Preventing Automatic Installation of Updates on Windows 10: Essential Tips

How to Stop 10 From Automatically Installing

Hello, I'm Tracy, your tech guide today. If you've been wanting to understand how to prevent Windows 10 from installing updates without your permission, you've come to the right place. In this article, we're going to simplify this process so you can feel in control of your tech.

Step 1: Open the Settings Menu

The first thing you want to do is to open the settings menu. Click on the ‘Start' button and then click on ‘Settings'. This will open a new window.

Step 3: Change Advanced Options

Step 4: Choose when Updates are Installed

In the ‘Advanced Options', you will see a section labeled, ‘Choose when updates are installed'. From there, you can choose to pause updates or change active hours in which updates won't be downloaded.

Step 5: Set Your Wi-Fi as Metered Connection


By following these simple steps, you will be able to stop Windows 10 from automatically installing. But remember, while having control over when updates are installed is great, it's still important to keep your system updated for optimal performance and security.

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