Microsoft keeps pushing updates for Windows 10. In the latest update, it may be security patches, performance, stability enhancements, etc. Hence, we don’t recommend disabling it completely; better configure it to delay installing new updates.
In the recent update, Microsoft has added an option to change the black and white mouse pointer/cursor in Windows 10. Now, one can personalize his desktop with a colorful mouse scheme. Whenever your PC connects to the internet, Windows updates get downloaded and installed automatically. If you’re fed up with Windows 10 installing updates automatically and want to control, this guide will help stop the automatic updates and decide when to install them.
There are two ways to stop/delay automatic updates on Windows 10:-
- Disable automatic updates using Settings.
- Disable automatic updates via Group Policy.
How to disable/delay automatic updates in Windows 10 OS using Settings?
Step 1. Open the Settings app (To open the Settings app in Windows 10, click the
Step 2. Under Windows Settings, click on
Step 3. Click on
Step 4. Under Windows Update, click
Step 5. Under Advanced options, scroll down to get
Step 6. Under the Pause updates, use the
Once you complete the above steps, updates are disabled for your PC the day you have specified. Once the time limit reaches, automatic updates resume. Windows 10 allows pausing the automatic update for up to 35 days at once. If you want to pause the updates for more time, you have to reconfigure the automatic update after 35 days.
How to disable automatic updates in Windows 10 using Group Policy?
Step 1. Press
Step 2. Type
Step 3. It will launch the Local Group Policy Editor window.
Step 4. Navigate or browse for the following path:-
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components
Step 5. From the right-side pane, double-click on
Step 6. Scroll down and double-click the
Step 7. Select the
Step 8. Click
Once you complete the above steps, Windows 10 will stop downloading updates automatically on your computer. However, one can continue to install updates manually from Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and clicking the
If you want to continue with Automatic Updates in Windows 10, in Step 7, select
Note: Windows 10 Home Edition does not come with Group Policy Editor. However, you can enable the Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) in Windows 10 Home Edition by running a batch file.