Tips to block Windows from loading and installing updates automatically from Windows Update

There are many articles on the web that show how to turn off automatic updates in Windows 10. You just type the key turn off auto update windows 10 on the browser will have a lot of tutorial posts. In this article I only guide tips for Windows to not load and install the automatic updates means that still automatically check for update but not automatically download and install but wait for the user to press the Download button, Download and install. This way I am using very successfully on the Windows version, not just Windows 10.

block windows auto update

Important: You can not disable the Windows Update service in Windows services, which will cause the app to fail to load in the Store. Old posts in my blog previously have instructions to shut down windows update through a new add service to prevent unwanted Windows from updating automatically. See the article Windows 10 Update Disabler tool disables great updates on Windows 10 or download the tool I made available to get the name Disable Auto-Install Update on the uncompressed read and follow the instructions.

block windows auto update


Today we do not do this way because every time you want to update lost service must go to the service Disable Service Update and go back to Settings click Check for update is very time-consuming. This is simpler than we would configure through the Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc). How to do the following:

Step 1: Use an administrator account to open the Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc).

Step 2: Access the path

Computer Configuration> Administrative Templates> Windows Components> Windows Update

block windows auto update

Step 3: Right click on the value named Configure Automatic Updates

block windows auto update

Set as the image above, click Apply apply changes. This method still applies to previous versions of Windows including Windows XP but on Windows 10 Microsoft does not mention but still apply. When you have applied in Group Policy, by default Windows will update the Registry key values as shown below

block windows auto update


If you are installing a Home or Single Language version, there is no Local Group Policy Editor so see the article How to add the Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) to the Windows 10 Home and Single Language

In principle you can add directly to the registry with the key values as shown above by the following quick:

Open notepad copy the following lines and save it as example: WindowsUpdate.reg, save as types: All files

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00






Run the newly created reg file

With this one applied only if you update then Windows will automatically reset and those keys will not work the next time. But if you apply it in Group Policy the same as you apply the rules required, then after each update of Windows must follow that rule. Later, if there are updates, Windows will notify you through the Action Center.

block windows auto update

And when you click on the message Windows will navigate to Windows Update so that you click Download button download and install

block windows auto update

If you do not want to receive notifications, go to Settings> System> Notifications & action and get the Get notifications … button from on to off.

block windows auto update
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