Should I disable the Windows 10 update

Windows Windows 10: Disable automatic updates


Every Windows user knows the problem: You are busy at the moment and all of a sudden it says: Windows update. The Internet is slowing down and you are sometimes asked to restart your computer. We'll show you how to turn off automatic Windows updates from Microsoft. In Windows 10 this is namely not so easy anymore.

Switch off Windows 10 update manually

Follow our step-by-step instructions or take a look at the quick start guide.

But be careful!
If you have deactivated Windows Updates, important updates will not be installed either. If you want to download new updates after deactivation, this cannot be done via the settings. Instead, you have to go to the same menu as described below and activate Windows updates again. Then, however, you have to expect that a whole flood of updates will break in on you. So it will take some time to download and install.

Note: It can happen that Windows reactivates the automatic updates or does not allow them to be switched off at all. This is to protect your computer. In such a case, you should simulate a chargeable network connection. Alternatively, you can use an external tool to stop updates completely. But these should be treated with caution: in most cases errors can occur or important (security) updates are not installed, which makes your computer more susceptible to malware.

Simulate chargeable network connection

Windows 10 is designed in such a way that it does not start any system downloads when there is paid internet use. Normally there is a chargeable network connection if you use an internet stick or something similar. You don't pay a one-off flat rate, but have to pay for each data volume used. In order to limit the data consumption (and thus the costs you incur) in such a case, Windows stops all synchronization functions - including automatic updates. So if you indicate that your current internet connection is chargeable, automatic updates will be prevented. By this feature you naturally arise no additional costs.

Follow our step-by-step instructions or take a look at the quick start guide.

Quick guide: turn off Windows 10 update manually

  1. Open the start menu and type "services.msc" a.
  2. Right click on it and select "Execute as administratorYou may now have to log in with your administrator data. As a rule, these correspond to your user data. This will take you to the menu in which local services displayed on the PC.
  3. Scroll down to "Windows Update"and right click on it. Then select"properties" out.
  4. A new window is opening up. Next "Start type:"find a Drop down menu. Click on it and then select "Disabled" out.
  5. Now click below on "OK"to apply the settings. In the future you will get annoying Windows updates no more annoying.

Brief instructions: simulate chargeable network connection

  1. Open your settings. Then select the area "Network and internet" out.
  2. Click on the tab "WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS"and click on your current WiFi connection.
  3. Then set the switch to "Clocked connection" on "A". This is how you tell the computer that you supposedly have a paid internet connection use. So you switch various Windows synchronizations out. This also includes the aautomatic updates.