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We discuss a step-by-step guide on how to disable Windows updates by altering changes in group policy editor.


Mar, 19

Disable Windows Update From Group Policy

One of the ways to disable Windows from updating automatically, is by altering some settings from group policy. To perform this, follow the given steps:

  • Press start+R to open run and type gpedit.msc to open local group policy editor.
  • Go to below directory: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update
  • When you click on “windows update” the list of objects will appear on the right side. Select “configure Automatic Updates” and double click on it.
  • In opened window. Click on “Disabled” to disable windows update.

Oliver K

I’m Oliver k. I have MS degree in Computer Engineering. For nearly 5 years that I have been working on web programing and also in last 2 years I have worked on windows and Linux VPS. This is my honor to share my experiences with a new community.

user monovm


2019, Nov, 19

This does not work i have it disabled and it still updates..

user monovm


2019, Dec, 19

I don't think you did it right Chris.