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Windows 10  provides many services in an efficient way as compared to previous versions. One of them is automatic updates which are turned on by default and helps your PC to always remains with the latest and best features. With automatic updating, you can enjoy certain perks like you don’t have to search for updates online or worry for critical fixes or device drivers for Windows. For wrapping up you may conclude that Windows Update automatically installs important updates as they become available.

But then some users might not want automatic updates as it might take up their system and network resources when they are doing critical work. In Earlier versions like Windows 8.1 and before, Microsoft allowed users to turn off auto updates completely. But Unfortunately, in Windows 10, Microsoft does not offer any option for general consumers to turn off automatic updates. But there is a way out to turn off automatic updates in Windows 10. So, If you really want to Turn Off Windows 10 Auto Updates then just be with me for next 5 minutes and we’ll end up with something great.

How To Turn Off Windows 10 Auto Updates :

Using Local Group Policy Editor :

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 Step 1: First and foremost tap Windows key + R on keyboard to open the Run command.

Turn Off Windows 10 Auto Updates

Step 2: Type gpedit.msc and hit OK to open the Local Group Policy Editor.

Turn Off Windows 10 Auto Updates

Step 3: Now head over to Computer Configuration->Administrative Templates->Windows Components->Windows Update.(refer to the gallery below)

Step 4 : On the succeeding right screen locates Configure Automatic Updates and double click on it.

Turn Off Windows 10 Auto Updates

Step 5: On the top left corner under Configure Automatic Updates, turn on Disabled->Apply->OK.

Turn Off Windows 10 Auto Updates

Viola! You have successfully Turned Off Windows 10 Auto Updates via Local Group Policy Editor.

Using Registry:

NoteEditing the registry is risky, and it can cause damage to your installation if you don’t do it correctly. It’s highly recommended that you make a full backup of your computer before you start.

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Step 1 : First and foremost tap Windows key + R on keyboard to open the Run command.

Turn Off Windows 10 Auto Updates

Step 2 : Type regedit and hit OK to open the Registry.

Turn Off Windows 10 Auto Updates

Step 3 : Now head over to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE->SOFTWARE->Policies->Microsoft.(refer to the gallery below)

Step 4 : Right-click the Windows (folder) key, select New, and then click Key.

Turn Off Windows 10 Auto Updates

Step 5 : Rename the new key as WindowsUpdate and press Enter.

Step 6 : Now Right-click the WindowsUpdate, tap on new, and finally click Key.

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Turn Off Windows 10 Auto Updates

Step 7 : Rename the new key as AU and press Enter.

Turn Off Windows 10 Auto Updates

Step 8 : After that right click on AU -> hit New -> and click on DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Turn Off Windows 10 Auto Updates

Step 9 : Name the new key as AUOptions and press Enter.

Turn Off Windows 10 Auto Updates

Step 10 : Double-click the newly created key and change its value according to your desired wish:

  • 2 – Notify for download and notify for install.
  • 3 – Auto download and notify for install.
  • 4 – Auto download and schedule the install.
  • 5 – Allow local admin to choose settings.

Step 11 : Finally Tap on OK.

Turn Off Windows 10 Auto Updates

Voila! You have successfully Turned Off Windows 10 Auto Updates via Registry.

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