How To Turn Off Auto Update Windows 10

This les contains detailed instructions to turn off Windows 10 updates permanently. As you may already know, in Windows 10 you cannot prevent the Updates download and installation, by disabling the Windows Update service, because Windows 10 overrides this settingand forces the service to start and install the updates.

To avoid security risks and Windows problems it is not recommended to disable the Windows 10 update, but in some cases there is the need to do that, especially if you have problems during installing an update to your system or if you face stability issues or other problems after installing an update.

How to STOP Windows 10 Automatic Updates.

Part 1. How to Disable Updates in Windows 10 (All Versions).
Part 2. How to Stop Updates using Group Policy Editor in Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, Education version(s).
Part 3. How to Temporarily Pause Updates in Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise or Education version(s).
Part 1. How to Permanently Disable Updates in Windows 10 (All Versions).

To permanently prevent Windows 10 to install updates, use one of the following methods.

Method 1. Change Permissions to Windows Update files.

Method 2. Disable all Windows Update Services & Tasks.

Method 3. Block Updates by using a program.

Method 1. Change Permissions to Windows Update files.

The first method to disable the Automatic Update in Windows 10, is to remove the default permissions on the following files:
wuaueng.dll
&
wuauclt.exe. To do that:

1.
Open Windows Explorer and go to “C:\Windows\System32\”.
2.
Locate the
wuaueng.dll
file, right click on it and choose
Properties.

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3.
Select the
Security
tab and then click
Advanced.

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4.
Click
Change
Owner.

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5.
Type your account name (e.g. “Admin”), or type “Administrators” and click
OK.

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6.
Then, click
Apply
and
OK

at ‘Windows Security’ information message.

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7.
Now, click
OK
two (2) to close the Properties window.

8.
Then re-open the Properties of the
wuaueng.dll
file and go again to
Security
tab >
Advanced.

9.
Now select &
Remove
one-by-one
all the users
from the list.

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10.
When done click
OK
and click
YES
(twice) and
OK
again to close the ‘Properties’ window.

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11.
Perform the same steps (1-10) and
remove all users
from the
wuauclt.exe
file

12. Restart
your machine.

13.
From now on, whenever you go to Windows Update window you’ll see a blank screen window (without any options), or you ‘ll receive the following error message: “There were problems installing some updates, but we’ll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help: Error 0x80080005” *

* Note:
To re-enable updates, re-add
only the
SYSTEM
account and give to it
Read & Execute
permissions.

Method 2. Disable all Windows Update Services and Tasks.

The second method to prevent Windows 10 automatic update, is more complicated because you have modify the Windows Update service’s properties and to change several settings in Registry and in the Task Scheduler. But if you want to try that method, follow the steps below:

Step 1. Disable the Windows Update Service.

1.
Simultaneously press the
Windows
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+
R
keys to open run command box.
2. In run command box, type:
services.msc
and press
Enter.

services.msc

3.
Right click on
Windows Update
service and select
Properties.

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4.
At
General
tab:

1. Press
Stop
to stop the Windows Update Service.
2. Set the
Startup type
to
Disabled.

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5.
Then select the
Gelondong On
tab.
6.
Select
This Account
and then click
Browse.

disable windows 10 updates

7.
Type your account name and then click
Check Names.

stop windows 10 updates

8.
Then click
OK.

permanently disable updates windows 10

9.
Now type a
wrong
password (twice), and click
Apply.

permanently stop windows 10 updates

10.
Then select the
Recovery

tab and set the computer’s response if the service fails to
Take No Action. Then, click
OK
to close the Windows Update Properties.

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12.
Proceed to step-2 below.

Step 2. Disable the Windows Update Medic & the Update Orchestrator Services through Registry.

Proceed and disable the following two (2) Update services using registry:

    1. Windows Update Medic Service (WaaSMedicSvc)
    2. Update Orchestrator Service (UsoSvc)

1.
Simultaneously press the
Windows
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+
R
keys to open run command box.
2.
Type
regedit
and press
Enter.

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3.
At the left pane, navigate to this key:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsoSvc

4.
At the right pane double-click at
Menginjak
value

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5.
Set the value data (from “3”) to
4
and click
OK.

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6.
Then at the left pane, navigate to this key:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WaaSMedicSvc

7.
At the right pane double-click at
Start
value

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8.
Type
4
at Value data box and click
OK.

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9.
From now on, you will receive the following error message whenever you try to download or install updates: “There were some problems installing updates,but we’ll try again later. (0x80070437) or, you’ll see a blank window (without any options) when going to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.
10.
Proceed to
step-3
below.

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Step 3. Disable Windows Update Tasks.

1.
Open Task Scheduler. To do that open Cortana search and type
task. Then click to open
Task Scheduler.

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2.
In Task Scheduler (left pane), navigate to the following location:

  • Task Scheduler Library
    ->
    Microsoft

    ->
    Windows
    ->
    Windows Update
    .

3.
Right click at
Scheduled Start
and click
Disable.

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4.
Then right click at
sih
and click
Disable
again.

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5. Close
Task Scheduler.
6.
You ‘re done! *

* Note:
If you change your decision and you want to install the available Windows updates in the future, then just undo the above changes and then reboot your computer.

Method 3. Block Updates in Windows 10 by using a program.

The easiest way to block Windows 10 updates, is to use one the following third-party programs.

    1. Windows Update Blocker.
    2. StopWinUpdates
Part 2. How to Stop Updates in Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise or Education version(s).

If you own Windows 10 Professional, Enterprise or Education version, then you can prevent Windows to download and install updates, from Group Policy Pengedit. To do that:

1.
Simultaneously press the
Windows
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+
R
keys to open the run command box.
2.
Type
gpedit.msc
& Press
Enter.

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4.
In Group Policy Editor navigate to the following path:

  • Computer Configuration\A
    dministrative Templates\
    Windows Components\
    Windows Update.

5.
At the right pane, open the
Specify Intranet Microsoft update service location
policy.

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6.
Click
Enabled
and then type “http:\\neverupdatewindows10.com” at the 2 fields below (“intranet update service address” & “intranet statistics server”) and click
OK.

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7. Restart
your computer.

From now on, you ‘ll receive the following message in Windows Update:: “We couldn’t connect to the update service. We’ll try again later, or you can check now. If it still doesn’horizon work, make sure you’re connected to the Internet.” *

* Note:
To re-enable updates, just set the “Specify Intranet Microsoft update service location’ policy to “Titinada Configured” .

Part 3. How to Temporarily Pause Updates in Windows 10 Professional, Enterprise or Education version(s).

If you have problems when installing updates in Windows 10 Memihak, Enterprise or Education version(s), then you can temporarily pause the Update(s) installation for 35 days. To do that:

1. Go to
Settings
->
Update & Security
->
Windows Update
->
Advanced options
–> and set the
Pause Updates* option to
ON.

pause windows 10 updates

* Note:
This option is only available in Windows 10 Version 1709 and later. In previous Windows 10 versions, check the “Defer feature Updates” (or “Defer Upgrades”) option to prevent Windows 10 to download and install new updates.

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