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Windows 10 Update – How to Stop Windows Update???

Windows 10 Update

The Most annoying problem with Windows 10, It’s the Updates which causes a major disaster I can say, Microsoft send these regular updates periodically to improve the performance of PC.

But these windows 10 updates has become a turn-around and causing Major issues with windows 10 and it causes the Bad customer experience with most of the Microsoft users.

There are lots and lots of complaints raised again and again by customer again Microsoft regards the windows 10 product failure, and Microsoft is still working on fixing those bugs in the Latest April Update(1803) in Windows 10.

Instead of updating to latest April update (1803), people are stopping the latest windows update from getting installed in pc and preventing from Crashing. I heard from most of the customer stating, Microsoft update crashed there entire PC and it became completely Un-Usable.

For those customers, who are really got bad experience with Windows 10 Updates? Let me provide some Work-around to prevent those updates from getting more damage to your PC.

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How to Stop Windows 10 Updates in Windows 10 PC?

If you are a Windows 10 Home User, I have some Bad news for you, you will not be able to STOP those windows Updates what so ever … Whatever step you do, these windows updates are Unstoppable and they will install again and again even those if you disable the Windows Update service or make some changes in registry…

The changes that you make in registry or in Windows Update service will work temporarily, once you restart the PC, the update service will automatically get Kick start and it will start running again.

If you want to Temporarily Disable Windows Update in Windows 10 Home, You can perform below mentioned steps.

Step 1: Press and hold Windows Key and then Press the R key on your Keyboard.

Step 2: In the Run box, Please type CMD and then click on Okay.

Step 3: Type the command in the black window like in the Image, net stop wuauserv  and then Press the Enter Key. Command will get executed and it will stop the Windows Update service, If the command is Successful it will show the command has been ran successfully.

Step 4: Windows Update service will be Stopped.

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In case, If the Windows Update Service is not stopped, then you might need to do below mentioned steps

Step 1: Press and hold Windows Key and then Press the R key on your Keyboard.

Step 2: In the Run box, Please type Services.msc and then click on Okay.

Step 3: It will show the list of services running in your PC, Scroll down the list till the bottom, And you can see the Windows Update Service, Check whether the service Startup Type is changed to Disabled. If not, then you might need to Double click and Open the Windows Update service, Change the Startup Type to Disabled and if the service is still running then you need to click on Stop and then click on Apply and Okay.

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Even after trying all the above steps, If Windows Updates are still running perform below mentioned steps in registry.

Step 1: Press and hold Windows Key and then Press the R key on your Keyboard.

Step 2: In the Run box, Please type Regedit and then click on Okay.

Go to the below mentioned path in registry and perform the same.


Key: NoAutoUpdate



I heard from people saying, Windows 10 Updates can be stopped in windows 10 Home temporarily max for a period of 30 days.

If you are a Windows 10 Pro User, I have some Good news for you, you can STOP the Windows Updates Permanently Once and for all by making changes in Group Policy Editor (GPEdit.msc)

Windows 10 Pro Users are the Lucky People who are gifted to Control any settings in Windows.  The reason is, Windows 10 Home doesn’t have Group Policy Editor Feature in it. Since it’s a Basic version of windows 10 for Home Users.

Only Advanced level Users will use Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise Edition. If you are having Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise… Please follow below mentioned steps to Stop windows Updates in your pc before any updates comes in and cause some major damage to PC.

Follow the step by step procedure to Stop Windows Update in Group Policy Editor.

Step 1: Press and hold Windows Key and then Press the R key on your Keyboard.

Step 2: In the Run box, Please type GPEdit.msc and then click on Okay.

Step 3: You will see Local Group Policy Editor below like this.

windows 10 update

Step 4: Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Updates -> Double Click and Open Configure Automatic Updates -> Change it to Disabled.

Once you change it to Disabled, Click on Apply and Okay.

If you still feel, Windows Updates are not stopped… And you need some help. Please leave your Valuable Comments below. So that i can help…

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