In Windows 10, you’re set to automatically install new updates. And you’ve no choice to change this settings. Because the change settings option is disable. It is really annoying for your computer to be updating itself without your consent or your approval to do so especially if you don’t have enough internet data for the updates. you find out that unnecessary updates are the things that drain huge part of your internet data. Am absolutely not impressed by Microsoft for excluding the option to turn of automatic updates in windows 10.
It was not the same story for previous windows versions like the windows 7, 8, and 8.1 where users can easily and manually tweak or set their personal computer’s auto update settings to suit a particular moment. Imagine a situation when all you have as data is only 50MB and you want to use it on you personal computer (laptop or desktop), and the automatic update is running in the background… i bet you that 50MB won’t take you for at least 45 minutes on minimal usage because the background operation is going on. You might not even be aware of what is going on but the truth of the matter is some of your hungry software and outdated software are busy secretly updating themselves with your meager 50MB. Isn’t that annoying? Of course it is very annoying because at the end of the day you won’t achieve what you set up your mind to achieve just because the background software were updating without your knowledge.
Well, don’t worry as am always here to give solution to you“Techs” problems. You know that before this windows 10 era, the previous windows had the option of turning this worrisome act off by choosing from any of the four options in the update settings menu. You have the option to select installing the updates automatically whenever there is an update available, the second option is to allow your PC to download updates but let you to choose whether to install them or not. The third option is to allow the computer check for updates but lets you choose whether to download and install them and finally, the last option which allows you to tell your PC not to check for updates at all. This last option is somehow not recommended because of security reasons but it comes in handy for someone that has a limited internet data. You can always switch on your automatic windows update whenever you are connected to a free WiFi source or when you have enough internet data that will be sufficient for the updates.
Now to windows 10 where these settings are no where to be found, what will be saviour of someone that has limited data and want to try and manage it to send that very important mail? Like i said before, You don’t have to be afraid; there is surely a solution to any Tech problem. I will be stating the steps you will take to enable this feature in that your system running windows 10. Am going to take you to Windows Group Policy Editor; our starting point. Lets go there.
STEPS & PROCEDURES TO DISABLE AUTO UPDATE IN WINDOWS 10
- Press Start+R
- Type gpedit.msc
- Press Enter.
- You will see computer configuration
- then, administrative templates
- and all settings.
- Find Configure Automatic Updates (Press C to go there quickly).
- Choose Enable
- There are 5 choices in the Options
- Choose # 5 – Allow local admin to choose setting.
- Apply OK.
Hollaaaaa!!! Your windows 10 will now only check for updates but cannot try to download or install them without your consent.
Meanwhile, if you want to completely disable your computer from checking for updates, see what you will do below.
STEPS & PROCEDURES TO DISABLE WINDOWS 10 FROM CHECKING FOR UPDATES
- Run gpedit.msc and press Enter
- Computer Configuration
- Administrative Templates
- All Settings
- Double Click on Configure Automatic Updates
- Choose Disabled
Yea we are done. You will no longer be a slave to your windows 10. You are the master and that is how it should be. hahahahaha.