Microsoft has embedded an automatic update feature on its Windows operating system, one of which is Windows 10. This is done to ensure the security system on the user’s Windows OS can remain safe. However, the automatic update feature sometimes annoys users. Because, the automatic update feature in Windows 10 can run any time without us.
If the internet connection used comes from a cellphone (via tethering), for example, then this automatic update can certainly dry up the user’s quota without realizing it. In addition, this periodic update feature usually also “forces” the user to restart the computer. When restarting, the computer usually takes longer to turn on again.
Well, users can also turn off the automatic update feature in Windows 10. There are two ways you can do that, namely temporarily suspending Windows 10 automatic updates and turning off Windows 10 automatic updates permanently. The steps are as follows. 1. How to delay automatic updates in Windows 10
First of all, click on the “Start” menu and then enter the Settings menu (Settings) by clicking on the icon resembling a “gear”. You can also type the keyword “Settings” in the search field next to the Start button.
- Then press the “Enter” key.
- Later, you will be presented with various computer settings menus. Here, select the “Update & Security” menu.
- On the next page, select the “Windows Update” menu in the menu bar shown on the left.
- Then, select the “Advanced Options” menu in the right view, as shown in the image on the right above.
- Well, on the next page, you can turn off some of the available options, such as “receive updates for …” and “Download updates over …”, by double-clicking the button for “off”.
- Then, you also need to specify how long the auto-update feature will be deferred via the “choose Date” drop-down menu marked in the image above.
- It should be noted, if you use this method, you can only turn off the automatic update feature in Windows 10 for 35 days.
- After the deadline, you are required to update your computer, before you can disable the automatic update feature again.
How to turn off Windows 10 automatic permanent updates apart from delaying it for a few days, the automatic update feature in Windows 10 itself can actually be turned off permanently. However, the path is somewhat more difficult than the path above. So, you should follow and observe the steps to turn off these automatic Windows 10 updates permanently so that they are not confusing. So how? Check out the full way to turn off automatic updates in Windows 10 permanently:
- First of all, click the “Start” menu, type the keyword “gpedit”, and click the “Enter” key. On the next page, you will be presented with a page called “Local Group Policy Editor”.
- On that page, enter the menu “Computer Configuration”> “Administrative Templates”> “Windows Components”> and “Windows Update”. This menu can be accessed on the left of the previous Policy Editor application view.
- After that, select the “Configure Automatic Updates” menu in the right window and click “Edit Policy Settings” located between the left and right menu bars, as indicated by the arrow in the center in the following image.
- In the pop-up window that appears, select the “Disabled” option and click the “Apply” and “OK” buttons.
Done, the automatic update feature in Windows 10 on your computer has been permanently turned off. Now if you want to update or restore the automatic update feature in Windows 10, you can immediately return to the “Windows Update” menu in “How to Delay Windows 10 Automatic Updates” and click “Check for Updates”.
It is important to know that updates
It’s important to know that Windows 10 updates often contain important updates to address bugs or security holes. Therefore, even if the automatic method is suspended or turned off, don’t forget to do regular updates manually with the “Check for updates” earlier.