Our Automatic Updates They have been a recurring problem that many computer users have experienced, but in the next article, we will give you a solution to disable them.
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Has it happened to you that you are in the middle of a document or play a video game, and suddenly, your computer restarts? Because of this you have lost important files, documents or games. This problem can be caused by automatic operating system updates, which irritates many users due to how annoying it can be.
There are methods to avoid this inconvenience and thus be able to use your computer without having to worry about suddenly losing information, then we will tell you how to disable automatic updates in Windows 10:
Automatic updates in Windows 10
As we mentioned before, this problem has been criticized by many users, since it can be very annoying, they appear without any warning and interrupt the activities that we are doing on the computer, but then we will show you how remove automatic updates in Windows 10:
Step 1:: On the main screen of our computer, we go to the Windows icon located in the lower left corner. Once this is open, you must look on the right side where it says "Run", if it is not there, try on the left side in "All programs" and scroll down until you find "Accessory", here you will find "Run" .
Although there is another method that is much simpler and faster, you just have to press the Windows key and the "R" simultaneously on your keyboard. Immediately, a window called "Run" will open in which you will write: "Services.msc" (without the quotes).
Step 2:: As soon as the window appears: «Services», we will go down until we can find the option of «Windows Update» and we will click on it. A window called: "Windows Update Properties" will appear, and within it, we will look for the "Startup Type" option, most likely it is in "Automatic", what we will do is change it to "Disabled".
Step 3:: Once it is disabled, the next thing to do is go to "Recovery", this can be found at the top of that window, right next to "Start session". When we are there, we will look for "First error" and among the options that appear, we will give "Take no action".
So that the change we have just made is generated immediately, we will click on "Apply" at the bottom and then click on "OK" to finish. Now we can close that window and go back to the main screen, to continue with the next step.
Step 4:: Again, we have to open the "Run" window, so we will do the same process that we explained before in step 1, except this time when the window appears, we will write: "gpedit.msc" (without the quotes). After this, a window called "Local Group Policy Editor" will open and we will go to the left side to search the list of folders for the one called "Administrative Templates" and when this option is displayed, we will click on " Windows Components ».
When you select that folder, a list will open and among those that appear we will look for "Windows Update". Once we select it, it will show us the content that is inside the folder on the right side.
Step 5:: In the content that is inside "Windows Update", we will double click on the one that says "Configure automatic updates" and immediately, its window will open. Once inside, we will change the option from "Enabled" to "Disabled" and then we will click on "Apply" at the bottom to make that change.
With this, we can now close the "Local Group Policy Editor" folder, but there are still a few more steps before finishing this process that will help you speed up the Internet on your Windows 10.
Step 6:: We are going to go directly to our Team folder and at the top, right next to "Open configuration" you will see a small list with three options, you must click on the third one that says "Manage".
What we will do next is to stop those tasks that Windows carries out without our knowing it, which causes the operating system to be constantly updated.
Step 7:: Once the «Computer Management» window is open, we go to the left side and select «Teams and Tasks», then to «Program Library» and then to “Microsoft”; once it is displayed, we will go to where it says "Windows".
When "Windows" is displayed, a long list will appear in alphabetical order, but we are only interested in clicking on the one that says "Windows Update" and, as before, it will show us the different configurations on the right side.
Step 8:: There are two things you should disable, one of them is "Windows Update" and the other is "Scheduled start". This process can be done very easily, we just have to right click on the name and then select "Disable".
Step 9:: Now, without leaving the displayed folder «Windows», we will look on the left side for the one called «Update orchestrator». We will do the same process as before and we will disable: «Maintenance», «Reboot» and «Update assistant», in addition to this we will right click on «Schedule Scan», but instead of clicking on «Disable», we will click on «Finish »; then finish this, we can now close the window we were working on.
Step 10:: This is one of the most important steps. First to begin, we will click on the network icon that is in the lower right corner.
Once the window is open, we will go to the network that we are currently connected to and select, just below the name of the network, where it says "Properties". The configuration folder will open, where we will activate the option that says "Establish as a medium-use connection".
Once finished, we will go back to: "Windows Settings" and then we go to "Update and security". When we are inside, you will click on «Advanced Options» and you will deactivate all the options without exception; once this is done, go down to where it says "Distribution optimization" and click on it.
When you are inside, you must select the option "The PC in my local network" and then deactivate where it says "Allow downloads from other computers". Finally, we have finished the process of disabling automatic updates for Windows 10.
If you want to know more information about Windows 10, we invite you to read the following article: Upgrade to Windows 10 .
Automatic updates in Windows 7
This problem of automatic updates is not only limited to Windows 10, it also occurs with Windows 7, and again, this can become very annoying. Next, we will explain you step by step how to disable automatic updates Windows 7:
Step 1:: We will start by clicking on the Windows icon in the lower left corner, and then selecting the "Control Panel" in the window that will appear.
Step 2:: Once the "Control Panel" window is open, we will select the option called "System and Security" and once inside, we will find "Windows Update". Among the options that can be seen, we will click on "Activate or deactivate the automatic update".
Step 3:: When we are inside, we will see that where it says "Important updates", the option to "Install updates automatically" is predetermined, what we will do is change it to "Do not search for updates". In addition to this, we will deactivate the options at the bottom called "Recommended updates" and "Who can install updates"; when we have finished that, we will click "Accept".
Once this process is finished, Windows 7 will stop looking for updates and the annoying problem you had before, open disappeared.
If you want more information on how to remove automatic updates, not only in Windows 7, but also in Windows 7, 8, Vista and 10, we invite you to watch the following video: