How to Disable Automatic Updates in Windows 10

Windows 10 is still relatively new, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that a ton of updates are released for it on regular basis. All these patches come with the intent of fixing issues or for adding new stuff to the operating system. However, there is just one problem – they start automatically when you’re trying to shut down your computer, which can be incredibly annoying, especially if you don’t have time to install them. Knowing that, it is better to disable automatic updates in Windows 10. Just follow the given steps in order to make the updating system completely manual, or to get rid of it.

  1. Open Start Menu.
  2. Find Control Panel and click on it.
  3. Look for System and Security. Open it.
  4. In prompted options, click on Windows Update. A new window will pop up.
  5. On the left pane of the pop up window, find and click on the option Change Settings.
  6. Under Important Updates heading, there will be a drop-down menu. Click on it.
  7. From that menu, you can select any of the two options. Selecting “Never Check for Updates” will completely disable the updates, whereas selecting “Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them” will make the process completely manual.

Note: Selecting the first option is not recommended. Windows 10 is relatively new and still requires some tweaks and fixes to offer better performance and security.