How to Completely Disable Automatic Windows Update


Windows Updates are essential to keep your PC Safe, Secure and Efficient. But for those who have an expensive and limited Internet Connection these huge downloads of updates may seem annoying. So, here is the method to completely switch off Windows Automatic Updates.

Step 1: Disable Automatic Windows Updates from Control Panel

1. Goto Control Panel, Select View by “Small Icons” option

2. Click “Windows Update” which is last in the list, and

3. Click Change Settings, and Select “Never check for update”in the Important Updates Drop Down Menu and Uncheck “Recommended Updates” and “Who can Install Updates”

Completly-Switch-off-Windows-Automatic-Updates-Step-1You can also directly go to the Windows Update settings by Typing “Windows Update” in the Start Menu

This is a well known method and disabling updates in this way doesn’t guarantee complete Switch off but is essential before you go to Step 2

Step 2:  Disable Windows Update in Services

1. Type “services.msc” in Start menu or in Run (windows key +R)

2. In the Services Window, scroll down to find “Windows Update”, Now Right Click on “Windows Update” and Select “Stop

3. Once Stopped, again Right Click and go to “Properties”, and under the “Startup type” drop down menu, select “Disabled

4. DoneCompletly-Switch-off-Windows-Automatic-Updates-Step-2-Under-Services


It is recommended that you don’t disable Windows Updates if you use the Genuine Windows and Have a Good Internet Connection

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