How To Turn Off Automatic Updates In Windows 10?

Turn Off Automatic Windows Updates

Sometimes when you encounter the option update and shutdown just after you finished  your work, you feel irritated. This automatic updates have some advantages along with disadvantages too. Talking about advantages, the automatic updates will help your laptop to improvise some of it’s old features so that it’d run faster and smoothly. Therefore performance is increased along with software and other components of your laptop. On the other hand, the disadvantage is that the update occupies more unnecessary space, and it may affect your device performance. If you’ve bought a gaming laptop then you don’t  need to turn off the automatic update but if you’ve old laptop or low specs laptop, this is time to turn off automatic windows update. These updates are for best performance of the device for user’s convenience. so if your device has low specs then it may cause  additional problems by updating your device.

And in windows 10 you can’t turn off automatic windows updates. But there are some ways you can use to turn it off.

Change the device Group Policy

If you”re using Professional, Enterprise, or Education edition you can easily turn off windows automatic updates. But the 1703 version of W10 has different way of turning off the automatic update. Follow these steps below:

  • Press Win-R
  • Then type gpedit.msc & press Enter.
  • Now follow:
    Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update > Defer Updates.
  • Now Select when Feature Updates are received.

  • A dialog box will appear.
  • After select Enable.
  • Click Apply and then OK.

There is another method also, by enabling metered connection. In a metered connection, if you have a limited data plan and want more control over data usage you can turn it on. After turning this on some apps might work differently to reduce data usage when  you’re connected to this network.

Turn Off Automatic Windows Updates with the above steps.

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Turn Off Automatic Windows Updates