How to stop Windows 10 from updating your PC/laptop

If you are a Windows 10 users, one of the biggest worries you have is about your PC/laptop sinking into a update mode in middle of important work and thereby making you lose those vital hours behind the update.

Though, it is always better to have an an up-to-date operating system because of the inherent security upgrades it brings, Windows 10 seems to be an exception. Not because it is not secure but because Microsoft has not given any option to LET YOU decide when to update the PC/laptop.

Windows 10 automatically checks for, downloads and installs new updates to your PC — whether you like it or not. This new feature is actually pretty convenient for most users, but not everyone wants their operating system updated on Microsoft’s schedule. It is also known to start updating when you are in middle of something very important like this man found out during livestreaming of his game to this followers.

There many workarounds that let you can control the automatic updates on your Windows 10 PC/laptop. We are bringing some of them to you.

If you’re running a professional version of Windows 10 (Professional, Enterprise or Education), you actually can disable automatic updates using the Group Policy editor.

For PC/laptop owners having Windows 10 Home, you’ll need to use following workarounds to stave off Windows 10’s aggressive automatic updates.

Schedule restart times

If your main issue with Windows 10’s automatic updates is the fact that your PC/laptop will restart exactly when you dont want it to, this is the best way to stave of the auto restarts. Windows 10 allows you to schedule restarts for a specific time. When a new update has been downloaded and installed, Windows 10 will prompt you to schedule a time for your PC to restart.

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