Windows 10: 3 Tips for Stopping Forced Updates

There is a great controversy about Windows 10 forced updates. The idea is good, but in reality it is a nightmare, specially when it takes all the bandwidth from your network or if you want to use the Internet speed, CPU or RAM for something more important at certain moment. How do you stop these updates?

We have found three options for you to stop the forced updates. Read carefully because the three options have pros and cons. Remember, that automatic updates are not bad, we advise for you to stop them just when needed.

Note: If you are a Windows 10 Home user, there is no way to stop the security updates. However, the methods below will help you stop updates for drivers and other non-essential updates.

Option #1: Stopping The Windows 10 Update Service

The Windows update service, as essential as it is, it is just another Windows service; therefore, it can be stopped with these easy steps:

  1. Open the Run command (Win + R), on the command window type: services.msc and then press enter
  2. Next, a Windows Service list will appear, find the Windows Update service and open it
  3. In ‘Startup Type’ (under the ‘General’ tab) change it to ‘Disabled’
  4. Restart your computer

To re-enable Windows Update simply repeat these four steps, but change the Startup Type to ‘Automatic’

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