Turn Off Automatic Updates : Basically in the world of computers there is never a perfect program. Every computer program that is created requires updating so that it always works properly and also develops according to what is currently needed by its users. This update is called an “update”.
Windows update is a service on the Windows operating system that is provided periodically by Microsoft for all Windows users in order to improve the Windows operating system versions 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 so that it always works well, smoothly, safely and also has new features. according to the current needs of users.
It can be concluded that the main purpose of updating windows is to improve performance, fix security errors and also add new features.
Is Windows 10 Update Needed?
When viewed from the point of view, updating the Windows operating system is something that actually has to be done.
However, updating Windows requires an internet connection and a large quota.
In addition, windows updates are usually given periodically so that by default the windows operating system will automatically check for updates once a day.
How Often Are Updates Available For Windows 10?
The gadgetlogy is summarized from the Windows Update: FAQ page, updates on the Windows 10 operating system are available with the following types and timeframes:
Type of Update Available Time
Uncertain Driver Update
Update Bug Fixes Once a Month
Urgently Emergency Repair Update
Update Features Every 6 Months
The size of the update is also very diverse and can be very large. Although important, this is what sometimes makes Windows users who have limited internet connections irritated.
Because windows updates that run on their own (auto) sometimes cause internet connections to be slow and even consume internet quota.
Well, to solve the problem of internet and limited quota, Microsoft actually has provided the option to turn off updates temporarily or turn off updates completely and permanently (forever) but not many people know about it.
What are the steps, Gadgetlogi will review them one by one.
Steps to turn off Auto Update in Windows 10
There are two ways you can choose, namely turning off updates permanently or temporarily.
Please select the guide below according to your needs.
How to Temporarily Turn Off Windows 10 Automatic Updates
Windows 10 update is important and if you intend to provide internet quota to update Windows 10 then you can use this option.
Here’s how to temporarily turn off Windows 10 auto update:
- First, click on the Windows button present at the bottom left of the screen.
- Then directly type update or settings or check for updates.
- After that, click the Check for updates button and then wait until the update appearance process that is running is visible.
- Click the Fast update for 7 days button to temporarily turn off Windows 10 updates for the next 7 days (a week).
- You can increase the pause update duration by clicking repeatedly on the Pause updates for 7 days button and if you see Update paused, the pause process is successful.
- You can also set when windows update will be active again by clicking Advanced options.
- Please choose yourself when you want to update in the Pause until section but the maximum duration is 35 days.
How to Permanently Turn Off Windows 10 Automatic Updates
This option is not recommended by Gadgetlogy because of the importance of updating the Windows 10 operating system, but Gadgetlogy still includes it because this could be what you need.
There are 2 ways to turn off the auto update of Windows 10 totally/permanently, namely through the Services.msc and Gpedit.msc programs.
Here are the steps:
- First click the Windows button in the lower left corner of the screen.
- Then immediately type Run and open the Run program that appears in the search results.
- After the Run program opens then type Services.msc and press the Enter key on the keyboard.
- After the Services program opens, look for the Windows Update menu.
- Right-click on Windows Update and select the Properties menu.
- After that pay attention to the Startup Type section and change it to Disable.
- After that click the Apply and OK button and then restart to make sure the setting changes have been made.
Please follow these guidelines in order:
- First, please click the Windows button in the lower left corner of the desktop screen.
- Then immediately type Run and open the Run program that appears in the search results (right side).
- After the Run program opens, please type gpedit.msc then press the Enter key.
- After the Local Group Policy Editor program opens, on the left side of the screen click on Local Computer Policy ->Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates then select Windows Components.
- Look for the folder that says Windows Update then look for the Configure Automatic Updates section.
- In the Configured section select Enable then in the Options section change to Notify for download and auto install and after that click the Apply button.
- Restart the laptop/PC.