How to Turn Off or Disable Auto Updates On Windows 11

On Windows 11, the OS automatically updates when there are any new updates related to security patches and some other vital bug fixes to help you keep your computer and data secure. Though, sometimes automatic updates may create problems that can affect the performance of the computer. Here in this writeup, I am going to highlight how to turn off Windows automatic updates. So, stay tuned!

Turn Off Automatic Updates on Windows 11

Below are the steps to disable automatic updates on Win 11:

  • Open Settings on Win 11 system.
  • Click on the Windows Update option.
  • Here, under the More options, click on pause updates>pause for 1-week button to turn off automatic updates.

Windows 11 disable updates

This is how you can easily stop Windows 11 to update automatically for the next 1 week.

Turn Off Automatic Updates on Windows 11 using the Registry

  • Click on Start.
  • Search regedit and click to launch Registry Editor.
  • Copy and follow the path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows
  • Now, right-click on the Windows folder, click on New and select the key option.

  • Name the key as WindowsUpdate and hit Enter.
  • Right-click on the recently created key with the name of WindowsUpdate, choose New and click on the Key option.

  • Now, name the key as AU and hit enter button.
  • Here, right-click on the AU key, choose New, and click on DWORD (32 bit) Value option.
  • Name the new key as NoAutoUpdate and hit Enter button.
  • Now, double-click on the DWORD (32-bit) Value key and change its value from 0 to 1.

  • Finally, click on the OK button and restart your computer to make the changes.

These two are simple methods to disable auto update on Windows 11 OS.


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