Windows Updates - Disable

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Instructions for turning off updates are below. Some users have found their computers have updated even after completing this. Try this instead: Click here

Disable automatic updates using Administrative Tools

  1. Search and select: Administrative Tools
  2. Select: Services
    Or you can go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services
  3. Scroll down to select: Windows Update
  4. In Startup type select: Disabled
  5. Under Service status select: Stop
  6. Select Apply and OK

Disable automatic updates using Group Policy

  1. Open Start.
  2. Search for gpedit.msc and click the top result to launch the Local Group Policy Editor.
  3. Navigate to the following path:  Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update
  4. Double-click the Configure Automatic Updates policy on the right side
  5. Check the Disabled option to turn off the policy and disable automatic updates permanently.
  6. Click the Apply button.
  7. Click the OK button.