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Windows 10: Disabling automatic updates


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Users of Windows 10 have been complaining about a variety of problems, including drivers and Internet connection, caused by forced updates that Microsoft applies to its latest operating system, while users are looking for new ways to avoid these problems. Microsoft's Windows 10 is designed to receive and install all new updates by default, since the company plans to get all future updates and improvements through its Windows Update service rather than in the form of update packages as in Windows 7 and Windows 8 . Although Windows 10 users Pro enjoy the privilege of being able to choose whether to defer updates, users of the Home version does not have that advantage.

The fact that Windows Update Service is running in the background permanently has the potential to exhaust any service packs that have limited user data, while other users are saying that drivers have problems after automatic updates, which normally they override the official drivers installed by the manufacturer.

With due credit to Bidness ETC , here are some simple ways to disable automatic updates manually, although Microsoft has not offered any solution set in the operating system:

Steps to disable automatic updates in Windows 10

By configuring Wi-Fi

One of the easiest ways to achieve this is by turning off updates from the wireless network configuration. This is what you do:

·         Open the Start menu and look for the "Change Wi-Fi settings"

·         Open the resulting option and give "advanced"

·         Locate the "average use connections" option and activate

·         Once you activate this option, servers Microsoft will cease to force your system to be updated because you specified that you have a connection where you are charged for additional use.

Note: This method is only valid for users who use only Wi-Fi to connect to . Internet is not applicable to users who use an Ethernet cable to connect.

Disable specific Windows 10 updates

Microsoft has released a very convenient tool to hide or disable specific updates of Windows 10, after the criticism he received lots of users due to the lack of control over updates of Windows. You can download the tool “Show or hide updates” from the official website and follow the instructions to install and update easily disable any problems.

Using the Group Policy Editor

Step 1: Press the key of Windows and opens the start menu. Write “Group Policy Editor” and run the tool from the results.

Step 2: Go to "PC settings" and expand the "Administrative Templates" folder.

Step 3: Inside the folder, select "All Settings" and then locate the entry "Configure Automatic Updates" in the next window.

Step 4: Double-click the entry and activate it by clicking on the button in the upper left, "Activate radio button".

Step 5: Now you can edit the gray panel options below. Then you can now configure how the updates behave if you open the box and select the option of the end: "Allow admin. Local choose the configuration”

After successfully enabled the option to allow advanced control over your updates, you need to unlock access to it.

Step 1: Open the Control Panel and go to the option and security systems.

Step 2: On the next screen, run Windows Update and select "Change settings". You should now have the option, "Check for updates but let me choose when to install them”. Enable this option and save the changes.

Note: Your system will regularly check for updates, and will show a list of available updates, you can choose where you want to install.

Another alternative is to cut all connection between your system and Microsoft, disabling to check for updates.

Step 1: Open Group Policy Editor using the steps above.

Step 2: Navigate to "Configure Automatic Updates" in the folder "all settings"

Step 3: Enables the "Off" option.

It is done! Your computer should not go back to check for updates available for your system.


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