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How to turn off automatic updates in Windows 10

I've researched how to turn off automatic updates in Windows 10. After a few attempts, I find these instructions sending me to menu options that don't exist on my version.

Can you please guide me to a procedure that works?

Thanks!
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ScobberCommented:
Open the classic control panel
Open administrative tools
Open services

Or

Window+r
Services.msc

Find Windows update in the right hand list
Open its properties
Change to disabled and reboot computer
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pabrannPresidentAuthor Commented:
Great, I am sure this will work.  THANK YOU VERY MUCH
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pabrannPresidentAuthor Commented:
In looking further, will I have to turn this back on to do an update manually? I just wanted to turn off the automatic feature. I want to choose which updates I want and when to do them.

Thanks!
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ScobberCommented:
I believe that is a enterprise feature
You can elect to defer upgrades but this will only delay the inevitable

Windows 10 and Windows 10 pro will behave as
When updates gets enabled it will install all updates.

The only hope you have is with the windows 10 anniversary update. You will have more control . You can set the Active Hours where update operations will not be scheduled for the timespan.
You also have custom restart times, where automatic restarts are deferred to a certain day
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pabrannPresidentAuthor Commented:
Thanks. When does the Windows 10 anniversary update become available? Is that a feature at an additional cost?
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ScobberCommented:
Free download. Available via WU.

I would recommend the ISO download though or the anniversary update utility. Way more reliable with the delivery

Update utility
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO
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ScobberCommented:
x64 is around 4.3gb, x32 is around 3.7gb
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pabrannPresidentAuthor Commented:
great, thank you very much!
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