The option is only available for the Wi-Fi and cellular connection. As direct as it was, you can follow the procedure to stop Windows 10 updates download without permission. Having said that, below are the steps to block Windows 10 updates using Local Group Policy Editor. I dont use Active Directory so it's probably not possible. Being the last Windows version, it receives frequent updates, which can be pretty annoying. Prevent Installing Specific Updates And Drivers You are allowed to stop Windows updates from installing specific drivers or updates that may be causing problems for you.
That means you then choose when to download and install them. Please share this post with your friends on social media. If this key doesn't exist, just create it. Once that is done you will be moved to Local Group Policy Editor page. Verifying the download already exists First, you need to see whether the upgrade files are already in your system. Right click the Start button and select Control Panel.
In order to access the Windows update configuration option for local computers, you need to follow the following path after opening the Group-policy editor. Prevent automatic updates via setting a metered connection This option is available to all users but those with Home editions of Windows 10 are likely to benefit the most. The solutions presented in this article are applicable to Windows 10 users of Home, Pro, and Enterprise who are looking for answers to the following questions. Outside that, it also consume lot of data upgrading. If you set your network connection type as public or if you are connected to a public network via wi-fi, then the option would not work any more. And then the troubleshooter will detect problems, please wait patiently.
Here we are also going to share a trick to prevent it from turning back on. That being said, all the updates that you receive now are a part of this service. You could disable Automatic Updates in Windows 7 or Windows 8. The only con of this method is that it cannot be used to disable Windows 10 updates download on Windows 10 Home edition. Local Group Policy Editor window will open. Unlike previous versions, Windows Update will not tell you that a restart is required with a notification so you just need to make sure it restarts your computer at a convenient time for you. The end product of this technique give the same end product as the previous method which is disabling Windows 10 automatic updates.
But if you keep the same system then you should know that the Windows 10 version of Update really likes to automatically restart your computer after it installs updates. It seems you have Pro, so you can set downloads to Notify using Group Policy. However, this shouldn't be categorized as an issue or as anything new. Set all First failure, second failure and subsequent failures as Take no action, and input 9999 in the box after Reset fail count after. The only catch is that active hours can be between 1 and 12 hours. When a restart is scheduled, you can use a custom restart time to temporarily override active hours and schedule a custom time to finish installing the current update s. How to Turn Off Windows 10 Updates Using Registry Editor This second approach revealed how to disabled Windows 10 updates using registry editor.
Yes, you can do it just by changing Wi-Fi settings. You will be taken to a new window where you will find a list of all services running and not-running in the background. Refer to the attachment below for clarity. Security updates should be installed as soon as possible otherwise you leave your computer vulnerable to malicious attacks. If you really want to disable Windows 10 update, just select Disabled on Step 4. A lot of users, including myself, are less than happy about this change as Windows Updates are not exactly known for their stability.
Scroll down to find Windows Update. How to Disable Windows 10 Updates Using Command Prompt Using this method you will be able to stop Windows 10 updates from downloading automatically using Windows command prompt. You can use the opportunity of enabling Battery saver setting. If you find that Windows update is downloading and want to stop it, then you may turn off network and change Wi-Fi setting immediately as described above. Here you can use Microsoft Show or Hide Update tool to stop the unnecessary updates.
To enable auto-update again, just delete the mentioned value. Block Windows 10 Updates Using Local Group Policy Editor Like Registry Editor, the Local Group Policy Editor gives you more than just a single way to manage the system updates. It means that Windows will not download updates when you are connected to a metered connection. Find the setting that reads Configure Automatic Updates and double click on it. How to Disable Windows 10 Updates Using Local Group Policy Editor Local Group Policy Editor also let your disable Windows 10 automatic updates just like Registry Editor above.