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Now you can stop Windows 10 update permanently to prevent system lag

How to Stop Windows 10 Update Permanently

Windows 10 is one of the widely used operating system. If anyone asks about the complete OS, the first thing that pops into our mind is Windows 10. This operating has a complete set of features. After the installation of Windows, it is normal to get cumulative updates. These updates downloads and installs the latest security patches, performance and other improvement into the system. Updating the system is good but this does not work every time. Most of the users have faced problems like system lag, errors in the system after certain updates. You must have faced such errors as well. It affects the overall user experience. But you can get away from these easily by stopping automatic updates.

How to stop Windows 10 automatic updates permanently?

Follow the instruction given below to block the automatic Windows update on your device,

Method 1: Disable Automatic Windows 10 update using Settings

  • Click on the Windows (flag) icon and type settings or tap on the gear icon.
  • Select ‘Updates and Security’. Go to Windows Update and tap on ‘Advanced Options’.

windows 10 update and security advance option

  • Under the advanced options, there is the ‘Pause Update’ section. Select the date till you want to pause the Windows Update. This method will temporarily stop the windows update.

Method 2: Disable Windows Update Service

  • Press Windows (flag) key + R for Run dialog.

run command services msc

  • Type services.msg and hit enter. This will open the services window.
  • Under the services window, scroll down and you will see ‘Windows Update’, double click on it.

windows 10 services windows stop-update


  • ‘Windows Update Properties’ tab will appear. On the ‘Startup type’ section select ‘Disabled’ option. Then change ‘Service status’ to ‘Stop’.
  • Click on Ok. Now you have to restart your computer for the change to take place.

Method 3: Using Group Policy

  • Press Windows (flag) key + R for Run dialog.

windows 10 group policy

  • Type ‘gpedit.msc’ and hit enter. This will launch the Group Policy Editor.
  • Navigate the following path:

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update

windows 10 group policy editor

  • On the right-hand side, select ‘Configure Automatic Updates’ and double click on it.

windows 10 group policy editor update

  • On the following pop-up window select ‘Disabled’. Afterward, click on Apply then OK.

After the completion of these steps, Windows 10 will stop downloading updates automatically.

The above mentions three methods are the best ways to stop automatic Windows 10 Update on your device. However, the installation of the latest security patches are recommended. If there are issues in your system after the update you can restore your system.

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