HOW TO DISABLE/TURN OFF WINDOWS UPDATE PERMANENTLY IN WINDOWS 10

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I came up with this post after so many complaints have been laid about how windows update automatically install updates on windows 10 users, thereby consuming their data bundle without any notification whenever they are connected to the internet. Before I proceed on how to disable the windows update, allow me to put you through about windows10 updates.
Windows 10 is a service, which means automatic updates are turned on by default and your PC always has the latest and best features. With automatic updating, you don’t have to search for updates online or worry that critical fixes or device drivers for Windows, which might be missing from your PC. Windows Update automatically installs important updates as they become available. But some users will not want automatic updates as it might take up system and network resources, thereby consuming their data bundle when they are doing critical work when connected online.
In Windows 8.1 and before, Microsoft allowed users to turn off auto updates completely. Unfortunately in Windows 10, Microsoft does not offer any option for general consumers to turn off automatic updates. But today am going to show you how to turn off automatic updates in Windows 10 using the following steps below:
1) Search for services.msc in Cortana/Searchbox and open it
services.msc

2) Find Windows Update in the services list.


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3) Double click Windows Update services. In the Windows Update Properties      
     Window, select ‘Disabled’ in the Startup type list box.

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4) Click Apply and Ok.
From now on Windows 10 Update process itself will not start in your PC which means you will never get new updates from Microsoft. In case you want to revert back your changes, follow the same steps again, instead of ‘Disabled’, select ‘Automatic’ in the Windows Update Properties window and apply it, your windows 10 update process will start running.
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  1. Thanks prologga..i think that will also save data because a lot of people complain of windows 10 consuming excess data
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    1. Thanks Danny for stopping by...Am glad you find it helpful

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  2. Thanks a lot bro. This post really made my day

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    1. Good to hear that.. due come back for more updates

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  3. There's definately a lot to know about this issue. I really like all the points you made.
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