4 Ways to Stop Windows 10 Forced Updates

Windows 10 is always ready with a new update every second month. What to do? It has something more every week. It might be for the improved system, fixed bugs and etc. etc. But sometimes there is no need for updating the windows, but still windows forced update is there. Today we are signing in with the topic “4 Ways to Stop Windows 10 Forced Updates”. Check it out.

Pause or Delay Updates

If one doesn’t want the windows forced updates to install now, but want to install it when he wants then you can pause the updates easily in the windows. The process is just simple and would not take much time. You can pause the updates or delay the updates in the windows 10 according to your need. For that follow these steps and you will know what exactly I am talking about. 

Pause or Delay Updates
Pause or Delay Updates
  • Search for the settings in the windows search bar
  • Click on the settings 
  • From that select the update and security 
  • Click on the windows update 
  • Then select the option “pause updates for 7 days”
  • Click on it. 

Now you will pause all the updates for seven days in the windows 10. If you want to make it pause for more seven days then also you can do this thing again after these seven days get finished. 

But if you think that seven-day period is too short or long, then you can select the windows update delay option till the date you want. Here is how you can do that.

stop windows 10 Update
  • In the same settings window click on the update and security 
  • Then select the advanced option 
  • From that select the pause updates 
  • Click on the drop down menu icon 
  • Select the end date for which you want to delay the updates 
  • This will delay the updates to the selected date.

And you have delayed the updates. Means there will be no updates till the date you selected. You can also change the date anytime. 

Turn Your WI FI Connection as Metered

Metered connection allows your computer to not use the WI FI data in background at all. Only the window you are running will be using the W IFI, no updates and other things will use your internet connection. Here are the steps that you have to follow to make the connection metered.

Turn Your Wi-Fi Connection as Metered
Turn Your Wi-Fi Connection as Metered
  • First of all, open the settings app. You can open it either by searching for the settings in the start menu or by Pressing Win + I key to launch the Settings.
  • A new settings window will open
  • From that choose network and internet option 
  • In that check out the wireless network connection option 
  • In that scroll down to the advanced options 
  • A new page will open with the various advanced WIFI settings 
  • From that select the metered connection. 
  • From that toggle it on.

As you made the connection metered, you will not update windows in background after connecting to the WIFI.

3. Disable the Windows Update Service

Many services run in the background of the windows. The services might be of updating hardware drivers, or other apps. If the windows update service is running in the background then it can use your battery and data to update windows in the background. For that you have to disable it permanently. Here are the steps.

Disable the Windows Update Service
Disable the Windows Update Service
  • Here you will open the run by pressing the win + R.
  • In that type the key “services.msc” and then hit enter into it.
  • Now a window will open with the list of all services. From that select the service with name “windows update”. And open it. 
  • A new popup with the properties of the windows updates will be open. From that select the startup type which is selected as automatic by default. 
  • Change it to the manual. 
  • After that go to the recovery tab in the same window. In the “first failure section” click on the “take no option”. 
  • Click on the apply and then you have to restart your pc. 

After restart the services for the update won’t run in the background. But remember that you will have to update windows manually, if you don’t update the windows, it can become slow or vulnerable to malware’s.

4. Stop Automatic Updates by the Group Policy Editor

You can also stop the automatic windows updates by changing the settings in the windows group policy editor. 

Stop Automatic Updates by the Group Policy Editor
Stop Automatic Updates by the Group Policy Editor
  • Here you will open the run by pressing the win + R.
  • In that type the key “gpedit.msc” and then hit enter into it.
  • This will open the Group policy editor. 
  • In the window, look for the “computer configuration option” and then click on it. From that go to the administrative templates option and expand it by clicking.  
  • From that select the “windows components” folder and open it. 
  • After opening the folder, you will see all the windows components listed. Scroll down to the bottom and select the windows update folder. 
  • Click on that. A new services list will open.
Stop Automatic Updates by the Group Policy Editor next steps
  • From that select the configure automatic updates service. Click on it, and again a new window will open. 
  • Then select the “enabled”. Select the notify for the downloads and notify for install option. 
  • And then click apply and then exit button. 

That was how you can stop the forced windows updates in the windows 10 with just a few easy steps. Hope you found it helpful. Stay tuned for such amazing tech articles.