This tutorial will show you two techniques that you can make to your computer to stop Windows 10 from automatically installing updates. And if you decide that you would like to start back installing updates at a later time, each change can be undone easily to put your system back the way it was originally. The first approach works on all versions of Windows 10. While the second approach works on all versions, except the Home Edition of Windows 10.
Okay, so let’s get started with the first approach that you can take to stop Windows 10 updates.
The first approach will involve simply disabling the Windows Update Service. And to do so start off by typing “Control” in the Cortana box in the lower left corner of your screen.
Next click on the “Control Panel Desktop App”.
Next, click on “System and Security”.
Next, click on “Administrative Tools” in the lower corner of the Control Panel window.
Next, click on “Services” in the lower left side of the open window.
Next, double-click on the “Windows Update Service” in the lower left.
Next, change the startup type of the Windows Update Service to “Disabled”
Next, stop the Windows Update Service from running by clicking on the “Stop” button.
Next, click on “Okay” just below.
Now we’ll show you another approach that you can use to stop Windows 10 from automatically installing updates. But this approach doesn’t work on the Home edition of Windows 10 unfortunately.
To begin, start off by pressing the “Windows Key’ and the letter “R”. And then type “gpedit.msc” in the run command box that opens.
Next, under “Local Computer Policy”, go to Computer Configuration ->Administrative Templates->Windows Components
Next click on “Windows Update”.
Next, click on “Configure Automatic Updates” in the right pane.
Next click on “Enabled” in the upper left. And then select “Notify For Download And Notify For Install” in the lower left. And then click on “OK” in the lower right.
That should be it. You should be all set. And if you ever need to undo the previous changes to your Windows 10 update settings, you can follow this same guide to undo the changes easily.