How to Stop Windows 10 Automatic Updates

How to Stop Windows 10 Automatic Updates: Microsoft has now made windows updates mandatory in Windows 10. This will keep your computer secure and up to date with all the latest software patch’s and service packs, running a computer unpatched leaves your computer at risk with serious vulnerabilities and security holes. But what happens if your computer is running smoothly and then after a windows 10 update your system becomes unstable because of that update? or maybe your software you use has a issue because of that windows update which causes problems for you when using that software? Now the only way you can solve your issue is to uninstall that update, but the issue there is windows update will just download and install that update again. So we need to find a way to temporally disable or prevent windows update automatically installing windows updates. well your in luck, I will show you how to resolve this issue with this simple workaround.

If you are a Windows 10 Pro user you have the option of Group Policy Editor this will not be available in Windows 10 Home. press Windows + R and type ‘gpedit.msc’ into the Run box. press enter. navigate to Computer Configuration / Administrative Templates / Windows Components / Windows Update.

Computer Configuration / Administrative Templates / Windows Components / Windows Update.

Double-click on ‘Configure automatic updates’. Now select ‘Enabled’ on the radio button. Use the drop down box below to change the setting from ‘Auto download and notify for install’ to ‘Notify for download and notify for install’. Apply and OK the change.

Another option for Windows 10 Pro users is defer updates. Click Start / Settings / Update & Security. Click ‘Advanced options’ and check ‘Defer upgrades’. you can also select “Notify to schedule restart” instead of “Automatic (recommended).”

Microsoft have a tool which will help you temporarily prevent automatic downloading & installing windows update or driver update from reinstalling inside Windows 10

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3073930

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