How can i disable automatic updates completely in win 10 pro operating system

Hi . How can i disable automatic updates completely in win 10  pro  operating system .. i dont want to update windows 10 .. i just want to stop asking updates and automatically installing updates .. i have changed in group policy , registry editor and stopped services like win win update and cryptographic service ..still its searching for updates and automatically restarting .. if i contact to Microsoft team they are saying to format me in this
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JohnConnect With a Mentor Business Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You cannot. Get rid of Windows 10 if you are not going to update it. Microsoft will turn updates on at some point and they always do. So any attempt to disable is SHORT term and will not last.
McKnifeConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Change the startup type of the service "windows update" to disabled and stop the service.
Sajid Shaik MSr. System AdminCommented:
check the following gp ..gpedit-windowsupdate.jpg configure it..


step by step...

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Cliff GaliherConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Agree worth John Hurst here. This is a question that comes up every so often on EE. You an search and see how often disabling the service causes even more problems. Windows 10 was not designed for this and disabling updates is not supported and does do bad things.
Hello ThereConnect With a Mentor System AdministratorCommented:
Here we are again.

I agree with John. You cannot do it. One time they will install anyway. Moreover it's not recommended at all.

If you do not have an access to gpedit as suggested you can control it a little by this:
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
Create DWORD (32-bit) value “AuOptions," and set it to 2.
Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
And if you have an issue with auto reboots, just set Active Hours properly.
Scott CConnect With a Mentor Senior Systems EnginerCommented:
This should work....disconnect it from all networks.  Wireless and hardwired.  Do not ever connect it to a network again.

No connection, no updates.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Yes, no connection ever to Windows 10 will stop it from updating.
Scott CSenior Systems EnginerCommented:
Actually, if you contact Microsoft, they won't tell you to reformat, they will tell you what are are looking for doesn't exist and cannot be done.

I'm currently running into an issue with my personal computer, it was offline for a few months, now the Fall Creator's Update cannot install.  I have tried all suggestions I can find and cannot get the update to install.  There is not way for this to resolve except in my case to do a reformat.

What I'm saying here is that I cannot install that update and I don't have a way to stop it from trying over and over and over again.
Omar SoudaniConnect With a Mentor System Support EngineerCommented:
You can't permanently disable Windows 10 updates! I'm copying my previous answer to the same question : "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."
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
At some point Windows will update no matter what you do.

If you have a way to turn Windows 10 updates off permanently (10 years into the future) patent it.
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I will soon ask a related question here and will invite you all to answer this once more.
Everyone stating that the windows does reset the startup type of windows update at will, please have a look at
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