Microsoft is working on a new Windows operating system, Windows 10. Unlike previous versions of Windows
, this time Microsoft
has allowed downloading of Windows 10 Technical Preview
before releasing it.
But in this Technical Preview
you can't change Windows Update Settings
It means it will automatically download and install Windows Updates
without letting you know, and will consume most of your bandwidth and data. And it will sometimes reboot your PC suddenly destroying all your work without letting you save it.
But where there is a will, there is a way! So today I'm going to explain a method using which you can disable Automatic Windows Updates in Windows 10 Technical Preview
There are two methods for doing that, we will learn them one by one. Method 1 is for beginners and Method 2 is for advanced users
Method 1: Group Policy Editor Method
First open Group Policy Editor
and type gpedit.msc
and press Enter
In Group Policy Editor
scroll to the following location:Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Update
. Now click on Configure Automatic Updates
, a new window will open. Click on Enabled
button and then change update setting to 5-Allow Local admin to choose setting
, click Apply
and then OK
Now after doing above process, you can change Windows Update
setting in Control Panel
Now you can see in the above screenshot that there is no "Never Install Updates"
option. You can only set to "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them or not"
, but it will keep you reminding all the time about widows update.
But don't worry there exist another method to permanently disable Automatic Updates
. Now let's try the other method.
Method 2: Registry Editor Method
Open Registry Editor
and type regedit
and press Enter
). In Registry Editor
follow this path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\ Auto Update
. Right-Click on AUOptions
and click Modify
and set it's value to "1"
Changing the above value to "1"
will set Windows Update Setting
to Never Install Updates
. Now your Windows
will not eat up your bandwidth and you can surf the internet in better way.
Enjoy! Now your Windows will never update. You can always change this setting in Registry Editor. Change the value of that DWORD to "0" and all the settings will be reversed.
Don't forget to comment if you face any problems!