Microsoft has set its newest operating system Windows 10 to automatically receive updates by default. However, these updates eat a large chunk of data from your limited data plan. Below are three methods that you can follow to disable/turn off automatic updates in Windows 10. Let’s check out now!
Step 1: Click the Start button and choose Settings
Step 2: Choose Select Network & Internet.
Step 3: At the bottom of the list of Wi-Fi networks, click Advanced options
Step 4: Toggle the Set as metered connection switch to On.
Another way that can hekp you turn off automatic updates in Windows 10 is using Microsoft’s tool. Here is how to do it:
Step 1: Download the “Show or hide updates” tool from Microsoft’s website and install it on your computer
Step 2: Run the Show or hide updates tool which will automatically search for available updates and let them be hidden
The option to turn off automatic updates is invisible by default in Windows 10. Therefore, you can make it appear and prevent your PC from downloading automatic updates.
(Note: This method is only for Windows 10 Education, Pro and Enterprise editions.)
Step 1: Press Windows key + R to gain access to the Run dialog
Step 2: In the Run dialog box, type the following command: gpedit.msc and hit Enter
Step 3: Click on Computer Configuration, choose Administrative Templates, and choose All Settings
Step 4: Scroll down the list to find Configure Automatic Updates and double click on it
Step 5: From the left upper side, set the configuration to Enabled. Now you can edit the Options pane at the bottom. Click the drop bar and choose Allow local admin to choose setting.
Step 6: Head to Control Panel and choose System and Security
Step 7: Click on Windows Update and choose Change settings on the following page
Step 8: Choose the “Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them” option.
Now your PC will check for updates, but never download install them without your permission.