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How to Turn off Automatic Updates on Windows 7/10? [Quick Way]

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How to Turn off Automatic Updates on Windows 7/10
Windows OS generally is set to receive automatic updates by its registry logs. The settings here force Windows 10 to install the updates whenever your PC connects to the internet.

However, you can disable the settings not to update the OS automatically. Microsoft provides the option for its users. You can change the settings to never download any updates. Yes, this feature will stop installing automatic updates on your Windows 10 or 7 PC.

It's also secure to stop the updates in some cases. Like, if you had any issues with installing or downloading the updates, the system may corrupt and you may need to re-install this.


Although, this happens in rare cases. In this content, we have mentioned the procedure to turn off automatic updates on Windows OS. The settings almost same in all versions, e.g.  Windows 7, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro etc.

Windows is a very user-friendly operating system in our modern generation. That is why almost 80% of computer & Laptop users running this operating system happily. But, Windows OS 10 needs an update occasionally.

Normally it consumes a large internet data while it is updating. But, the worst thing is, when it is set to the automatic mode it will start the update automatically. This is really annoying when you have a limited data plan.


Recently, new version 10 released for Windows. So, the system will be different to turn off updates in Windows 10.

Turn off Automatic Updates in Windows 10

Step-1
First of all, press WINDOWS key + R to open dialog box 'RUN'.

Step-2
Then type services.MSC on the box and hit OK. Then, a list will appear with lots of items.


Turn off Automatic Updates in Windows 10

Step-3
Just select 'windows update' from the list of items.

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Step-4
Double-click on this. It will open settings for Windows 10 updates.

Step-5
Just select 'Disabled' from the drop-down menu. Then click apply and OK.

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It's done now. Don't worry it will now work as you have set. If you want, you can hit 'Stop' on the last pop-up window to stop it initially.

Turn off Automatic Updates on Windows 7

Here we have explained the step-by-step guide along with the pictures so that you can easily understand the process. let's check below-

Step-1
At first, you have to click on 'My Computer' icon.

Step-2
Once it opens, click on Control Panel.

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Step-4
From the Category options, select Large icons. This display all items of Windows OS settings.

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Step-5
A list will appear. You have to find out 'Windows Update' option from there. Then, click on it.

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Step-6
Next, click on 'Change settings' option.

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Step-7
Then a new page will appear in front of you. From the drop-down menu, you can see 'Install updates automatically' is already set as default. You have to change this to 'Never check for updates'.

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Step-8
Now, click on 'Never check for updates' to set this as default.

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Now you can connect and surf the internet free of worries but now Windows OS would not download new files automatically. You have to do this manually if you need to.

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