on Windows 10 via Settings

This way to turn off Windows 10 updates is only temporary, allowing you to postpone the update to a more appropriate time, not completely turn off the update. The maximum delay time is about 30 days each.

Enter Windows Update settings in the search bar.

Windows Update interface opens, you find Advanced options :

Find Pause updates > Pause until > you choose the date you want to update Windows 10.

Then go back to the Windows Update interface, you see a message that the update has delayed until the date you selected was successful:

7. Turn off Windows 10 updates via peer machine

Another fairly new feature in Windows 10 is the system that allows updating via peer computers (p2p). It is roughly understood as this: when updating, 1 computer will be considered a “server”, while other peer machines will update via that “server”. This will help users save bandwidth, and the update will also be faster than downloading directly from the Internet. And to turn off this type of update, you click on the link Choose how updates are delivered :

Switch On mode to Off.

8. Postpone updates on Windows 10

This method takes advantage of the Metered Connection feature, only applies when you are using the wifi network. Simply put, a Wi-Fi network turns into a data-restricted network, causing Windows 10 to delay updating until you switch to an unrestricted network.

To enable the Set as metered connection option, follow these steps:

1. On a Windows 10 computer, open the Start Menu.

2. Go to Settings .

3. When the Settings window opens, click on Network & Internet .

4. Click on Wi-Fi in the left pane.

5. Now, click Manage known networks.

6. Click the name of the wireless connection> click the Properties button.

7. Now scroll down to find the Metered Connections heading.

8. Then turn on the Set as metered connection button.

This way, you can pause Windows 10 updates for a while in case you run out of monthly usage.

9. Block specific Windows 10 updates

On the Windows website there is a tool “show or hide updates” that allows users to disable or hide specific Windows 10 updates. You just need to download this tool and install it. Follow the instructions and disable the problematic updates.

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Good luck!

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