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Mandatory Windows 10 Updates and how to avoid them

Windows 10  is a service, which means automatic updates are turned on by default and your PC always has the latest and best features. With automatic updating, you don’t have to search for updates online or worry that critical fixes or device drivers for Windows might be missing from your PC. Windows Update automatically installs important updates as they become available. But some users will not want automatic updates as it might take up system and network resources when they are doing critical work.


Windows 10 updates ofetn happen at the most inconvenient time.

Here is how to disbale them.

1) Search for services.msc in Cortana/Search box or in the run box type services.msc and open it.

Find Windows Update in the services list.

3) Double click Windows Update services. In the Windows Update Properties Window, select ‘Disabled’ in the Startup type list box.


4) Click Apply and Ok.

From now on Windows 10 Update process itself will not start in your PC which means you will never get new updates from Microsoft. We recommend using this workaround only when you really want to disable Windows 10 automatic updates. If you want to revert back your changes, follow the same steps again, instead of ‘Disabled’, select ‘Automatic’ in the Windows Update Properties window and apply it.