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How to pause automatic updates on Windows 10?

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Windows 10 Updates often lead to improvements and enhanced security of your PC. But some older PCs may face problems during installation, not to mention the bugs that sometimes comes with the latest version of the operating system.

So How to disable automatic updates on Windows 10? Fortunately, there are some methods to pause automatic updates.

Windows 10 updates are often very useful for their users. They sometimes correct the few bugs that the operating system may encounter, such as unwanted crashes or other login problems.

They serve to strengthen the security of the computer, fixing critical vulnerabilities that may have lurked within the system for a while.

For various reasons, everyone does not necessarily want to get the latest version of Windows 10. Especially since some updates are mandatory, which is not necessarily to the liking of all users.

Sometimes installation causes problems, such as reboots, or even blue screens of death. Here are some solutions that will allow you to prevent automatic updates.

HOW TO DISABLE UPDATES THROUGH SETTINGS

It is possible to go through the Settings of Windows 10 to prevent the operating system from automatically upgrading to its later version.

This solution allows you to pass a mandatory update until a certain date. However, it does not permanently deactivate updates. Here’s the procedure to follow :

  • Go to Settings
  • Head on to Update and security
  • Click on Advanced options
  • Select the Pause updates from the drop-down menu
  • Now select date, you can pause updates for being installed for up to 35 days

Updates can be paused in Windows 10 by setting Menu

Once done, the updates will not be installed until the indicated date is reached. However, you will need to install the latest version to repeat the operation. It is also possible to go back by modifying the date configured to the present day.

HOW TO DISABLE UPDATES USING THE STRATEGY EDITOR

This solution has the significant advantage of allowing you to completely disable automatic updates until you decide to install them yourself. It is also possible to configure the date on which you want to upgrade. Here is how you do it:

  • Open the start menu
  • Search for Edit Local Group Policy or type credit.MSC
  • Go to Computer Configuration> Administrative Templates> Windows Components>Windows Update
  • Double-click  the Automatic Updates option
  • In the window that opens, check Disabled
  • Click on Apply then OK

Once you have completed all of the steps, your computer will no longer automatically install updates. However, a manual search will still be enabled.

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To do this, simply go to Settings> Update & security and click on Check for updates. The most recent version will then be installed after your grant permission. If you want to re-enable automatic updates, repeat the process.

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