How to Completely Turn-off Automatic Updates on your Windows PC (Desktop/Laptop).

It can be annoying most times to notice your computer (desktop or laptop) is frequently updating itself. The problem with auto update is tha...


It can be annoying most times to notice your computer (desktop or laptop) is frequently updating itself. The problem with auto update is that it your data, among others.

Turning off or disabling the automatic updates on Windows has
become necessary to stop the unwarranted use of data to automatically update your pc. Disabling the automatic Windows update will save you a lot of headache and help you stop wasting
money on data.

To turn off Window update therefore:

Go to Search at the lower left side of your screen as shown below, and type ‘Control Panel’.


From the options that pop up, select ‘Control Panel’.

From the screen that opens, from the far right, click on the ‘Category’ and change the ‘view by’ to ‘Large Icons’ as shown below.


Click on the Administrative Tools on the next screen that pops up.

Locate and double-click on Services from the next screen that pops up.

Scroll all the way down and locate ‘Windows Update’.


On the ‘Windows Update Properties (Local Computer)’ screen that pops up, click ‘stop’ and watch how Windows update your command. Now if you do it this way, it will only apply to local section.


To permanently disable the Auto Update:

On the same screen, click on ‘Startup Type’ and select ‘Disable’

Click ‘ok’ at the lower end of the screen. This will automatically apply what you have done to your system.


Follow the above procedure to make sure your PC does not auto update anymore.

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Note: This approach applies to both Windows Home and Windows Professional Edition.

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