This tutorial contains detailed instructions to turn off Windows 10 updates permanently. As you may already know, in Windows 10 you cannot prevent the Updates download and installation, by disabling the Windows Update service, because Windows 10 overrides this setting and forces the service to start and install the updates.
To avoid security risks and Windows problems it is not recommended to disable the Windows 10 update, but in some cases there is the need to do that, especially if you have problems during installing an update to your system or if you face stability issues or other problems after installing an update.
How to Permanently STOP Windows 10 Updates. *
* Notice: If you own Windows 10 Professional, Windows 10 Enterprise or Windows 10 Education, then you can pause the Windows update(s) installation for 35 days, by following the instructions at Part-2 below.
Part 1. How to Permanently Disable Updates in Windows 10 (All Versions).
To permanently prevent Windows 10 to install updates, apply the following actions:
3. Right click on Windows Update service and select Properties.
4. Select the Log On tab.
5. Select This Account and then click Browse.
6. Type your account name and then click Check Names.
7. Then click OK.
8. Now type your password (or any password you want) twice, and click OK.
9. At this point you 'll be informed that you must stop and restart the Windows Update service for the changes to take effect. Click OK.
10. Restart you computer.
11. From now on, you will receive the following error message whenever you try to download or install updates: "There were some problems installing updates,but we'll try again later. (0x80070437)
12. If you change your decision and you want to install the available Windows updates in the future, then follow the steps 1-4 again, but this time check the Local System Account at the 'Log On' tab, click OK and reboot your computer.
Part 2. How to Temporarily Pause Updates in Windows 10 Professional, Enterprise or Education version(s).
If you have problems when installing updates in Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise or Education version(s), then you can temporarily pause the Update(s) installation for 35 days. To do that:
1. Go to Settings -> Update & Security -> Windows Update -> Advanced options –> and set the Pause Updates* option to ON.
* Note: This option is only available in Windows 10 Version 1709 and later. In previous Windows 10 versions, check the "Defer feature Updates" (or "Defer Upgrades") option to prevent Windows 10 to download and install new updates.
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