How to stop Windows 10 Automatic Updates?

In Window 10, Microsoft made it necessary for all new Windows 10 users to update their computer and laptop regular basis. It will automatically receive new updates to improve security threads. Windows 10 Pro users have an option to delay the updates they receive, but if you are on Windows 10 Home, there is no option in control panel to stop updates and schedule them.
But still some tricks which can make it possible, so I’m sharing few manual options here to solve it, below are the options :

Option 1: Stop The Windows Update Service by doing below steps

  • Open the Run command (Win + R),  and then type: services.msc and hit enter
  • From the Services list, find the Windows Update service and click to open it
  • Select general tab
  • In ‘Startup Type’ (under the ‘General’ tab) change it to ‘Disabled’ as in below image
  • Restart your computer

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


Option 2: Setup A Metered Connection Particular Network
Do you have an Internet connection with limited data?
If yes then mark your network as a metered connection if you do that then, your computer identifies it as a metered network and never ask you to download updates. Overall you have to make your internet source as a metered connection that will help to stop automatic downloading.

Windows will remember this setting for each individual network, so you can disconnect from that network and reconnect all you like it will work same as before.

These are the simple steps that make it possible:

Open the Settings app (Win + I)

  • Open the ‘Network & Internet’ section
  • Open ‘Wi-Fi’ and then click ‘Advanced Options’
  • Toggle ‘Set as metered connection’ to ‘On’ as in below image

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