Windows updates are essential for keeping your device safe and healthy. They fix the bugs and closes the security Loopholes. They provide us new features and update our daily necessary drivers so, through updates your computer becomes more useful. That all said window updates can also cause problems for your device, for instance, you cannot control when the update happens and that can cause some problems. In addition to that windows updates have a track record of bringing computers to their knees. They can bring down the speed on the PC and there is nothing you can do to prevent this unless you turn them off. Moreover, they consume a lot of space so if your OS containing hard drive is running low on capacity then it will also cause the system to slow down.
Well, we have learned some pros and cons of window updates, Now it is time to learn how to disable them permanently. Follow each and every method to stop them. This is our guide to stop windows update permanently disable the updates and they won’t turn on automatically even after a restart. So let us begin:
This will disable all the updates temporarily till the date you have selected and this will make sure when you proceed to Method 2 the system does not crash. This will make sure that windows update does not turn on itself
Go to start menu and then navigate to settings
Go to the windows update and security option
Right there you will see Advance options at the bottom of the list click at that
Uncheck all the options and choose the last date in pause update section
After disabling the windows update temporarily we need to find a way a concrete these settings for this purpose you have to follow the following steps
Press window + R and type services.msc and hit enter
Now find the windows update service double click on it
Now push stop and then go to startup type and select disable
Go to the recovery tab and select ” Take no Action” along with that type “0” days inside the reset fail count after. Now apply the settings and that’s it. Now proceed to METHOD 3.
This is going to serve as the core for permently diableing windows update. Follow the guadie carefulllyy because you donot want to mess this one up
Press Window key along with R to open the run program now type “gpedit.msc” and hit enter
Expand the “Administrative templates” and then go to “Window Component”
Find window update folder here and on the right hand side find “Configure Automatic Updates” and select it
Double click on the Configure automatic updates and select disable. Click Apply and then Click OK
Now we have have sucessfully disabled windows updates. now we have to make sure that the one already downoaded do not install on the computer. Inorder to do this follow these steps
Press Window key along with R to open the run program now type “taskschd.msc” and hit enter
Expand Task Scheduler Library , select Microsoft folder and then expand windows folder
Inside window folder locate “Window Update” select it
Change the status of all the files in window update to “Disable”. You can do this by right clicking on the menu and select the disable icon.
Restrict Data Usage for Windows
Now we have disabled all the updates now we have to restrict the data usage for windows. This will provide internet speed to the software without wasting the speed on windows update files. In order to do this follow these steps
Open Start menu and select settings
Go to Network and Internet and select the type of connection. ( WIFI if you are using one or you can select LAN if you are using it)
Click on the connection properties and Turn on “Meter Connection”.
This will restrict the windows apps from using excessive data and you can now enjoy full speed of the internet.
Remember you have to follow all of these methods in order to completely shut down the window updates. You can also turn on the update again by just reversing the methods described above. Updates are very essential but they can be a headache as well so it is recommended to update your PC at least once a month and then you can turn the updates off by using the methods above.
If you are running low on space due to windows update and your pc is getting slow then do check out: How to Free up space in window 10?.