Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: how to permanently disable windows update in windows 10

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    1
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default how to permanently disable windows update in windows 10

    Hello to all,

    I would like to know, is it possible to permanently disable the window update in window 10 ??

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    France
    Posts
    1
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Hello,
    Why would you need to do this? Having an up-to-date operating system is critical, you don't want your computer turning into a botnet zombie...
    Otherwise, Windows update service can be stopped, or to avoid having update packages being downloaded automatically, set your network connection as metered.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Poland
    Posts
    540
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    45
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    The only way to permanently stop updates is: Start -> type services.msc -> right-click n Windows Update -> set it to disabled. In Windows 10 Pro theoretically you can defer installing updates, but that doesn't work - Windows will install them anyway after some period of time, this option is useless.

    As for the why would someone want to disable WU, I can think of three reasons:
    1) WU can sometimes lead to abnormally high CPU and HDD load, even when it's not downloading/installing updates. But granted, disabling WU only fixes the symptoms and not the actual issue.
    2) Very slow internet connection or a very low download quota
    3) Some people may seem it as an inconvenience, and they might have had negative experiences with it in the past. This is something I can definitely relate to - when I had Windows 8.1 I actually _had_ to disable WU, because one of the critical updates caused the OS to stoop booting with a black screen. Reinstalled the OS a few times, and this update kept killing my OS. What's odd is that it seemed like an isolated case, I couldn't find any similar reports. And it wasn't the first time that WU messed something up.
    Xeon X3440 @3,1GHz + GTX660 + 2x4GB @1650MHz CL9 + Corsair RM650

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    3
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Why would you want to disable windows update permanently?

    Anyway, there are three methods you can use to achieve this.
    1. Change the Setting of the Group Policy Editor.
    2.Disable Windows Update Service.
    3. Meter Your Network Connection, Although note that this method might not work for ethernet connections.
    Last edited by Ewestr; 08-07-2018 at 12:25 PM. Reason: Missed some words

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Moderator
    Posts
    6,504
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    149
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    3
    Thanked in
    2 Posts

    Default

    Win 10 will still re-enable the service for critical updates... there's no permanent way I know of to completely stop them. Every once in a while I had to go reinstalling video drivers on all my 10 based mining computers because of WU trying to force updates after the service was stopped while the machines were mining. Annoyed the hell out of me.

    My main rig is still running 7 because of that and the fact that 10 didn't play nice with it in the first place.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    3,645
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    6
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    66
    Thanked in
    60 Posts

    Default

    the Problem isn't even with the Auto Updates.
    The Problem is with auto rebooting.

    And the big plattform updates...

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    3
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    You can't disable Windows 10 updates unless you have Windows 10 Enterprise.
    but read this blog and try this method in below blog:
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...4-db0e9d3fc9ab

    https://www.windowscentral.com/how-s...lly-windows-10

    https://dailytechposts.com/disable-a...ows-10-update/

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    Location
    Indore
    Posts
    5
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    One of the way to disable update permanently:

    .Open the Run command (Win + R), in it type: gpedit.msc and press enter
    .Navigate to: Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Update
    .Open this and change the Configure Automatic Updates setting to ‘2 - Notify for download and notify for install’
    .Open the Settings app (Win + I) and navigate to -> Update and Security -> Windows Updates. Click ‘Check for updates’ which applies the new configuration setting
    .Restart

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    Location
    atlanta, usa
    Posts
    5
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    2
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    This problem will always occur even you disabled this at the services, I tried it a couple of times and when there's an update it always gets it and I'm lagging crazy lol.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    Location
    usa
    Posts
    8
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1
    Thanked in
    1 Post

    Default

    Not possible in my case with win10 pro, tried to disabled it on control panel and the services thing still progress the update.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-09-2018, 04:53 AM
  2. Windows update not working
    By Baron in forum General PC Hardware
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-04-2016, 12:20 PM
  3. Windows 7. Disable Basic color scheme popup
    By MGCJerry in forum Operating Systems
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-15-2015, 04:16 PM
  4. Very frustrating Windows update/install problem
    By Jon Gerow in forum General PC Hardware
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 05-17-2008, 12:13 AM
  5. Windows XP vs. Windows Vista Performance
    By CAD4466HK in forum Operating Systems
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 02-10-2007, 07:02 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •