How can we disable the updates in Windows 10 [Disable Windows 10 Updates]

Compared to the previously released operating systems, Chapter Updates, Windows 10 something tougher. Meaning that Microsoft wants in one way or another to force each user to keep system updated operating, whether or not it wants it.
We understand ... I always thought that a system up to date, is a more stable and safer. However, there are situations when certain updates harms system / computer. We are not talking here of updates "core" that bring stability, increased security and better performance of the system itself, but the updates of drivers for sound, video, webcam, etc that come through Windows Updates.

A concrete example is the case of a laptop Lenovo Ideapad (Core i7 2.20 GHz, 6GB RAM, 2GB nVIDIA GT 555M) that has a history of 5 years and which we have installed Windows 10. Everything works great on it even graphics programs like Photoshop, until they do automatically update the driver for integrated video card, Intel HD Graphics. After the update, the disaster comes. "Moving" with the speed of a snail and even the simplest games, no longer works normally. To avoid the automatic update of drivers, the only solution in Windows 10 it is to we completely disable the services Windows Updates.

How we can disable updates on Windows 10 - Disable Windows 10 Updates

OS Microsoft Windows 7 and his previous systems, things were very simple. there control Panel ability to enable / disable or download free installation of Updates Windows. this tutorial shows how to manage updates in Windows 7.

users Windows 10 who want to disable Windows Updates do not have a direct option in the Control Panel. In the panel in Windows 10 dedicated to updates (Windows Update), there are some settings, but none allow disabling the updates.

Deactivation can only be done if we completely disable the service Windows who is responsible for Windows Updates (wuauserv).

1. Open "Run" (key Windows + R), enter “services.msc” and press Enter to open the panel Windows Services.

2. In the list of services, we are looking for Windows Update. By default, this service is switched to “Manual” or “Automatic” mode.

3. Right-click on Windows Update selected> PropertiesAnd the right "Startup type"Select"Disable"

This means that the process of checking, downloading and installing updates for Windows 10, will not start when the system is opened.

Service name: wuauserv

Enables the detection, download, and installation of updates for Windows and other programs. If this service is disabled, users of this computer will not be able to use Windows Update or its automatic updating feature, and programs will not be able to use the Windows Update Agent (WUA) API.

Note that wuauserv will never see it as executable in Task Manager. It runs under svchost.exe, an executable that contains a number of services Windows.

This way you can disable the updates on the operating system Windows 10, if necessary to do so.

How can we disable the updates in Windows 10 [Disable Windows 10 Updates]

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  • The statement "an updated system is a more stable and secure system" is not entirely true. I know many people who have never updated, in Windows 7 ... and the damn system goes stable! As for "safe" ... this depends on the interpretation, if you want "Microsoft security" or I assure you! Because, Microsoft, starting with Windows 8 and continuing with Windows 10 It has become quite abusive… I personally trust Microsoft as much as I would have in the one that sells potatoes in the market… Too bad for their systems!
    How about stop wuauserv ... after you put on "disable" You gave restart, then check service? The solution will turn ... it's another ...

    • Hello,

      If a PC has you restart, you will see that not going to do updates. I do not know what you did there, but certainly not going to doing updates if you follow the steps in the tutorial.
      As for the "security" of an updated system, there have often been problems with new types of viruses that have been solved with updates. The thing is, this safety also depends on the user. On what sites to enter, what programs to install and especially where to get them. When I said that it is a "safer" system, I did not refer to Microsoft policy, but to third parties who could access a virus system. What about Microsoft ... thank goodness I don't use it Windows and Office etc only when I do tutorials. Apple is more safer ;-)

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