How to disable Windows 10 Automatic Updates

Windows 10 automatically updates when there are new updates in the operating system including security patches and other important fixes. It is not recommended to turn off Windows 10 automatic updates. But there are requirements when you need to turn off Windows automatic updates. Follow these steps.

Steps to turn off Windows 10 automatic updates.

Step 1. Open Services App in Windows via the Control Panel or you can direct WIN+S and search for services. 

Windows services

Run Services using Run as administrator option.

Step 2. Find Windows Update service in the services list.

Turn off Windows 10 Automatic update

Right click on the Windows Update service and select Stop.

This will stop Windows 10 automatic updates. You can start this service when you need the automatic updates to be installed.

Unless you really must turn off automatic updates, it is not recommended to turn off automatic updates. One of the reasons to keep this on is, Windows security and patches updates are critical for security reasons.

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