Disable Forced Updates from Microsoft| Save Bandwith | Windows 10

Option 1: Stop The Windows Update Service

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As central as it is to the core of Windows 10, Windows Update is actually just another Windows process so it can be stopped with these simple steps:

1.Open the Run command (Win + R), in it type: services.msc and press enter
2.From the Services list which appears find the Windows Update service and open it
3.In ‘Startup Type’ (under the ‘General’ tab) change it to ‘Disabled’
Restart
4.To re-enable Windows Update simply repeat these four steps, but change the Startup Type to ‘Automatic’

Option 2: Set up a metered connection

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1.Open the Settings app (Win + I)
2.Open the ‘Network & Internet’ section
3.Open ‘Wi-Fi’ and click ‘Advanced Options’
4.Toggle ‘Set as metered connection’ to ‘On’

Option 3: Group Policy Editor

Note: Windows 10 Home users have to sit this one out, it is only for Windows 10 Education, Pro and Enterprise editions.

1.Open the Run command (Win + R), in it type: gpedit.msc and press enter
2.Navigate to: Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Update
3.Open this and change the Configure Automatic Updates setting to ‘2 – Notify for download and notify for install’
4.Open the Settings app (Win + I) and navigate to -> Update and Security -> Windows Updates. Click ‘Check for updates’ which applies the new configuration setting
5.Restart

Alternatively for Windows 10 users without group policy access:

1.Open the Run command (Win + R), in it type: regedit and press enter
Navigate to: 2.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
3.In there create a ‘32-bit DWORD’ value called ‘AuOptions’ and under ‘Value Data’ type 2 and click ‘OK’
4.Open the Settings app (Win + I) and navigate to -> Update and Security -> Windows Updates. Click ‘Check for updates’ which applies the new configuration setting
5.Restart

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