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

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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
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  • 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.
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  • 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.

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chris

2019, Nov, 19

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

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rick

2019, Dec, 19

I don't think you did it right Chris.

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Andre

2020, Feb, 20

Rick, sorry, but you are wrong! 1) If you read the help-article of this setting you will recognize it: "If the status for this policy is set to Disabled, any Updates that are available on Windows Update must be downloaded and installed manually. To do this, search for Windows Update using Start." 2) Why you speak about Group-Policy and handle with local policy? The right way should be: 1) Open the Group Policy Editor. 2) Create a new Group Policy object, for example, NoUpdates. 3) Select the User configuration. 4) Click Administrative Templates. 5) Click System. 6) Click Internet Communication Management. 7) Select Internet Communication Settings. -->In the right pane of the Group Policy Editor, double-click Turn Off Access To All Windows Update Features, select the Enabled radio button, and click OK. Regards, André

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ElGuato84VE

2020, Mar, 20

Thanks! i live in a socialist country and the internet is very very poor. Sometimes just disabling it in services.msc is not enough so this way gives more safety