In Windows 10, software updates are very common. Updates are good but lack of data drives your mind to stop Windows 10 Updates. The Updates are good because they are fulfilled with new improvements as well as better performance. These updates make sure that your system is updated with the latest performance, security patches and stability to the system. But sometimes a person doesn’t want to download the updates because of any reason like lack of data or any other issue.
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These updates use the internet to be downloaded and when the file got downloaded it can easily be installed onto your system but the problem comes when the update is of high data like 2GB or above. On a mobile internet plan, it gets critical to users because full of the data plan got used in the update. You are also a person who doesn’t want to download the updates. You can easily do this in different ways. Windows 10 August 2019 update details are here. You can select the way which you want from below.
How To Stop Windows 10 Auto-Update :
There are different ways to stop Windows 10 Auto Updates but here are three easiest and simplest methods to do this. You can choose any of them to stop auto-updates.
1. Using Windows Update Services :
This feature disables Windows 10 update for a certain time and after it will get restarted. So this option for those who want to disable Windows 10 update temporarily.
- At first, you have to press Windows Key+R to call the Run Dialog Box.
- Type services.msc in the dialog box and press Enter.
- In new Windows, Find Windows Update and double-click on it.
- Move to the Startup Type and select Disabled then click on Apply and OK to save the settings.
Now you have to restart your system to make these changes effective.
2. Setting Wi-Fi Connection as Metered :
This method is for those who use Wi-Fi, not for others. In this method, you have to set your Wi-Fi connection as metred. When a connection is metred, all the background processes get stopped. Which means it also stop the Windows 10 auto-updates.
- Open Settings and go to Network & Internet option.
- Then click on the Change Connection properties option.
- Move down and in Metered Connection option toggle on the function named Set as metered connection.
Now Windows will limit your connection and disable the background processes and restrict all the applications to use the data.