How do I turn off a Windows 10 update?

Windows 10
Windows 10

Several months ago, even a few years ago, Microsoft offered its new Windows 10 operating system to replace the 7 and 8. It is now marketed with the majority of new Windows computers. This arrival of Windows 10 caused many problems.

First of all updates were often bug fixes. These updates are quite significant. However, some updates can freeze your computer, prevent the computer from opening certain programs, slow down the performance of your machine or even more radical delete certain files. This is absolutely not Microsoft's fault but rather an error allowing numerous breaches in the operating system.

So if some updates are causing you problems and preventing you from using your computer, here is a little tutorial on how to turn off Windows 10 update with ease.

There are many ways to disable Windows 10 update, here are the simplest ways.

First of all, you should know that Windows updates come from the program Windows Update. It is also thanks to this program that Windows 10 installed if you were previously on Windows 7.

Disable Windows Update

To deactivate updates, you must deactivate this Windows Update service.

To do this you have to open services.msc by pressing the Windows key + R then type services.msc and OK.

In the list of programs find Windows Update, right click on it and stop the service.

Then double-click on it and turn the service off.

Then, to reactivate these updates, go to this same program services.msc, double-click on Windows Update and change the startup type to automatic.

Disable Windows 10 updates in the registry

Now here's another, just as easy, way to turn off Windows Update. Thanks to this method Windows Update will still be in operation but will no longer download any updates.

  • To start, type on your keyboard the Windows key + R
  • Enter regedit in the page tab.
  • Go to the following tree: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows \ WindowsUpdate \ AU.
  • Right right click, new, value (Dword32). Name this value NoAutoUpdate and give the value 1.

Then restart Windows.

Okay, you have disabled any recent update installation of Windows 10.