Installing Windows 10 updates fixes critical problems and keeps the PC running smoothly, but there are situations when a user may not expect an update to be installed. A regularly used program installed on your computer may not be compatible with the latest update. So, you need to stop the automatic update. This guide will help you in doing that. Well, four ways are there by which you can stop Windows 10 update completely, and these ways are disabling Windows Update service, Meter your network connection, changing Group Policy Settings, and changing Device Installation Settings. We are going to demonstrate the practice of changing Group Policy Settings here.
Stop Windows 10 update by changing the Group Policy Editor settings
The idea to change the Group Policy feature will help you if you are using Windows 10 Enterprise, Professional, or Education. This feature is not available in all versions. So, it won’t help you if you are using the Home edition of Windows. Follow the steps to prevent Windows 10 from automatically updating.
Press [Windows key + R] together
Then type gpedit.msc and click on the Enter key
Go to the COMPUTER CONFIGURATION window and select ADMINISTRATIVE TEMPLATES
Hereafter, you need to select WINDOWS COMPONENTS
It will allow you to click on WINDOWS UPDATE
Make a double-click on the CONFIGURE AUTOMATIC UPDATES
Go to the left and click on Configured Automatic Updates
Now you are required to select the DISABLED icon
Click APPLY and then OK
It will disable the automatic Windows update feature
Here you need to keep in mind that the given practice will only stop the updates for only about 30-35 days. Repeat the steps and select the Enabled icon to turn on this feature if you want to update your Windows version later. But yes, you are not suggested to skip the security updates because those are important for you to run the computer.
Get technical assistance from Microsoft Care
Make a telephonic conversation with the customer care professionals recruited and trained by Microsoft management. Backed by in-depth domain knowledge, rich industry experience, and intention to serve the Windows pc users, these officials will put their hundred percent if you are asking them to stop Windows 10 Update completely. Nevertheless, their professionalism and work ethics are globally appreciated by laptop and desktop users. Collect Microsoft’s official helpline number and contact them anytime! They are promised to be available throughout the year. However, a chat or email conversation can also help you in this regard.
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