Tuesday, June 20, 2023

[windows] [settings] How to stop automatic updates on Windows 10



On Windows 10 Pro, the Local Group Policy Editor includes policies to permanently disable automatic updates or change the update settings to choose when patches should be installed on the device.

Disable Windows 10 updates

To disable automatic updates on Windows 10 permanently, use these steps:

1. Open Start.

2. Search for gpedit.msc and click the top result to launch the Local Group Policy Editor.

3. Navigate to the following path: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update

4. Double-click the "Configure Automatic Updates" policy on the right side.

Configure Automatic Updates policy

5. Check the Disabled option to turn off automatic Windows 10 updates permanently.

Group Policy disable Windows Update

6. Click the Apply button.

7. Click the OK button.

After you complete the steps, Windows 10 will stop downloading updates automatically. However, the ability to check for updates manually will continue to be available on Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update, and clicking the Check for updates button to download the most recent patches as needed.


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