How to Disable Windows 10 Update – The 3 way Solution is Here

How to Disable Windows 10 Update

Solution 1. Disable Windows Update Service

Understand the limitations of this method. While disabling the automatic update service will temporarily halt any Windows 10 cumulative updates, the service will re-enable itself after a certain amount of time. Here are the directions:

1. Press the Windows logo key + R at the same time to invoke the Run box.

2. Type services.msc and press Enter.

invoke run box and type services.msc

3. Scroll down to Windows Update, and double-click it.

find windows update and double-click it

4. In Startup type, select Disabled. Then click Apply and OK to save the settings.

disable the windows update service

Solution 2. Change the Setting of the Group Policy Editor

The Group Policy feature is not available in the Home edition. So, only when you run Windows 10 Professional, Enterprise, or Education, you can use the Group Policy Editor to change the settings to prevent Windows 10 from automatically updating. The group policy editor will notify you of new updates without automatically installing them.

  • Press the Windows logo key + R then type gpedit.msc and click OK.
  • Go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update.
  • Double-click Configure Automatic Updates.
  • Select Disabled in Configured Automatic Updates on the left, and click Apply and OK to disable the Windows automatic update feature.

Note: If you need to update your Windows version later, you can repeat the steps above, then select Enabled to turn on this feature, so that you can continue to download the updates.

Solution 3. Meter Your Network Connection

Understand that this method won’t work for Ethernet connections. You can only disable automatic updates by using this method on a Wi-Fi connection. If your computer is connected to WiFi, you can try this to stop Windows 10 automatic updates.

1. Click the Start button at the bottom left on your desktop, then click the Settings app.

2. Click Network & Internet.

click network and internet to meter your network connection

3. Click WiFi in the left pane, then click the name of your Wi-Fi connection.

4. Click to turn on Set as metered connection.


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Samsung will soon let you unlock any Windows 10 PC using a Galaxy fingerprint reader

Samsung is planning to expand its Flow Android app to support any Windows 10. Samsung first introduced the ability to unlock its Windows 10-powered Galaxy TabPro S with a Samsung Flow app for Android last year. You simply use the fingerprint reader on a compatible Galaxy smartphone to unlock the Windows 10 tablet.

Sammobile reports that Samsung has responded to requests to make this feature available across any Windows 10 PCs, and the company is now planning to enable this with the Windows 10 Creators Update. While Microsoft hasn’t officially announced a release date for the Creators Update, it’s expected to arrive in April. Samsung was already using Microsoft’s Windows Hello Companion Device Framework to enable its fingerprint unlock, and it appears the company is simply expanding on that with the latest update to Windows 10.

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15031 for Mobile

Hello Windows Insiders!
We got the data we needed and today we are excited to be releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15031 for Mobile to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring.
What’s new in Build 15031
New Share icon: We’re introducing a new share icon. For apps that used the “share” font glyph in Segoe MDL2 assets should get the change automatically. You can read more about the change here.

Other changes, improvements, and fixes for Mobile
We fixed an issue in recent Insider builds where certain calendar appointments could result in a Mail crash with every sync. This issue could also result in issues sending and receiving SMS.

We fixed an issue where pausing a streaming track, for example in Groove Music, would result in no more re-buffering when playback is resumed, leading to choppy playback audio.

We fixed an issue where text copied from a PDF in Microsoft Edge couldn’t be pasted.

We fixed an issue where the ninja cats on the People and Animals page of the keyboard were displaying in two characters on the keyboard instead of the expected one.

We also added the rainbow flag emoji to the keyboard. You can find it in the transportation and weather section.

We’ve updated Keyboard Settings so that “Switch back to letters after I type an emoticon” is now off by default.

We fixed an issue where Microsoft Edge might sometimes unexpectedly not rotate into landscape mode.

We fixed an issue where, if the phone was connected to the PC, deleting an entire folder (without opening the folder) on the phone from the PC’s file explorer might not result in the folder actually being deleted on the phone. We also fixed an issue where (still connected to the PC) the phone might freeze for a short while after cancelling copying content to the SD card.

We fixed an issue resulting in some games with an explicit option to “exit game” unexpectedly taking a long time to close.

We fixed an issue resulting in some games were drawing up and to the left offscreen in recent flights.

We fixed an issue where receiving a notification while the phone was in your pocket could unexpectedly result in the screen turning on.

We’ve improved reliability when handling malformed Gifs in XAML-based apps.

Known issues for Mobile
Speech packs will be unable to download on this build.

Adding a new card / paying with an existing card will not work in Microsoft Wallet.

Going to Settings > Devices will crash the Settings app. You will be unable to pair a Bluetooth device. Already paired devices should continue working.

Bluetooth quick action in Action Center does not work.

Continuum will not work when attempting to connect wirelessly. However, using Continuum with a dock should work normally.

How to clean and refresh your Windows 10 PC

Whether you tweaked your registry settings, installed a rogue app or two, downloaded some NSFW online stuff, or want to hand down a PC to someone without any personal info included, sometimes you need to clean and refresh your Windows 10 PC. Thankfully, it is a painless process with Windows 10.
There are just four things you need to do to get started:
Go to Start.

Go to Settings.

Go to Update & Security.

From the left side bar, go to Recovery.

From Recovery, there will be three options:

Reset this PC-Use this option if your Windows 10 PC is not running as smoothly as you would like. You can choose to keep or delete your personal files or any extra programs you installed on your PC and your PC will reinstall Windows 10. Don’t worry if you can’t remember all the programs that are removed. These applications will be kept as an Edge shortcut in the upper left hand corner of your Windows 10 desktop when your PC is cleaned and refreshed.

Go back to the previous version of Windows 10-If the current Windows 10 build isn’t what you are looking for or you’re having problems with a current build, you can revert back to the previous version. You can also use this option if you prefer an earlier Windows Insider build too.

Advanced Startup-This option allows you to install Windows 10 from a CD, DVD or a USB device. For more technical savvy people, you can also change your Windows 10 PC firmware settings, change Windows 10 startup settings, or restore Windows 10 using a system image. Choosing this option will restart your PC into Windows 10 Recovery.

There may come a time when you may need to clean and refresh your Windows 10 PC. Many hiccups may occur due to a newly installed Windows 10 app, driver, or other update, or maybe your Windows 10 PC just isn’t working as it should.
Whatever the reason, use this quick guide to clean and refresh your Windows 10 PC.