How to Disable or Turn Off Windows Update in Windows 10

Last Updated on April 14, 2020 by Next Century

There is no option to turn off Windows Updates using the Control Panel or Settings app in Windows 10, as it used to be with earlier versions of Windows.

Be aware that with Windows updates turned off, you will miss out on new features and security updates.

We do not recommend that you disable automatic Windows Update in Windows 10. If your computer is fine with downloads in the background and doesn’t affect your work, it is not advisable to do it.

To turn off Windows updates, please follow these steps:

  • Search for ‘services‘ in the Windows Search box and click on Services (Desktop app)

  • In the Services window, scroll down to Windows Update and right-click on the Windows Update process, click on Properties and select Disabled.

  • Click on OK to complete and that will take care of Windows Updates not being installed on your machine

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