Stop windows from updating

Then you can go back and turn off the Windows Update service until next time you feel you are free enough to spend time updating your copy of Windows 10.We do not recommend that you disable automatic Windows Update in Windows 10.

If your computer is fine with downloads in background and doesn’t affect your work, it is not advisable to do it.

But if you face slowdown of computer due to updates downloading and installing in the background, the above tip to turn off Windows updates in Windows 10 will be of some help. Move slider to On position for Set as metered connection. Incidentally, Microsoft has released a tool called Show or Hide Updates that allows users to hide or block specific unwanted Windows Updates in Windows 10.

The updates will download and install even if they are working on something, making the computer slow in some cases.

The PC however would restart only if you are not doing anything or it would restart at the scheduled time, if you have et one.

With Windows 8.1 and earlier versions, we had Windows Update giving us options to: These options provided a way to defer updates until we had enough time to download and install them or to have them downloaded automatically and then install them at a time we wish.

These options are not present in Windows 10 Update & Security Settings.

These are the corporates and real-time users such as hospitals and ATMs etc.

Coming back to Home users and Professional users, there is not even the option to delay the updates.

Where a reboot would be required, the user might have to save his or her work and then reboot before going back to the work he or she was doing.

Of course, Windows 10 will let you defer restart, but that is not enough because a download in background might slow down your browsing in some cases.

Since there is no option to turn off Windows updates from Control Panel or PC Settings, here is a workaround. In the Services window, scroll down to Windows Update and turn off the process.