Disable windows updates in windows 10

How to permanently disable windows updates in windows 10.
SAJEER MKSystem AdministratorAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Omar SoudaniSenior System EngineerCommented:
Go to control panel > Administrative tools > Services > Windows update then disable it.
0
SAJEER MKSystem AdministratorAuthor Commented:
I did already this steps but every restart it is going to active @Omar Soudani
0
Omar SoudaniSenior System EngineerCommented:
In Windows 10, the option to disable automatic updates is invisible by default. You can tweak a setting in Group Policy Editor to make this option show up and prevent your Windows 10 computer from downloading automatic updates. To open Group Policy Editor, go to Start Menu or Cortana and search for gpedit.msc and press enter.

Click on Computer Configuration, and select Administrative Templates. Now select All Settings and scroll down the list to find the entry that says Configure Automatic Updates; Double click on it and select Enabled radio button from the left upper side.

Once you have done that, you should be able to edit the Options pane at the bottom. Click the drop bar and select the fifth option that says Allow local admin to choose setting.

Now that the option to disable automatic downloads is available again, you need to go and select it.

Go to Control Panel (desktop app), and select System and Security; Under that, click on Windows Update, and select Change settings on the following page. You will now see the option that says Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them. Select it and now your computer will check for updates, but never download or install them without your permission.
1
10 Tips to Protect Your Business from Ransomware

Did you know that ransomware is the most widespread, destructive malware in the world today? It accounts for 39% of all security breaches, with ransomware gangsters projected to make $11.5B in profits from online extortion by 2019.

McKnifeCommented:
Sajeer, in the service management, don't just turn it off, but set the startup type to "disabled".
2
Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
If you do not have an access to gpedit:
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
Create DWORD (32-bit) value “AuOptions," and set it to 2.
Reboot.
0
RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
I think you cannot permanently Disable Windows Update Service. it enables itself again.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
Yes. You cannot disable Windows Update Service for good.
Do as suggested. Use Local policies or a registry fix.
0
McKnifeCommented:
Worth noting: Whenever you do a major OS upgrade the startup types of built-in system services are reset to defaults - this includes windows update, that's why it gets re-enabled. But if it is disabled, it will never do these major windows updates, unless the user initiates them!
0
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
How to permanently disable windows updates in windows 10.

You cannot. The only practical solution for you is to give up Windows 10 and use MAC or Linux.
0
DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
I'd like to know what problems you are having with windows updates?
0
McKnifeCommented:
I would like to ask why suggestions that don't disable windows update for good should be answers to "How to permanently disable windows updates in windows 10."?
0
Omar SoudaniSenior System EngineerCommented:
It will disable the "Automatic Installation" of Windows update files, you'll have the files so you can update whenever you feel it's a good time to update! It's the only possible solution for now.
0
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It won't disable updates permanently, however. Windows 10 will update eventually.
0
Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
Question: How to disable WU permanently?
Answer: You cannot. Maybe you are surprised but negative answer is still the answer.

Points should be split:
Ramin #42485179
Hello There #42485183
McKnife #42485194
John Hurst #42485267
0
Omar SoudaniSenior System EngineerCommented:
I don't mind splitting the points between whoever, but sometimes you need to work around problems that have no permanent solution!
0
McKnifeCommented:
Look, windows update needs the update service to run. As  Omar's 1st comment (which he himself did not suggest to be the solution(?)) said, its startup type can be disabled and that's that. I added that the startup type gets reset after you do major updates so that it will need to be disabled after each semi-annual update (in case you do those). There is nothing to debate about - no service active, no updating.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows 10

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.